In The Press: MFA Design Criticism Department Students

December 22, 2009

SVA students, faculty members and alumni frequently appear in news stories, but lately several students from SVA have been making the news in a different way: by writing it. Here are three recent articles written by current students in the MFA Design Criticism Department (D-Crit):

  • Frederico Duarte recently wrote a piece for Eye blog about his work investigating a project for a D-Crit course taught by MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller. He researched six Pan Am posters from the early 1970s using the Lily Auchincloss Study Center for Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, as well as the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at SVA. He also wrote another article about the posters for Eye magazine’s issue 73.
  • Alan Rapp penned an article for Print magazine about the evolution of design work for heavy metal bands, which encompasses a wide variety of styles beyond stereotypical gothic fonts and satanic iconography. Rapp also produced a podcast on the same topic for a D-Crit class early this year.
  • Earlier this semester, Angela Riechers contributed to Voice: AIGA Journal of Design with an article entitled “Blood Types.” She examines vampire typologies since the 1897 publication of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, as well as contemporary pop culture’s obsession with the mythical creatures.

Read more articles by D-Crit students in the Reading Room section of the department’s Web site.

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