Communication Graphics Media, Exhibits & Brand in Cities, Architecture & Landscape

CED students: check out this SP17 short-term course!

ENV DES198/298: Communication Graphics Media, Exhibits & Brand in Cities, Architecture & Landscape

Mondays, 9-12 from February 27 to March 20 
Instructor: Keith Helmetag. Cal ‘75; Founding principal C&G Partners
CCN 28776 (undergraduate) / 28791 (graduate)

This course will be structured as a lecture and studio class that explores how communication graphics are integrated into places and spaces to tell storiescelebrate individuals; establish and transform the cultural and natural fabric of our built and digital world. 

Lectures on memorials, gardens and industrial heritage will recount history and noteworthy precedent global projects as well as behind-the-scenes insight about designing communication graphics for Yankee Stadium and 9/11 Memorial to name a few.

Studio assignments will explore communication graphics projects seen on campus, in the Bay Area or in Bancroft Library’s archives in solutions that will involve critique, writing, media programming on accessible platforms, print design & production on available printers and PowerPoint. 

Keith Helmetag
Founding principal C&G Partners and Cal ‘75

Smithsonian finalist for National Design Award in Communication Graphics; principal of studio working on media, exhibits and graphics for San Francisco’s Oceanwide Center; the new American Embassy in London, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts; Washington University St. Louis’ Olin Special Collections Library; Washington State Parks’ Goldendale Observatory; San Diego History Center and their Junipero Serra Museum.