January 2010 Awards Roundup

January 21, 2010
  • Business magazine Fast Company chose Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design by MPS Branding Department Chair Debbie Millman for its Best Design and Architecture Books of 2009 list.
  • In the latest installment of HOW magazine’s In-HOWse Design Awards, the Visual Arts Press won four Merit awards in the Education category: the 2009–2010 Undergraduate Catalog; subway posters by faculty members Gail Anderson and Mirko Ilic; and the fall 2008 issue of the Visual Arts Journal.
  • Film critic Richard Roeper has compiled his Best Films of the Decade for the Chicago Sun-Times, and Dinner Rush, directed by MPS Live Action Short Film Department Chair Bob Giraldi, earned a slot on the list.
  • Alumnus Michael Rizzo (2006 Film and Video) won the Audience Choice Award at the Zero Film Festival for Bay Rizz – The Rescue, a short film about Mayor Bay Rizz (played by Rizzo), who goes missing in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood.
  • BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department faculty member Peter Kuper took home the Gold Medal in the Sequential Art category at this year’s Society of Illustrators 52 competition. Kuper’s winning work will be on display in the “Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 52,” 128 East 63 Street, through Saturday, January 23.
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