Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ken Carbone's Keynote and Workshop

Ken Carbone gave a lively and engaging keynote for our third annual Clarvit Design Week.

He shared a range of work from his career and a range of hair styles. Here he is above with Carbone Smolan Agency partner Leslie Smolan. The two began the design firm more than three decades ago.

Carbone Smolan won an international competition to create a signage system for the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Now that the project is complete, Ken likes to say that he has more pieces of work in the renowned museum than any other artist.

After the keynote, Ken went straight to work meeting with the participants of the workshop he conducted as part of his visit.

After glimpsing his many sketchbooks and hearing more about his sources of inspiration, the students began preparing their response to his workshop assignment.

The students showed sketches to Ken for feedback and then began creating their posters. They had a tight time frame, less than 24 hours, to work on the project with our keynote. They continued to give each other feedback to finish the poster projects.

During the workshop, Ken critiqued the students' works and gave them feedback for changes.

Workshop participants from left are Aurora Colón, Benjamin Seydewitz, Kelsey Marotta, Alex Dinsmore, Ken Carbone, Kristen Young, Deanna Romero, Sabrena Sesay, Michael Cantor and Emily Hein.

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