Graphic Design: Circulation

The practice of graphic design relies on the existence of networks for distributing multiple copies of identical things. Students in this course will consider the ways in which a graphic design object’s characteristics are affected by its ability to be copied and shared, and by the environment in which it is intended to circulate. Through hands-on design projects, readings, and discussions, students will delve into different material forms of distribution — the printed newspaper, social network software, the community radio station, the PDF.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

This course serves as a complement to VIS 214 Graphic Design: Visual Form and VIS 215 Graphic Design: Typography but can be taken independently.




Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM


David Reinfurt