Senior Exhibition 2004 Michael Gallagher
      Design has never had such influence on society and culture as it has during the 20th century; its roots run deeper and its history is much richer than most realize. While perhaps not as revered as its ancestors, graphic design has experienced an acute rise in recognition over the past two hundred years since the onset of the Industrial Revolution.

      As a student of this creative discipline, I am continually amazed at just how many other areas of my art education find their way into my brainstorming and research for a particular project. From the aesthetics of the great civilizations to the posters advertising the cabarets of 19th-century France, I have often found that history itself can turn the creative reservoir into a wellspring.

      As such, my work will often show reflections of the artistic past, although usually presented in a fairly abstract manner. I feel that the use of relevant iconography, style, color theory and typography are all keys to achieving the desired response from our audience, and they are what distinguishes great graphic design from mundane advertising.

Image, The Quiet Life, 11 x 17, digital
The Quiet Life, 11" x 17", digital
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32Click ThumbnailVolume29 x 23Adobe Photoshop
33Click ThumbnailVoices29 x 23Adobe Photoshop
34Click ThumbnailThe Blessed Silent29 x 23Adobe Photoshop
35Click ThumbnailCVTM Identity Package20 x 16Adobe Illustrator
Intoduction Megan Abrahamsen Beth Barnes Ryan Cohen Melanie Finlayson Michael Gallagher
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