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Lunchtime Lecture: George Bates

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium 131 West North Avenue Baltimore MD 21202 USA (map)

DON’T SUCK—Illustration Thinking, Entrepreneurship and 25 years of image-making


How does intent and the values inherent in art school training intersect and at times conflict in a symbiotic relationship within the diverse Marketplace of Illustration? George Bates will discuss these topics through the lens of Illustrating for 25 years. This talk will feature highlights from a diverse and varied career both within and on the fringes of what modern Illustration is, and can be. Bates’s client list includes; Comedy Central, ESPN, MTV, The New York Times, Nick-At Nite, Sony Music, The Wall Street Journal, among many others, and two permanent installations of Public Art for the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority subway system.

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Earlier Event: November 2
Lunchtime Lecture: Heidi Younger
Later Event: November 30
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