As an annual tradition, the students at Edinboro University come together to create Chimera—an art and literary journal and exhibition organized almost entirely by students. The design team is selected based upon a faculty-juried system and the team works collaboratively to create a publication representative of the selected student body artwork. Pieces submitted come from a wide variety of mediums: paintings, sculptures, prints, metalwork, photography, design, literary, animation, and film. Along with being published in the journal, the selected pieces are also exhibited in a local gallery, ending with an annual soiree to celebrate the students and their work. This year, the exhibition also traveled to the Pittsburgh Cultural District during Pittsburgh’s annual First Night.
The publication helps to teach design students to work within format and budget constraints, work with a professional printer, and reach a common ground in a collaborative environment with fellow peers. In previous years the format was pre-determined; however, we were given the challenge of starting from a blank slate to begin the next decade of Chimeras to come.
- Selected as a winner in the publication category for the Flux 2014 Student Design Competition
- Recieved regional student gold addy award & best of show in March 2015
- PGH 365 Selected Work Exhibition in March 2015
- Selected to be published in the Student Promotions category of HOW Design's 2015 Promotions Competition