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Graphics Project

Graphics Project is an annual series of lectures, discussions, and portfolio reviews exploring the role of graphic design within the field of architecture.

We examine various methods of visual communication used to convey concepts to both specialist and general audiences. These events aim to help students build a successful graduation portfolio while simultaneously unpacking the topics, tools, and trends of contemporary graphic design.

Videos of past Graphics Projects lectures and workshops may be found organized by year in the menu listed above.

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PAST PORTFOLIOS
View portfolios produced by MArch and MSAAD Class of 2020 graduates, including those recognized with awards.
PAPER TYPES
What is brightness? And why does one paper seem thicker than another that is the same weight? Glossy or Matt? What will work in my printer? A step-by-step guide to how to choose your paper types.
BINDING
This lecture looks at the different options available for binding techniques and reviews the appropriate applications for each solution.
MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY
This resource guide will take you step by step on how to properly document your models with photography. It gives tips on how to set up the scene, manually shoot your work with a DSLR camera, and editing the images efficiently in Photoshop.
RESOURCE GUIDE
Below is a guide developed by students and recent graduates including online resources with information on graphic design, layout, typography, narrative, and photography and a list of publications available through the end of the Spring 2020 semester in the Avery Library on a reserved shelf 405 for Graphics Project. You will also find information on where to get your portfolio printed online or in New York. Download the PDF by clicking details.