Leslie Burciaga Villa
Thanh Truc Nguyen
Sacramento City College
California Polytechnic State University
San Francisco State University
Create a design showcasing that printing and print materials continue to be relevant today in 2023 – and win cash prizes!
There is no doubt that we’re living in a digital world where social media and email consume much of our day. Yet print, while less intrusive, continues to hold a critical place in our lives and lifestyles.
There are many benefits to printing and print materials, yet these are so ingrained, they are easily overlooked. This is an opportunity to bring awareness to prints and its many benefits.
Take some time to research the benefits of printing in our contemporary lives and showcase through your design how these benefits are important in popular culture.
Create a magazine cover design for Connected publication that speaks to the many benefits of print items and print industry in popular culture. Connected is a print magazine geared towards small business owners in the print, packaging, label and creative agency field. Past issues of Connected can be seen here.
In the 15th century, the innovation of the printing press enabled people to share knowledge more quickly and widely. Printing made it possible to put information on paper quickly and cheaply, leading to an explosion in the distribution of books, pamphlets, pictures, and newspapers. There are many many benefits to print. Most that get overlooked daily but that bring great value to our lives – such as packaging for functionality or signage. Or others that are more purposeful such as printed ads, wallpaper, or branded packaging. There are many more benefits as a google search or thoughtfulness on the matter will bring to mind.
Popular culture is the set of practices, beliefs, and objects that embody the most broadly shared meanings of a social system. It includes media objects, entertainment and leisure, fashion and trends, and linguistic conventions, among other things. The most common forms of popular culture are movies, music, television, video games, sports, entertainment news, fashion, and various forms of technology.
VMA (for short) is the industry trade association for small business owners and managers in the print, packaging, label, and graphic arts in Northern California.
The competition is open to current college students studying graphic arts in the northern and central California region.
Winner will be selected by a jury consisting of VMA’s Communications team
Download the InDesign template here and design on your own layers below the masthead for 300 dpi, CMYK. For the final PDF file, export with bleed and crop marks.
Complete the form and upload the final PDF file online at: https://forms.gle/qwA8u3AasT1UrLxT9
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