The Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) is pleased to announce the speakers for the College’s 23rd annual commencement exercises.
As we see our nation slowly reopening, combined with the warmer weather and rejuvenation of the spring season, we find ourselves hopeful for a “return to normal” educational experience for our students.
In light of the ongoing acts of violence against the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community, and the killing of Daunte Wright, the Delaware College of Art and Design reaffirms its condemnation of xenophobia and racism of any kind.
The Delaware College of Art and Design announces that it has sold its historic residence hall property at 521 North King Street. The building, known as the Saville Residence Hall, was originally purchased by the College in 2006. In 2011, the College bought a second residence hall at 707 North King Street, which it still retains.
If ever there was a year to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy, it would be this one. As a graphic design professor teaching typography for many years, the spring semester’s first project involved Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech. The students would design it as a poster, using three different approaches.
First, they would make the speech as legible as possible, choosing a typeface that was easy on the eyes and applying principles of good typography, like appropriate leading and margins. I would ask students to consider where to break the lines of type while honoring the speech’s intention and cadence. The objective was to take a long piece of text and, without pictures or other devices, to make reading an enjoyable and approachable experience. The results were, at best, elegant tributes to the speech in its simplest form.