Signs, Posters, Banners Intensive

Graphic signage take on many forms. Through art, writing, and design, people communicate, promote and disseminate information in eye-catching ways. This course will give students an introduction to the history of activist art, sign painting, and poster design, and provide them with the basic tools required to create printed posters and zines that focus on a subject important to them. Looking at the work of Ralph Ellison, Shepard Fairey, the Guerilla Girls, Barbara Kruger, Sarah Sze, Ai Weiwei, and Chicago sign painters among others, students will learn how to translate their interests and passions to a powerful and concise design piece. Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Graphic Design, Digital Design: Adobe Illustrator, Digital Design: Adobe InDesign, or equivalent experience. 

This one-week intensive meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with opportunities to work evenings in supervised studios. Course tuition is $685 with optional campus housing available for an additional $430 a week. To register for housing please email us at or call 312.629.6170.r housing please email us at or call 312.629.6170.

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Signs workshop
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class meeting days MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Building and room To Be Announced
Course number 1238
Course instructor Allison Elizabeth O'Flinn