Lecture: Ross MacDonald

March 29, 2016

Props from "National Treasure: Book of Secrets"

March 31
Illustrator, Designer, Letterpress Printer & Propmaker
12 p.m. Lecture
2 p.m. Demo: Aging a Book
4 p.m. Studio Crits
Lazarus Center Auditorium

Ross MacDonald is an award-winning illustrator, writer, designer, movie prop maker and letterpress printer from Connecticut. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Vanity Fair among others. He has worked on movies including Seabiscuit, The Legend of Zorro, and National Treasure 2 as a prop maker and consultant on historical design, paper, printing and writing instruments. He operates Brightwork Press with a large collection of 19th century type and printing equipment which he uses for book and editorial design work, as well as bespoke period posters and other ephemera.

MICA's Graphic Design Post-Baccalaureate program offers students an intensive immersion in graphic design. Tailored for individuals who seek to work with a select group of dedicated peers in a challenging and supportive environment, the full-time program will prepare students for advancing their careers and/or for applying to competitive MFA programs at MICA and other colleges and universities.