SLAW pays homage to '60's TV with latest show
Anyone who grew up spending hours in front of the TV’s soft electric glow ignoring their mother’s warning about sitting too close will relate to retro artist SLAW’s new show.
Detroit Wood Type Company opens in Eastern Market
Detroit Wood Type Co. is a studio that produces historic wood types and letterpress goods in Eastern Market. The shop is run by partners Don Kilpatrick (CCS Chair of Illustration) and CCS alums Christian Mulligan (Advertising Design) and Joe Benghauser (Graphic Design). Their mission is to create and design affordable, high quality wood type for the letterpress printer.
Andrea Kowch featured at the Muskegon Museum of Art
CCS Illustration alum Andrea Kowch will be featured in her first solo exhibit Andrea Kowch: Dream Fields at the Muskegon Museum of Art from August 15 to October 27.
Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies graduates it's first class and Ford donates $1 million
Four school years after first opening its doors to families, Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), the College for Creative Studies (CCS), families and supporters are celebrating Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies’ (HFA: SCS) first graduating class.
CCS Honorary Doctorate Degree recipient sits down with CCS's President Rick Rogers for a one-on-one interview
Last month, Steven Heller (pictured left) traveled to Detroit for the first time to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from CCS.
Annual exhibit helps jump-start the careers of many CCS students
The College for Creative Studies’ Student Exhibition, one of Detroit’s largest celebrations of creativity, raised more than $160,000 for the College from ticket sales, sponsorships and other contributions and is helping jump-start the careers of many CCS students.
Transportation Design students tour Viper plant with Ralph Gilles
CCS Transportation Design students had the unprecedented opportunity to visit Chrysler’s Dodge Viper plant, on Conner Avenue in Detroit, thanks to the efforts of CCS trustee and alum Ralph Gilles.
Alumna Laurie Tennent conducts fundraiser at the Planterra Conservatory
Photography alumna Laurie Tennent will have a gallery showing of “Botanicals” at The Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield from June 18 through July 18.
WardsAuto announces winner of this years interior design competition
Graduating Transportation Design senior Merrill Mathew is the grand award winner of an automotive interior design competition sponsored by WardsAuto, Lear and International Automotive Components.
Alumnus opens 1XRUN gallery in Eastern Market
When CCS alumnus Dan Armand closed his 323East Gallery in Royal Oak last year, many of his patrons were wondering where he and his partner may set up their new shop. Much to their delight, Armand expanded his business to a larger building in Detroit’s Eastern Market district and officially opened the latest incarnation of his gallery called 1XRUN.
Core77 features CCS student's growler design
CCS graduating senior Herald Urena noticed a friend carrying a growler of their favorite brew and immediately was interested in how he could improve upon the vessel. Having done research, Urena noticed that today’s growler hasn’t changed significantly for decades, so he set out to come up with a new and improved design.
Trans students develop virtual window for Army officials
Students in CCS’s Transportation Design program met with officials from the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) as well as experienced Army officers and soldiers for a brainstorming session on how to create a video display unit that allows soldiers to view their outside surroundings from inside their vehicle before dismounting.
CCS alum Robert Brengman opens winery with brothers
When CCS alum Robert Brengman isn’t working for Corbin Design in Traverse City as its Vice President, Senior Designer, he’s working with his brothers at Leelanau’s newest winery Brengman Brothers - Crain Hill Vineyards.
Community + Public Arts Detroit teams up with artists to upgrade local parks
For the past six years, CCS’s Community + Public Arts Detroit (C+PAD) has been working with six neighborhoods within the Skillman Good Neighborhood Initiative to commission public art works that meet the desires of each neighborhood. Rather than commission works that come from an artist’s individual vision, C+PAD first asks neighborhoods what they want, and then facilitates and funds the process of finding artists who can meet those needs.
WardsAuto announces finalists in interiors design competition
Young stylists were given the task of creating a roomy, practical family-sedan cabin aimed at first-time buyers in the year 2025. The finalists were slected by top auto industry designers at Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and General Motors.
Community Arts Partnership efforts featured by Model D
CCS’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP) providesarts education to more than 4000 Detroit students each year. With the help of CCS students and alumni the program has grown and thrived in a city where arts education has been cut from many schools. Their efforts don’t go unnoticed. Recently the folks at Model D featured CAP in on online article that focuses on the offerings of CAP and other city art programs.
CCS students take part in brainstorming session to break down creative barriers
Over Christmas break a group of CCS students in Tom Rooney’s class sat down with Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) engineers along with highly experienced Army warrant officer from Fort Lee, VA to collaborate on ideas for two current proejcts: a Mobility Demonstrator and a Virtual Window for armored vehicles.
CCS students help redesign the hospital gown
CCS Product Design students Patrick Houin, Frantz Mondesir and Callie Clark-Galster worked with alum Michael Forbes, design director at Henry Ford Innovation Institute, to redesign the hospital gown. Recently Henry Ford revealed the new gown to the media and immediately professionals and patients were impressed with the work the students created.
Alum Coley McLean featured for her work at WCC
In addition to working as full-time welding and fabrication instructor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Coley McLeanis co-founder with painter Simone DeSousa of the Salt-Mine Studio, a multidisciplinary studio occupying 4,000-square-feet at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, where she has held her sculpture, welding and fabrication, and casting studio practice since 1998. She was recently featured in an article in the Washtenaw Voice. McLean discuss how welding saved her life and how she pours passion not only into her work, but also into teaching the next generation of artists.
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.