Benchmarks of Seven Graphic Designers

What are the important pieces in your life as a designer? That was the starting point for Benchmarks: Seven Women in Design, an exhibition that looks at the significant professional or tipping point moments of seven women graphic designers. Showing …

Today's Obsession: Is Education a Bubble?

Here’s a frightening opinion piece from The Atlantic, saying that American for-profit colleges are in a financial bubble. This is a look at the financial basics of for-profit education. In a nutshell: educational costs have climbed even faster than healthcare …

Stirring Up Design

It is never too early to stir the creative and intellectual juices (or submit a paper with that in mind). Design educator Paul Nini recently announced The Stir Symposium (October 7-9, 2011). Hosted by the Department of Design at The …

Last Week to Make Impact!

Mark Randall, director of SVA’s IMPACT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE summer residency program, says that there is one more week left to enroll for the program. The best way to learn is go here. But last year, during IMPACT’s innaugural run, …

SVA Grads Go From Ideas to "Ideopolis"

Last week the School of Visual Arts graduated its MFA students in the Designer as Author program. Led by co-chairs Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, this is one of the first design programs that asks students to not just create …

Introducing Ideopolis iPad Lounge

The SVA MFA Design (Designer as Author + Entrepeneur)’s 2011 IDEOPOLIS premieres its first iPad thesis magazine, featuring extended stories on student thesis projects. Gala opening at the 2011 Thesis Launch exhibition on May 5 from 6-8pm at the Visual …

Interaction on Stage

OPEN IxD, the MFA Interaction Design Festival at the School of Visual Arts’ SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd St., from 9 am – 5 pm, is a celebration of the work from interaction design students who will present their thesis …

Wider White Space, Walker Without Walker (Part 2)

Next stop on the student-curated exhibition class at California College of the Arts is The Walker Art Institute. Just to refresh your memory, students in this class—a combination of undergraduate graphic design and graduate design students—collaborate in small groups to …

Summer Type and the Livin' is Easy

Gail Anderson’s first SVA Summer type camp is open for applicants. Walk the streets of New York (then sit in an air conditioned classroom) and develop an entire urban typographic language of your own. The course runs all week from …