Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Book Review | Frank Lloyd Wright & Mason City

Jerome Klinkowitz, in "Right Here in River City: An Iowa Community at the Prairie School's Edge: A Review of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City by Roy R. Behrens" in Universitas (University of Northern Iowa). Vol 12, 2016-2017—

…it is to Behrens's credit that his comprehension of the [Prairie School] movement reaches well beyond the limits that some commentators would impose…

No scholar has identified both the process of organic architecture and its sources more succinctly or with such clarity of thought. More>>>

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017 Graphic Design Portfolio Night at UNI

UNI Graphic Design Portfolio Night / Allison Rolinger (2017)
Above Each spring semester, the graphic design students and faculty in the Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa celebrate the achievements of the graduating seniors. The event is the annual Graphic Design Portfolio Night, as announced by this exquisite poster, designed by one of those graduates, Allison Rolinger.

On Friday, April 21, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm (drop by anytime, leave whenever you'd like), nineteen current BA Graphic Design Majors will be at tables in the hallway of the ground floor of the south wing of the Kamerick Art Building. Their print and online portfolios will be on display, with the students there to talk to visitors (parents, fellow students, faculty, professional designers, prospective design students, alumni, faculty emeritus, you name it—it's open to everyone, and on-campus parking is easy on Friday evenings) about the work that they've achieved.

The person on the graphic design faculty who tirelessly oversees this always impressive annual event is Professor Phil Fass. Also represented will be student works produced in design studio courses taught by his faculty colleagues Soo Hostetler and Roy R. Behrens.

The student exhibitors this year are: Cassie Beadle, Emma Billerbeck, Joseph Burgus, Sadé Butler, Alison Cahill, Lexy Deshong, Abbagail Graveman, Derek Holt, Cecelia Hotzler, Dakota Jeppson, Jake Manternach, Megan Parisot, Christian Ravera, Leah Rieck, Allison Rolinger, Alisha Schlichte, Micah Skinner and Brianna Walker.

UNI Graphic Design Portfolio Night

This is an unparalleled opportunity for people both on- and off-campus to get a brief, concerted view of the quality of the student work in the university's award-winning Graphic Design degree program. In past years, on three occasions, students from the program have been chosen by the top design newsstand magazines (PRINT and Communication Arts) as being among the finest graphic design students in the country. Its graduates have gone on to careers at such firms as Apple, DreamWorks Animation, L.L. Bean, Lincoln Center, Huffington Poster, Fuel Branding, Motorola Mobile, Meredith Corporation, Visual Logic, and many many more—local, regional, national and international.

Don't miss it. It's a great way to support and encourage the senior students who will soon become contributors to the quality of our future lives.