Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Craig Welsh ADD '04 Urban Forest

This banner for the AIGA Urban Forest Project, designed by Craig Welsh, ADD '04 of GoWelsh, was chosen to hang in Times Square this summer.

The Urban Forest will officially sprout on August 17 in Times Square and be on display thru October 31, 2006. The website for the project will also launch on that day.

A brochure will be available that will feature all of the banners and will show roughly in Times Square where they are located.

At the end of October the banners will be taken down and turned into tote-bags. The bags are going to be designed and manufactured by Jack Spade. This will take about three months. Once the bags have been produced there will be an auction to raise money for scholarship and mentoring programs in February or March.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Power of 10

by Larry Will

The Syracuse University Art Galleries will display the first exhibition of graduate student thesis work from the ISDP in Advertising Design. The show, "The Power of Ten", will run from Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 10. Representative of their graduating class size, the show demonstrates ten original thesis displays with a common problem-solving strategy to inform, educate and entertain their audience.

"A visual thesis component is essential in a visual discipline," explains Professor John Milligan, who spearheaded this new graphic component of the thesis requirement for ISDP Advertising Design master candidates.

Based in remote locations as far as Vancouver and as close as Pennsylvania, the ISDP Ad Design class of 2006 embraced the new element with vigor and tenacity. "Showcasing as a unified group with a wide range of topics, 'The Power of Ten' is going to be a great showing of design, advertising and marketing on many levels. I give it a 10," says class president Jennifer Haas Foy. Thesis topics range from "Dogs in Advertising" and "Wine Label Design" to "Creating Environments that Inspire Creatives" and "Contemporary Letterpress Design."
On Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 PM, there will be a closing reception for the ISDP Advertising Design and Illustration exhibitions running concurrently.

The Syracuse University Art Galleries are located in the Shaffer Art Building and is universally accessible. Exhibitions are free and open to the public weekdays from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call (315) 443-3127.