Moore Students Exhibit Work from AIGA Philadelphia Competition

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    AIGA Philadelphia

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) Focus on: Graphic Design - Junior Level Design for Social Impact, a selection of work from Moore graphic design students who participated in AIGA Philadelphia’s biennial student design competition, is currently on view in the College’s Graham Gallery.

AIGA Philadelphia held a closing reception for the regional competition on March 31 at The Icebox Gallery at the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia.The month-long exhibition was the culmination of the design competition on the theme of nutrition, titled BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag).

Students from Philadelphia-area colleges were asked to craft a message that brings attention to the general theme of nutrition using posters and reusable canvas grocery bags as vehicles.

More than 300 bags were submitted to the competition from local schools including Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia University and Moore. More than 30 students from Moore submitted entries to the competition.

The original selection of 3 awardees and 10 honorable mentions was expanded to include a group of Judges’ Choices and Merit Awards, resulting in 19 students being recognized for their creativity. One of these students, Moore senior Brittany Slopey, won a merit award for Illustration for the design of her bag and accompanying poster dealing with mad cow disease.

Junior students participated as part of a project in Professor Gigi McGee’s Idea & Image class. Seniors participated on their own, as they are strongly encouraged to submit work to competitions in an effort to reach a broader audience.

“Overall our students did very well,” said McGee, Co-Chair of AIGA’s Education Committee. “Their concepts were smart and the images impactful. The canvas bag application mandated experimentation with prototyping which is critical in the professional world."

McGee and Dave Copestakes, professor at Arcadia University, conceived and executed the competition and exhibition.

Read about the BYOB project on the green blog
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Published on June 1st, 2011