Art Center in the News: October – November


Jay Leno (right) interviews Tom Peters (left) and Peter Brock (center) at Car Classic

Art Center students, faculty, trustees, alumni and staff have been busy racking up awards, giving interviews and making news. Here is a selection of some recent coverage, including highlights from Car Classic and the recent announcement of a $15 million gift from Peter and Merle Mullin, the largest donation in the 83-year history of Art Center.

NPR “Small, Private Colleges Woo Veterans With Scholarships”
Gloria Hillard visits Art Center and talks with student and veteran Cory Bloor.

Westways “Modern Mobility: Students at Art Center in Pasadena are designing tomorrow’s cars with more than looks and performance in mind”
This four-page spread about Art Center’s new Graduate Transportation Design program reached an audience of more than 10 million readers throughout California.

Los Angeles Times “Art Center students hone skills with early photo techniques”
Art Center’s Photography + Imaging department is featured on the front page of the California section.

The New York Times “A Woman’s Touch, Still a Rarity in Car Design”

Core77  “Sketchnotes of IIT Institute of Design’s Design Research Conference”
Anne Burdick gave attendees a window into the curriculum at the Art Center College of Design.

Microsoft “Minimal to the max: The story of a promising young designer and the Popsicle that never was”
Story about recent alumnus Andrew Kim, who was discovered and hired by Microsoft after his class project rebrand of the company went viral.

KCRW “Creating a “User Experience” That Works, with David and Tom Kelley” in conversation with Frances Anderton at Art Center

KCRW “Art Center, Caltech and Idealab Accelerate Design Biz”

Good “Shaping Design Education at LEAP Symposium”
Fast Company “Watch: This Desk Knows When You Should Stand, Sit, Or Just Breathe” – Desk design by grad ID alumnus Lance Blake is also featured in Wired and Wall Street Journal

NY Times “J Mays, Noted Ford Designer, to Retire”

Metropolis “The New Ergonomics: In this age of ubiquitous computing, what exactly are we doing to our bodies?”
Nicolas Nova, visiting researcher-in-residence, and illustrations by Media Design Practices alum Katie Miyake, are featured throughout this Metropolis article.

GD USA “The Ten Most Influential Design Schools of the Past Half Century”

GD USA “Top Design Schools Today”

Reuters “Insight: Work ethic, comic hero make Koreans hot shots in car design”

ABS-CBN News “Why Koreans are such hot shots in car design”

Outlook Pasadena “At the Art of the Matter: Art Center’s President Urges Students to Act Globally”

ArtScene Lynn Aldrich

Pasadena Star-News  “‘Einstein on the Beach’ in L.A. is a historic and harmonic convergence”
Mentions Art Center’s collaboration with this Caltech performance.

Neowin “Interview: We get more info on the Microsoft Surface Blade DesignStorm session”

Los Angeles Times “Artists, students call Joseph Gatto ‘great educator of the arts’”

Spark Awards “2013 Spark Awards”

Metropolis “Aiming High” features Art Center students Yoony Byun and Alan Tsai.

Adobe “Adobe Announces Winners of the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement”

Car Classic Coverage
Robb Report
“100 Important Automotive Designs Invade Pasadena”
“…school has had a hand in probably over half of the cars extant in the world and certainly a good portion of the really cool ones.”
Popular Mechanics
“…has catapulted the careers of countless automotive designers including J Mays, Henrik Fisker, Charles Pelly, Chris Bangle, Freeman Thomas, and Franz von Holzhausen…”
Detroit News
“…showcase brings the cars and those who come to see them right to campus, where they can meet the students and, inside the school, visit classrooms and workshops and see many of the students’ design projects.”
“…annual celebration of automotive design puts…former students’ work on display…opens the school’s doors allowing visitors a chance to see the efforts of its current enrollees.”
Yahoo! Autos
“A considerable chunk of the show attendees are current Art Center students, many of whom you’ll find sitting cross-legged by their favorite car, sketching its various details….guided tours of the stunning Art Center Hillside Campus allow participants to watch its many students scribble away in drafting studios and work on 3-D models….Indeed, it may be Sunday, but school is very much still in session.”
“The nice part of this show is that you can wander about the school and see various works on display.”
Pasadena Now
“Art Center’s Car Classic 2013 Puts Future Designers in Touch With the Past”
RedTV News
A good portion of this 3-minute feature on Brazilian TV is dedicated to Art Center education, including an interview with student Yang Fu.

Coverage of Peter and Merle Mullins’ $15 million gift to Art Center

The New York Times’ advance interview with Peter Mullin broke the news on October 14
Los Angeles Times, by Larry Gordon, higher education writer
Lead story on L.A. Observed, a website closely monitored by top media decision-makers at prestigious national outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, and Los Angeles Times
AutoWeek, reaching more than 550,000 readers
Pasadena Star-News
KCRW radio
KFWB radio with a corresponding blog post
Orange County Register column by Car Classic Panel Moderator Susan Carpenter
Hooniverse interviewed Peter Mullin and Lorne Buchman and mentioned the gift in its coverage of Car Classic
11 total finance websites including Yahoo!Finance, Morningstar and The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch

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