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The 2016 Project Passion exhibition celebrates the self-initiated explorations in type by graphic designers from around the world. Of the 128 submissions, jurors Erik Brandt (Minneapolis), Mary Kate McDevitt (Philadelphia), and Jeremy Mickel (Los Angeles) selected the 42 projects included in the exhibition. This collection of work—from code-generated systems to handlettered messages—highlights the obsession many designers share for the art of letterform creation.

Letters, numbers, and symbols—the building blocks that make up our visual language system—are finite and yet infinite in their application. So within this creative space of both limitations and immeasurable possibilities, how are designers pushing their own creative use of letterforms and function? Without the constraints of clients’ needs, where are their typographic explorations leading? These are the questions that form the 2016 Project Passion discourse that we, in turn, are honored to project back out to the design community.

Conkling Gallery
February 1 to February 17, 2016

Project Passion exhibition


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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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