LECTURES

 
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HISTORY OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION

The history of fashion illustration acted as a primary means of visual communication in the showroom and to the media across the world. Spanning 1910s-1970s, we examine the illustrators’ stylistic influence and attitude from the gesture from the pencil and paint.

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DESIGN ACCORDING TO LEO NARDUCCI

Telling the formative history of 1960s fashion in New York City through the eyes of designer, Leo Narducci for the upcoming book about his life and work, Design According to Leo Narducci.

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TEXILE DESIGN OF THE SIXTIES

Often the hidden Heroes of fashion, textile designers collaborators with designers or designers themselves, bringing illustrations of pen and ink to life on fabric. We explore the men and women otherwise unknown, their influences and work.


DESIGN TEACHING | PORTFOLIO CRITIC

 

TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Strong design is no mystery - it is the result of an attentive process of evaluation and refinement. Students are introduced to the basic principles of design through the creation of multiple compositions exploring new ways of looking at abstraction, composition, space and line variations.

Micro-lectures present contemporary and historical designers and artists to both inspire and direct visual energies towards these explorations and techniques. Class discussions and writing are vital components for understanding process, alongside critiques to discuss student’s ideas and discover new ways of seeing design.