AIGA Eye on Design, published by AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Arts) the professional association for design, has turned its well trained eye on two Illustration Practice alums.
Qieer Wang's gifs illustrating the complexities of the mind and the social stigma that surrounds mental illness were recently featured by AIGA Eye on Design, and she will be speaking at the AIGA Eye on Design Conference in Minneapolis on October 11th. These gifs were part of her MFA Illustration Practice thesis project.
"Since my work ranges from comics to illustration to sculptures to motions and to films, I’ve been exploring in different media with similar concept for a while. Fluidity seems like a main quality that fits my concept well. Although I wouldn’t say I develop this style but the style found me. I think visual languages are irrationally existing out there but with its own logic." - AIGA Eye on Design
Edon Muhaxheri's MFA Thesis work surrounding a typographic redesign of the Albanian alphabet based on the 1844 Ëvetari alphabet primer by Naum Bredhi was recently featured by AIGA Eye on Design's Type Tuesday series.
“Modern Albanian uses Latin characters. When I saw these original letters for the first time in a scanned copy of the book from the Museum of Education in Albania, I realized I had a precious cultural gem in my hands—and as an illustrator, the means to make its story memorable.”