FOOTB-ALL MIX: POSTERS FOR A PASSIONATE GAME is the title of the exhibition on view in the Brick City Gallery this summer, June 1-August 10.
Using the worldwide love for soccer, referred to as “football” in most other parts of the globe, this exhibit represents a collaboration between Missouri State University design students and 32 internationally renowned designers.
The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup Series is taking place this summer (June 14 – July 15) in Russia. To celebrate, 32 top graphic designers – one from each of the 32 countries with soccer teams participating in the series, were invited to create an original poster expressing their passion for the game. This collection of 32 posters will be presented at many venues around the world, designers Felipe Taborda (Brazil) and Susana Machicao (Bolivia) are the organizers.
MSU Department of Art and Design will be presenting these posters alongside 23 posters designed by students of two sections of a DES 332 Image Design class under Professor Cedomir Kostovic’s guidance. Students were challenged to create image-based concepts to communicate in diverse cultural environments. It also was an opportunity for students to compare their design skills not only with their peers, but also with international professionals.
The exhibition will be open for First Friday Art Walk events during the summer, June 1, July 6 and August 3 – 6-10 pm. The Brick City Gallery is located within the Brick City complex, 215 W. Mill Street, Springfield, Missouri. Other than these special receptions, Brick City Gallery is open by appointment only during the summer session. Please call 417-837-2330 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an appointment.
Admission is free and open to all. For more information about gallery exhibits and programs contact Robin Lowe, director, Brick City Gallery, at RLowe@MissouriState.edu or 417-837-2330.
About the Department of Art and Design
Missouri State’s Department of Art and Design is the largest and one of the most varied publicly funded departments of art and design in Missouri. It is dedicated to providing quality curricular and extra-curricular experiences to develop culturally aware, independently minded and imaginative leaders by educating the next generation of creative thinkers in the visual and liberal arts, and to prepare individuals for careers in art, graphic design, illustration, art education and art history. The department is additionally dedicated to enhancing student and community understanding of and engagement with the visual dimensions of culture, serving the university and broader community through the Student Exhibition Center, the Brick City Gallery and other public venues and collaborative service activities.