Mon, Oct 1st, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Minnesota State University, Mankato
228 Wiecking Center, Mankato Minnesota 56001

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Danielle Evans’ Lecture

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Exhibition Opening

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Conkling Gallery, Nelson Hall Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Project Passion 2018 exhibition celebrates the self-initiated work of graphic designers and illustrators from all over the United States and beyond. To help open the show, Danielle Evans will give a free and public lecture. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to see all 32 projects that were selected by the jury—Danielle Evans, Christine Herrin, and Brent Stickles.



Danielle Evans is a visual punner and lettering artist from Columbus, Ohio. In 2013, she combined lettering, photography and dad jokes to start food typography and continues to blaze the niche’s breadcrumb trails. Her work is a clever marriage of design and artful arrangement– approachable, tongue-in-cheeky, and hailed internationally as a visual feast. Danielle’s work has grown beyond edible goods to plants, wearables, and everyday objects; she embraces the strangest visual challenges with optimism, and has probably oiled more lobsters than you. Her clients include Target, Disney, American Greetings, McDonald’s, John Frieda, Aria, TAZO, Cadillac, and FYI for SXSW.

For more information about Project Passion, visit projectpassiondesign.com




Exhibition runs from Sept 24 – Oct 15. Gallery hours are generally 9am – 4pm on Monday through Friday and by appointment. Please call ahead to confirm hours (507-389-2728).

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 Project Passion is a collaborative effort of the design faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato and AIGA Minnesota.

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Emily McLaughlin
Emily McLaughlin
Director of Communications
Emily is a graphic designer and creative director based in Saint Paul, MN. She passionate about the potential for design to cultivate collaboration and cleave opportunities. As Communications Director of AIGA Minnesota, her emphasis is on supporting and engaging the design community while kindling new connections.