Films & Videos

Full-Length Films

Exit Through the Gift Shop

British graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity, Banksy has long been a divisive artist, and Exit Through the Gift Shop is his magnum opus.

To Inform & Delight

“To Inform & Delight” is a portrait of the man who created the world famous I Heart New York logo, Milton Glaser – a name that most graphic designers will recognize and revere.


Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture.

Short Films & Videos

Teaching to See

Inge Druckrey’s short film about learning to look and visualize in order to design; emphasizes the importance of seeing before you start designing.

The Artist Series

Four Illustrators

A conversation about Steve Heller, the chronicler of our design times and senior art director of the New York Times Book Review.

Stefan Sagmeister, 2005

Inspirational and intriguing designer Stefan Sagmeister is recognized for his unorthodox, provocative designs that tweak the status quo and question the designer’s role in society.

Pentagram, 2005

Pentagram was founded in 1972 on the premise of collaborative interdisciplinary designers working together in an independently owned firm of equals.

Paula Scher

Paula Scher has led a career in design spanning three decades. She got her start in the 1970’s as an art director with an eclectic approach to typography.

David Carson

Author, Creative Director, and founder of David Carson Design, his widely imitated aesthetic defined the so-called “grunge typography” era.

James Victore

James Victore is a graphic artist, author and activist who is widely known for his impassioned views about design and his avant-garde workshops.

Milton Glaser

If his career began and ended with “I [heart] N Y,” Milton Glaser would still be a legend. But over his multi-decade career, his body of work is sprinkled with similarly iconic images and logos.

Mark Romanek

Mark Romanek is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, television, commercials, and music videos.

Lawrence Weiner

Influential Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner is known for his language-based sculpture and redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship.

Daniel Libeskind

An international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings.

Blank on Blank

Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

Interview by Studs Terkel; the interview with Hunter S. Thompson occurred shortly after the release of Thompson’s book, Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. The book chronicles the almost two years Thompson spent in the mid-60s living and drinking with members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, up and down the California coast.

This interview comes to us from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive. It originally aired on WFMT-FM in Chicago — the radio home of Studs Terkel for over 45 years.

Stephen King on Childhood

Conversation recorded on October 22, 1989 and originally aired on the Public Radio Book Show. It comes to us courtesy of WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the New York State Writers Institute. Interview by Thomas Smith.

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid

Andrew Romano and Ramin Setoodeh interviewed Sendak at his home in Connecticut in September 2009. Their original story ran in Newsweek. They made a digital recording of this previously unheard interview.

Important Dates

January 18, 2017

Course Begins

February 20, 2017

Presidents Day
No Class

March 8, 2017

Mid Term Critique

March 13 – 17, 2017

Spring Break
No Class

May 1, 2017

Course Concludes

May 8, 2017

Final Critique & Portfolio Review