Recently named an Educator to Watch by Graphic Design USA, Frank Baseman, graphic design communication professor at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), will have his work on display at the University of Delaware through Sept. 28.
“Not Just Eye Candy” is an exhibition of select work from his three-decade-plus career as a professional graphic designer. Featured in the exhibition is work combining two of Baseman’s favorite long-term interests: rebuses, those words and images coming together to make a visual puzzle (for example, “I Heart NY”), and letterpress printing, a centuries-old method of relief printing.
In a playful manner, Baseman has reinterpreted well-known quotes and phrases using rebuses, and all of this work has been printed by hand using a vintage letterpress. Also on display are several typographic explorations.
The exhibition will be at the University of Delaware’s Recitation Hall Gallery. There will be a lecture and reception on Sept. 4 starting at 5:30 p.m.