Three CCA undergraduate students shared in raising over $3,000 in one night by helping to organize LifeStock, a music festival benefit that took place in Riverside, California, from July 31 to August 1. Architecture students Colin Deckner and Chris Bass designed the stage, while Graphic Design student Christine Rode designed the promotional materials.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by Sarah Owens
Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 by Samantha Braman
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Sustainable Skyscrapers: Vertical Ecologies and Urban Ecosystems
Paperback, 64 pages, $25
The skyscraper is architecture's ultimate icon. The term itself conjures images of seemingly impossible, awe-inspiring loft, and as a design proposition the skyscraper raises some of architecture's biggest questions. Is it possible for a sense of community to develop among inhabitants of a vertical, stratified environment? What is the essence of a slender form? This book, the latest installment in CCA's Architecture Studio Series, documents several innovative answers by CCA students and faculty. It is designed by Mike Hu and Mai Ogiva, Graphic Design undergraduates in CCA's Sputnik studio, and edited by Ila Berman (director of Architecture) and Nataly Gattegno (Architecture faculty).Read the rest
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Graduate Program in Design student Jesse Geller's Home Street Home earned highest honors in CCA's R.A.W. Video student contest. Want to cast your own vote? Details about CCA's first-ever R.A.W. Video Audience Award coming soon!
R.A.W. Video Contest Winners AnnouncedRead the rest
Posted on Friday, October 8, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Is a new golden age of creativity upon us? Or is it the end of design as we know it? (Or both?) Is design going to be the primary catalyst of meaningful societal change in the upcoming decades, or are we all just going to be designing a bunch of apps?
Design is Dead! Long Live Design?Read the rest
Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen
Exploring the middle ground between fact and speculation, recent graduate Mathieu Stemmelen (BFA Graphic Design 2010) is inspired by things unseen, like divides that exist only on maps or in unspoken attitudes about society.
Mathieu’s interactive book Visualizing The Invisible, which examines invisibility through biology, culture, and philosophy, received first place in the Book Design category at the 2010 Art Directors Club (ADC) awards. Much of his book’s content is printed using invisible ink, apparent only when placed under ultraviolet fluorescent light.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by Sarah Owens
Concentric model of a strong brand. Only the inner layers affect the outer, not the other way around.
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Clay Walsh
That’s right folks, the rumor’s true: It’s time again to break out your video camera and hit the streets for CCA’s R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Video competition.
This year’s theme: Bike Culture at CCA—as you define it!
What’s CCA’s R.A.W. Video competition? It’s the college’s annual student video competition that awards $500 cash to each juried winner of an original artistic point of view submitted in the form of a short video that depicts a designated theme.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 by Jim Norrena
It's refreshing to know design does matter—and that people still matter—to such design leaders as CCA Graphic Design faculty member and alum Michael Vanderbyl (BFA Graphic Design 1968), who has gained international prominence in the design field as a practitioner, educator, critic, and advocate.Read the rest