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Graphic designers throughout the US and beyond submitted 142 projects to be considered for the Project Passion exhibition. Jurors Kate Bingaman-Burt, Mikey Burton, and Phil Jones reviewed all submissions and selected the 38 for inclusion in the show. Though the projects range from net-art explorations to children’s toys, the common thread is a passion for creating and pushing beyond the day-to-day challenges of client work.

As a whole, this exhibition represents the countless “off the clock” hours, focused experimentation and self-determination that can be found in all areas of the design profession. For such work, the only clients these designers need to impress are themselves. The only deadlines they need to meet are the ones they set. The only tools they have to work with are those within reach.

And so, with this site we are honored to be able to project this work back out to the design community as a celebration of the self-initiated work of graphic designers everywhere.

Conkling Gallery
February 16 to March 4, 2015

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Project Passion is a collaborative effort of the design faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato and AIGA Minnesota.

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