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  • Winter Holiday Closure

    Dec 18| Administrative
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    Happy Holidays.

    Otis Administrative Offices will be closed for the Holiday Break.

    Offices will reopen on Monday, January 5. 

    Courses resume on Monday, January 12th.

  • Angie Bray: Shhhh

    Jan 17| Exhibition
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    Angie Bray: Shhhh

    January 17 – March 22, 2015

    Opening Reception: January 24, 4-6pm

    Angie Bray: Shhhh is a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

    About the Exhibition

  • Opening Reception for Angie Bray: Shhhh a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery.

  • Walk-thru the exhibition Shhhh led by the artist Angie Bray. Gain insight into Bray's work and to the exhibition, and hear about her process, materials, and philosophies on art-making and on quieting, listening, and looking.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 by JAMES CORNER


    Wednesday    18 February 2015    7:30 PM
    Ahmanson Auditorium   limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM  

    at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

    250 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE  LOS ANGELES CA  90012

     

    This lecture is free and open to the public.

     

  • Bassoon Performance

    Feb 22| Special Event
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    Bassoonist John Steinmetz Performs and Converses with the Audience
    Playing live bassoon inside the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh, Steinmetz will react to Bray’s installations by playing some of his own music as well as new compositions, and will converse with the audience, who are encouraged to sit or roam through the gallery looking and listening.

  • Composer Kubilay Üner offers a “reactive” experience with a live presentation of a new composition made in response to the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh. The performance will be interspersed with conversation between Üner and Bray.

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Berton Hasebe ‘05

Dec 16, 2013
Studying type design in The Hague
Spotlight Category: Alumni
I can’t say that winter in The Hague was the easiest thing for me. As a Hawaii expat, biking in zero-degree weather or being surrounded by grey skies most of the time was difficult. However the city itself is great, the sky eventually became blue more often, and weather-related concerns are a small factor compared to how much I enjoyed living, studying, and traveling in The Netherlands.
I graduated in 2005 with a BFA in Graphic Design, and in my junior and senior years, my interest in letterforms and type design grew to a point where I knew I’d eventually like to continue my studies. After working for about two years at Intersection Studio in Venice, I was accepted at the Type and Media program at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK). There are several courses in the world that offer a type design curriculum, however I was particularly interested in KABK because of its great faculty and underlying curriculum. Although research of historical type models plays a part in the curriculum, teaching comes from a hands-on approach, where students quickly begin drawing letterforms through an understanding of basic structures. Through lessons in contrast, spacing and  proportion, we analyzed and drew letters based on an understanding of construction rather than direct historical references. The first part of the curriculum introduces type design through a broad range of topics such as calligraphy, stone carving, letterform sketching, typeface software/production methods, Python programming, and type history and theory. The second part is devoted to an execution of a final project, where the student focuses on a specific area of interest and designs a type family in this context. Intermittently throughout the year are class trips outside of the Netherlands, which included the Plantin Moretus museum in Antwerp and the Typo Berlin Conference. The ten students in the class came from Brazil, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and Vienna. This diversity plays a strong role in the class atmosphere, as each person’s background and perspective  contributes to a variety of coursework and design sensibilities. We became quite close, acting as a family with the same goals, rather than individuals competing against one another.