Monday, December 12, 2011

Riley Rossmo and Alex Link

ACAD alumni and sessional instructor Riley Rossmo alongside fellow ACAD faculty member Alex Link have teamed together to launch a new comic series titled Rebel Blood published by Image Comics. Click HERE to learn more.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hallway Monitor - Gothic Madness

nd year VCD students play with type in this typography project at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

College for Creative Studies: Talk to your kids about art school

This is a pretty fun series of ads for the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. 
(Thanks to Graham for the heads up on these)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Show and Sale

CAD is holding it's 2011 Winter show + Sale this weekend:

November 24 from 3pm – 9pm,
November 25 from 1pm – 9 pm, 
November 26 from 11am – 5pm.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Martin Warszawski

artin is a recent grad from ACAD. This animation was recently unveiled as part of the GIRAF Animation Festival. In Martin's words "This is an animation that I produced for a three month residency called the "Quicktrack" program. We were employed to create an animation that functions as a loop, is at least 90 seconds, and will be projected at a large scale. I was inspired by classic Japanese movies and graffiti art. After completion 6 Degrees sound studio scored the sound."

The Monstrocity! from Martin Warszawski on Vimeo.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ian Macfarlane

hese designs by ACAD alumni Ian Macfarlane are part of a group typography show titled Man Vs. Mouse currently happening at The Gallery on 17th Ave SW in Calgary. Hurry and check out all the cool typographical designs on display, including typographic needlepoint(!), before a different show begins Nov 24. The Gallery is a fashion boutique that has art shows along with fashion. More about Ian HERE.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jillian Tamaki

ast week was Illustration Week in New York (which should be expanded to the rest of us). One of New York's finest illustrators is Jillian Tamaki, a grad of ACAD. Visit Jillian's SKETCHBLOG to catch up on the wonderful things she is up to, including a hand sewn series of book covers for Penguin Classics, the cover for this years Best American Comics Series, and recently the Library of Congress acquired some of her work - which is pretty cool to say the least.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rachel Rivera

achel is an applied graphic designer at ARITZIA and TNA. As well, she is the co-owner of a shop called Split Pea Vintage. She does cool/hip/interesting designs for clothing and stuff - take a look. Rachel's WEBSITE and BLOG.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thomas Porostocky

rom ACAD grad Thomas Porostocky's website: Previously the creative lead at the magazines I.D. and Seed, I currently run a multi-disciplinary studio here in New York City. While ever flexible, the work focuses mostly on art-direction, identity/branding, and infographics. Some of my career highlights include being included in Print Magazine's Top 20 Under 30 selection, getting the chance to captain the highly respected I.D. magazine, and having my work included in a Milton Glaser book and exhibit. Multi-disciplinary is a very apt description for Thomas, check out his range of creative endeavors on his website:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shape Type

A game for type geeks/typographers. The object of the game is to correct the type shapes using bezier curves.

Source: Gizmodo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jacqui Lee

s seen this week on Design*Sponge, recent ACAD grad Jacqui Lee has completed a festive series of cards for Hello! Lucky.
Jacqui's website: Jacqui's blog:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zahra Al-Harazi

ahra Al-Harazi is founder, creative director and two-thirds owner of Foundry Communications in Calgary. She grew up in Yemen, married at 17, and has raised four children. She is one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 (2009) and was named a finalist for Canadian Woman of the Year by Chatelaine (2011). The Globe and Mail has published an article/interview recounting the ACAD grad's experiences starting out in Canada. There is also a profile article about Zahra in the current Alberta Venture Magazine. Visit her company's website:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Byron Eggenschwiler

yron's been a busy illustrator of late for clients such as The New York Times and the National Post, but he has taken the time to post some great new work. This ninja illustration is one of my personal favorite illustrations of the year. What could be better than being hired to draw a ninja - maybe having such a great concept too! Visit his site here: Also if you are walking through the main mall at ACAD try to pick out his student work in the current ACAD Illustration and Character Design Exhibition.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lauren Tamaki

auren has designed and illustrated the promotional material for Theatre Junction's 2011/2012 season. This is her second year working with Theatre Junction, she designed last year's as well - while still a student at ACAD. I had trouble selecting which pages to showcase, they are all so good. You can see all the pages at her website HERE

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nic Wassill & Ryan Von Hagen

CAD students, alumni and faculty came together to create the College's first Admissions Recruitment Video as part of a new project commissioned by the departments of Student Experience + Admissions, and Communications. The result: a remarkable animated view into the life and work of ACAD students covering all aspects of student life - from snowboarding to sketchbooks! Directed by ACAD VCD grad Nic Wassill and MADT student Ryan Von Hagen. Produced by Kevin Kurytnik.

Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD - 2011 from ACAD on Vimeo.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Kim Biggs

im Biggs is the creative force behind her namesake company Biggs & Co. An alumni of ACAD the website for her company describes itself as follows: Biggs & Co. is a multidisciplinary creative agency with expertise in Brand Identity, Packaging Design, Art Direction and Advertising. Our mission is simple. Deliver exceptional creative with particular attention paid to quality and detail. We blend imaginative thinking with strong marketing principals that can launch a new brand or evolve and refresh an existing one. Unique to the Biggs & Co. creative process is our extensive experience with celebrity talent and world-class photographers. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, we are able to assemble and direct a first rate creative team, which underscores our commitment to client service. Visit the website here: