Published: Sep 15, 2009
Pill-Oh! Pillow, designed by Brittany May (B.F.A., advertising design, 2009).
NEW YORK — The Savannah College of Art and Design announces its second partnership with Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House, powered by Time Warner Cable, at New York’s prestigious Tribeca Summit, Sept. 12-Oct. 18. Inspired by Showtime’s original series, the house also will debut the Premiere Collection 2009, the second partnership between Showtime and Working Class Studio, the university’s product development venture of SCAD that cultivates and promotes the work of talented student, alumni and faculty artists.
The Premiere Collection 2009 includes more than 40 products that are showcased in the home to celebrate Showtime’s Fall 2009 season. Home décor items range from advertising design alumna Brittany May’s (B.F.A., 2009) colorful “Pill-oh!” accent pillows bearing a capsule repeat that reflects Nurse Jackie’s penchant for pharmaceuticals to “Heads of State” coasters that whimsically depict the fate of Henry VIII’s six not-so-merry wives designed by illustration M.F.A. candidate Prabha Mallya. Other designs include:
Chelsea Hall’s (undergraduate graphic design student) “A Rose by Any Other Name” pillow, alluding to the regal excesses and liberties of “The Tudors”
Megan Ave’ Lallemant’s (B.F.A., illustration, 2009) dangerous bassinette scene on the “Daddy’s Little Monster” mug, heralding Dexter Morgan’s new addition (this one living)
Josh Kopeika’s (B.F.A., graphic design, 2009) “I am a Writer” design on T-shirts, coasters and mugs, reflecting Hank Moody’s inner turmoil
Ave’ Lallemant, a SCAD alumna and former Working Class Studio intern, said of the opportunity to work with Showtime and Working Class Studio on products destined for the marketplace, “Working with a corporate client like Showtime was a fantastic real-world experience. Putting my degree to use outside the classroom made me feel validated as an educated professional in the design field.”
In all, the products celebrate Showtime’s popular original programming and encompasses “Californication,” “Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Tudors,” “United States of Tara” and “Weeds.” The Premiere Collection 2009 builds on the success of last year’s line and makes it possible for fans of the Showtime series to take home unique products inspired by their favorite shows. Other products include tote bags, candles and mouse pads, representing the work of more than a dozen SCAD student and alumni artists. Prices affordably range from $9.99-44.99, and the collection is available through www.sho.com and www.shopscad.com, as well as the shopSCAD boutiques in Savannah and Atlanta.
About Working Class Studio
Working Class Studio
is a product development venture of the Savannah College of Art and Design that cultivates and promotes the work of talented SCAD student, alumni and faculty artists. An innovative concept for an educational institution, Working Class Studio marries function with fine art to deliver a well-curated, ever-expanding mix of original stationery and home décor lines sold in retail stores across the United States and internationally.
About Metropolitan Home
Metropolitan Home stands alone as the definitive guide to modern design and the ultimate authority on what's next. The magazine is the unparalleled champion of state-of-the-art style. Each page of Metropolitan Home informs and inspires its 2.7 million readers to decorate, renovate, garden and cook as they create a modern haven for themselves and their families. The magazine's distinctive voice elevates personal style and celebrates the effect that quality design has on today's world. Metropolitan Home
is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
, a company of Lagardere Active.
About Showtime Networks
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI)
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix, as well as the multiplex channels Showtime 2, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Next, Showtime Women, Showtime Family Zone and The Movie Channel Xtra. SNI also offers Showtime HD, Showtime 2 HD, The Movie Channel HD, Showtime On Demand, The Movie Channel On Demand and Flix On Demand. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which recently launched Smithsonian Channel. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through Showtime PPV.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas—New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com