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BFA2012 Portfolios

View the portfolios from the 2012 BFA class here. Featured is Jarrod Tredway’s “Mullet Festival” Campaign—a fish fry in the front, a party in the back. Jarrod received the School of Art + Art History’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award and was the featured student speaker at the College of Fine Art’s Graduation Ceremony.

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Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011 book launched

image: fabrica

from the icograda website

The Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011 was launched on 27 October 2011 at the Icograda General Assembly 24 in Taipei, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei).

“The Design Education Manifesto 2011 is a fruit of a 2-year-long process engaging some of the most prominent design education experts from around the world. The final output addresses the needs and desires of the future of design education in a world both converging and expanding” said Omar Vulpinari, Icograda President Elect and Co-chair of the Manifesto update.

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Candour’s website featured on HOW

via Kristin Fisher Goza, BFA 2003 – Wanted to share some exciting news with you. The website for my business Candour, has been featured by HOW Magazine, as one of the top 10 website for designers this month! This is a very big honor for us, from a highly respected industry publication. I am so very thrilled and excited, and I wanted to share the news with you! Check out the link…

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communication or graphic design?

There has been a lot of talk over the years, here at UF, nationally and internationally about the term “graphic design” and its significance. Most recently, ICOGRADA – the international graphic design organization that is the umbrella for national and regional graphic design organization – change their name to reflect the 2007 congress vote that “communication design” is the preferred term.

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qr codes


A QR code is a small rectangular barcode that can be printed on any of your print products. It contains a link to your LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, web page, portfolio site or any other piece of cyberspace that you’d like to send people too. It utilizes smart phone scanning technology to navigate to a specific website; as long as the viewer has a QR reader application on their phone, they can take a picture of a QR barcode and the application will navigate them straight to that piece of cyberspace via their phone.

Google’s Reader

1. To start your QR code by clicking on this link: http://createqrcode.appspot.com/
2. Type in your webpage that you want to send contacts and customers too
3. Your link will be generated as a black and white coded image
4. Right click your QR code and save it to your desktop
5. Add this image on all your business cards and marketing materials (see image of business card below for suggested size of QR code)

(from overnightprints.com)

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websites: bfa 2011 class

Click here to view their combined websites with links to individuals.

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news resources typography

A Visual Semiotics Primer

Steven Skaggs has posted his Visual Semiotics Primer online – chapters are downloadable PDFs. I highly recommend this resources. See A Visual Semiotics Primer here

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shoelace typeface

shoelace alphabet: shantanu suman

A typeface by Shantanu Suman, UFGD MFA 2013.