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Cheers to KUCD Alum!


These KUCD alumni love beer and illustration! Ed Kuehn and Kayla Bryer had the privilege to design a collectible prints for Tröegs Independent Brewing Nugget Nectar First Squeeze! They are rock-stars touring around PA to sign prints.
Ed will be in the Pittsburgh area on Tuesday, January 15th signing prints from 6pm-8pm at brillobox, joined by fellow Nugget Nectar Artists Joe Mruk and Lizzee Solomon. Kayla will be at the Midtown Tavern in Harrisburg Thursday 1/10 starting at 7pm and Friday 1/11 in Lancaster at Tellus360 starting at 5pm if you’d want to swing by and grab a print and a Nugget Nectar.

Watch for more posters and fresh squeezes on Tröegs’ website: https://troegs.com/

Seniors on Internship!

Kutztown University Communication Design (KUCD) produces some of the finest designers in the field. We like to think it is because we treat our students like real designers from the start and expect professionalism throughout their experience. The capstone of that experience is our internship program.

At it’s best, a KUCD internship is beneficial to both the intern, and the design firm. The benefits to the student are probably a little clearer. They get to hang out with real-world designers and put everything they have been learning into practice. They finally get to work with real live art directors, fill out job-sheets, and meet the infamous “clients.” They can begin to understand the challenges that come in a real design studio whose purpose is not only to make effective and beautiful design, but also to prosper as a business. And, if they are lucky, they will learn the thrill of holding their first real printed piece in their hands and smelling the ink, or they’ll get to see their first real website up and running. It is so much more than a bullet point for their resume that isn’t just waitress, cashier, or camp counselor. It’s their first big toe in the real world.

You can learn more about our amazing internship opportunity: http://kucd.kutztown.edu/pdfs/internship.pdf

The National Poster Retrospecticus Comes to KU

The National Poster Retrospecticus is an internationally traveling poster show. The NPR features more than 400 hand-printed posters made by over 150 of the most prominent poster designers around the world. We’ve traveled all over North America visiting bombed out basements, rad community spaces and fancy art galleries. We’ve shown in venues like The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Library of Congress, Lego HQ, and at events like SXSW and Adobe Max. Our mission is to celebrate posters and help spread that enthusiasm around the world. We wanna travel everywhere!

The National Poster Retrospecticus will be in the Miller Gallery until November 16th. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing show! The Miller Gallery is open Tues-Fri : 10am-4pm Sat : 12-4 Sun : 2-4

https://nationalposterretrospecticus.com/

KUCD 2018 Grad, Meredith Heydt — How She balanced Design and Swim Team

Meredith Heydt is just graduated with a BFA in Communication Design here at Kutztown University. We sat down and asked Meredith about being a transfer student, being on swim team, and her design work at KUCD.

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KUCD graduates living and working in Denmark for the LEGO Group

You never know where your Kutztown University education and degree may take you. The sky is the limit, it all depends on what your goals are, where you set your sights, and if you apply yourself. Just ask Lauren King ’08, Madison O’Neil ’13, Megan Blair ’13 and Austin William Carlson ’12, all Communication Design graduates living and working in Denmark for the LEGO Group.

Explains O’Neil, a graphic designer for the LEGO® Star Wars™ division for about a year now, “It is something special,
working for a company that is so recognizable and beloved by lots of children and adult fans around the world. You feel like you’re part of a legacy.”

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Graphis Winner – Christian Weber



Liten Ørnäs by Christian Weber

Inspired by the Ornäs birch, the national tree of Sweden, these packages were designed for the high-end consumer. Series captures the consumer’s eye with a juxtaposition of traditional clean European design styles with rough hand lettering. Execution is highlighted with metallic foiling, vinyl die-cut lettering, and a minimal yet sophisticated duotone color palette. Series features original hand-lettering and romance copywriting.

Graphis Winner – Blair Strain

Silver Graphis – Blair Strain

Each ad features a provocative headline that relates to the specific flavor of Toothy Tab. The type is created from the actual Toothy Tabs product, and garnished with edible ingredients that hint at the specific flavor. The tone of voice is familiar to LUSH customers – cheeky, but delicious.

By Design is back.

ByDesign has a long history in the Communication Design Department. What began as an in-print newsletter is now our KUCD blog. Professor Emeritus John Landis began the original in the 1970s as a way to communicate the successes of KUCD Grads. He writes:

“In the 1970s I saw the need for a newsletter featuring what graduates were doing. We were starting to hear such great things about the careers of grads from the newly-formed Advertising Art major, as it was called. I knew a newsletter would serve the dual purpose of sharing info with other grads, as well as a sales tool to give to visiting prospective students and their parents. It was also, in my own vanity, a way for me to always take the first column of the first page for my “editorial.” I like to write and always had something I wanted to talk about. Some of my topics, especially those of a philosophical nature, were better than others.

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Straight Outta’ Kutztown to MoCCA, NYC


by Kevin McCloskey
posted originally on https://illustrationconcentration.com/

Kutztown University illustration students will have a table at the 2018 MoCCAfest in NYC. We will be among a select group of colleges at MoCCAfest, the indie comic showcase in New York City. Most of the other tables will be small presses, large presses, distributors, and independent comics creators. The fest is held April 7 and 8 this year at Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St, NYC. MoCCA, by the way, stands for Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art, now part of the Society of Illustrators.