Design students create poster to mark 10,000 O-H-I-O photos

March 26, 2012

Ohio State's O-H-I-O site has reached 10,000 photos -- and Department of Design students have worked with University Communications to create a poster commemorating the milestone.

Ohio State MFA candidate Scott Denison oversaw the project, working with seven undergraduates from his fall design studio course (Mike Booher, Adam Scott, Austin Scott, Gauri Gaug, Lisa Hays, Julliet Portische, and Kristen Wright).

Working on the project gave the undergrads real-world experience, Denison said: The students researched ideas, chose an approach, created the poster, and pitched the project.

"Students learn exponentially from real world experiences," Denison says. "No question about it, the more 'real world' experience that you have, the better equipped and more marketable you are as a designer."

Adam Scott, a sophomore in industrial design, enjoyed the teamwork experience. "Working with fellow design students on a project for a client was such a great learning experience," he said.

Students, faculty, staff, and fans may pick up free posters at the Ohio Union's Alumni Association office (Joe-Ann Schmahl Memorial Suite, first floor, near the Information Center), while supplies last.

Posters also may be purchased online, with proceeds benefitting student scholarships. Please go to http://giveto.osu.edu/poster for more information.

Detail of O-H-I-O poster design

Above is a detail from the 24"x36" vertical poster, which maps some of the hundreds of locations across the globe where O-H-I-O photos have been taken and then submitted to the web-site.