New Talent Annual 2014 Platinum Winner Spotlight:
Logan Miller

Professor: Carin Goldberg Student: Yi-Chen Tsai  Professor: Behnoush McKayLogan Miller

Logan Miller — Anti Gun Violence Poster

Logan Miller, a student under Behnoush McKay at Woodbury University, received a Platinum award in the New Talent Annual 2014 for his Anti Gun Violence Poster.

Additional California Design and Advertising firms that have contributed to Graphis include Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, Craig-Teerlink Design, Michael Schwab Studio, 
The Refinery,
Chico Creative Services, Cold Open, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, 
Apple, Studio Hinrichs and Craig Frazier Studio. Also, Graphis Masters from California include James A. Cross, Michael Cronan, Michael Vanderbyl and Kit Hinrichs.

Professor: Thomas McNulty | Student: Jin Fujiwara | School: Academy of Art University

Behnoush McKay is Assistant Chair of the Department of Graphic Design and an Associate Professor at Woodbury University. McKay earned a BFA in Graphics and Packaging Design from
Art Center College of Design
and received her MFA in Visual Communication from
California State University Northridge
. Yi-Chen Tsai also received a Gold award for that same poster in New Talent 2013. 

In the credits & commentary section of the New Talent Annual 2014, Miller described his work, which he created in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary:

The goal of my poster was to use a startling fact about gun violence in the U.S. I wanted the poster to be somber and non-partisan. I composed the poster on an old wooden table and took the photography exploring several different compositions before reaching the desired effect. The bullets are meant to be spilling off the poster. I used old metal type for the poster to give it a wild west feel because in many ways our gun control laws still relate to that time. The metal type also reflects the current trends in graphic design making the poster simultaneously historic yet contemporary.

For further inspiration from California Designers, check out Graphis Issue 342, which features an article by Christopher Mount about design aficionado and Graphis Master Michael Vanderbyl. Also, check out Graphis Issue 352, which features an article about California architect and Designer,
Barton Myers,
 by Michael Webb.

The Graphis New Talent Competition features the most compelling and influential design of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the New Talent Annual 2015. To submit your work to the New Talent Annual 2015 competition, click here. To pre-order the New Talent Annual 2014, click here.

Author: Matt Castello

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