Graphic Design

  • NYFA Graphic Design Instructor Keith Godard Releases “Book Mates”

    by Keith Godard

    NYFA Graphic Design Instructor Keith Godard’s newest publication “Book Mates” brings a charming story to life.

    The book is a bilingual story in French and English that tells about the friendship between a paper book and a digital book. It’s a unique publication in that the pages can be scanned to view the antics and animations of what a digital book can do as opposed to the page-turning possibilities of a printed work.

    With an iPhone or a tablet, a free app will enable readers to experience the book electronically, as well as reading the text off the flat page.

    My approach to the work aims to delight and thrill children as well as pleasing the adult reader. The concept is a publishing breakthrough that combines static printed images with electronic content that moves.

    Keith Godard is a faculty member in the Graphic Design Program at The New York Film Academy.

  • NYFA Graphic Design Students Visit Studios of Designers Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic

    This month, New York Film Academy graphic design students visited the studios of Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic. This exciting opportunity was made possible by NYFA faculty Jee-eo​​n Lee, who worked at Glaser’s studio as a young designer.

    The students got a first-hand look at Glaser’s studio and works in progress. They were able to ask questions about the world of design and how Glaser see’s design going forward.

    Glaser is perhaps the most well known graphic designer working today, with an international presence and a reputation as a Renaissance man who has changed the graphic design industry with his uniquely intellectual and creative approach to animation and design. He is the creator of the I (heart) NY logo and was awarded the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

    Students then visited with Mirko Ilic, where they were able to see works in progress and discuss design, activism and protest as seen through the lens of graphic design.

    Ilic’s diverse design career has included holding art director position for Time Magazine International Edition as well as the New York Times Op-Ed pages. He also runs his own firm, Mirk Ilic Corp. His work has been recognized with many awards and in in many collections, including the Smithsonian Museum and MoMA.

    So inspiring to hear such honest insight from both Milton and Mirko,” said NYFA Graphic Design Faculty Member Jee-Eon Lee.