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EDUCATION/CULTURE--What's the Big Idea? Graphic Design
Behind every great design there is . . . what? A skilled creative
person? A clever writer? A practical, deadline-oriented

Come and find out what goes on behind the finished design in
What's the Big Idea?, a show at the Mary E. Black Gallery. Put
together by Steven Slipp of Semaphor Design, the exhibition
displays the results of a juried competition of the Atlantic
chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers.

"You'll be given a brief look behind the scenes at different
aspects of these successful designs, and you may never again be
able to look at a product of communication design without asking:
 What's the big idea?'" said Mr. Slipp, in describing his vision
for the show.

The exhibit opened today, Dec. 4, and runs through Jan. 24 at the
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1683 Barrington St.,
Halifax. The centre is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design is a program and
resource centre of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and
Culture and is operated by the department's Cultural Affairs
Division. The centre, a tourism site, is a catalyst in the
development of designers and craft persons.


Contact: Chris Tyler
         Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

ngr                   Dec. 4, 1997                12:45 p.m.