WIT AND VISION: THE CREATIVE COLLABORATION OF MCRAY MAGLEBY AND NORM DARAIS
MARCH 3 - AUGUST 26, 2023
Over the course of two decades, BYU hosted the partnership of a match made in heaven. In 1978, graphic designer McRay "Mac" Magleby, best known for iconic logos for the 2002 Olympics and Young Women's torch, began working with writer Norm Darais on a series of posters for the BYU Registration Department. Soon their creations proved so popular that students began stealing them from walls across campus to decorate their dorms and apartments.
In this exhibition, you'll see not only original editions of Magleby's most iconic images, but the collaborative efforts of this dynamic duo to educate and delight the campus community. From myths and monsters to shoes and ships, with bugs and biplanes and bicycles to boot, you'll be surprised to see how, with a perfect design and inspired text, even the most ordinary subjects become priceless works of art.