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Art of the Song

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Art of the Poster ŠCopyright Don Nelson Design 2011

Event Publicity Fund Raising Cultural Artifact


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Poster concept , text and design, Don Nelson. Primary photographer / Matt Cashore

More than a Million dollars in gifts has been generated, $10. at a time, with a long term poster project for Notre Dame Magazine. Left, One of nine different themed fund raising gift posters I designed for Notre Dame Magazine subscribers. Posters are distributed to those who donate an extra ten dollars annually for their magazine suscription.


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American places poster series. Retail poster design. This poster available at southstreetstudio.bigcartel.com

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Fall 2007 / Saturday Scholarship series

October 13 - Boston College vs Notre Dame Luke Gibbons / Global Ireland: from Celtic Twilight to Celtic Tiger September 1- Georgia Tech vs Notre Dame Vittorio Hosle / Why is Goethe’s Faust the Greatest Work of German Literature? September 22 - Michigan State vs Notre Dame William Evans / Health care reforms: An Economist’s Assessment

October 20 - USC vs Notre Dame Asma Afsaruddin Combating Extremism: Democratic Virtues and Pluralism in Islam

November 10 - Air Force vs Notre Dame Stephan Fallon / Theological but not Religious: The Case of John Milton

November 3 - Navy vs Notre Dame Daniel Myers Cops, Protest and Rioting

November 17 - Duke Susan Youens / Words and Music, and Words: The Songs of Franz Schubert

Notre Dame Gameday

Experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers

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Posters enliven a campus culture; they are visual cues revealing ambitious academic and cultural programing. Posters are tangible publicity for important events that may not be noticed on institutional internet screens.

Originally created for Agency ND, A division of the Public Affairs and Communication Office of the University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame will present five environmental films as part of its “Green Screen 2008” series, which will take place Feb. 15 to 17 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free, but tickets are required and may be ordered in advance from the center box office at 574-631-2800. The films are: “The Last Winter” - This 2007 film directed by Larry Fessenden tells the story of oil drillers in Alaska who become concerned with the irreversible environmental damage they are causing. (Feb. 15 at 10 p.m.) “11th Hour” - Directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, “11th Hour” explores how humanity has impacted Earth’s ecosystems. (Feb. 15 and 17 at 7 p.m.) “King Corn” - This 2007 film by Aaron Woolf is a documentary about the subsidized crop that drives the American fast-food nation. (Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.) “Princess Mononoke” - A 1997 animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, “Princess Mononoke” is a Japanese language film with English subtitles that tells the tale of a war between civilization and nature. (Feb. 16 at 10 p.m.) “Everything’s Cool” - Directed by Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand, this 2007 film tells the story of activists on a mission to educate U.S. citizens and politicians about the gravity of global warming. (Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.) Green Screen 2008 is sponsored by the DeBartolo Center, the Center for Ethical Education, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for Environmental Science and Technology, the Center for Social Concerns, College Seminar, the Cushwa Center, the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center, the Kaneb Center, the GLOBES Project and the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.

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Appropriate typographic imagery can be a memorable and economical way to illustrate some topics in a poster format.

Originally created for Agency ND, A division of the Public Affairs and Communication Office of the University of Notre Dame. Some text simulated.


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A poster using imagined stage lighting and set design. The magic of theatre lighting borrowed to create a memorable artifact and effective visual message.

Created for The Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre Department.


Poster Concepts, Design and Illustrations by Don Nelson


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Posters for University produced plays were designed with original art and printed economically in limited colors. Affirm the importance of your event.


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A G r a d u at e S t u d e n t Conference October 17-18, 2008

From Res Publica to the Republic of Letters:

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for Eur ope a n S t u die s, the Universit y of Notre Da me G r a d u at e S c h o o l , and the Kellogg

The Common Good in Transition and Translation.

Institute for I n t e r n at i on a l Studies.

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P r o f e s s i o n a l d e s i g n = p e r s u a s i v e i n f o r m a t i o n

Confident design looks effortless and persuasive. Structured organization of visual elements to emphasis the significance of an event.

Originally created for Agency ND, A division of the Public Affairs and Communication Office of the University of Notre Dame.


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Hanging from a boats rigging, a radar reflector swings and spins near a sailboats keel. A poster to address the creative milieu, inhabited by the many artists, craftsman, and boatbuilders who live and work in Coastal Maine. Retail poster design. Photograph by Don Nelson.

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Pictograph from Utah’s “Great Gallery” in remote Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park. Image created by a member of the nomadic Desert Archaic Culture, circa 8000 B.C. Retail poster design. Photograph by Don Nelson.

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Canyons of the American West provide opportunities for exploration of geological landforms and ancient human settlements. Retail poster design. Photograph by Don Nelson.

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Poster to publicize downtown cultural event, South Bend Indiana.

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