In celebration of Yosemite National Park’s 125th anniversary, Art 238 graphic design students created posters that captured the parks significance.
Known for their granite cliffs, waterfalls, hiking trails, and its biological diversity Yosemite covers an area of over 700,000 acres with a visitation of over 3 million people each year.
There are various activities Yosemite offers year round that attract many visitors such as the availability for people to hike and take easy strolls.
While some locations are more hiker-friendly, there are other views that can be enjoyed from in the car.
Many scenic trails are designed specifically for cars to drive and observe the night sky and the beauty of the wilderness the park provides.
Yosemite National Park has created meaningful memories for many people, making the anniversary special.
Professor Thomas Ruvolo’s Art 238 graphic design students showed their recognition of Yosemite on Thursday, commemorating the anniversary with posters.
The exhibit was shown in the Visual Arts building with the students graphic designs displayed on the walls around the room.
Each poster was related to the park, its wildlife, and the memories it has created for the public, displaying the message, “In Recognition of Yosemite Heritage,” expressing how they view the national park with a picture they created.
Food and refreshments were served and students got together and shared their favorite pieces while munching on snacks and admiring their work.
There were also bookmarks sprawled out on a table that the students had designed and were free to take for those that went to admire the exhibit.
Thomas Ruvolo was clearly proud of his students projects and expressed that he had a few favorites.
When asked what his inspiration was for the assignment he said, “I was looking for something that had some importance and it’s always difficult to find a project that everybody could get behind so I felt that this was a national treasure.”
When Ruvolo did some previous research he found the importance he was looking for, “I found that they are having a 125th anniversary coming up in 2015, so I thought it was a good project to have.”
The project took the students about four weeks to complete.
This was one of the first projects that they did. Students take this theme and apply to the rest of the projects to be completed throughout the quarter.
These projects throughout the quarter include a poster and bookmark which were displayed at the exhibit, and students also have to complete a brochure and a website applying the Yosemite theme.
The graphic design students enjoyed seeing their projects being displayed and each piece captured the parks meaningful attributes.
It was the perfect way for the students to commemorate the anniversary and show off their graphic design talent.