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By hearing the tripped-out electronic sounds that Psychic Rites makes, you’d never know it came from the middle of the Palouse. The Moscow band rips up the playbook for electronic and psychedelic music, making an absolutely insane sound out of drums and samples and droning, choirlike vocals.

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The Catholic Guilt have come a long way since their days as a Guided by Voices cover band. The Guilt is still young, but they’re starting to come into their own. Taking cues from classic garage rock and golden-age indie rock, their fuzzy pop recalls groups like Superchunk and Dinosaur Jr.

The Catholic Guilt (Above) Psychic Rites (Below)

Wolves in the Throne Room

Hailing from deep in the country just outside of Olympia, Washington, Wolves in the Throneroom are brothers Nathan (guitar vocals) and Aaron Weaver (drums) and Rick Dahlin (guitar). Their debut album “Diadem of 12 Stars� was released February, 2006 through Vendlus

records. "Diadem" was recorded in San Francisco with Tim Green at Louder Studios. It was through this recording and the band being heavily praised within the metal underground that caught the attention of Southern Lord who subsequently signed the band to the label in late 2006.

The Wolves music is rooted in the traditions of Black Metal, but they subvert the common aesthetic and ideology in order to remain true to their own personal manifestations. Their strong convictions appropriately compliment the confident decisive execution of their sound.

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April Greiman


The graphic designer April Greiman was born in New York in 1948. A contemporary designer. She is recognized as one of the first designers to embrace computer technology as a design tool starting in 1984 and, to a lesser extent, for introducing the New Wave aesthetic to the United States. Her work evolved from her graduate education at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland. As a student of Armin Hofmann and Wolfgang Weingart in the early 1970s, Greiman was not only influenced by the International Style, but also by Weingart's introduction to the style later to become known as New Wave, an aesthetic less reliant on the Modernist heritage. In 1976 April Greiman moved to California, where she opened a graphic design studio in Los Angeles: “Made in Space, Inc.”. April Greiman’s graphic style links American Postmodernism with the rational clarity of the Swiss school. Her graphic works, often collage-like, consist in layers

of lettering and pictures, whose elements seem to float. AprilGreiman’s work shaped the Californian New Wave style. In the 1980s, April Greiman soon became aware of the possibilities the new digital technology in the form of Apple MacIntosh and Quantel Paintbox would offer design and was one of the first to take advantage of them. In 1986 Greiman used the Macintosh computer's rudimentary capabilities to create an issue of the journal Design Quarterly, edited by Mildred Friedman and published by theWalker Art Center, entitled Does it make sense? This notable issue has since become one of the key staging posts in the evolution of graphic design. She re-imagined the magazine as a poster that folded out to almost 3x6 feet. It contained a life-size, MacVision-generated image of her outstretched naked body adorned with symbolic images and text— a provocative gesture which emphatically countered the objective, rational and masculine tendencies of modernist design.

HENRY STEINER Henry Steiner is a world renowned Austrian graphic designer, best known for his corporate identity designs. He has created designs for some of the most identifiable brands, such as IBM, Hyatt Regency, Hilton Hotels, Dow Jones, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Unilever, and was commissioned to design the city’s bank notes by the Hong Kong government in 1975. Steiner was educated at the Sorbonne and at Yale. In 1964, he founded his own consultancy firm, Steiner&Co, in Hong Kong.Henry Steiner pioneered the expression of identity through branding, particularly in Asia where his skill for incorporating Eastern cultural symbols into Western design has garnered international acclaim. Steiner was included in Icograda’s list

of the Masters of the 20th Century in 2002, and was named a World Master by Idea magazine.Henry Steiner designs banknotes for the Standard Chartered Bank since 1975. In 2003, Henry Steiner updated the designs incorporating the latest anti-counter-

feiting technology. The notes appear in five denominations and showcase a hierarchy of aquatic, amphibious, terrestrial, and celestial creatures. The reverse features Hong Kong’s dynamic harbor from various time periods.


Born in Milan, Italy he studied architecture in Milan and Venice. His work includes graphic and corporate identity programs, publication designs, architectural graphics, furniture, and consumer product designs for many leading american and


MASSIMO VIGNELLI european companies and institutions. Vignelli has had his work exhibited and entered in the permanent collections of several museums; notably, the museum of modern art, the metropolitan museum of art, the brooklyn museum, and the cooper-hewitt -museum in new york. he has has taught and lectured on design in the united states and abroad. He is a past

president of the alliance graphique internationale (AGl) and the american institute of graphic arts (AlGA), a vice president ofthe architectural league, and a member of the industrial designers society of america (IDSA).The head ofďŹ ce of vignelli associates is located in new york.

3D printing is a process of making a threedimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. The technology is used for both prototyping and

Google Glass

distributed manufacturing in jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, and many other fields. Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via voice commands.


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The Queen of Light took her bow and then she turned to go The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom and walked the night alone rk Lord rides in force tonight, and time will tell us all Side by side we wait the might, of the darkest of them all I hear the horses thunder down in the valley below I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon, waiting for the eastern glow Dance in the dark night, sing to the morning light Oh, war is the common cry, pick up your swords and fly The sky is filled with good and bad, mortals never know The drums will shake the castle wall, the Ringwraiths ride in black Sing as you raise your bow, shoot straighter than before At last the sun is shining, the clouds of blue roll by With flames from the dragon of darkness, the sunlight blinds his eyes...








self evaluation This was my first design class and my first experience with all the programs except for InDesign. I feel like I got a lot out of this class and the projects. In all honestly I probably could have managed my time better with a few of the assignments, but looking back on the first project I de-


signed, I am very please with the improvement in my work. I really enjoyed learning Illustrator and will probably continue using it after this class for a creative outlet even if I don't go into graphic design as a career. This project was probably my favorite because I love Spokane and the sur-

rounding areas and I am especially interested in the arts and music scene because I would like it to expand and grow. All in all I am glad that I took this class and I look forward to taking more design classes especially if I can learn Illustrator in more depth. -Lauren Miller