In a March 20 New York Times feature titled “Design Gets More Diverse,” BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department alumnus and faculty member Gail Anderson (BFA 1984 Graphic Design) is profiled as an example of African-American designers who are becoming prominent figures in the field. The piece quotes Anderson saying, “When I worked at The Boston Globe way back, someone at the front door asked if I was a messenger. I thought: ‘Are you kidding?’ Every person of color has ridiculous stories like that. But I don’t think the creative industries focus on the color issue as much as others may. It’s all about talent and your ability to communicate effectively.”
In addition, the article showcases one of Anderson’s 2009 SVA subway posters, which was built around a quote from the inaugural speech by President Barack Obama.
Image: Gail Anderson, SVA subway posters, 2009. ©Visual Arts Press, Ltd.