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Handmade Type Poster in CA Annual 2014

Handmade Type_LookingLA_official posterCreated to promote the fantastic Handmade Typographic Poster workshop run by designer and AIGA Fellow John Clark, the poster – assembled by Ali Keenan of Looking LA and photographed by Donald Miller – has been receiving numerous accolades on its own.

Recently featured in Communication Arts Typographic Annual 2014 as a ‘Posters’ category winner, the work is also in the running at the International Centre for Graphic Design Poster Competition in Chaumont and the Warsaw Biennale.

For more of the amazing design work coming out of Looking LA studios, please visit their website.

Feb. 15th | Amanda Keller Konya @ West Gallery

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Amanda Keller Konya, Federal Building, Downtown Los Angeles

Heist, an exhibition of new work by photographer and instructor Amanda Keller Konya opens Saturday, Feb. 15th at the West Gallery, Cal State Northridge.  Taking Millard Sheets’ commissioned mosaics for Southern California banks from 1954 to 1975 as her subject, Heist “offers viewers a selective and cropped view of the subject matter represented within these tiles, such as: depictions of power, labor, manifest destiny, the nuclear family, scientific and technological progress and the California Dream.”

The titles locate each work, positioning the exhibition within the Southern California landscape as well as pointing to the repurposed buildings “prettified by each mosaic.”   As writer Michelle Weiner explains, a viewer “considers the formal attributes, the location, the socio-economical history and significance of the subject matter.  However, it is within this subject matter, specifically its making a spectacle of the other, which leads the viewer to conclude Keller Konya is not only depicting but deconstructing the myth of the Southern California landscape through these various architectural, ornamental mosaics.”  Keller Konya has digitally captured the images, which are then printed at 7″ x 5″ size on fiber based silver gelatin paper.

Heist
February 15 – March 6
Opening Reception | Saturday, Feb. 15th 4 – 7pm

West Gallery
Cal State Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA, 91330-8299

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For more information, please visit the Cal State Northridge Galleries website.

Business of Photography in Photoshelter’s Top 50

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Todd Bigelow, Portrait of Shabazz Muhammad for Sports Illustrated

Photoshelter, a worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing and archiving tools for photographers just listed our very own Todd Bigelow and his Business of Photography course as one of their 50 Awesome Photo Workshops from Around the World.  Judging from student feedback and our insight into Todd’s extensive knowledge and expertise, we couldn’t agree more.  Currently offering the workshop at Otis, it will return to UCLA Extension in our upcoming Summer quarter on July 12th & 13th.

Artist’s Select with Alison Blickle

 

Welcome to Artist’s Select, a new series on our blog featuring compelling imagery that provokes and inspires – selected by some of our favorite artists, designers and instructors.  Our first selection is courtesy of artist Alison Blickle, who writes:

“Recently I’ve been looking at images from a variety of times and places– ancient Egyptian art, alchemical illustrations from the Middle Ages, textiles and patterns from the Middle East and the American Southwest, old Russian fairy tale illustrations, and the photography of Studio Manasse from the 1920s.  I’ve also been inspired by a recent trip to Alaska– the wild landscape and the art of the native people there are so beautiful.  Looking at the work of other artists is always important to me too.  Lately I’ve been into Edouard Vuillard and William Blake, and the paintings of my friends Jeni Spota in New York and Howard Eige in Oakland, CA.”

Photographic Composition with Douglas Hill

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This fall we’re pleased to have Douglas Hill teaching an online section of the course Photographic Composition. Douglas is a celebrated photographer of architecture and interior design, as well as the author of several series that capture the character and feel of our great city. His class is great for anyone who would like to strengthen their skills in composition, an element of your photography practice that is vital but sometimes overlooked in favor of more technical considerations. Certificate students can use it as an elective toward their progress as well.

Douglas was kind enough to share his syllabus for the class, so check it out to get a sense of the projects and what you’ll accomplish. Assignment 1, called “Be an Urban Explorer” should get you excited to start!

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Have a look at some of Douglas’ photography below, and view more on his website: douglashillphotography.com.

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Calligraphy with Carrie Imai

For many designers, calligraphy might not be the first thought when it comes to building your skill set. But for the last few years, Carrie Imai has been showing students that learning calligraphy can be a valuable skill, applicable to many design projects and goals.

As one student who recently took the class said:

“I had always been curious about calligraphy but never set out to try to learn it on my own. After hearing how calligraphy had been influential to Steve Jobs, I decided to take this Extension course. After only ten weeks of experience, I can say that this class has helped to improve my skills as a designer and artist. The combination of drawing (rendering letterforms) and typography/layout, as well as the exposure to new materials (inks, papers) is an invaluable experience for all designers.”

This Spring, Carrie will be teaching the Roman Majuscules alphabet. A few examples are included below. For those in the DCA certificate program, the class can be used as an elective.

Click here to read the course description and register. 

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