Posts Tagged ‘Grant Shaffer’

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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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Dina KantorSteve BrodnerMatt Rota, and Grant Shaffer!

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Natasha Chuk, “Vanishing Points” (l); Dina Kantor, “Water Tower, Treece, KS,” 2012 (r)

Dina Kantor converses with arts writer Natasha Chuk on Feb 15, to discuss the themes of Chuk’s recently published book Vanishing Points, and Kantor’s images from the series Treece, which are featured in the book. This event is free and open to the public, hosted by MFA Photo, Video and Related Media and Visual and Critical Studies.

"Presidents" by Steve Brodner

“Presidents” by Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner will speak at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Feb 19. He will discuss Presidents, his new book in progress, which will explore the significant events of the administrations of president William McKinley to the present.

Matt Rota at Society of Illustrators

Matt Rota at Society of Illustrators

Matt Rota won a Silver Medal for the Editorial Category from the Society of Illustrators for his illustrations for ProPublica. At the reception, he gave a brief speech about his work. Read our interview with Matt about his book here.

Image: Grant Shaffer

Image: Grant Shaffer

Grant Shaffer illustrated Three Magic Balloonsa children’s book presented by Juliana Marguiles, whose father wrote it for her and her sisters when they were children. The book is slated for release in May.

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Faculty Updates

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to, besides preparing for Spring 2016 classes? We have exciting updates from Grant ShafferKeith MayersonIlene StrizverMatt Rota, and Viktor Koen.

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Grant Shaffer at La Mama Galleria

Grant Shaffer will open a solo exhibition, Gay Arms, on February 26 at La MaMa Galleria. For Gay Arms, he will present a new body of photographic work. Shaffer writes, “When I’m taking pictures, I think of myself as an alien who’s here for a while, trying to understand the experience of my sliver of life on this planet.  It’s hard to say what my photos and this show are about.  It’s just intuitive.  It’s very personal and at the same time very public. It’s me trying to take in the world and asking people to notice or consider something.”

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Tom Hart, “Rosalie Lightning”

Keith Mayerson, current faculty member, will speak with Tom Hart, recent faculty member, at a public discussion and book signing for Rosalie Lightning, Tom’s new graphic memoir. The book is based on the grieving process of Tom and his wife after the death of their young daughter. Keith and Tom speak on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway, New York City.

Sagmeister & Walsh, "The Happy Film"

Sagmeister & Walsh, “The Happy Film”

Ilene Strizver interviewed design titan Stefan Sagmeister for her TypeTalk series with CreativePro.com. Sagmeister speaks about his thinking process, his education, your education, and his dream job. One takeaway: “The current generation of design school faculty all learned about design in the 80s and 90s when ideas and concepts were king, and formal considerations were dismissed – including by me – as decoration. I now think that was wrong. Beauty is very much part of what it means to be human. Good-looking things communicate more effectively.”

Matt Rota for GQ Italia

Matt Rota for GQ Italia

Matt Rota produced new illustrations for GQ Italy about hackers that stole $45 million from ATMs throughout Manhattan. And Viktor Koen crafted a feature illustration for Scientific American magazine about the incredibly sophisticated tracking system our mammalian brain uses to find its way around, before we racked up points using Waze.

Viktor Koen for Scientific American

Viktor Koen for Scientific American

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Steve BrodnerViktor Koen, and Grant Shaffer.

Steve Brodner for the Village Voice

For the current Village Voice cover, Steve Brodner brings together concept and composition in an illustration that demonstrates the disturbing and absurd qualities of Donald Trump’s dominance of the 2016 election primaries. See Brodner’s Trump illustration for The Nation for an extra serving of Trump scrutiny.

Viktor Koen in Graphis Typography 3

Viktor Koen in Graphis Typography 3

Graphis Typography 3 features Viktor Koen’s “Artphabet” from “The ABCs of SVA” subway posters. “The tome presents work by some of the top international design and type design masters in the industry,” according to Graphis. Viktor is a prolific illustrator who deserves a print record of his work, which already thrives in digital formats.

Painting by Grant Shaffer

Painting by Grant Shaffer

Grant Shaffer was included in La Mama Family Show at La Mama Galleria.  For the annual La MaMa Family Show, artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 54 year history are invited to contribute pieces of art for display. Also, Grant recently contributed five illustrations to Robot Takeover by Ana Matronic.

Grant Shaffer art in Robot Takeover

Grant Shaffer art in Robot Takeover

 

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Faculty Updates

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to?  We have some major updates from Grant ShafferMatt Rota, Steve Brodner, and Viktor Koen!

Grant Shaffer did the drawings for a new line of Club Cumming glasses, trays, and mugs.  Find them at Fishs Eddy, where 10% of every sale will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Grant Shaffer's "Club Cumming" Plate

Grant Shaffer’s “Club Cumming” Plate

Matt Rota designed a tote bag for the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), illustrating the theme, “There’s More To The Story.”  Get one from CIR for free: Free tote. Listen to their podcasts here.

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

 

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

American Illustration featured Steve Brodner for his series of illustrations deconstructing Donald Trump! See the images here.

Trump by Brodner

Trump by Brodner

Finally, Viktor Koen has posted images from his ambitious SVA Philanthropy & Sustainability Poster Project in Athens! He writes, “Curating the best 24 entries from the entire last academic year is never easy but thankfully, their sequence and hanging order came together organically and helped the posters interact dynamically.” The show featured students in the SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. See images and his comments at his Tumblr blog.

Viktor Koen’s SVA Philanthropy & Sustainability Poster Project