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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 at the Center Gallery at Fordham University Lincoln Center, New York, from June 10...

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 costs. Included in this playing field of escalating cost based on speculative value of...

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 Ohio State University “Envisioned and organized by graduate students in the Department of Design...

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, the participants engaged in half-a-dozen projects that definitely had IMPACT on the social environment...

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 winning work, but to actually execute on their entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into...

Parsons Takes Over NYC For Its First Art and Design Festival

Last Saturday Parsons The New School for Design kicked off its first ever art and design festival, and with nearly 200 public events taking place across its campus and around New York City what a festival it is! The event runs to May 23, 2011 culminating with a daylong block party on May 21 that...

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 Arts Gallery, 601 W 26th St., suite 1502.

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 explorations alongside invited guests on stage. Inside the theater, the inaugural class presents stories...

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 create a series of exhibitions. The goal of which is to explore the dual...

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 July 18 – 22nd. It will be the type of class that sticks with...