Reframing the Poster
Nancy Skolos
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The poster has been an archetypal graphic design format since the late 19th century when lithographic printing technology came of age and captured the imagination of artists, bringing their vision into Paris streets. This course will invite you to explore future possibilities and contexts for the poster—as paper and as screen—building on its singular capacity to transform ideas into iconic picture planes, and examining the dynamics of typography and image, both still and in motion. Prompts will progress from individual posters, to sequences, to site-specific installations that explore the potential for interactive discourse in public space. Studio assignments will be supported with presentations and readings about poster history and contemporary poster design.

Open to graduate students, seniors, juniors in Graphic Design. Non-majors and Brown students may email instructor for permission. No prerequisites.
Lab fee: $