Last month Robert Maloney’s Experimental Illustration class worked with the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) organizers to design a poster for the 2017 festival. To expand the interdisciplinary celebration beyond just film AIFF sought to work with students from MassArt – not only to create a beautiful poster for the festival, but also to provide a paid opportunity for students to develop a professional portfolio piece. Students and organizers celebrated the partnership with a reception held on April 28th.
Congratulations to Joshua Chace, whose poster was chosen to represent the 2017 festival! About his work Joshua said “The imagery of the film reel and flags over a colorful painted surface lets the viewer know about the art and creativity that happens at this international film show.”
Of the work, the judge Jennifer Cheng DesAutels said, “There were several very outstanding concepts, which speaks very highly of the thoughtfulness with which the artists approached the project. In addition, all of the pieces showed sophistication of technical ability in each artist’s chosen media.”