Design students light up the Herald building

The Bellingham flag projected onto the Herald building at night

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by College of Fine and Performing Arts Staff

If you were downtown the evening of Friday, December 1st, you may have seen the iconic Herald building in a new light. As part of the First Fridays Art Walk for this month, Western's Design students worked with Design Alumni to project their designs onto the side of the Herald building. This has become an annual tradition thanks to a partnership that formed between Western Washington University, Daylight Properties, and Design alumnus Casey Scalf (2012) back in 2017.

The motion artwork covers the entire side of the large Herald building, transforming it into both a media canvas, and an entirely new looking building in one quick swoop. These projections are an exciting way for Bellingham to view the latest work of active, up and coming Designers, as well as a fun way for them to show off their skills. Contributors this year include:

Photos thanks to Casey Scalf, owner and founder of Lumenarius and Sensebellum

paint strokes projected up onto the Herald building
A warped grid of lines projected onto the Herald building, creating an illusion of the building being squeezed in the middle

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Dec 6, 2023 2:54pm