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Collaborative Zine Project!

8 Feb

We had so much fun and success with our first zine project that we decided to do it again, this time just a little differently. It’s going to be a collaborative zine! Everyone designs one spread (with our theme), we’ll put the book together (including a fancy letterpress cover) and supply everyone with a copy! It’s for AIGA members only, so make sure you renew your membeship if you need to. Now is the perfect opportunity. From now until February 20th it’s only $50 to join or renew membership!

Zine spread details:

Theme: The End of the World
Size: two 8 x 8 inch pages (one 8 x 16 inch spread)
Medium: Open

We will print the zines in full color and full bleed, so have fun with this!
Please email us (aiga.utah@gmail.com)  if you are planning on participating. You must send your file to aiga.utah@gmail.com by March 19th!

We hope everyone participates!

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Photography Workshop, Feb 8th

22 Jan

In two weeks there’s going to be a photography workshop for shooting your portfolio on a brown bag budget. It’s going to be great. It’s only $5 for members. Register here! 

Wednesday, February 8, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

The Salt Lake City Library
210 East 400 South
Lower level rooms B & C
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

AIGA Student Portfolio Review

1 Jan

The Student Portfolio Review is coming sooner than you think! It’ll be here in no time, so start working now! We hope everyone takes advantage of this awesome opportunity to get feedback from design professionals. It’s a great way to network and get your work shown.

Pre-Review & Studio Tours
Friday, March 9
9am–4pm
Salt Lake Public Library
(210 East 400 South)

Portfolio Review
Friday, April 6
All Day
Salt Palace, Room 250
(100 S. West Temple)

Hope everyone makes it! Even if you just come as an observer.

HOLIDAY CARD COMPETITION

19 Nov

You guys don’t want to miss out on our next holiday event! It’s on December 12th @ 7 p.m. Just design a holiday card and bring it with you that night for a competition. Prizes will be given for the best ones. Also wear a holiday sweater if you fancy. We’ll have food and drinks as usual. Don’t miss out on a fun way to end this semester! Hope to see you all there!

Poster designed by Caitie Harris

Mixtape Madness!!!!

21 Sep

Click on the picture for all the details!

We’ll be having an event a week from tomorrow called Mixtape Madness! I promise the event won’t be as cheesy as the name.

The focus of this event is the trade of music. Bring a mix YOU make accompanied by an album cover. It could be anything you want, make it any size on any type of paper. Bring your mix on a CD, flash drive, or any medium that you lets other students take your mix home. We’ll take pictures of the album covers and put them on the blog! It’ll be way sweet.

Another important aspect of this event is to bring stuff you did over the summer! Even if it’s not finished or printed, bring it so everybody can check it out. It’ll be interesting to check out what we’ve all been up to for the past months, and what better of a time than trading mixes?

The event is happening a week from tomorrow, that’s September 29th, at 7:30 PM in room 273 of the art building. There will probably be snacks and music and all your homies hangin out. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at aiga.utah@gmail.com. Check out the music an the leftovers we have and it will just be… THE CAT’S PAJAMAS.

(I promise it won’t be that cheesy.)

Jessica Hische in Utah!

13 Sep

Believe it or not, design and type goddess, Jessica Hische, will be speaking at UVU September 22. You may know her from Daily Drop Cap or Should I Work For Free.  Get ready for some serious inspiration. Only $5 for AIGA members! Get your ticket today!

50 Books 50 Cover / Proceed & Be Bold

2 Sep

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the exhibition 50 Books 50 Covers yet, you definitely should! There’s some great design work shown. It’s in the J. Willard Marriot Library, 4th floor, just outside the Book Arts Studio. The reception for this exhibition is on September 8th (this Thursday) from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Also after the reception there’s free screening of Proceed & Be Bold in the Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriot Library, 1st floor. This starts at 7:00 p.m.

From AIGA SLC website:

Proceed and Be Bold! documents the story of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., who discovered letterpress printing on a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Immediately hooked, he returned home to set up a small print shop in his basement. Kennedy’s provocative work, humor, and lifestyle question the premises of the contemporary art world, as well as widely held assumptions about what constitutes success.