A designer’s job is to know good design from bad and pay attention to every detail, no matter how small, while creating unique ideas and displaying them for the reaction of others. The result of all this meticulous work – having your work presented in the 12th annual graphic design show held every April at the Creative Blueprint Gallery in the Foundry Buildings in Toronto, Ont.
This year’s exhibit – Beyond Black and White – opened on April 18 and will run until Tuesday, April 30. Showcasing recent work from Durham College Graphic Design students, the concept of the show is to “…symbolize the design process from the beginning to end, with just paper and a pencil or a product printed in full colour,” as stated by Emily Neuman, second-year Graphic Design student.
Neuman, along with classmate Dana Snow, created the poster for this year’s annual event. The Beyond Black and White concept is reflective of the decisions designers make from typographic choices, colours, materials, etc. Creative videos from the design program’s annual Crow Awards category will also be shown.
“Dana and I worked together to come up with the final concept for the show,” said Neuman. “It was a wonderful opportunity to have our work chosen to represent Durham College and to be able to work together and with our teachers to bring our ideas to a final printed piece.”
The unique opportunity to have their work displayed in a Toronto gallery gives Durham College students a distinct advantage to finding field placements at agencies and studios during the school year and potential job opportunities after graduation.
Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.