This is a selection of environmental graphic design projects between 2007 and 2008 and a selection of printed projects before 2008.

Environmental Graphic Design

While at Design Solutions and under direction of Diane Sperko, I participated in the work of the wayfinding committee at Kent State University. My contribution was an update and standardization of documentation for the vehicular wayfinding system on Kent State’s main campus.

The update involved a revised layout of messages on the panels and a system that allowed for addition of temporaty messages for large events to existing hardware support. Fabricator: Akers Signage. // Summer 2008

I developed directional signage and a map for Portage Hike and Bike Trail segment that runs through the heart of Kent State University’s campus. The trailblazer signs had to work with support hardware readily available to campus facilities.

In consultation with the Office of University Architect at Kent State, I developed a modular system of individual elements for a schedule of 47 signs. // Fall 2007

Pedestrian campus map of Kent State University. It’s largely a response to a question whether the shapes of buildings are meaningful and necessary on a pedestrian map.

As the map sets out to show, a stylized approach that only indicates relative sizes and relative locations of buildings can be just as effective. // Spring 2008

Wendy Park in Cleveland was at the time a hardly accessible and barely utilized public space. It was on of the three areas of Cleveland Flats considered in the 2008 EGD summer worksop at Kent State.

I completed the project (and the workshop) in group collaboration with Vesela Kouzova, Lauren Wright, and Jennifer Vokoun. The above technical illustrations are all mine.

Print Design

Layout for two Featured Articles for Green Energy Ohio (GEO) magazine. Completed at Kent Glyphix.

4 color process. // Fall 2008

Chimera is a journal of literature and art jointly produced by the Art and English departments at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The 188-page, 7×7" book features prose, poetry, two and three–dimensional art work. Done in collaboration with Josh Carmichael and Jilliann Chaklos and under the art direction of Amanda McLaughlin.

Chimera vol. 3 has been selected, among 4 other publications, as the “Best of Student–Published work in Any Category” for 2006 by the University and College Designers Association (UCDA). Both interior and cover are printed in 4 process colors. // 2006

Shoptalk is a publication of art interviews conducted by the MFA candidates at Edinboro University, edited by Prof. Terry McKelvey. It‘s a 72-page book featuring interviews between nine students and nine art professionals including artist and curators.

It is set in nine different typefaces (this was before the publication of Bierut’s 79 Short Essays on Design). Interior: single color.
Cover: 2 flat colors.
Format: 7×8.5" // May 2006

Kaled Sans is a sturdy OpenType display face with a touch of calligraphic hand and subtle reference to the blackletter form. It features old-style-numerals and discretionary ligatures.

Stylistically, it complements the genre defined by Gunnlaugur Briem’s Akademi and Georg Trump’s City. // February–May 2006
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Postcards advertised the newly launched Kent State Alumni online community.

Completed while at Kent Glyphix. 4 colors process. // 2008

Two spreads from a self–written and designed chapbook.

I surveyed the evolution of written word, from pictograms to letters across 32 pages. // March 2005

A 3×4' poster announcing the annual exhibition of student work at the Bruce Gallery of Edinboro University.

The student exhibit, an art department tradition, typically closes the exhibition year at the gallery. // April 2005

© Two thousand six, Emir Bukva // Colophon