Thursday
Nov032011

Sally Govan's (Class of 2011) Archives

After Sally Govan (Class of 2011) graduated this past summer, she headed back home to spend some quality time cleaning house. In her attic she dug out a treasure trove of design work from when she was an art director at Whittle Communications in the late 1980s. Back then she had the good fortune to be able to hire the likes of illustrator—and guest speaker—Elwood Smith (above, left); illustrator Seymour Chwast (below, left); and cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty (below, right), and to rub elbows with Mad Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones, and New Yorker cartoonists Sam Gross, Ed Koren (above, right) and Roz Chast, to name but a few.

Sally says, "Because cartoons involve both words and pictures, I had to become cartoon editor as well as art director. I have to tell you, I never had so much fun."

Wednesday
Nov022011

WATCH Faculty Zina Saunders' Animated Political Opinions for Mother Jones

Faculty Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on political news and current events each week for Mother Jones' website.

Last week it was the One Percent Solution: pull yourself up by your own bootstraps unless you can afford to have a pol do it for you!

This week Zina imagines Mississippi's future if the "personhood" amendment passes.

Wednesday
Nov022011

Guest speaker Kenton Nelson shows in Salzburg in November

Guest speaker Kenton Nelson will be showing a series of new paintings at Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska in Salzburg, Germany this month. The reception is this Friday, November 4 at 6:30pm. The show will be up through November 29.

A lecture and studio tour with Nelson is scheduled this year for the classes of 2012 and 2013 on November 15 in Pasadena.

Sunday
Oct232011

REMINDER: 3 Competition Deadlines This Week

Just a reminder that deadlines for three competitions are fast approaching: 

Find out more on Squint's competitions page.

Friday
Oct212011

50 Years in 60 Minutes: An Evening with Murray Tinkelman

Join HAS MFA in Illustration Program Director, illustrator and historian Murray Tinkelman on Monday, November 7, at the Society of Illustrators in New York City for a special presentation on the history of illustration.

The event will be followed with a cocktail reception. Tickets: $20 Non-members, $15 members, $10 students.

Rodeo drawing by Murray Tinkelman.

Friday
Oct212011

Magge Gagliardi's (Class of 2012) Illustrated iPhone Case 

Magge Gagliardi (Class of 2012) has a few marketing ideas of her own. She turned the results of a successful assignment into a salable product.

Faculty Nancy Stahl and Zina Saunders led a class this past summer to illustrate iPhone games of their own designs. Magge's was based on a scene from the beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, called "The Fizzy Lifting Room."

Not yet equipped with the skills to program her own game app, Magge put her illustration to good use on the outside of an iPhone, a case for sale through red bubble.

Friday
Oct212011

LISTEN to Faculty Daniel Pelavin's Interview on The MarketingMix

Listen to faculty Daniel Pelavin (aka the Duke of self-promotion) in this audio interview with Ilise Benun of Marketing Mentor on the blog The MarketingMix.

Daniel discusses marketing and self-promotion in terms of self-discovery, the realization that you are not the center of the universe, how to put a little spark of good in the world, and why you may want to pursue marine biology instead of illustration.

left: Railroads for the Future, by Daniel Pelavin