UVU Students and Faculty Selected as Regional Winners for Annual Print Design Competition

OREM, UTAH- Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts has more success to celebrate. “Uncommon Ground- The National Park Service | 100 Years in Utah” is a collaborative production of the students and faculty within Utah Valley University’s Art & Design department.

On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act, co-sponsored by Utah Senator Reed Smoot, into law. This act created the National Parks Service to manage existing national parks and monuments and protect future locations as well. To honor this centennial, the students and faculty created art inspired by and about Utah’s 13 national parks, monuments, recreation areas, and historic sites managed by the National Parks Service.

                “Uncommon Ground” was selected as a Regional Winner in the 2017 Print Regional Design Annual. In 2017, PRINT launched a new RDA Student showcase for the very first time in the competition’s 36-year history—giving young designers a chance to start there with national recognition. Our UVU graphic design students will have their work featured as winners in the western region in PRINT Magazine Winter Issue (Shipping 12/21) and on the PRINT RDA website.

                The PRINT RDA is one of the most prestigious annual design competitions. Our students work was reviewed by some of the biggest names in the design industry (Judges): Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Pum Lefebure, Ellen Lupton, Eddie Opara, and Paula Scher.

                This is a real success for our students and faculty. Our Art & Design students don’t host concerts or events very regularly and thus don’t see much of the spotlight. Achievements like this shine a light on our programs while giving much deserved recognition for our talented students. UVU Students and faculty have collaborated on similar projects. “The Western Front” is another fine art book that details the 100 year mark of World War I. Students were able to travel the western front and capture the history of that historic war.

“Uncommon Ground” can be purchased at the UVU Bookstore or online at campusstore.uvu.edu for $45. Proceeds from purchases will be used to fund the creation and publishing of other fine-art books by the UVU Department of Art & Design.

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