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How Cubism Protected Warships in World War I
Graphic Design Dept Chair Nik Hafermaas on his inspiration for digital mural at the San Diego International Airport.
ArtCenter Gives Artists Edge in Creative Economy
President Lorne Buchman and ArtCenter Board Chairman Bob Davidson interviewed.
The Canadian remaking Infiniti
Alumnus Karim Habib is the mind shaping future designs at Nissan
ArtCenter College of Design presents 15-year master plan designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Tina Chee Landscape Studio
All Autonomous Roads Lead to Pasadena
Graduate Transportation Systems and Design Faculty Tim Brewer, Lucian Rosca and alumnus Calvin Ku interviewed.
Sexism Is Rampant for Female Fashion Photographers
Dennis Keeley, chair of the photography and imaging department discusses rate negotiation and a slight majority of women students enrolled at ArtCenter.
Would You Carry Your Steering Wheel With You Everywhere Like A Phone?
Graduate Transportation Systems and Design Faculty Timothy Huntzinger comments on skeuomorphism and a Jaguar smart device connected to a fleet of autonomous vehicles.
ArtCenter College of Design Moves Forward With Master Plan
The Pasadena school could add numerous buildings to its Gold Line-adjacent South Campus.
Esther Pearl Watson Has Few Family Photos, So She Paints Her Memories Instead
“Awkward moments mixed with humor is one of my favorite narrative devices,”
Art Center Car Classic 2017 is the Designer’s Choice
“…those manufacturer concepts served as reminders that more than half of the cars you see today, and more still of the cool cars you see today, came from Art Center graduates.”
Empress Studios Opens With All-Female Directorial Roster
Writer/director Montana Mann recently signed a TV development deal with Universal Studios.
George Lucas Owes the Look and Feel of Star Wars to One Person
McQuarrie said his work with Star Wars “was the best job an artist ever had.”
Two-tone cars are back in vogue
Stewart Reed quoted on the value of choices for car buying consumers.
Meet The Petrolicious Team This Sunday At The ArtCenter Car Classic
...many of the people you’ll encounter will be designers themselves, who are accomplished, aspiring, or otherwise simply enthralled with the form of the automobile.
ArtCenter and USC students will create a multi-faceted design to animate MoCA’s plaza and Grand Avenue entry experience in downtown L.A.
1,600-Foot Digital Art Installation ‘DAZZLE’s New Rental Car Center
“It represents a living, breathing demonstration of what could become a radical transformation of building facades around the world,” said Nik Hafermaas, who chairs the graphic design department at ArtCenter College of Design.
ArtCenter’s new podcast ‘Change Lab’ is about learning something new
ArtCenter College of Design Launches Change Lab Podcast Exploring the Transformative Power of Creativity
What Would a Genesis GT Car Look Like in 2025? The Automaker and ArtCenter Students Give Us a Peek
“Genesis is an all-new brand, which makes it an exciting blank slate for any designer.”
My Summer Internship at Forbes
Interaction Designer Klaire Tsai writes about earning her degree at ArtCenter and the value of her internship at a media company.
Eclipse Exhibition Grapples with Mankind’s Ongoing Fascination with the Celestial Event
Co-Curator Stephen Nowlin and Graduate Art faculty member Lita Albuquerque discuss the poetics of an eclipse.
LA designers Margo Chase and Clive Piercy remembered
A remembrance by Graduate Graphic Design Executive Director Sean Adams.
The Brainiest Train in California
ArtCenter’s Rollin Homer describes the Gold Line as “our extended classroom.” “We’re embracing it—we’re going to live and create alongside it.”
Sundance Film Festival 2018 Logo Unveiled
“The concept was led by a group of students including Andy Gutierrez, Michelle Lee and Charles Lin and came out of a three-day brainstorm and creation session last spring…”
Tesla Model 3 More Than Electric
Geoff Wardle quoted on how the vehicle’s simplicity gives it longevity. The piece calls the new car “virtually futureproof. If Tesla's engineering team has a good idea and can write the software, they can give the car new abilities with the tap of a touchscreen.”
Tesla Bets Big on a Mass Market Electric Car
Quotes Geoff Wardle about the adoption of battery technology being unlikely without continued major government subsidies, which essentially “consigns batteries to a suboptimal solution.”
