John Gravdahl

Professor

About

Biography

I see great design as art's dialog with daily life. I teach all levels of graphic design, specializing in visual language and affirming the role of applied arts in mindful change. My own work focuses on book illustration and poster design. I serve as the Curator and Co-Director of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE) and my work can be found in many international exhibition catalogs. I am active in professional practice, currently exploring experimental techniques in visual storytelling and public art.

I can read upside down.

Publications

Curious Catwalk - Designer/Illustrator/Author, Propeller Press 2003  •••  The Tale of Dog Giovanni - Designer/Illustrator/Author, Propeller Press,  2001

••• Examples of my work are featured in two international textbooks:  Design Composition Training, Rikuyosha Publishing, Japan 2017, and Communicating Design Through Numbers, P.I.E. Books, Japan 2016

•••  I was also a co-author for The Physical Characteristics of Poster Art, - Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, Co-Author 1994

 

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