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Food for Thought

Volunteering at our neighborhood elementary school, PS 217, in Brooklyn, John and Stephanie introduce graphic design principles to fourth and fifth graders during a Magnet Arts Program and put these concepts into practice in published exercises. We were so inspired working with this diverse group of student — they brought such unique perspectives and insights into each execution of the assignment. Below are a few highlights from our magazine layout project, Food for Thought.

Students were organized into departments and responsible for data graphics, research based stories, advertisements, comics, and stories based on the theme: food (most often breakfast). While prevailing breakfast stereotypes topped the list, the wide cultural range of breakfast menus discussed during class was fascinating.

The publication was printed and shared with PS 217.

Special thanks to Judy Brandwein and PS 217 Teachers and Staff for creating such a warm and creative environment.

F Words

Volunteering at our neighborhood elementary school, PS 217, in Brooklyn, John and Stephanie introduce graphic design principles to fourth and fifth graders during a Magnet Arts Program and put these concepts into practice in published exercises. We were so inspired working with this diverse group of student — they brought such unique perspectives and insights into each execution of the assignment.

Below are a few highlights from our F words project. Typographically design a word starting with the letter F. The class quite perked up at the announcement of this exercise.

A collection of final designs were digital printed and shared with the class and school leadership.

Special thanks to Judy Brandwein and PS 217 Teachers and Staff for creating such a warm and creative environment.

 

A to Z

Volunteering at our neighborhood elementary school, PS 217, in Brooklyn, John and Stephanie introduce graphic design principles to fourth and fifth graders during a Magnet Arts Program and put these concepts into practice in published exercises. We were so inspired working with this diverse group of student — they brought such unique perspectives and insights into each execution of the assignment. Below are a few highlights from our alphabet book project, A to Z. Pick a letter or two unlike anyone else in the class and illustrate a verb starting with that letter.

The collection of final designs were digital printed and shared with the class and school leadership.

Special thanks to Judy Brandwein and PS 217 Teachers and Staff for creating such a warm and creative environment.

 

Aiding NYC Young Adults Overcoming Challenges

NYC Center for Youth Employment

New initiatives to serve over 13,000 young New Yorkers with employment, training, and education support in the face of economic downturn

Accompanying these announcements is a new report by the citywide Disconnected Youth Task Force, entitled Connecting Our Future, which focuses attention on New York City’s population of out-of-school/out-of-work (OSOW) 16 to 24-year-olds. Originally convened in 2019, the Task Force updated its original analysis to account for an expected spike in OSOW as a result of job losses and educational disruptions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This report will serve as the City’s strategic plan to serve this population.

“The coronavirus pandemic has caused severe disruptions in education as well as the labor market, with New York City’s young people bearing some of the heaviest costs,” said David Fischer, Executive Director of the NYC Center for Youth Employment. “The Task Force report sets out the importance of making sure our youth and young adults remain engaged in school or work, while offering smart and actionable recommendations for both immediate help and long-term reforms to the full system of career readiness.”

Working with the thoughtful team at Center for Youth Employment and Disconnected Youth Task Force, Stislow Design designed a bright and engaging report and resource conveying the cost of opportunity and the projection of the investment employing the prevention and re-engagement strategies therein.

As said by Stanley Richards, Executive Vice President of The Fortune Society, “There is no wiser an investment than investing in the future of our young people. … We have seen, firsthand, the positive impact that education, job training and work can have on those disenfranchised from society.  Connecting Our Future and the initiatives … provide the foundation for a strategic response to engage youth and young adults who are out of school and out of work.  The City has, once again, demonstrated its commitment to address the challenges experienced by this fragile population. Fortune is proud to stand with the Mayor, City leaders and my fellow Task Force Members as we take on this enormous task. This is just the beginning. We all need to lean in harder and support our disconnected youth as they navigate a future made even more uncertain by COVID-19 pandemic.”

Quotes from the Official Website of the City of New York

Distance Learning Solution

A place of distance learning for our dear friends at The Children’s School to continue their mission while apart together.

GSAS Branding

Columbia GSAS

Stislow Design designed the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) identity system to create a modern, strong, and elegant program that honors the deep history and significance of GSAS underscoring its vision for future. The resulting GSAS logos — formal and informal —  were refined with a modern, harmonious and balanced logo form set with elegant and cohesive typography.

 

OHMA Branding

Columbia GSAS

Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program, the first program of its kind in the United States, trains students in oral history method and theory. Through the creation, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, they amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come.

Stislow Design created this colorful and textured program for the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA) to reflect the rich mélange that results from their work. The identity includes a patchwork of dialogue and visual artifacts from students’ work.