Poster designs by Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland were recently selected in three international juried competitions. In Zapopan, Mexico, his poster was one of 53 chosen from among 1,598 entries for the competition “Turn A Light On.” For the international juried competition, “Poster for,” in New York, NY, Cumberland’s poster was recognized in the top 10 in the Climate Change category. The competition received 5,863 posters from 45 countries. Cumberland also had a poster design accepted to the Third International Poster Biennial Oaxaca. The winning posters will be displayed at the Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca in Oaxaca, Mexico, through March 1, 2019.
Before coming to The University of Alabama in 2018 to teach digital media and graphic design, Jonathan Cumberland taught at Mississippi University for Women. Cumberland has an active practice in design and illustration. Select clients include: Johns Hopkins Magazine, Scholastic Magazine, Mississippi Tourism Association, Mississippi University for Woman, Marin Magazine and Charleston Magazine. His illustrations and posters often employ bold colors and play on visual puns. Cumberland has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally.
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