Understanding the role of a graphic designer within a pluralistic society and a cross-cultural context is an essential component of a design education. We recognize the power of design thinking. We encourage identifying challenges, framing opportunities, managing complex situations, generating approaches, creating deeper understanding, and shaping meaningful experiences. With graphic design research we evolve into thought-leaders that will affect design in a variety of communication formats.
Don E. Adleta
The Adleta Perpetual Calendar reveals time. It reduces a year to a single sheet of paper. It uses a decoder to unlock eternal time. This precisely placed typography allows the analog to overcome technology.
Corporate Identities are more than a mnemonic that becomes a super sign of a corporate voice. The path to a successful mark finds its roots in uninhibited mark-making research.
Research is a rigorous visual and theoretical search for coincidences that expose the core of the quest. It combines rational and intuitive thinking. Logic is always active but should not be blind to the happy accident.
The Don E. Adleta TypeShop and Bindery at Ohio University is aplace and a plan. Initially, it served a curriculum need but isevolving into a vehicle to bring together knowledge, community, and commerce.
Exhibitions are both an ending and a beginning. Each exhibit features a body of work that is finished however it asks a question of what is to come.
This store identifies books, posters, and drawings by Don, his students, his colleagues, and his mentors for you to consider. Some of the funds generated from the sale of these items go to trust funds, some go to student organizations, and some go to his personal use.