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EAC Graphic Design students display work at Safeway

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EAC Graphic Design students display work at Safeway

By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—The work of several of Eastern Arizona College’s Graphic Design students is currently on display inside Safeway near the Starbucks kiosk.

“The work in this show was created by students during the Fall 2009 semester,” explains Tom Cicchelli, Graphic Design instructor. “The graphic design classes taught during that semester were Graphic Design I, Digital Illustration, and Digital Imaging, and pieces from all three appear in the show.”

“The Graphic Design I class created posters for products and events which were based on Russian Constructivist designs from the 1920s,” Cicchelli says. “In that class they also created brand identities and supporting collateral for fictitious energy drinks.”

“Students from my Digital Illustration class created fantasy self-portraits using photographs and Adobe Illustrator software,” continues Cicchelli. “Students were photographed in front of a white screen, and the images were then traced in Illustrator and placed in a background of their creation. The Digital Imaging class used Adobe Photoshop to create fantasy landscapes. Images were downloaded from the web and collaged together to make a composite.”

“I’m very impressed by the continuing quality of student work, and excited to open another show featuring it,” says Cicchelli. “These shows at Safeway have been very popular, and it’s a good opportunity for the students to get recognition for their hard work.”

For more information about the show or about graphic design classes at EAC, contact Cicchelli at (928) 428-8470.