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In the mid-1950s, SVA took to the platforms of New York City’s subway with advertising posters that were both thought-provoking and visually exciting. The subway series also offers faculty a chance to give their creativity free rein.
BFA Illustration faculty member, Edel Rodriguez, was deeply affected and upset by the current political climate and administration. Drawing inspiration from Cuban and Constructivist posters, Picasso and Matisse, Rodriguez took a striking and straightforward approach with the posters.
Rodriguez’s passion comes through in his message-driven posters, an urgent, brightly-colored call to action but without agenda. And perhaps the posters will spark conversations and thoughts that lead to action.