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2017 MECA Awards & Recognitions

Educator Services Awards Five Years of Service Michael Connor • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Illustration Adam deGrandis • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Digital Media Samantha Haedrich . . .

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ICA at MECA Invites you to VRAGE: A Three Day Virtual Reality Art Gallery Experience (4.26 through 4.28)

Portland, Maine – The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA) is pleased to announce VRAGE developed and designed by University of Southern Maine (USM) student Justin . . .

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Maia Snow ’13 & Meg Hahn ’17 Selected for Monhegan Artists’ Residencies

Graduating senior Meg Hahn (BFA '17, Painting) and alum Maia Snow (BFA '13, Painting) have been selected to attend the Monhegan Artists’ Residency this summer. Now in its 29th year, Monhegan . . .

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Lily Yeh Announced As 2017 Commencement Speaker

Internationally Celebrated Artist and Founder of Barefoot Artists Lily Yeh to Address New MECA Grads; Honorary Degrees Granted to Lily Yeh, Alison Hildreth, and Peter and Paula Lunder [caption . . .

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Maine College of Art Appoints Laura Freid as Next President

Former CEO and Executive Director of The Silk Road Project at Harvard University will lead MECA through next phase of growth Portland, Maine – The Maine College of Art's Board of Trustees has . . .

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MECA News › Graphic Design

MECA Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

MECA Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

Congratulations to Erin Ryan-Buchanan (Gold), Kirk Simpson (Silver), Ozlenen Ozbicerler (Bronze), Tyler Eldrige, and Mackenzie Mangosing on their awards!

Jamra Patel Featured in HOW Magazine for Their Non-Latin Scripts

Jamra Patel Featured in HOW Magazine for Their Non-Latin Scripts

Mark Jamra, Professor of Graphic Design, and co-founder of Jamra Patel, can be found in an article on international type design in the Spring 2017 issue of HOW Magazine. The article by Jason Tselentis takes a . . .

Hallie Mitchell ’17 Announced as 2017 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Hallie Mitchell ’17 Announced as 2017 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Lewis Rossignol will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship in addition to having his packaging on over 1 million bottles.

Designing a Logo for King Middle School

Designing a Logo for King Middle School

During the fall semester, students in the MECA Graphic Design course Visual Identity Systems designed a new logo for King Middle School, an EL Education Mentor School based in Portland, ME. The class, which . . .

Beach to Beacon 10k Poster Design: Kirk Simpson ’18

Beach to Beacon 10k Poster Design: Kirk Simpson ’18

Students in MECA's Graphic Design class Emotional Branding, taught by Adjunct Instructor Drew Hodges, were tasked with designing a poster for the 2017 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race scheduled for August . . .

JamraPatel Launches App for West Africa

JamraPatel Launches App for West Africa

JamraPatel has just published a calculator app for Google’s Android mobile device platform.

JamraPatel Launches App for West African Languages

JamraPatel Launches App for West African Languages

Design studio JamraPatel LLC has launched its first mobile device app: a keyboard and communication utility for the iPhone and iPad which facilitates the use of N’ko, a West African script. Portland-based . . .

Faculty Mark Jamra: Wordmarks, Logos, and the Importance of White Space

Faculty Mark Jamra: Wordmarks, Logos, and the Importance of White Space

Mark Jamra, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, speaks about getting the balance just right in the Typographics' blog post Wordmarks, Logos, and the Importance of White Space. Jamra will be leading . . .

Risograph Workshop — Maine Type Lab & Wing Club Press

Risograph Workshop — Maine Type Lab & Wing Club Press

On Sunday, February 21, the student group Maine Type Lab hosted a risograph workshop at MECA with the local print studio Wing Club Press.

MECA Faculty and Alum rebrand Truro Center for the Arts

MECA Faculty and Alum rebrand Truro Center for the Arts

Charles Melcher, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, and Margo Halverson, Program Chair of Graphic Design, of Alice Design Communication rebranded Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Mark Jamra’s Font Phoreous Cherokee

Mark Jamra’s Font Phoreous Cherokee

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Mark Jamra is featured in the Portland Press Herald on his font collection, Phoreous Cherokee, the first commercially available and most complete typeface for the Cherokee . . .

Professor Mark Jamra Recongnized by Typographica

Professor Mark Jamra Recongnized by Typographica

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Mark Jamra has been recognized by Typographica.org as having one of the best typefaces of 2014. Mark is a renowned type designer and has been designing typefaces for close . . .

2015 Geary’s Summer Ale Package Design Winner Announced

2015 Geary’s Summer Ale Package Design Winner Announced

Robert J. Condon '17, a junior in Graphic Design, was announced as the 2015 of the annual Geary's Summer Ale package design competition, in partnership with local business D.L. Geary's Brewing Company, open . . .

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