Life is Too Short for Bad Graphics

This Thursday, Dec 5th, the UTEP Senior Graphics design portfolio class will hold an open house featuring their work accompanied by live music at the Station Office, 500 W. Overland suite 250 from 7-9 pm. They envision their show as something of a protest against bad graphics, bad typography and great fonts for all.
Speaking of Senior shows, on my way to a theater production and design  final exam for students at Centro Municipal de Artes (CeMA) I saw a display of artwork by students at that school which reminded that sometimes the most basic tools can produce the loveliest results. Work was in all media  and subjects ranged from surrealist to abstract to realist. Among other works, I was taken with  a beautifully rendered portrait rendered in pencil which while certainly not breaking any new ground nevertheless seemed quite affecting in both its excellent deceptively simple technique and in the portrayal itself. -David Sokolec


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