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Professor teaches the basics of graphic design

on Monday,November 01,2010 20:11

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In a world where graphic design programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator are easily accessible, young adults primarily base their work around technology. One Bradley University professor wanted to change the attitude of his students, however, and went back to teaching the old fashioned way.

Robert Rowe recently introduced a project to his book art class that involved recreating Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven." The assignment was just on time for Halloween, according to the Peoria Journal-Star, and students were spooked when they were told there would be no Photoshop. There was no Illustrator, either. Rowe prohibited his students from using graphic design programs and forced them to go back to basics.

"Right now in design vintage style is on the rise," Rowe's student Ryan Hoevenaar told the news source. "You see a lot more things now that have that vintage look that a computer can't make perfectly. If you printed a folio out from a computer you wouldn't get this texture."

Rowe's class created 18 hard copies of "The Raven," without the use of graphic design tools.

Graphic design jobs are projected to increase by 13 percent over the course of the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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