12/6/11 at 12:00a

Michelin announced the winning entries of the 23rd Annual Michelin Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and presented $22,400 in scholarships at a reception held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education at CCS in Detroit. Winning CCS transportation students received trophies, scholarships and an invitation to display their designs in the Michelin Challenge Design exhibit at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Jan. 9-22, 2012.


12/5/11 at 4:18p

GPS and in-car navigation systems provide good directions, but costs are still high for manufacturers.


12/5/11 at 12:00a

CCS Graphic Design student, Aileen Klebba, designed a 2012 calendar to raise funds and awareness for Last Day Dog Rescue that features 17 dogs with successful placement stories. Check out the article and pictures here:


12/4/11 at 1:00p

A homecoming for one of our own! Nancy Mitchnick has always been a revered figure in the history of Detroit's Cass Corridor art scene. She attended the Detroit Society of Arts & Crafts (CCS) and received her BFA from Wayne State, but after she left Detroit and moved to New York in 1973, she embarked on a career as painter and educator of esteemed renown. In the 1980s, she exhibited her work with Hirschl & Adler Gallery and has continued to show her work nationally throughout her career, including, locally, with Susanne Hilberry Gallery. As an educator, she has held faculty positions at Bard College, California Institute of the Arts, and just recently completed over 15 years as the Rudolf Arnheim Lecturer on Studio Arts at Harvard University. In recognition of her outstanding performance, Harvard awarded Mitchnick the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize in 2001. In late 2011, Mitchnick came home to Detroit to once again be part of our thriving art community. Join us on April 12 as Mitchnick gives a talk on her interests and ideas.


12/3/11 at 11:00a

Date: April 10 Neville Page, Concept Designer ‚??Creatures, Characters, and Other Beasties‚?Ě Neville Page is a concept designer in the entertainment industry based in Culver City, California. His recent film credits include: Avatar, Piranha 3D, Tron Legacy, Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Watchmen. He also worked on X-Men 2 and 3; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Superman; Planet of the Apes; Minority Report; and Men in Black: The Ride. In addition to his film work, Page has been an advertising art director and a toy designer. His clients include Toyota, Nike, and Mattel. He teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. He has also created a series of digital design tutorials on character design, digital painting, and rendering techniques. He has also performed as an actor and a stand-up comedian. Click here to RSVP. Website: http://www.nevillepage.com/


12/1/11 at 12:00a

"What happens when a pair of entrepreneurs combines one of history's oldest trades with new economy marketing and production innovations? As Dan Armand and Jesse Cory have proven with their Royal Oak-based company 1xRun, an entirely new industry can emerge."


11/23/11 at 12:00a

CCS Entertainment Arts students exhibit their video work in "Mighty Real"


11/20/11 at 12:00a

Date: April 4 Leo Espinosa, Co-Principal, Studio Espinosa ‚??Studio Espinosa: Projects‚?Ě Leo Espinosa is an award-winning illustrator and designer originally from Bogota, Colombia. He is currently a principal, along with his wife Laura Jaffe Espinosa, of Studio Espinosa in Salt Lake City, Utah. His art crosses many categories, blurring the lines between illustration, animated film, and gallery exhibition. His design sensibility, coupled with his art and illustration, brings a dynamic look and feel to the lines of product to which his illustration is applied. His work has been in eatured in a variety of publications, product campaigns and designs, animated series, and gallery shows worldwide, including The New York Times, Wired, Esquire, ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, TIME, The Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Nickelodeon, Swatch, Hasbro, American Greetings, and Coca-Cola. He has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, How, Pictoplasma, and awarded two consecutive Silver Medals from The Society of Illustrators in 2009 and 2010. Click here to RSVP. Website: http://studioespinosa.com/main.php


11/20/11 at 11:00a

Date: March 28 Cynthia E. Smith, Curator for Socially Responsible Design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum ‚??Design and the Other 90%: CITIES‚?Ě Modern design has historically served 10% of the world‚??s population, those who primarily live in the most advanced sectors of the global economy. But what of those whose need for creative design solutions is just as and perhaps even more compelling, those whose living standards would be dramatically improved by design solutions? Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Curator Cynthia E. Smith has explored this topic in the groundbreaking exhibition ‚??Design for the Other 90%.‚?Ě The second in the series, ‚??Design with the Other 90%: Cities,‚?Ě was on view this past Fall at the United Nations in New York City. It looks at ways in which design is helping to provide solutions for the challenges created by the rapid growth of informal settlements over the next 20 years. Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times called the exhibition ‚??inspiring.‚?Ě Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University and Master‚??s of Public Administration from Harvard University. She has lectured on socially responsible design the world over and has curated numerous exhibitions, including the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial. Click here to RSVP. Website: http://designother90.org/cities/home


11/19/11 at 11:00a


11/14/11 at 12:00a

The Detroit Foundation, a new nonprofit organization aiming to restore the creative spirit and passion of the city with fellow Michiganders and native Detroiters living elsewhere, has made its first grant, awarding $2,500 to the Chocolate Cake Design Collective.


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