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Graphic Design Professor’s Work Chosen for New York Exhibition Jan. 5-March 27

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University of Southern Mississippi visiting assistant professor and designer Kyle White was recently accepted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ annual exhibition and publication for his work “Good Game.”

White submitted his work to the Illustrators 53 competition, which is the premier showcase for illustrators and animators worldwide held by the Society of Illustrators. “Good Game” will also be featured in the Illustrators 53 annual publication America’s Original Annual of Illustration, in addition to being exhibited at The Museum of American Illustration in New York City Jan. 5 – March 27.

“It is a privilege to have my work chosen amongst such great national and international talent,” said White, who teaches graphic design in the Southern Miss Department of Art and Design.

The Society of Illustrators was established in 1901 to promote the art of illustration and to appreciate both its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education. The Illustrators 53 competition features more than 400 pieces of the most outstanding works created throughout the year. “Good Game” was chosen from thousands of entries considered by a jury of professionals including renowned art directors, designers and illustrators.

“This is a significant recognition of Kyle’s work, both personally and professionally,” said Dr. John House, chairman of the Department of Art and Design. “It is important for graphic design faculty to remain active in the profession, either through individual practice or participation in professional organizations like this, especially one with this credibility and history.”

A complex illustration, “Good Game” was created using a variety of materials including, paper, acrylics and ink. White describes this piece as a commentary on Southern culture from self-critical perspective. “I’ve always had a passion for storytelling and illustration, so it feels great to be recognized for my dedication and hard work,” he said.