Hashimoto Seminar, Workshops

Rick Valicenti of Thirst/3st Chicago visits Utah State design students for a packed three days.

During an exciting three days Rick Valicenti of Thirst/3st visited our campus with a movie poster workshop, lecture, and a trip to the Spiral Jetty. Rick shared his process, his passion, and his dedication to the innovation of design.

For the first two days, Rick facilitated a movie poster workshop. The 25 students chose topics out of a hat and then came prepared early Tuesday morning with a new film idea including characters, scenery, titles and descriptions. We began the workshop with a discussion of movie poster designs based on era, taste, and overall composition. After which, we went to work having personal critique and mentorship with Rick. He stayed all night with us making sure each student received feedback. It was awesome.

Thursday morning, before he gave his lecture, Professors Dave Smellie and Mike Daines took Rick to Utah’s famous Spiral Jetty.

Fine Arts Visual.

On Thursday, the posters were printed and hung in the building.

Even Stevens Sandwiches.

The next week the posters were featured as part of The Block Arts Festival.

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