What I Learned From School - The First Annual Cleveland Institute of Art Design Summit

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The First Annual Cleveland Institute of Art Design Summit

What I Learned From School


Sponsored by Nesnadny + Schwartz Cleveland + New York +
Toronto www.NSideas.com, and the Graphic Design Department of The Cleveland
Institute of Art


A summit questioning, positioning and (yes, one more time)
deconstructing the relationship between graphic design school and the field of
communication design in the 21st century.

Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book
Review and founder and co-chair of the School of Visual Arts, New York MFA
Design Program. He is the former editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design
and author or editor of over 80 books on popular culture, graphic design
history, and political art. His most recent books include The Graphic Design
Reader Allworth Press, The Education of a Design Designer, Allworth Press, and
Counter Culture: the Allure of Mini-Mannequins Princeton Architectural Press.
His forthcoming books include: From Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Progressive
Magazine Design of the 20th Century, Phaidon Press, Cuba Style: Graphics From
the Golden Age of Design, Princeton Architectural Press, and Graphic Humor: The
Art of Graphic Wit, Allworth Press.

He was awarded three design grants from the National
Endowment for the Arts, in 1986,1988, and 1990. In 1996, he received a Special
Educators Award from The Art Director’s Club of New York. He has been the
curator of ten design exhibitions, including "The Art of Satire" at
the Pratt Graphics Center and "Art Against War" at the Parsons School
of Design. Since 1986, he has directed "Modernism & Eclecticism: A
History of American Graphic Design," an annual symposium at the School of
Visual Arts. He lives in New York.

Ken Hiebert is the founding chairman of the graphic design
program of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, retiring as Professor
Emeritus in 1999.

He is author of Graphic Design Processes and Graphic Design
Sources, both supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He
has taught at Yale University, the Basel School of Design and Carnegie Mellon
University—most recently as Nierenberg Chair Visiting Professor, as well as in
short-term workshops internationally. He is a founding member and Fellow of the
Philadelphia Chapter of the AIGA.

Art/design/technology integration is the underlying theme of
his continuing work as designer and educator and in his play with new
possibilities in mixed media.

"Mixed media projects. A second book", Graphic
Design Sources, 1998, Yale University Press, deals, among other themes, with
issues in visual interpretation of music. Both were supported by individual
design grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2002 he was awarded
the honorary D.F.A. by Maine College of Art.

<> After studying graphic design and printmaking at Western
Washington University, Robynne Raye co-founded the Seattle-based studio Modern
Dog when she discovered that no other design firm would hire her. She first won
national recognition designing posters for Seattle’s fringe theatres. Fourteen
years later she still designs entertainment promotions — locally and nationally
— and still loves poster design best.

With a style that has been described as
"adventurous" and "illustrative," Raye has developed
identity systems, packaging, collateral, and illustration for such diverse
clients as K2 Snowboards, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Simon & Schuster,
Chronicle Books, Yale Repertory Theatre, The New York Times, Uni-Qlo (Japan),
Blue Q, Tacoma Art Museum, Nordstrom, and Rhino Records.

Her posters are in the permanent archives of the Smithsonian
Institution’s Cooper-France (Paris, France), Dansk Plakatmuseum (Arhus,
Denmark) and Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe (Hamburg, Germany), among others. Her
studio has been featured in U&LC magazine, Critique magazine, PRINT
magazine, Creative Review (England), Matiz Graphico (Mexico), IDEA Magazine
(Japan), KaK (Russia), and Haute magazine (Korea) — and has been profiled in
dozens of books on graphic design.

Over the past decade, Raye has taught design workshops and
lectured extensively. In addition, she currently teaches an upper-level design
class at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Beauty, Irreverence, Passion, Guts, Humor, Sex, Fake
Doo-Doo, Freedom, Truth, Chickens, George W. Dirt bikes, Marketin? Art,
Politics, Design, Blah, Blah, Blah...

In 1992 James Victore designed and produced his first
polemical poster, "Celebrate Columbus" to commemorate the five
hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. He
wasn’t trying to throw a stone through anybody’s window. He just wanted to
inject the notion that there’s always another side, which at that time was
getting lost. Similarly, "The Death Penalty Mocks Justice," for the
NAACP is a white on black drawing of a skull with a stuck out tongue in the
form of an American flag. Victore resorted to known cliches as the most
effective means for getting the point across. But only for that purpose.
Otherwise he rejects cliches and easy solutions. He routinely pushes his ideas
into the public arena by using any and all graphic means. And this is the
hallmark of his total work. Victore is a true and unfettered expressionist.
..He is a master of form who rejects artifice. Whether for a commercial client
or non-profit group, passion and purpose underscore his design. - Steven Heller

Complete information and designer bios here (PDF 544K)

The Cleveland Institute of Art

Russell B. Aitken Auditorium

11141 East Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 421-7000

Graphic Design Summit Committee

Dan Cuffaro, Mari Hulick, Mark Schwartz

Graphic Design Curriculum Development Committee

Harvey Hix, David Aldrich, Mark Schwartz, Gene Pawlowski,
Mari Hulick, Dan Cuffaro, Kristen Baumlier, Charles Tucker, Bob Morreale


Please contact me with any

Mari Hulick
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Cleveland Institute of Art

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