ArtCenter Exhibit Revolves Around Aug. 21 Eclipse
“…your mind will be boggled by its artistic, scientific and cultural reach…”
The obituary for influential graphic designer Margo Chase
“She was beloved in the design community at large and will be missed. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”
An Old Problem in a New Context
Coverage of ArtCenter’s Women in Industrial Design Forum highlights the field as “…a dynamic industry that needs to balance design and development, vision and practicality, right-brain and left-brain thinking.”
Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels
At ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles — one of the world’s premier automotive design schools — 14 students recently worked on creating new concepts for a future vehicle interior whose occupants would no longer be shackled by the need to drive.
ArtCenter College of Design Receives $2 Million Gift
"As pervasive as human language, typography has become a more critical agent as digital technologies transform our lives,” said Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography executive director Gloria A. Kondrup.
Wheels When You Need Them in the Gig Economy
“alternative ownership is something that all the automakers — whether they like it or not — are studying or beta testing,” said Transportation Design instructor Eric Noble.
Where Design Education Needs to Go Next
Students should learn through social innovation—but they also have to understand design’s limitations, says ArtCenter’s Mariana Amatullo.
Three Women Designers Blasting Through NASA’s Glass Ceiling
The ArtCenter campus happens to be less than a ten-minute drive from JPL—appealing to someone who had always been fascinated by science.
The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die
The List hosts learn the entire vehicle design process from start to finish and try their hand at designing their very own car at ArtCenter College of Design.
Inside the School That's Designing Your Next Car (and Wearable)
Prominent alumni are everywhere, from Apple (Clement Mok) and Nike (Martin Lotti) to Tesla (Franz von Holzhausen) and NASA (Jessie Kawata).
KCRW's popular 5 design things to do this week featured the Department of Illustration’s Land of Enchantment exhibition.
America Has Its Problems, But Design Can Help Solve Them
Designmatters created Es Tiempo, a campaign encouraging women to get annual checkups when the Jacaranda trees common to Los Angeles bloom each spring.
Politics and American Higher Ed
ArtCenter president Lorne Buchman noted that his institution has a responsibility “to reach into communities where students would never even dream of what it might mean to have a career in art design and create some kind of bridge for them to get there.”
Innovative Devices Help Commuters Go the Last Mile
“…transportation now should be viewed holistically. We are completely agnostic about what type of transportation we work on,” says ArtCenter’s Geoff Wardle.
How Joy Division Ended Up in a Data Art Show — Twice
“It's almost like a cultural meme, that's kind of like a living thing that we see everywhere. It's just a fascinating cultural phenomenon,” said ArtCenter’s Brad Bartlett, who curated Double Data: Typography + Data Visualization at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
Much Anticipated: Q&A with Guillaume Aretos & Marlon Nowe of Art Center’s New Character Animation Program
“… Our goal is to create the best animation program in the world. ”
In the Self-Driving Future, Cars are the New Arcades
To explore that future, students at ArtCenter (whose alumni include big name car designers at BMW, Lexus, and others) ignored the technical challenges of autonomy, and focused on how riding in these cars will feel.
Elon Musk Wants to Sell You a Better-Looking Solar Roof
“People spend a lot of time trying to create an attractive home. They don’t want funny glass boxes stuck on one side of their roof.”— Andy Ogden, chairman, industrial design graduate program, ArtCenter College of Design
Making the Grade
To give students a competitive edge, design schools partner with major firms on innovative programs that bring real-world challenges into the classroom.
Over the years, the [ArtCenter] collaboration has produced some of Bernhardt’s best-selling tables and chairs.
5 Boundary-Pushing Landscapes and Installations
On the cover: Street artist, RISK, channeled the colors of Keith Haring for one of the painted murals composing ArtCenter College of Design’s “OutsideIn.”
Metro's Art-filled Stations Enliven the Transportation Experience
Ann Field, chair of the illustration department at ArtCenter College of Design thinks of New York and the subway art world that gave rise to the career of Keith Haring. It was Haring, who painted a mural for the school near the end of his life, who served as the inspiration for Art Center's "OutsideIn" project.
In Pebble Beach, Rare Cars Trump Luxury
“…almost every modern car designer graduated from their [ArtCenter’s] program, and eventually makes their own pilgrimage to the greatest car week of the year.”
Designers’ Evolving Roles in Government
How can the public sector create a culture that's friendly to human-centered design?
The Urbanature Exhibit Celebrating San Gabriel Valley
Madworkshop’s First Installation by Sonia Lui at MOCA Advocates Human Interaction
Diving In: Nonprofits, NGOs, and Design
A dialogue about how nonprofits can do a better job integrating design thinking into their work.
