about Flux competition


  • Friday, October 26, 2007 from 6:30–9:30pm
  • The Blue Elephant Art Center
    4a W. 5th Street / Frederick, MD 21701

    Directions to The Blue Elephant Art Center

Student work will be judged by a panel of award-winning designers from Baltimore, Frederick and Washington DC. Students who receive best in category or honorable mention will be announced at the reception on October 26, 2007. Hors d'oeurves and beverages will be served at the reception.


314 Design // David Vogin
An award winning illustrator and designer for editorial, corporate, and book covers. David's illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. His work has been commissioned by companies, magazines and corporations like The New York Times, AARP the Magazine, More Magazine, Major League Baseball, PC Magazine, AIGA, Time Life, InfoWorld Magazine and more. His work has also been featured in Computer Arts Magazine.


Post Typography // Bruce Willen & Nolen Strals
Baltimore-based design studio Post Typography specializes in graphic design, conceptual typography, and custom lettering/illustration with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism. Their work has received numerous fancy design awards and has been featured in such publications as Ellen Lupton's Thinking With Type and D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself, The Art of Modern Rock, STEP Magazine, Metropolis magazine, and upcoming design surveys from Taschen and Phaidon. Post Typography has appeared in multiple design and art exhibitions, and their posters are collected by high school punk rockers and prominent designers, whom they consider equally important. Strals and Willen currently teach classes in design and typography at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and have lectured at the Cooper Union, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and Harvard University among others.


Fuszion // John Foster
After completing his BFA at Shepherd College, John soon left behind his own business and a semi-pro soccer career to take on the challenge of establishing an in-house design studio for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Here he oversaw the design and production of hundreds of projects yearly and gained an acute understanding of public policy and the partnering of clients and political issues. After a stop in one of the area’s top studios he planted both feet firmly as VP, Creative at FUSZION.

A long time proponent of design education, John completed a three-year term as Education Chair for the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He has run numerous events, including the regional student showcase, the Real Show, and is a frequent speaker on design and education issues. This includes appearances all throughout North America; highlighted by back to back talks at the largest design conference in the world, the 2005 and 2006 HOW Design Conference. He has also finished a recent tenure on the Fox River Paper Co. Designer Advisory Board.

He is the author of two very successful books, “New Masters of Poster Design” (Rockport) and “Maximum Page Design” (HOW Design Books.)

John’s work for clients ranging from MGM, Coca-Cola, AOL and Hilton to FX, National Geographic, The National Zoo, Americans for the Arts and everyone in-between has garnered praise from all corners. Communication Arts, the ADDYs, ADCMW, Print, HOW, Novum, STEP, The Museum of Design, HOW Design Books, Rockport Publishers, American Corporate Identity, Creativity and the Big Book of Logos are just a few of the areas where his work has been featured. His work has also been seen in numerous galleries including the Smithsonian Museum of Design in Atlanta. He is also the recipient of a gold medal from the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He resides in Rockville with his charming and beautiful wife and daughter and the world’s goofiest dog.




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