What’s In Store: Behavior, Backpacks and Backgrounds

May 2, 2011
  • How To Be a Man: A Guide To Style and Behavior For The Modern Gentleman (Rizzoli, 2011) by Glenn O’Brien: MPS Fashion Photography Department faculty member Glenn O’Brien (aka, GQ‘s “Style Guy”) dispenses sartorial and etiquette advice for today’s man that is witty and irreverent, but also perfectly serious. From head to toe to entertaining to graceful aging, How To Be a Man is a thorough guide to navigating contemporary mores with style and grace.
  • Sprayground: Alumnus David Ben-David (BFA 2008 Graphic Design) has created Sprayground, a line of street-, skate- and urban-inspired backpacks. The unisex polyester packs come in a variety of styles, ranging from multi-color graffiti designs to graphics that echo “Hello, My Name Is…” tags. Browse the complete line of products at sprayground.net.
  • The Digital Matte Painting Handbook (Sybex, 2011) by David B. Mattingly: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department faculty member David B. Mattingly has assembled a how-to reference guide for digital artists creating matte backgrounds for television and film. Showcasing techniques and tips that are drawn from Mattingly’s courses at SVA, the book also includes a DVD containing videos that translate many of the lessons from the page to the screen.
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