MADWORKSHOP Unveils “Sanke,” an Outdoor Furniture Installation at MOCA
“Furnishings will play a critical role in bridging the gap between technology and the possibilities for new behaviors in outdoor space.”
Design students push office formality further back in the rearview mirror
Design driven startups from the heart
DreamWorks hires illustration major
Nathan Allen and Geoff Wardle on how battery-powered rides could transform your commute
Geoff Wardle on the vision for the Hyperloop
Why ArtCenter’s auto design program is one of the most influential on the planet
Shrek Production Designer Appointed Chair of ArtCenter’s Entertainment Design Department
ArtCenter students envision future mobility
Where Virtual Reality Prototypes Are Hatched
ArtCenter’s Anne Burdick on collaborations with Intel and Jaguar
ArtCenter team imagines an Apple car and the future of self-driving vehicles
Honoring ArtCenter designers whose impact has shaped Apple’s aesthetic identity
ArtCenter’s Geoff Wardle on the road to self-driving cars: carmakers have a lot of work to do to convince consumers.
Civic Technologist Alum Michael Manalo “Storytelling is really important…it resonates across forms.”
Student named Young Designer of the Year by world-class yacht designers and builders
“For car design, our country’s hit-factory is ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.”
“Stewart Reed has a front-row seat to aesthetic shifts in the industry, as chairman of the transportation design program at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., one of the car industry’s top incubators of global design talent.”
Brilliant Ideas profiles Diana Thater, pioneering creator of video, film and installation art.
America's Best Architecture & Design Schools 2016
ArtCenter ranks #1 for Industrial Design
Getting Into Responsive Web Design
“…professionals who succeed understand the workflow of everyone involved in the build”
Tyrone Drake Redesigns the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan
Political Animals: Two female-centric museum shows spring up this fall
In L.A., Female Video Artists Reign
LACMA Unveils Its Largest Exhibit Dedicated to a Female Artist
“Known for projects that explore nature and the cosmos, Diana Thater is the focus of Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s largest exhibition focused on a female artist”
Michael Maltzan unveils his city-minded Art Center master plan in Pasadena
Metamason is a startup incubated at the Design Accelerator, a joint venture between Caltech and ArtCenter College of Design
ArtCenter’s Michael Scheffe discusses his design work on the Back to the Future movie trilogy.
Building A Rubber Band-Powered Race for the Ages
Designing ArtCenter's beloved Formula E(lastic) car competition
The mantra was “Let’s make Blake super human!”
These 3 ArtCenter projects could represent the future in wearable tech
“…the company put out a challenge to transportation design students at ArtCenter College of Design to design a sleek sports car for 2030.”
A Simple Device Making Menstruation Safer for Girls Living in Poverty
To brainstorm ideas for designing the new clinic, administrators also enlisted the help of students from the ArtCenter College of Design
“Pasadena has made an extraordinary commitment to the arts,”
Looking to steer Latinos into auto design
“Great design thinks about the business, the planet, the users that are going to be impacted by those decisions.”
“She is a born teacher,” said Lorne Buchman, the president of ArtCenter, where Mr. Heavin is on the board of trustees. “I think that drives everything she does, whether it is the publication of a book, or setting up an international business.”
How Students Are Transforming a Pasadena Campus With Social Media
ArtCenter’s Experimental Frame in Spain
Students devised and built a sustainable igloo-shaped pavilion on the Costa Brava.
“Kenji Ekuan was very involved in a kind of international design aesthetic and in the importance of designers all speaking to each other and learning from each other. He was at that point very much a kind of sage of design,” says ArtCenter’s Mark Breitenberg.
For Flight Attendants, High Fashion Goes the Way of Free Peanuts
ArtCenter’s Karen Hofmann discusses airline branding through wearables.
So you want to break into the automotive industry
“…if car design is your specific goal, then ArtCenter is the Promised Land.”
New transportation will blow your hair back
ArtCenter’s Maggie Hendrie discusses innovations influencing the future of travel.
“Tape Classified at ArtCenter…outclasses anything currently up in New York.”
“This city serves three world-class tech institutions; Caltech, JPL and ArtCenter College of Design.”
Ray of Light: A museum show devoted to modernism’s lady genius
“The first Barbie TV commercial is actually the first time that TV advertising is really aimed directly at the child”
“CalTech and ArtCenter College of Design have taken the additional step of establishing the “Design Accelerator,” an incubator for design-based startups.”
Imagine Dieter Rams Showing Up at Your Final Design School Crit