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Mark Zapico dishes on which Mad Men era ads are the best

Fans of the TV show Mad Men and fans of CCS’s own Mark Zapico, may be wondering what the chair of our Advertising program thinks about the advertisements that ran during the 1960’s. His choices may surprise you, Mark could have gone for some obvious choices, but instead he chose work that embodied the risk-taking of the times.

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Gallery One Show

Alums Marco Terenzi and Kate Silvio featured in Gallery One show

Alums Marco Terenzi and Kate Silvio are the featured artists in Gallery One’s current show “Emerging Artists: Michigan.” The show, which opened on April 8 and runs through April 27, takes a step back from a regional focus and showcases the work of artists from across Michigan. Following in line with Gallery One’s previous “Emerging Artists” installations, the artists featured have something to say about life and use interesting, various techniques to say it.

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Veronika Scott

Veronika Scott featured by Crate and Barrel

We are used to seeing media coverage about Veronika Scott’s projects, but recently her home and how she designs the space have been featured in Crate and Barrel’s blog site.

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Advertising students bring home Addy Awards

Once again CCS’s Advertising Department has dominated the student category of the District 6 American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards

The ADDY Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes, and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. The AAF Student ADDY Awards Competition is a unique national awards program designed especially for college students.

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Elysia Vandenbussche

Elysia Vandenbussche + Local Portion

As an alum of CCS and DC3’s Creative Venture program, Elysia Vandenbussche’s Local Portion ceramics company sells hand-crafted products, provides classes to the public, and is one of the only ceramic companies in Michigan that has an exclusive ceramic decal printer, a new technology in ceramics.

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Woodward Lecture - Jenns Hoffmann

Jens Hoffmann,writer and exhibition maker, who has curated more than 30 exhibitions internationally and written over 300 texts on art and exhibition making since the late 1990s will be presenting at CCS on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium, Walter B. Ford II Building, Walter & Josephine Ford Campus in Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center.

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Scott Daniel Design

Scott Daniel Design featured in World Interior News

Scott Daniel Design, a Brooklyn-based studio headed by CCS alum Scott Daniel Strickstein is featured in World Interior News' website. Scott Daniel Design launched in 2010 in tandem with his experiments to create Cmesh™. Inspired by the idea of alchemy, Cmesh transforms common substances into something of great value, allowing him to explore notions of sculpture, design and architecture while maintaining an intimate, hands on, approach.

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Scholastic - Abud

Local Students Win National Recognition in the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teenagers, announced its 2013 National Award recipients. These young artists and writers join a prestigious list of Awards alumni including Zac Posen, Lena Dunham, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Redford.

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Song Write Ann Trondson

Song Write - A performance by Ann Trondson

Song Write is a performance created specifically for TheStage inside the College’s Walter B. Ford II Building.The performance is a confrontation between an un-expecting present and its not too-long-ago-past.

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Phases of an Image show

Phases of an Image

An installation of sculptures, drawings and site-specific paintings by CCS alumni Rachel Reynolds FA '00 and Robert Zahorsky FA '00, and 2011 Kresge Artist Fellow Corrie Baldauf.

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Ad Design - One Show

Advertising Design hosts The One Show

The College for Creative Studies’ Valade Gallery is pleased to host The One Club’s world-famous One Show Traveling Exhibition. The Opening Reception on Friday, March 22 from 6-9 p.m. is sponsored by Adcraft Club of Detroit and The D Council.

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Molly Jacques calligraphy

CCS alum Molly Erickson featured in The Every Girl

At just 25 years old, calligrapher Molly Erickson also known as Molly Jacques has had her illustrative work featured in the holy grail of the wedding industry,Martha Stewart Weddings.Managing to invoke emotion with her hand-lettered creations adorned with whimsically scripted calligraphy, Molly’s romantic works have taken the wedding world by storm.

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Joon young Kim BASF competition

Sit Down. Move. CCS student takes home BASF award

CCS student Joon young Kim was recently honored with a design award from BASF in the Sit Down. Move. competition. Kim was the only student from the United States to win one of the top three awards.

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Shinola Watches

Shinola watches pre sale

Why open a watch factory in Detroit? Why not accept that manufacturing is gone from this country? Why not let the rust and weeds finish what they started? And lastly, why didn't we buy a heavier coat before we moved here?

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De Program art

Dutch Art Events promote De Program

De Program is an intense three week graphic design program emphasizing individual and small group interaction with some of the best European designers and design offices.

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Tom Thewes Hi Fructose

CCS alum Tom Thewes featured in Hi Fructose Magazine

CCS alum Tom Thewes, an artist currently living and working in Detroit, creates highly detailed paintings and murals with spray paint. His subject matter varies from sinister creatures to depictions of super heroes or other iconic pop figures such as Evel Knievel flying through the air.

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Sebastian Gomez de la Torre Ilustrator

CCS students earn Society of Illustrators honor

CCS students Maria Hensley, Meredith Miotke, and Sebastian Gomez de la Torre have each had work accepted into this year's New York Society of Illustrators annual student exhibition.

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8 Mile winning image

8 Mile gets new look from CCS students

The Eight Mile Boulevard Association is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2013 by unveiling a new comprehensive identity system that includes a logo. The identity system is comprised of a website, signage, typeface, stationery and the overall look and feel of the nonprofit which represents 13 municipalities located along the most famous stretch of highway this side of Route 66.

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Compuware Digital handbook

CCS teams with Compuware to explore software design

This past fall, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) partnered with Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR), the technology performance company, to build on the tech giant’s long history as a customer- , innovation- and employee-centered company. The partnership paired CCS students and faculty with Compuware teams to explore software design and evaluate how customers really use it.

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FED Bravo Demonstrator

FED Bravo Demonstrator displayed on campus

The Fuel Efficiency Demonstrator (FED) Bravo Demonstrator was on display in the East Parking lot of CCS’ A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. The vehicle was created in conjunction with a 2010 Corporate Sponsored Research project.

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