The 2013 AIGA Design Educator Community’s conference, Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, was held at ODU on April 12–14. Graphic Design faculty Ivanete Blanco and Kenneth FitzGerald were co-organizers of the overall conference and served as event hosts. The conference welcomed over 100 attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe discussing topics on graphic design critical writing, education, history, and practice. A workshop by Hatch Show Print’s Jim Sherraden was a featured part of the event, with thanks to Ken Daley for hosting the workshop in the Printmaking facility. For pictures of the conference, go here.