College of Design

Goldstein Museum of Design

"Design and Political Communications" Discussion

In this season of political dialogue, join us for "Design and Political Communication," a lively panel discussion and reception Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00pm, 22 McNeal Hall. The exhibition "We the Designers: Reframing Political Issues in the Age of Obama" will be open in 241 McNeal until 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

brand.jpgAbove: Christopher Brand: American, b. 1985 I.O.U. 2011 Digital Print 60 x 43 in.

Politicians, journalists and pundits use language. Graphic designers use visual language. Drawing on two realms, designers unite visual and verbal content in compelling communication. In a divisive era, when words alone have not been enough, can the power of design help unite citizens on the issues? Thirty one participating contemporary graphic designers wield opinion and analysis to inform and persuade about the unique issues facing the Obama administration, among whom are College of Design Associate Professor Daniel Jasper and Professor Steven McCarthy.

goodman-oh_resize.pngAbove:Timothy Goodman: American, b. 1980 OH... 2008 Photograph of marker on post-its/inkjet print 24 x 11.5 in.

The panel will consist of:

David Brauer, MinnPost local media reporter
Daniel Jasper, associate professor graphic design
Steven McCarthy, professor graphic design
Facilitator: Trevor Miller, College of Design director of external affairs (former senior aide and political & communications director for the re-election campaign of Senator Russ Feingold, D-Wisc.)

Come be a part of the discussion about how graphic design and politics are related!

This program sponsored in part by:
Spunk Design Machine
Media sponsor--Radio K

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