I’ve taken serious thought on how to break my hiatus from DWB.
Who. Or what. Or what for.
Do I go off topic with my personal opinions about the new President of the United States? The outgoing President of the United States? Or even the loser?
Or (tempting) break back in with the Life and Death Masks posted from the Graphic Arts Division of Princeton University?
But while the subject of the new President is hot hot hot, and the death masks fascinating, a google alert arriving five minutes ago settled it for me.
The SVA Podcast series has an impressive guest list, from Ellen Lupton to Milton Glaser to Rick Poynor and more (be sure to check out the individual catalogs).
In recent years, new media have changed the role of graphic design in various ways. Graphic designers are more in demand to develop a client’s branding, identity, and packaging programs.
But with the means of production on their desktops, designers are also becoming glorified production “artists.” The danger, of course, is that graphic designers will be edged out of the creation process, relegated to only the mechanical follow-through.
The “MFA Designer As Author” is predicated on the growing need for content providers throughout the visual media. Drawing on ones’ fluency with the graphic design language of type and image, this program is the first designed exclusively to encourage authorship and entrepreneurship in a broad range of media.
The purpose is to create products of value that are both responsible to the needs and wants of the society; the goal is to contribute objects of worth that integrate the best design in the smartest product.
Again, if you are interested, grab the MFA Designer as Author SVA Podcast Series.
And does the the School of Visual Arts Graphic Design have a blog?
It sure does. It’s the :: ( CRIT ) :: DESIGN BLOG ::
Technorati Tags: Business of Design, design, graphic, podcast
<< -- Please report dead blogs via the contact form -- >>