Jessica Walsh is a designer, art director, and illustrator working in New York City. She is a partner at the New York based design studio, Sagmeister & Walsh and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has won numerous design awards from the Type Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club, SPD, Print, and Graphis. She has received various celebrated distinctions including Computer Art’s “Top Rising Star in Design”, an Art Director’s Club “Young Guns” award, and Print Magazine’s
Chip Kidd is a designer and writer in New York. His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging. Kidd has published two novels, The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, as well as Batman: Death by Design, an original graphic novel published by DC Comics and illustrated by Dave Taylor. He is also the author of several books about comics, notably Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, Batman: Animated, and Jack Cole and Plasticman (with Art Spiegelman).
Photo Editor Larry Nighswander has identified 15 Elements of Composition that can control the “look” of your photographs. Some pictures contain one of the elements, while others will use several of them:
Rule of Thirds Controlled Depth of Field Lighting as a Creative Device Linear Perspective Introducing Disorder Framing Silhouette Juxtaposition The Decisive Moment Reflection Selective Focus Panning Texture Perspective Dominant Foreground, Contributing Background
You Are Not Special Commencement Speech from Wellesley High School
“You’re not special, because everyone is.”
“The empirical evidence is everywhere, numbers even an English teacher can’t ignore. Newton, Natick, Nee… I am allowed to say Needham, yes? …that has to be two thousand high school graduates right there, give or take, and that’s just the neighborhood Ns. Across the country no fewer than 3.2 million seniors are graduating about now from more than 37,000 high schools. That’s 37,000 valedictorians… 37,000 class presidents… 92,000 harmonizing altos… 340,000 swaggering jocks… 2,185,967 pairs of Uggs. But why limit ourselves to high school? After all, you’re leaving it. So think about this: even if you’re one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 billion that means there are nearly 7,000 people just like you. Imagine standing somewhere over there on Washington Street on Marathon Monday and watching sixty-eight hundred yous go running by. And consider for a moment the bigger picture: your planet, I’ll remind you, is not the center of its solar system, your solar system is not the center of its galaxy, your galaxy is not the center of the universe. In fact, astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center; therefore, you cannot be it. “
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. Go to Paris to be in Paris, not to cross it off your list and congratulate yourself for being worldly. Exercise free will and creative, independent thought not for the satisfactions they will bring you, but for the good they will do others, the rest of the 6.8 billion–and those who will follow them. And then you too will discover the great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself. The sweetest joys of life, then, come only with the recognition that you’re not special.”
When Josh and I first started thinking about this concept, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to intertwine style, character, education and art with a culture that we are not only familiar with, but actually a big part of. The Black Ivy serves as a tribute to the first black colleges that paved the way for our generation and created a common ground for hardworking, likeminded individuals. What the original Black Ivy league did for folks many years ago is what we strive to do today with individuals that inspire, motivate and spark the creativity of beings around them.
CSU Fullerton, CSUF Titan Student Union – Pavilion B
CSUF Graphic Design Club Cal State University Fullerton & the AIGA Orange County
is proud to present this special speaking event with Sean Adams
– On the surface, AdamsMorioka seems benign and safe. The visual works are reassuring and seductive. The colors are fresh and clear, the imagery is optimistic and friendly, and the forms are simple and accessible. There are no dense, oblique, and pointless compositions; no angry, distopic, and offensive images. It’s a happy, clean world. But, then, on closer inspection, this world is complex. The ideas are multi-layered and work for multiple audiences. Design legend Ed Fella, says, “AdamsMorioka makes more from less.”