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Aggie Toppins

UC Foundation Associate Professor, Graphic Design,
Associate Head, UTC Department of Art

Email
augusta-toppins@utc.edu
Education
MFA, the Maryland Institute College of Art
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About
Aggie Toppins joined the faculty in 2012 after finishing her graduate degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After working for more than 15 years as a commercial designer, Professor Toppins chose to direct her creative energies towards teaching design, writing, and self-publishing artist editions through her studio practice, The Unofficial Press.
Motivations
I am interested in graphic design as both a social discipline and an intellectual pursuit. By self-publishing zines, books, and printed multiples, I occupy a tiny space of resistance to the commercial mandates on visual communication. I am interested in the negotiability of signs and I seek to engage readers in the play of meaning. I use my work to trace my movements through the world, explore my relationship to death and loss, and to comment on life in late capitalist culture.

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