GAD 2075.
Communication Through Graphic Design: Art and Design IRL


Temple University, Tyler School of Art + Architecture
3 Credit Hours | Summer Session 1
Nathan Young, instructor
Synchronous meetings via Zoom

MWF 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 10–June 21
GAD 2075 / 05.2021
        

Art and Design IRL


Making things public


Stefan Sagmeister, Richard The & Joe Shouldice, 2008




In Plain Sight, 2020


Art and Design IRL is a 2021 summer session course that takes creative practice (both art and design) out of the safety of the studio and into public spaces.




Carl Sagan / Pioneer Plaques are a pair of gold-anodized aluminum plaques that were placed on board the 1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft in case either is intercepted by intelligent extraterrestrial life. 



NAACP, 1938
Alfredo Jaar, “A Logo for America,” 1987. Spectacolor animation, Times Square, New York, 1987. Presented as part of Public Art Fund’s exhibition series Messages to the Public.


Creative practice in 3D, not 2D. Communication as object, as projection, as display, as structure, as installation, as sound, as architecture. Not just the X and Y, but also the Z axis.
— James Goggin




Kilroy was here, ~1940s, early analog meme

Black Lives Matter mural  by city workers and activists, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Washington DC


Possible projects 



Make something public every day for 5 days. This could be a 3D typographic message, busking on a street corner, a small folded zine left on a park bench, a bumper ad purchased on youtube, a video on tiktok, etc. Document your work and the public interaction with it. 


** Hat tip: Paul Soulellis **



Choose a space to occupy or use in an unusual way. Document this occupation with photographs or video. Create a system or composition to present this documentation. 

** Hat tip: Chris and Kathleen Sleboda, Newly Formed **



Using things you have around, install three compositions or environments that visualize 6ft of distance.

    • One should be 6 linear feet

    • One should be 6 x 6 feet

    • One should be 6 x 6 x 6 feet (adding depth)



A site intervention that asks for audience feedback / participation



Augment / adorn your body with defamiliarized forms or materials. Document your new form with 9 photographs. Consider how you might navigate the world in your new form — what changes?  





I Hate Bank of America banner, Avi Oslick, 2008


Visible Distance, Jennifer Bolande, 2017



GAD 2075.
Communication Through Graphic Design: Art and Design IRL


Temple University, Tyler School of Art + Architecture
3 Credit Hours | Summer Session 1
Nathan Young, instructor
Synchronous meetings via Zoom

MWF 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 10–June 21