Saturday, October 25, 2014

October, 29th, Barry Blitt

The Illustration Symposium guest this Wednesday will be cartoonist Barry Blitt.  At 16, Blitt's images were first published in the 1974 Philadelphia Flyers yearbook.  More recently, you will find his work gracing the pages and covers of publications such as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic,and The New Yorker, to name a few.  Blitt also illustrates, Frank Rich's Sunday Op-Ed column for the New York Times.  Many of his covers have been finalists for Cover of the Year from The American Society of Magazine Editors.  One of Blitt's, New Yorker covers hangs in the White House.  He will be speaking in Shemin Auditorium from 12:45 - 2:00pm.

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 22nd Chris Silas Neal

On Wednesday, October 22nd the Illustration Symposium guest will be the illustrator / designer Chris Silas Neal.  Neal's work has appeared in several publications including The New York Times, and The New Yorker.  He illustrated the picture books Over and Under the Snow, and Lifetime.  He has directed short videos for Kate Spade, and Anthropologie and he was awarded a medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work in motion graphics.  Neal, also exhibits in galleries.  He teaches Illustration at Pratt Institute.  Chris' talk will be in Shemin Auditorium in the Shaffer Art Building from 12:45 - 2:00 pm.

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 15th Chris Sickels - Red Nose Studio

On Wednesday October 15th our guest will be Chris Sickels, proprietor of Red Nose Studio.  Sickels, quirky 3-D illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Maxim, and The Village Voice, to name a few.  His corporate and advertising clients run the gamut from Frito Lay to Spike TV.  His work has been featured in How, Print, and 3x3.  Sickels, has twice been honored with the Carol Anthony Grand Prize Award from the New York Society of Illustrators 3-D Salon.  Two of his short films, The Red Thread Project, and Innards were selected to screen at the 2005 and 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

Friday, October 3, 2014

October 8th Bill Mayer

On October 8th our Symposium guest will be Bill Mayer.  Over the last thirty years Mayer's work has appeared nationally and internationally in publications such as Time Magazine, National Geographic, and Sports Illustrated to name a few.  He also includes Mattel, Dream Works, and Jose Cuervo among his clients.  Meyer has earned several gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles.  Bill will be giving a presentation in room 332 Shaffer from 12:45 to 2:00pm