Wight Walker

July 30th, 2015

SVACE faculty member Steve Brodner illustrated this cover of The Nation Magazine! Bonus: the article is totally free for everyone to read!

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Steve Brodner for The Nation

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Funky-free

July 29th, 2015

SVACE faculty member Ilene Strizver interviews design and typography giant Alexander Isley for CreativePro.com!  Isley discusses his education, early influences, and taste for “classic” typefaces:

“Don’t pick a funky font. Pick something straight and do something funky with it. That’s harder to do, but it’s better to do. (Plus in five years you won’t look back and groan with embarrassment at your font choice.)”

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Staten Island Ferry sign designed by Alexander Isley

 

And how did he master nature in his Staten Island Ferry signage?

“The neon-lined letterforms were engineered to withstand gale-force winds and feature protective screening to keep pigeons out. The kerning was done with a crane.”

Check out more at CreativePro.com.

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Friday Hot Links

July 24th, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.

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The GIF genius of a blind artist (Alfalfa Studio): Blind artist George Redhawk uses special software to create these surreal animated images. (via Rafael Esquer)

Self-censoring typeface (It’s Nice That): Designer Emile Kozole designs a typeface that automatically strikes through NSA “spook words.” (via Kevin Brainard)

YouTube vs. Periscope (Social Media Today): On the moral hazard of apps capitulating to vertical video violators. (via Mark Burk)

And while you’re here, be sure to check out the SVA MFA Illustration 30th Anniversary documentary, featuring SVACE faculty member Viktor Koen!

 

 

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