Virginia Commonwealth University

VCUarts Department of Graphic Design

VCUarts Department of Graphic Design



Thursday 22 January 2015
Pollak 321Ekene Ijeoma
Brooklyn, New York
data focused media / objects / installations / spaces
Workshop Friday 23 January


Salt & Cedar


Thursday 06 November 2014
Pollak 321
Salt & Cedar
food / printing / emergent futures …
Investigations into means of production and dissemination—tapping into creative economies and generating fresh approaches and alliances.



Fall 2014 Objects + Methods Lecture Series

Thursday 9 October 2014
Pollak 321

Austin, Texas

Judith Poirer

Objects + Methods Lecture Series

Experiments in Typographic Film

Pollak 305
4:45 Thursday 27 February

Judith Poirier studied at the Royal College of Art, London and currently lives and works in Montreal. She teaches at the École de design, Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work focuses on experimental typography through film, book design and printmaking. She uses letterpress, exploring connections between the printed page and the cinema screen.

http://lachoseimprimee.comJudith Poirier Lecture Poster small version

Ben Kiel

Ben Kiel_Lecture Poster_Smaller versionObjects + Methods Lecture Series

Digital Craft: working in the 21st century with a 19th century attitude

Commons Theater
4:30 Thursday 20 February
Ben Kiel is a typeface designer, graphic designer, and educator. He runs Typefounding, a typeface design and production studio in Saint Louis, Missouri. Before starting Typefounding, he worked at House Industries where he worked as a typeface designer, director, and developer. He teaches at Washington University in Saint Louis and at the Type@Cooper program in New York City. He has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware. At House, he worked as part of the team that developed the online Photo-Lettering service, shortlisted as a Design of the Year by the London Design Museum in 2012. He received his MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, in 2005.

Warren Lehrer

Objects + Methods Lecture Series

A Life In Books

Thursday, February 6
Pollak 305
Warren Lehrer is a writer and artist/designer known for his pioneering work in visual literature and design authorship. He is a Professor of Art+Design at SUNY Purchase, and teaches in the MFA Design program at the School for the Visual Arts in New York City.
A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel that contains 101 books within it, all written by a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. The resulting retrospective explores the creative process of a writer/artist, as it reflects upon a half century of American/global events, and grapples with the future of the book as a medium, and the lines that separate and blur truth, myth, and fiction.

Objects + Methods

Lauren Thorson
Design-in-residence lecture
Thursday 23 February 2014
Pollak, room 305


Lauren Thorson

Welcome to Lauren Thorson joining us this spring semester from the University of Iowa. She is currently co-chair for the IEEE VIS Arts Program, a position she has held for the past two years.

Lauren is currently on a week long residency at Storefront for Art & Architecture in conjunction with that institution’s 30th anniversary. In her project Station Model: 10012 Lauren will be using analog recordings through Storefront’s open facade and digital meteorological observations from the National Weather Service station to visualize the data with Processing.

Lauren worked long distance with Sophomores in the Tech 1 (GDes 202) class today through the magic of the internet…

The Department looks forward to an exciting semester with her as a member of the faculty.