Paula Scher MAPS: Paintings, Installations, Drawings, and Prints (Princeton Architectural Press 2011) by Paula Scher (Masters Series laureate and former BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department faculty member): In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher began painting maps of the world as she saw it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Collected here for the first time, Paula Scher MAPS presents 39 of her creations. The forward of the book is titled “All Maps Lie,” an assertion directly from Scher that seems to celebrate the accuracy of maps despite their inherent distortion. To read a recent interview with Scher by MFA Design Department co-chair Steven Heller, visit The Atlantic.
Keith Haring Exhibition and Pop Shop at Pace Prints, 521 West 26 Street, through December 3: This exhibition of prints and small-scale multiples by Keith Haring (1979 Fine Arts) features works created by the artist between 1983 and 1990. For the occasion, Pace Prints has also set up a Pop Shop, which, in addition to prints, offers Haring-inspired footwear by British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood, as well as Haring-inspired apparel and accessories by New York stylist Patricia Field.
Forged (Revere Pictures, LLC 2010) directed by William Wedig (BFA 2006 Film and Video): After a jam packed summer full of screenings and a major city tour with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami, William Wedig’s film Forged is now available on DVD. Set in the cold and rusty town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Forged follows ex-con Chuco (Manny Perez) on his quest to redeem himself after committing a horrific sin against his son, Machito (David Castro). Watch the trailer for Forged below.