Herbert Matter was a mid-century modern designer, photographer and filmmaker.
Originally from Switzerland, he moved to New York in 1935 and worked with such legends as Alexey Brodovitch, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock and Charles and Ray Eames. This documentary looks at Matter’s life and work.
The screening is free. Check out the trailer below.
The College has launched a great new project with Corbis Images—AlwaysOn: Talks By Leaders in Art and Design. This new initiative makes videos of presentations and panel discussions by experts in art and design available for free to anyone, anywhere, anytime at our new Always On website. Produced by Art Center and supported by Corbis, Always On aims to support the creative community in personal and professional development by creating a global platform for art and design leaders to share insights and discuss trends.
Throughout 2011, Corbis is contributing one dollar to the initiative for each order customers make online at corbisimages.com, with funds going to help Art Center produce more video presentations. With the worlds of art and design changing at the speed of light in the digital era, the goal of Always On is to provide the creative community with 24/7/365 online access to the latest perspectives from luminaries in art and design.
The partnership between Art Center and Corbis Images was initiated by legendary designer Kit Hinrichs, an Art Center alumnus and member of the College’s Board of Trustees. As principal of the design firm Studio Hinrichs, he worked with Corbis Images on its 24/7/365 digital and print calendar campaign to showcase the exceptional images in the Corbis Images collection.
As Hinrichs reviewed Corbis Images’ library of images—including photography, fine art, illustration and film—he saw an immediate connection with Art Center, which offers majors in these fields as well as many other creative disciplines. Building on the theme developed with Corbis Images, AlwaysOn seeks to provide the creative community with 24/7/365 online access to the latest perspectives in art and design as shared by the College’s renowned faculty and guest speakers.
Always On will feature both renowned members of Art Center’s faculty and guest speakers from around the world. The first video features associate professor Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Art Center’s director of sustainability initiatives, who introduces key aspects of Comprehensive Design in a fun and engaging exercise.
Upcoming speakers include designer Fiona Raby of Dunne + Raby, visionary sci-fi author Bruce Sterling, media artist Aaron Koblin, visual strategist Dan Goods, futures researcher Jason Tester, architecture blogger Geoff Manaugh, landscape artist Andrew Hem and fine artist Sarah Awad. They will discuss topics that address current and future trends in art and design, such as the practice of making things up in a rapidly changing world; the use of communication design across space, time and behavior; and establishing an original voice and point of view as an illustrator.
The videos are also available on our YouTube and Vimeo pages. Enjoy our first video below, and be sure to visit the new Always On site.
Last week marked the annual Celebration of Cultures, organized and presented by the Center for the Student Experience (CSE). A week’s worth of fun and activities are organized to celebrate the dynamic cultural diversity of Art the campus community.
The events included a Cultural Desserts event presenting a variety of delicious deserts from across the globe; an International Cheese Tasting class taught by the Cheese Store of Pasadena; a travel slideshow featuring travel images from students, faculty and staff; the Chill Out Cart, which passed out frozen treats across campus; a Global Village featuring food, games and music from around the world; and a Food Club Outing to Wat Dong Moon in Silver Lake.
The celebration was a lot of fun for everyone—view the images below from the week!
Designmatters will host an engaging program at the TOMS Give Shop and Gallery in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 31. The presentation will feature a short lecture and panel of colleagues and star students to discuss the ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.
Mariana Amatullo, Co-Founder and Vice President, Designmatters
Henderson has been creating a series of in-depth documentaries about the world’s great cinematographers, and the first film in the series is about famed cinematographer and Art Center instructor Daviau.
Allen’s first feature film was E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, earning the first of five Oscar nominations and launching his career as one of the industry’s leading cinematographers. Since then, he has worked on such notable films as The Color Purple, Falcon and the Showman, Empire of the Sun, Avalon, Bugsy, Congon and Van Helsing. He has been nominated for three American Society of Cinematographers Awards, winning twice, and has received the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award. Stop by and meet the legendary cinematographers who will be attending the screening, including Vilmos Zsigmond, Haskell Wexler and Owen Roizman. The event is open to all Art Center students, alumni, faculty and staff.
“Taken after a ceasefire, these portraits capture a people experiencing their first taste of peace in decades while awaiting the hope of becoming a new nation,” Paulson says. “ I met a people of great beauty, but with deep scars—and I sought out to know and serve them, and to share their story.”
The exhibition is the culmination of a Designmatters-facilitated independent study led by faculty member Gloria Kondrup.
The exhibit is on display through April 1, with an artist reception held on Saturday, March 26 at 6 p.m.
More information about Paulson’s powerful journey, and to view his work, visit teedsudan.com.