The Catalog has Dropped, I Repeat...
Art director/designer: Peter Harrison
Artist: Peter Harrison
Mechanicals: Jim Orlandi
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Paula Scher is in the house.
Cristina and I were walking back from lunch and found the summer catalog being loaded onto the shelves outside the door. Surprise! It wasn't supposed to be around until May 6 and online enrollment doesn't start until April 29. But there it was, in our hot little hands.
I know that students get excited about tearing into the book, and so do we.
The cover design is by Paula Scher. This is the first time a woman has done the catalog cover since my first quarter here in summer 2006. That quarter, it was Kim Baer.
That's three years. Or, twelve catalogs.
Most of the catalogs have been done by older white dudes, some more than once in that same time period.
I'm glad there is another voice representin' this quarter, although there is still so much more diversity to be reflected.
On a related note, Lucie is currently working with Peter Harrison, one of the founding partners of Pentagram, on an UCLAx talk. This is related because Paula Scher is a partner at Pentagram.
Coincidentally, I posted a fun video of her work a couple days ago.