Things I have learned in my life so far (updated edition, Abrams, 2013) by MFA Design faculty member Stefan Sagmeister includes all of the previous book’s aphorisms plus 48 pages of new content. Material from Sagmeister’s recent project, The Happy Film, and typographic exhibitions at the Deitch Projects gallery in Soho and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia are also included. The update retains unique packaging, with 18 unbound signatures gathered in a laser-cut slipcase.
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay faculty member Michele Zackheim’s latest novel Last Train to Paris (Europa Editions, 2014) focuses on an aging American journalist named Rose Manon who is sent to Paris to cover an unsolved murder on the eve of World War II. “Zackheim presents startlingly vivid images of life in Hitler’s Europe,” according to The New York Times, and her book explores the complexity of Jewish identity, self-loathing and sexism in 1930s New York and Paris newsrooms.
The BFA Photography Department recently published Issue 16 of its award-winning tri-annual magazine, Dear Dave. With Direction from editor-in-chief Stephen Frailey (chair of the BFA Photography Department and co-chair of the MPS Fashion Photography Department), the magazine’s editorial team chose portfolios and essays that examine photography in conventional and multimedia permutations for the latest issue. SVA PhotoGlobal program scholarship winner Anna Orlowska’s unsettling photographs come from several different bodies of work that together offer a glimpse of her native, Poland, while Paul Jung’s (MPS 2013 Fashion Photography) black and white photos explore human form and high fashion. Time magazine essayist Paul Moakley writes about Evie Windsor and Thea Spyer’s 40-year love story and the beautiful vintage photographs that chronicle they’re relationship. BFA Photography faculty member Rebecca Roberts’ essay about the dissemination of images references Nick Knight’s seemingly misaligned direction of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” music video and ends with a question regarding the future of fashion photography in a world oversaturated by images.