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2018 KCAI + Folly Jazz Series Winning Posters!

We’re excited to announce the posters that were picked for KCAI Graphic Design + Folly Jazz Series collaboration!   On Friday, September 21st, our panel of judges including Gale Tallis, Executive Director; James Maiden, Marketing Manager; Mikaela Garrett, Rival Designs; and Brian Henry, Lamar Advertising, visited the Kansas City Art Institute and judged over 60…

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  • Students discuss how to present their posters and gain feedback from eachother.
  • The whole group is here!
  • The judges provided feedback to each student after they presented their posters.
  • Madison Hollingsworth. Yellowjackets poster winner.
  • Anthony Bennett. Kurt Elling poster winner
  • Nick Kee.
  • Nile Kroner. Larry Carlton poster winner.
  • Caroline Heiss. Ramsey Lewis poster winner.
  • Parker H. Sydel
    Parker H. Sydel
  • Kelsey Ragain. Kandace Springs poster winner.
  • Lydia Diabendia shares her inspiration and process behind her posters.
  • Jessica Bee. Joshua Redman poster winner.
  • Ezra Dufair. Arturo Sandoval poster winner.
  • Let the process begin!
  • The judges reviewed smaller versions of each poster and then began the difficult process of elimination.
  • Parker H. Sydel
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Folly Jazz Series + KCAI Graphic Design – 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago the Folly Theater and Kansas City Art Institute formed a partnership to develop the commercial skills of the KCAI Graphic Design students while elevating the level of the Folly Jazz Series’ style and presence. This endeavor was set up by Folly Executive Director, Gale Tallis, and the then-KCAI Graphic Design instructor, Jamie…

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