CCS Alumni Magazine, Summer 2017
A former Crafts student wins a $35,000 grant to level up her experimental design and manufacturing studio. An Advertising: Design alum taps a hot rock band to help a timeless brand inspire millennials. One Fine Arts alumna uses flashy symbols to explore the lives of real Detroiters, and another uses her pen to explore a 20th-century literary icon. An Illustration alumnus creates concept art for his favorite TV show.
Watch Me Work: Steve Stanchfield, Assistant Professor, Entertainment Arts
Stanchfield’s recent restoration projects involve films produced in the 1930s and 40s, like the 1948 Alice in Wonderland, a film with both live action and animation made by puppet animator Lou Bunin, and the Flip the Frog cartoons made by the Ub Iwerks Studio.
Three CCS Alumni Honored with 2016 Kresge Artist Fellowships, Gilda Awards
Kresge Arts in Detroit (KAID) has awarded live arts, film and music fellowships, as well as two Gilda Awards, to artists working in metropolitan Detroit. Now in its ninth year, the Kresge Artist Fellowships annually recognize local emerging and established artists whose diverse creative practices reflect vision and excellence.
CCS alumni designed two of six Batmobiles in the history of film
There are only six Batmobiles in the history of film. We can thank these CCS alumni for two of them. Hollywood Concept Artist and CCS Chair of Entertainment Arts Tim Flattery (’87, Transportation Design) designed the Batmobile for the 1995 film Batman Forever and Ed Natividad (’91 Illustration/Transportation Design) worked as the conceptual vehicle designer for the Batmobile in the recently released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ('16).
CCS assistant professor displays work in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Film Festival
Scott Northrup, CCS assistant professor in Entertainment Arts and mixed media artist, currently has his video sculpture "WHERE THE BOYS ARE" on display at the Aquarium Gallery in Ann Arbor, Mich. in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Film Festival.