Graphic Design News

Posted on Saturday, January 8, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Hey, there's a CCA app for that! [Photo: Jim Norrena]

CCA Graphic Design lecturer Nathan Manousos recently taught the "iPhone App UI Design" course within the college's fall Extended Education program. It is the college's first-ever iPhone app–focused course, and the successful student projects reveal a wealth of effective iPhone design as well as prove user-interface technological skills are plentiful here within the college's own community.

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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Sarah Owens

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space January 20 through February 5, 2011, in the lower-level Logan Galleries on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 20, from 6–8 p.m.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Design by Christine Rode (Graphic Design)View slideshow 

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.

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Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Birmingham . . . or San Francisco?

Robin Terra (Graphic Design 1985) never had any intention of starting her own business, but in 2001 when her employer announced the office's impending relocation to Alabama, well . . .

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Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Sustainable Skyscrapers: Vertical Ecologies and Urban Ecosystems
CCA, 2010
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).

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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 Announced

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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?

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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.

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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.

CCA’s Graphic Design adjunct professor Christopher Simmons is a designer, writer, educator, design advocate, and principal of the noted San Francisco design office MINE™.

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