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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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MFA Graphic Design

Ludovic Balland Lecture

Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet is a graphic design studio established in 2004 by Ludovic Balland. The studio focuses on book and editorial design, as well as new visual identities for international brands and cultural institutions.

 

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Alumna Honor

Congratulations to Graduate Graphic Design alumna Joanna Rosso ('14), whose Auto-Tune Sirens Music Video, a musical ode to the Tumblr girl subculture, was selected for the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design 2014, Graphic Design, Education & Schools, Brno, June 19-October 26, 2014. She created this video for her senior project.

MFA Graphic Design Students and Special Olympics 2015

Davis Elen Advertising and MFA graphic design students created a spectacular logo for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Game.  in a unique partnership with Los Angeles-based Davis Elen Advertising, they captured the spirit of the World Summer Games, the world's largest sports and humanitarian event in Los Angeles. The students were mentored by David Moranville, Chief Creative Officer at Davis Elen and noted graffiti artist Stash, the project's artistic director.

Frame Publishers' book Masterclass: Graphic Design

Work by Brandon Waybright (MFA '12)
 is featured in Frame Publishers' book Masterclass: Graphic Design: Guide to the World's Leading Graduate Schools, the newest title in a series. The basic prompt of Waybright's work, which included a publication, website and installation, was to use design to see the world through the eyes of another person.