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International Poster Show
August 6-28

co|show is an international poster biennial held in the fall of every odd year, the first of which debuted in 2013 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Mesa Emerging Designers (MED) and the AIGA (the professional association for design) chapter at Colorado Mesa University organize and facilitate the event with the support of Colorado Mesa University (CMU), The Art Center of Western Colorado, and an array of awesome sponsors. The open call for professional submissions allows a wide variety of content, approach, and style to be assembled, creating a rich and culturally diverse exhibition. The goal of co|show is to educate through the visual communication of professional graphic designers worldwide. Though the shape of communication is continually changing, the power of the printed poster has remained a constant.

This dual event held at The Art Center and at CMU’s 437CO Art Gallery is one to mark on your calendar! The Western Slope community has the chance to view poster designs from around the globe. This rare opportunity gives viewers a glimpse into the styles and topics discussed in contemporary society. In addition, every other year students from the CMU Graphic Design Department are able to work with world-class graphic designers through community-sponsored workshops. This year’s workshop will be conducted by Brad Vetter, who is also the juror for this event. His works can be viewed at the 437CO Art Gallery.