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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Amidst a new election landscape and a weekend heatwave, Friday is here. For weekend relief, here are recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Photo via The New York Times

Photo via The New York Times

Walled Up (The New York Times): 3-D Printing says 10 Billion people can be housed. (via SVA Interior Design)

Trophy Toons (Cartoon Brew): This year’s Emmy Nominees bring back familiar faces. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Poking Holes (WIRED): Probing into the Trump-Pence monogram. (via Jess Mackta)

Letter Grade (Crain’s): Albany endows MTA with WiFi trains, gold seal of approval. (via Steven Heller)

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Another bittersweet Friday is here, but art gives us hope. For weekend relief, here are recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

"Gull Latinu Amerika" by Kristjana S. Williams, via Format magazine

“Gull Latinu Amerika” by Kristjana S. Williams, via Format magazine

Dyslexic Design (Format): Could this learning disorder give you a creative edge? (via Lisa Lordi)

Design Debt (FastCo.Design): MasterCard introduces new logo, invoiced with 22% APR. (via Lisa Lordi)

Font Finder (WIRED): It’s like Shazam for typographers. (via Jess Mackta)

Common Edge (Print): Does architecture often serve real people? (via Steven Heller)

Strange Fictions (Design Taxi): Earn million$ by tricking millions. (via Mark Burk)

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Student Artwork Update: Sachika Iwata

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Sachika Iwata, created  in conjunction with the course, Illustration Portfolio, taught by Elizabeth Sayles.

Illustration by Sachika Iwata

As described in her statement:

Sachika Iwata studied and worked as a graphic designer in Osaka, Japan. She traveled three years around the world that turned to be a life changing experience for her. While traveling, she was amazed by the beauty of the earth – the desert of the Middle East, frozen river of Tibet, palm tree forest in South India, and blue water of the Red sea. The experience of seeing places, meeting people, feeling the planet made her aware of the richness as well as the fragility of our environment.

Climate change, global warming, endangered animal, vanish species – these are the issues Sachika Iwata is very concerned about. Her recent artworks reflect her pain, sadness and hope for the future of our planet. Who will take care of this blue planet, if it is not us?

See Sachika’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23 Street until July 29!  Find more of her work at her website, Facebook, and Etsy pages.

Weekend Hot Links

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Concluding a tumultuous week, Friday is here to bring weekend relief, or so we hope. In the meantime, here are recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via Mashable

Image via Mashable

Legonauts (Mashable): Three tiny pioneers venture toward Jupiter. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Home Makers (New York Times): Shacking up in significant structures, surveyed. (via Jenny Kutnow)

Google Vision (Fortune): Google introduces paves a VR path for web development. (via Robert Stribley)

War Craft (The Creators Project): How many animators does it take to change a Lord of Light? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Cosmic Caverns (New York Times): Gettin’ down with Kenny Scharf at Nassau County Museum of Art. (via SVA News)

Close Encounters (Untapped Cities): NYC’s least popular institution announces mosaics by our most popular photorealist. (via Robert Stribley)

Lemon L’Amour (Creativity Online): Chipotle returns to warm hearts as well as tortillas. (via Mark Burk)

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keren Moscovitch, Emily WeinerElizabeth SaylesMatt Rota, and Valerie Smaldone.

Keren Moscovitch opens up to Sarah Cho of NY Artists Equity about art, intimacy, ideas. Keren is an artist, faculty member, and assistant director of special programs at SVA, and for years, she has intertwined her artistic output, teaching, and leadership.  One highlight from the interview: “If I didn’t teach, I would have a very different relationship to my art practice. Working with students reminds me of what it takes [to be an artist] and the advice and feedback I give them will resonate in my head…”

Keren Moscovitch, "Fingers and Waist"

Keren Moscovitch, “Fingers and Waist”

Emily Weiner is featured in a New York Times story about alternative and artist-run galleries. The feature is a feather in the cap for a faculty member whose diverse experiences as an artist and gallerist led her to the course, “Contemporary Painting Lab: Artists and Techniques of the 21st Century.” Her view on the art world? “Artists are the tastemakers now. We don’t wait for galleries to pick us up.”

Emily Weiner of SVACE in The New York Times

Emily Weiner of SVACE in The New York Times

Elizabeth Sayles illustrated Malala: A Hero for Allnow a Top 20 nonfiction children’s book of 2016 at Amazon.

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE

Matt Rota produced a new illustration for The Washington Post, depicting a hypothetical exorcism for an article about demonic possession. And in case you missed it, Matt recently illustrated a New York Times memorial about Muhammad Ali, written by Joyce Carol Oates.

Illustration by Matt Rota

Illustration by Matt Rota

Valerie Smaldone shared her voice-over talents in a new advertising video spot for Purina. the spot is the latest commercial update to her experience as an actress, radio host, and reporter.

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