Weekend Heller: Storytellers, Entrepreneurs, Ideas, Vignelli

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Students Exhibit Visual Storytelling and Entrepreneurship

Two SVA Masters (MFA) exhibits sharing the Visual Arts Gallery in the Helmsley Building are open for business.

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The Class of 2013 MFA Design: Designer as Author + Entrepreneur unveils its Hatched app, featuring 19 entrepreneurial products read for market. Visit the gallery (601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor) or go to the website. See products that will inspire: Brave Friends, Responsible Gun, Jointly, InBounds, and more.

Also on view the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay exhibition, Bad Habits, is probably the most exciting illustration show I’ve seen in years. The work, which must tell or add up to a story, is varied, intelligent and beautiful. View some of it on the web here, but you’ll better enjoy the total experience at the Visual Arts Gallery.

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Maëlle Doliveux

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Natalya Balnova

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For the New Museum Ideas City festival, desigNYC will present a selection of recent and current Lower East Side-focused projects, including the almost-ready-to-go lobby renovation by Steve Hoffman’s dba studio in collaboration with Berheimer Architects for the Lower East Side People’s Credit Union, a community bank that serves low-income, mostly Latino clients in the East Village.


DesigNYC will offer crash course/interactive workshops on how to build a successful design brief, led by Annie Nguyen of Hot Studio, strategy consultant Shai Rao and executive director Laetitia Wolff. Designers talks include Michael Piper on building street pushcarts for the Lower East Side BID’s Daylife event. May 4, 2013 on Chrystie Street, tent #72, below Houston Street, 11AM-6PM.


Vignelli: Bookmaker

A video produced for Mohawk’s “What Will You Make Today?” series has Massimo Vignelli discussing his approach to book design. Video by Michael Bierut/Pentagram.

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