Published: Mar 23, 2012
SAVANNAH, Georgia - SCAD illustration
has been selected by The New York Times to create a cover for the paper's annual summer movie preview issue, running May 6, and is asking readers to vote for their favorite illustration on their website, "Fun With the Sun: Help Us Choose Our Summer Movies Cover.
"This is a great opportunity to showcase the amazing work of the students of the illustration department," said SCAD illustration professor Julie Lieberman, who organized the assignment. "The New York Times art director Paul Jean is a huge fan of the work that comes out of SCAD. Since last summer, when the Times featured the work of one of our students on the cover of their weekend section, the paper's art department has noted our students' professionalism and expertise."
Professors Julie Lieberman, Kurt Vargo, Linda Warner and John Foerster art directed close to 160 student submissions. The New York Times editors narrowed the field down to 10 finalists, whose works are currently posted on the website. Visitors to the site are encouraged to vote on their favorite and offer a brief comment about why they made their choice.
"Few special sections of The New York Times promise as much escapist pleasure as the annual summer movies issue of Arts & Leisure," cites The New York Times. "As a result, the editors usually commission an illustration for the cover that tends to be playful, wistful or just plain fun. This spring, we asked students at the Savannah College of Art and Design to submit their own illustrations to be considered for the cover."
The finalists for the cover are Messan Byll-Cataria, Heather Carter, Danielle Carey, Emma Frost, Cam Loughrey, Brandon Loving, Mike McQuaid, Ionut Radulescu and James Thistlethwaite.
The deadline for voting is April 15 and the winner will be announced at the end of April.