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Faculty Pascal Glissmann wins the Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Award

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Faculty Pascal Glissmann wins the Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Award, Category Teaching, for The Phaistos Project. 

The Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Awards is a competition that offers recognition in 3 categories: Scholarship (design research, creative production, and/or professional practice), Teaching, and Service  (departmental, institutional, community) in the field of Communication Design. The purpose of these awards is to showcase design excellence and ingenuity in the academic study of design.

The Phaistos Project is an exploration of visual language that unites students, teachers, scholars, and ideas from across the world. Participating students explore the Disc of Phaistos, its visual principles and symbolic forms. Inspired by its cryptic yet powerful character, they develop collections of forty-five unique symbols to represent the essence of their identity, the spirit of a culture or social change. Their mission is not to create additions to the endless repertoire of functional pictograms. Instead, they are driven by personal storytelling and creating ethnographic visual anecdotes that are subjective, stimulating and inviting.

The Phaistos Project now is accepting new entries: Deadline is December 15, 2016. This international call is open to → art & design faculty interested in integrating the project into their teaching and → currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students in visual communication, visual arts, design, typography, and related areas.

More information about the open call


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