Rich Silverstein, co-chair/creative director of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners — and a member of the One Club Creative Hall of Fame — was on hand June 30 at the Academy to open the first West Coast showing of “The Real Men and Women of Madison Avenue,” which chronicles advertising trailblazers from the 1920s to today.
Academy students have won in two prestigious advertising awards competitions. Shravan Hegde and Michael Waldman were awarded a Gold Cube in the ADC Annual Awards, a competition for advertising, design and interactive media. Another project from the two won the Gold ADDY for magazine ads in the American Advertising Federation’s National ADDY Awards student competition.
Up-and-coming artists joined industry leaders for an exhilarating day at Academy of Art University’s Spring Show on May 27. Attendees were met by breathtaking displays of art and design. Galleries brimming with brightly colored illustrations, inventive product designs, fine art sculptures and more ignited the senses for all to experience.
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Long before the televised images portrayed in Mad Men, there were real men and women who became legends and established the modern advertising industry. The Real Men and Women of Madison Avenue, an exhibition celebrating contributions by the original stars of advertising, comes to San Francisco July 1–26 at the university’s 79 Gallery.
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Two terrified teenage girls huddle among crates in the dank hold of a cargo schooner. Other refugees surround them, whispering prayers, afraid yet hopeful in hostile waters. These two girls would become symbols of the struggle against slavery, as portrayed in a new sculpture by Academy of Art University Fine Art professor Erik Blome.
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