Posts Tagged ‘children’s books’

Weekend Hot Links

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Happy Friday! We hope to keep you warm this weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via The Fader

Image via The Fader

Black Eye (The Fader): How one photographer confronts the freedoms denied to Black Americans. (via SVA News)

To-Do List (New York): Want to be more productive in 2017? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Kid Stuff (Brain Pickings): 2016’s best children’s books include stories of Albert Einstein and Louise Bourgeois. (via Debbie Millman)

Body Art (Time Out LA): Keith Haring’s hand-painted automobiles are on view. (via SVA News)

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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

Image via Cosmopolitan

Image via Cosmopolitan

Cartooning Champion (Cosmopolitan): SVA alum Raina Telgemeier makes comics that kids can relate to. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Her Type (Fast Co. Design): How a countercultural typeface was refreshed for HRC’s campaign. (via Kevin Brainard)

Dahl’s Faces (The New Yorker): Roald Dahl, the children’s-book author of Willy Wonka, would be 100 this week. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Cat Cavern (Adweek): Cats claw back ad space in a London subway station. (via Mark Burk)

Reading Rainbows (Mother Jones): Can the industry diversify children’s books? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Faculty Updates

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Sara Varon, Valerie Smaldone, and Ilene Strizver!


Sara Varon will be featured in Women in Illustration, a group exhibition at SVA that brings together nine prestigious MFA Illustration as Visual Essay alumni who have authored or illustrated notable books in the past year.

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Valerie Smaldone will moderate a panel discussion at 92nd Street Y about the actress Madeline Kahn. At the event, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life, and some of Kahn’s friends and colleagues will share memories of the popular singing actress.


Ilene Strizver continues her TypeTalk series of typography articles for Her most recent post introduces the typeface Gill Sans Nova, and traces its origins from Gill Sans, a popular typeface that you’ve seen everywhere – even if you didn’t know it.

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Faculty Updates

Monday, November 16th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keith MayersonTristan ElwellSteve Brodner, and Sara Varon!

Interview Magazine featured Keith Mayerson for My American Dream, his vast solo show at Marlborough Chelsea! Keith says, “‘My American Dream’ speaks to the new, more inclusive America that has taken form in the past decade.”


Keith Mayerson, “River & Keanu as Mike & Scott in My Own Private Idaho,” 2006

A painting by Tristan Elwell is featured in Wild About Harryhausen at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles! His oil painting depicts Talos from Jason and the Argonauts.

Tristan Elwell's painting of Talos

Tristan Elwell’s painting of Talos

Steve Brodner speaks in “Barack Obama: Portraits of a President” at the Society of Publication Designers, with fellow illustration luminaries Barry Blitt, Anita Kunz, and Edel Rodriguez!

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Publishers Weekly reviewed Sweatherweather by Sara Varon! A highlight: “Varon’s characters, their sheepish expressions, and their animated conversations are unfailingly delightful, while flashes of graphic inventiveness—a fake flyer bound into the book, a set of carefully engineered paper dolls—are icing on the cake.”


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