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05:15 // Graphex 45 Awards Show

45 YEARS OF CREATIVE ACTION.

We know how hard you’ve been working this year, the level of design submitted for Graphex proves it. So take a night off to celebrate a job well done, and join us for an epic party. The best part? A majority of the night’s proceeds go to future designers via our scholarship prizes. This year, Graphex is more than a design show – it’s a celebration of the arts.

When you enter Graphex, your work is exposed to highly talented judges from around the nation. The focus of the night, though, is you and your work. The caliber of work selected for this year’s show is truly exciting. Winning pieces will be featured throughout the presentation, and can also be viewed in-person.

This year’s theme is 45 years of creative action. To promote this we embarked on a number of creative action projects around Tulsa with the intention of building awareness for art and design in our community. One of our action projects was with renowned artist John Hammer. John let us into his studio at AHHA for a taste of what it’s like in his shoes. The result was a stunning Hammer original painting of a snub nose 45 revolver and a pretty sweet video documenting the process.

John Hammer Raffle

This original painting will be raffled the night of the event. Purchase raffle tickets for $10 each at three separate locations or at the night of the show.

Walsh Branding
300 East Brady
Tulsa, OK 74145

Cubic Creative
1643 South Boston
Tulsa, OK 74119

TPSi
5544 South 104th East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146

Award Show Ticket Sales

Purchase entry tickets early from eventbrite or on the night of the show for $25.

When

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Drinks & Food at 6:30 pm

Where

Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120

 

04:05 // Screen Printing Party

Spring Printing Party & Fundraiser

Join your Art Directors Club of Tulsa and get your hands dirty. We want you to get familiar with this club and your board wants to get familiar with you. So, let’s party with screen printing and good company.
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Our Mission

Art Directors Club of Tulsa “ADCT” is a local nonprofit organization founded 45 years ago, one of the longest independently operated Art Director Clubs in the nation.

Fostering professional and student growth within the visual communications field. These industries include marketing, photography, film, illustration, design, coding, and many other niches under the field’s umbrella. ADCT exists to encourage,cultivate, and fuel the minds of Tulsa’s visual communications community.

Our Vision

We continually seek to elevate local standards and ethics of the industry. By bridging the gap between professionals and future professionals. Keeping our members and audience enlightened with guest speakers from across the nation. Creating an environment that encourages networking and promotes professional growth.

Flash Flood Print Studio

623 S Peoria
Saturday, April 5, 2014
2 – 6:00 PM
This is a fundraiser event – donations accepted

OSU-IT Visual Communications April Events

ArtPlus Art Auction: Scholarship Fund

OSU Institute of Technology’s mission is to serve as the lead institution of higher education in Oklahoma and the region providing comprehensive, high-quality, advancing technology programs and services to prepare and sustain a diverse student body as competitive members of a world-class workforce and contributing members of society.

We know you’re visual people… The site says it all baby!

Visual Communications Division, OSUIT
March 12, 2014 – April 10, 2014
6:00 – 9:00pm
DIY Gallery, Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Art Center (AHHA)

Super Saturday: Hatch Show Print Presentation

An event that is campus wide and has fun for everyone. Celene Aubry will share the history and significance of Nashville’s iconic poster designs for clients ranging from Bob Dylan to Nike. Hatch Show Print is a division of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Check out the workshops to build your own specialty poster: 9:30am to 10:55am (first session) 1:30pm to 2:50pm (second session). This is a Saturday full of fun you wont want to miss out on.
Visual Communications Division, OSUIT
1801 E. 4th St., Okmulgee, OK
April 12, 2014
6:00 – 9:00pm

A Recap of our Event with Jay Ryan

So we had Jay Ryan come to Tulsa and spend some time with us last month. Before he spoke at Living Arts Gallery, we had lunch, had some laughs, and discussed the act destroying other people’s cars on the streets of Chicago if they so happened to steal a parking spot that someone else dug out of the snow. Apparently its a thing. Then we went to Dwelling Spaces (where Jay’s work is still on display until April 14) and Jay met with fans and signed autographs on other bits of The Bird Machine memorabilia.

We were so fortunate to hear him speak about his career as a screen-printer and poster maker. He is basically the current Godfather of rock poster printing and design. His knowledge was and is invaluable. He spoke about his early influences such as Joseph Cornell and how he stalked his future wife while pursuing his undergraduate degree. He told us where baby bicycles come from and how he incorporated screen-printing to deal with the buffalo infestation that was destroying the roof of his garage.

Hopefully, we will have Jay back to Tulsa, but for the time being, if you missed the event, you will have to live without knowing the deepest secrets about life that he shared only with folks that attended the event.

Check his work and what the Bird Machine is all about here, and don’t miss out on another bad ass event we have tonight, March 20, with Ryan Sievert of IDEO in Chicago. We promise it will be worth your while.

04:17 // Font ADCTs Movie Night

Come join ADCT at our first ever movie night on the Guthrie Green! Sit back and relax on the lawn as we screen Font Men & Helvetica.

Font Men gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, who have created fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.

Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica looks at the proliferation of the namesake typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica has been shown at over 200 film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide.

Typography.com | HelveticaFilm.com | ArtDirectorsOfTulsa.org

Guthrie Green
111 East Brady Street, Tulsa, OK
Thursday, April 17, 2014
7:30 PM
Suggested $5 Donation

05:15 // Graphex 45

45 YEARS OF CREATIVE ACTION

May 15, 2014

We know how hard you’ve been working this year, the level of design submitted for Graphex proves it. So take a night off to celebrate a job well done, and join us for an epic party. The best part? A majority of the night’s proceeds go to future designers via our scholarship prizes. This year, Graphex is more than a design show – it’s a celebration of the arts.

See complete info on the Graphex Event page.

3:20 // Ryan Sievert

From acclaimed design studio Someoddpilot to global advertising juggernaut Leo Burnett — with a little of everything in between — I have spent a decade designing interactive experiences for a broad range of clients both international and independent.

Currently working with the amazing team at IDEO, I use this space to share personal design, photography and printmaking projects. I love to collaborate — drop me a line below and let’s make something together.

www.ryansievert.com

 

Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St.
Thursday, March 20 | 6:30p Social – 7:30p Show
Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

 

Event Sponsor

02:20 // Jay Ryan / The Bird Machine

Jay Ryan has been making screenprinted concert posters in Chicago since 1995. He has worked with hundreds of bands, such as Andrew Bird, the Flaming Lips, the Decemberists, Shellac, Fugazi, Jeff Tweedy, the Breeders, and the Melvins. Jay’s work has been noted for it’s muted colors, mischievous household objects, and concerned animal characters. Jay lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his family.

visit: thebirdmachine.com

Event Info

Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St.
Thursday, February 20 | 6:30p Social – 7:30p Show
Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

 

Sponsors

A big thank you to our amazing sponsors for this event!

 

01:16 // Jen Bilik

Jen Bilik is the founder, owner, and overall head honcho of Knock Knock.

Jen grew up handy in Berkeley, California, quilting with her mother and learning carpentry with her father. After high school, she attended the University of Michigan, where she majored in English literature and film studies, plying her secret arts-and-crafts hobbies on the side.

After college, Jen decamped to New York City and labored variously as a film development intern, apprentice film editor, architectural draftsperson, tutor, babysitter, and newspaper proofreader before accepting an actual salaried job in publishing. Happenstance landed Jen in coffee-table books, exciting mini-productions unto themselves with graphic designers, illustration sources, four-color printing, authors, and copyediting. Read more