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Prototype Purple '15: Segal Celebrates Homecoming

Segal celebrated Northwestern’s homecoming weekend in style with its third annual homecoming event Prototype Purple, where the Segal Design community came together to create items to show off their Northwestern purple pride.

With nearly 200 in attendance, it was a packed house as Segal students, alumni, faculty, family and friends spilled into Ford to socialize and reminiscence over bites and brews.

But drinks weren’t the only thing flowing that evening. Prototype Purple-goers tapped into their creative juices as they got hands-on decorating t-shirts and miniature models of parade floats.

Decked out in purple, the completed floats raced along fishing line hung from the upstairs banister down into the workshop. Excited children and family members cheered their floats on from above.

Following an hour and half of crafting and mingling, the crowd headed outside to Ford’s front lawn for front-row seats to watch Northwestern’s Homecoming Parade. 

Check out some of the photos from the fun-filled event below:

EDI Professor Mike Beltran poses with EDI students Delfina Sitar, Aubrey Kraft and Ellie Pearlman who are rocking their purple mustaches.

Segal staff member Casey Russel's youngest son gets ready to send his float down the fishing line into the shop.

Segal faculty member Ken Gentry's daughter strikes a pose to show off her purple pride.

Segal Associate Director Kim Hoffman's daughters work relentlessly on making the most spirited floats.

MMM student Shriansh Shrivastava and his wife paint white t-shirts to give them some extra purple homecoming flair.

Segal staff member Casey Russel helps her three sons decorate miniature parade floats.

Segal Professor Ken Gentry takes a look at the t-shirt his daughter designed.

MMM students meet, greet and socialize during the Prototype Purple event.

Getting crafty becomes a family affair at Prototype Purple.

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