Graphic design students, faculty are part of national See America poster project

September 5, 2014

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Graphic design students, faculty are part of national See America poster project

Two Cincinnati State graphic design students and their instructor, Joel Knueven, were invited to 
participate in the “See America” Poster Project now on display at the U.S. Department of the Interior 
Museum in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit features 50 posters by 46 artists depicting natural, cultural and historical sites across the 
United States. It includes:

  • Devil’s Postpile National Monument by Cincinnati State student Paul Alcantara Arias, a resident of Fairfield. 
  • John Rankin House National Historic Site by Cincinnati State student Dustin Bingaman, a Bellevue, Ky. resident.
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park by Joel Knueven, a member of the Cincinnati State graphic design faculty. He resides in Moscow, Ohio.

Knueven and his students made the posters as part of as part of a recent typography class (Graphic Design 150). 

“This was one of those projects that just took off,” Knueven said. “Paul and Dustin are quite talented, and 
this proved to be a terrific forum for them.”

Presented by Creative Action Network and the National Parks Conservation Association, the Interior 
Department exhibit opened July 28 and will run through Oct. 18.

The posters are part of a growing online collection of more than 600 images submitted to the Creative 
Action Network by more than 185 artists worldwide. For this venue of “See America,” the Interior Museum 
has selected imagery representing sites in 37 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington, DC – from 
scenic rivers and national parks to historic trails and state forests.

Visitors will also see travel ephemera from the 1930s and 1940s, plus travel guides produced by the 
Federal Writers Project in the same time period.

Guests may also watch a 35- minute film entitled, “Artists at Work.” Originally directed by Mary Lance in 
1981, this film narrated by Morgan Freeman was the first to focus on the visual art programs of the New 
Deal and includes interviews with ten original New Deal artists.

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programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and 
sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the most comprehensive co-op 
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