Archive for May, 2016

Faculty Updates

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Grant Shaffer and Jade Doskow!

"Three Magic Balloons," illustrated by Grant Shaffer

“Three Magic Balloons,” illustrated by Grant Shaffer

Grant Shaffer illustrated Three Magic Balloons, a new children’s book now available through Penguin Random House

Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Montreal 1967 World’s Fair, “Man and His World,” Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Jade Doskow is featured at ArchDaily and LensCulture for progress toward the first hardcover, full-color monograph of her eight-year photography project on the post-utopian sites of the World’s Fairs, entitled Lost Utopias. Jade writes, “Much can be gleaned from viewing how these sites have aged, offering a prism into the hows and whys of preservation and repurposing of architecture.”

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?

Image via Slate

Image via Slate

War is Over (Slate): Design legend Seymour Chwast takes his illustrated war anthology to Kickstarter. (via Jess Mackta)

Reality Bites (The Atlantic): How your desktop icons explain the universe. (via Mark Sable)

Tabula Rasa (The New York Times): What is the right context for major advertising displays? (via Robert Stribley)

Getting Real (The Wrap): How the New York Times will point VR at new audiences. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Student Artwork Update: Luz Rodriguez

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Luz Rodriguez. Luz created her work in conjunction with Illustration and Cartooning courses last summer.

Artwork by Luz Rodriguez

Artwork by Luz Rodriguez

Luz Rodriguez Dager, aka Ms.Roda, is an Ecuadorian designer, cartoonist, and illustrator. She studied graphic design, visual communication, and marketing at Universidad Casa Grande, and then studied illustration and storytelling (summer program) at School of Visual Arts. Luz writes that her works are “both cute and sarcastic, and they help blur the line between ‘high art’ and human art.”

She also writes, “The inspirations of both pieces were the New York subway trains. All the things going on there, the people, the sound, the stations, etc. This is a small piece…a series of posters of what happens when you just sit down on a train that goes to nowhere.”

See Luz’ work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Ave until May 31!

Find more of Luz’ work at her website.