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Students Featured in Baltimore Sun and Fast Company's Co.Design Blog

Students highlighted in local and national publications

Posted 10.01.11 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Students Nick Simko and Jennifer Tam stand in front of some of the work displayed at The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Several MICA students made the news throughout October, landing features in local and national publications.

Painting and art history, theory and criticism student Jennifer Tam was interviewed by the Baltimore Sun on her work with The Baltimore Museum of Art on the new exhibition, Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein. Tam and 10 other students enrolled in a course offered by The Johns Hopkins University helped to select the 350-plus pieces included in the exhibition. The students also drafted labels for selected prints and learned firsthand about marketing, public programming, conservation and cataloging. Tam and MICA student Nick Simko (art history, theory and criticism) also helped to develop interactive programming to accompany the exhibition.

READ: The Baltimore Sun's take on student contributions to the Print by Print exhibition
READ: More about how MICA students left their mark on the BMA exhibition
SEE: The interactive features Tam and Simko developed

After co-developing a public outreach campaign for sexual assault victims, graduate student Becky Slogeris '11 (graphic design) was featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun. The campaign, which encourages victims of rape and sexual assault to seek help from police, includes ads on city buses and in businesses and a television spot featuring Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. A website and hotline staffed by counselors from a women's group were also established as part of the project.

READ: The Baltimore Sun's story on the public outreach campaign

Graphic design student Sam Kittinger's innovative package designs for classic board games were featured on Fast Company's Co.Design. "Drawing inspiration from vintage, modernist game box designs, these re-inventions focus on simplistic imagery, experimental typography, and limited color schemes," Kittinger told the design blog.

SEE: Redesigning Monopoly, Clue, and the Ouija Board to Evoke a Bygone Era

Image Caption: Students Nick Simko and Jennifer Tam stand in front of some of the work displayed at The Baltimore Museum of Art.