Posts Tagged ‘kid lit’

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

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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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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