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Graphex 44 Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in Graphex 44. We had a great turnout, and a great time. Jakub Hartleib kicked the night off with beautiful (and delicious) food, while Mark Kuykendall set the mood with some chill vibes. Guests strolled through our makeshift gallery of winners, a truly inspiring showing.

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Graphex 44: Exposure

For those of us who believe creativity is the kryptonite to mediocrity, for those of us who endlessly strive for greatness, for the ultimate idea. And for those of us that crave the struggle of the creative process. It’s time for some exposure.


Graphex is approaching once again, and this one’s going to be good. We’ve booked a killer location for the awards show, confirmed the judges, and now all we need is your art. The deadline is looming; enter today! Not convinced? Keep reading for details on how and why you should enter.

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04:13 // Wayne White

Presented by OSU Institute of Technology Visual Communications.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 2:00pm | Super Saturday
OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee
Cost: Free

OSU Institute of Technology Visual Communications proudly presents a special appearance by American artist, cartoonist and puppeteer Wayne White at Super Saturday on April 13. An Emmy award-winning artist, art director, cartoonist, and illustrator, White is best known for his work on Pee Wee’s Playhouse. He’s also worked on music videos for Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Gabriel. Since then, his amazing creativity has been the source of inspiration to others as chronicled in the recently released documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing, an award-winning film on White’s life by Neil Berkeley.

For over 30 years, Wayne White has made an indelible mark on the creative world. As a designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, Mr. White created images and ideas that are an integral – yet sometimes subconscious – part of the pop culture lexicon. To this day, he still gets up every morning to do the only thing his body and mind were made to do…create. Whether the world acknowledges it or not.


Super Saturday is a community homecoming celebration and alumni reunion, with fun-filled activities for the entire family. Discover Okmulgee and see why OSU Institute of Technology is a world-class leader in technical education.

ShopTalk at OSU-IT

As an artist your worst fear may be to have your hard work stolen. With the rapid advancements in social media and websites like Pinterest, you may worry about having your work used without permission. Ever wonder what you can do to keep such a thing from happening? Find out how to protect yourself and your hard work from becoming a victim. Join us with IP Attorney John Behles as ShopTalk has an open discussion that allows you to ask the question “How can I protect myself in the digital world?” So come on down, grab some pizza, and don’t miss out on this great topic!

Event Details

OSU-IT Visual Communications Division | 1801 E. 4th St, Okmulgee, OK 74447 (Map)
Wednesday, February 2| 11:30a – 12:30p
Admission: Free! | Pizza will be provided.

Thank You 2012 Block Party artists and attendees!

This year was the best Block Party we’ve ever had. We gave out 150 blocks and got back 64 for the block party (10 more than last year). We sold every block and raised over $3,000 dollars for student scholarships. These scholarships will be given out at our annual Graphex event on May 16, 2013.

The 2012 Block Party Winners are:

1st Place: Cassy Drake & Nealay Patel
2nd Place: Joe Krout
3rd Place: James Kirk
Highest Bidding Block: Bryan Cooper

Stay tuned for information on ADCT’s 2013 Block Party. If you would like to be a Block Party artist for 2013, please email:

Block Party // 11.29

80 blocks, 80 artists.

The Art Directors Club of Tulsa gave out 80 4×4 blocks to 80 Oklahoma artists and now we have 80 incredible works of art available to you.

Please join us for our annual Block Party exhibit and silent auction to raise money for art students. There will be food, drinks, awards, music, dance, blocks & lots of fun.


Block Party Art Show and Silent Auction

Living Arts Gallery | 307 East Brady St
Thursday, November 29 | 6 – 9 p.m.
$4 cover | Cash Bar
Free food, music & fun
All ages welcome

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09:20 // John Bielenberg

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Living Arts


What John does best is help companies and their people, find the courage and the sense of humor to consider whole new, wrong ways of bringing their stories, ideas, and innovations out into the world.

John feels so strongly about the value of thinking wrong that he created a program called Project M that is designed to inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers, and filmmakers by proving that their work—especially their wrongest thinking—can have a positive and significant impact on the world. Project M has developed projects to help a conservation area in Costa Rica, Micro-financing in Ghana, New Orleans after Katrina, the community of East Baltimore, connecting households to fresh water in Hale County Alabama and addressing the the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Alabama.

Most recently, John has partnered with Alex Bogusky and Rob Schuham to form COMMON, a new brand of capitalism that replaces competitive advantage with collaborative advantage. John, Alex and Rob believe that benefiting people, communities, society, the environment and future generations is the new advantage in business.

In his career, John has won more than 250 design awards, was nominated for 2 National Design Awards from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, served on the AIGA National Board of Directors, and teaches at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired six of his projects and staged a solo exhibition in 2000. In addition, John was awarded the Skandalaris Award for Design Entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and was granted an honorary doctorate degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.

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10:18 // Kyle Cooper

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 6:00pm social, 7:00pm main event
Location: Philbrook Museum


Prologue Process. Involving Others. Involving Yourself.

Kyle Cooper doesn’t really need an introduction; he’s known for setting the precedent for modern motion picture title sequences. He studied under Paul Rand. He has his own IMDb page. Most often he is compared to Saul Bass… and he’s coming to Tulsa on Thursday, October 18. We’re partnering with the Philbrook museum for his presentation, the second in our already inspiring season.

Admission is free for member and $9 for students/nonmembers. *Free admission with a valid ID to students, faculty and employees from Philbrook member colleges.

Special Thanks to our sponsors for this event: This Land Press and OSU-IT.