And The Soldiers Sang, illustrated by faculty Gary Kelley, listed in New York Times Book Review

And The Soldiers Sang, a children's book written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by faculty Gary Kelley, was listed among a handful of books in a recent Sunday New York Times Book Review featuring reviews of children's books.

Says the reviewer, "Kelley's expressionistic pantings are haunting and magnificent."

Students from the class of 2012 may remember last summer's discussion with Gary on the image making for this book.


Floor 84 Studio Visit

Thanks to Jeff Hardy, former student of Program Director Murray Tinkelman, and founder of Floor 84 Studio, for opening up his company's doors to the classes of 2012 and 2013 last Friday during their contact period in southern California.

Jeff gave the class a guided tour of the studio, a brief history of his creative background, and a presentation of F84's impressive project history.

Read F84's news item about the HAS MFA in Illustration class visit on the company's news page.


Faculty Nancy Stahl's Sunday New York Times Illustration



Most—if not all—of the HAS MFA in Illustration program faculty and students work editorially, often for some of the most prestigious publications around, such as The New York Times.

But when we opened this past Sunday's New York Times and saw faculty Nancy Stahl's illustration splashed across almost the entire front page of the Business Section, we couldn't resist a mention of it here on Squint.

So nice to see illustration being used like this, it really makes you want to read the article. Too bad they didn't use it for the online version as well.


Back from Pasadena…

The classes of 2012 and '13 are back from their weeklong contact period in Pasadena. So here's a call out to everyone who has a great photo or two (or ten) to share: send me your pics via YouSendIt or send me a link to your Facebook or Flickr album and I'll put together the Pasadena trip photo album under Projects + Pictures here on Squint. Also, send me a scan of your magazine assignment (with the who/what/where) and I'll put that album together as well. Specs for all: 72dpi, RGB, 1200px tall or wide. Finally, if anyone blogs about the trip and wouldn't mind a repost to the Travel With Us page, let me know. Thanks, and welcome home everyone!

Watts Towers, Los Angeles (photo: Amy DeVoogd)


50 Years in 60 Minutes: An Evening with Murray Tinkelman

This snapshot just in from alum Peg Nocciolino (Class of 2011), who was lucky enough to attend HAS MFA in Illustration Program Director and illustrator Murray Tinkelman's history of illustration lecture at the Society of Illustrators on Monday night. Peg reports that it was a full house. 

Also in attendance were Program Administrator Carol Tinkelman and faculty Ted and Betsy Lewin.


Daniel Swartz (Class of 2011) Launches New Website

Check out Daniel Swartz's (Class of 2011) fresh new website, a brilliant new design that showcases projects such as his recently completed assignment for AAA's Via magazine, a map for the table of contents (above).


Graduate Portfolio Day Chicago: Sunday, Nov. 6!

If you're interested in the HAS MFA in Illustration program, stop by our table at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Graduate Portfolio Day this Sunday to chat. Graduate Portfolio Day provides the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, application procedures and other information about the Hartford Art School Low Residency MFA in Illustration program.

Spread the word to others who are interested in the program:

Sunday, November 6, 2011 12-4pm at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL