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At SCAD Savannah bikes know no season

By Tarana Mayes
Got spring? No doubt our friends up North are asking that. Winter will endure for a good while longer, but when it comes to commuting to and from classes at Savannah College of Art and Design, it is eternal spring.  That's because in a recent university survey, roughly 30 percent of SCAD Savannah students said they cycle daily or weekly. That’s compared to two percent for the general population of commuters in Savannah and the national average of just over one percent. Can’t say that we blame you, New England.

Studio Logic: Monica Cook's airy space is a palette for the intricate

By Tarana Mayes
Multi-media artist Monica Cook (B.F.A., painting, 2006) is a self-described scavenger. The materials and objects she finds in places both obvious and unthinkable are the basis for her life-size sculptures, which bear the same overt realism as her paintings. She makes these creatures, a blend of human and animal, to be posable so she can bring them to life by shooting them frame by frame for animation.

Hong Kong fashion talent on the rise

By Tarana Mayes
The rise of the Asian fashion market means up and coming designers no longer exclusively eye New York or Paris as launching pads for their careers. Nor does the industry expect that the next generation will hail from one of the traditional fashion capitols. Think Hong Kong’s Henry Lau. In addition to its proximity to the juggernaut of the Chinese market, for example, Hong Kong is home to major brands like Gucci, D&G, LV and Prada – all of which need new talent to thrive and evolve.

Reality TV frames up the next great furniture designer

By Tarana Mayes
Furniture design is the latest addition to the competition TV landscape, with "Framework" on Spike TV and “Ellen's Design Challenge” set to premiere on HGTV (and screen at aTVfest, Feb. 5 – 7 in Atlanta).

Beyond Google Glass: Geoffrey Beene scholarship winner makes wearable tech beautiful

By Tarana Mayes
Imagine a high-end piece of jewelry whose materials – the finest silver and semi-precious stones - elegantly camoflauge a host of technology designed to maximize your personal performance. Haven’t you seen this somewhere? The MICA bracelet at Barney’s? Tory Burch for Fitbit? No.

The making of a viral wedding video

By Tarana Mayes
Before the holidays, you may have shared, "Liked" or received Savannah College of Art and Design alum Tony Pombo’s (M.F.A., film and television, 2008) viral wedding video. His Atlanta-based production company Iris Films documented a husband (Steven) surprising his wife (Kelli) with an epic anniversary celebration, then watched the social media stratosphere explode with admiration. It’s proof that good work speaks for itself.

Happy Holidays

By Tarana Mayes
Happy Holidays from the SCAD blog! It has been a pleasure throughout the year to share your stories and your work, work like you’ll see enclosed from our talented students and alumni. The blog’s mission is to share the best in art and design. Thanks for making it so easy and for submitting your art for inclusion in our card. Best wishes in 2015, and keep us 'posted'.     "Limerick" Annie Tyner, graphic design and illustration

Where to look for the next big idea in design? The university.

By Tarana Mayes
Given, there’s a universal quality to “good design.” But how far does universal go? When it comes to solving for design dilemmas and implementing these solutions in city-specific ways, does good design really mean the same thing in New York, London, Paris? Across all continents?

Submit your art for Thread's holiday card

By Tarana Mayes
We're making a list of our favorite holiday-inspired art by our talented student body at Savannah College of Art and Design. Students, submit an original work that captures the festivity of the season to blog@scad.edu by 12 a.m. EST on December 22 for a chance to be featured in the blog's second annual holiday card.

Art in the age of social media: i feel ya artists weigh in

By Tarana Mayes
The convergence of our celebrity culture and the proliferation of platforms for visibility have succeeded in putting artists on a pedestal. In an environment where, as the saying goes, ‘content is king’, we’ve come to perceive those who create it as being the ultimate authorities. But is the artist really the authority? And does being called an artist make you one?