MICA Grad Show

  • Identity, Print, Website
Promoting the grad programs of a premier art school

Two of my fellow classmates—Alex Jacque and Lolo Zhang—and I created a dynamic identity to represent MICA’s fifteen graduate programs in 2015 to promote the months-long series of shows, presentations, and talks.

The logotype was set in Balto by Type Supply. The mark included fifteen interconnected dots, representing the collaborative nature of MICA’s programs and students. We wrote a custom Paper.js script to add motion to the logo for use on the website. We also created a tool for quickly exporting the logo with the dots at random positions, so that the static implementations were ever-changing.

For the promotional campaign, we designed a letterpress-printed invitation, print and digital advertisements, social media share graphics, buttons, and postcards. We also designed marquee wall vinyl graphics, wayfinding posters, the website, and a digitally fabricated a sign of the logo using Arduino, LEDs, acrylic, milled insulation foam, and pink paracord.

The MICA Grad Show identity evolves every year but the typographic framework we created in 2015 inspired the foundation for the subsequent couple years’ identities. See 2016 & 2017.

MICA Grad Show logo variations
MICA Grad Show letterpress-printed invitation
MICA Grad Show letterpress-printed invitation
MICA Grad Show poster
MICA Grad Show buttons
MICA Grad Show ads
MICA Grad Show exhibition signage
MICA Grad Show website
MICA Grad Show digitally-fabricated sign
MICA Grad Show digitally-fabricated sign detail

My Role
Year Completed

Collaboration between: Amanda Buck, Alex Jacque, and Lolo Zhang.
Client: MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies
Website Development: Kristian Bjornard