Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stephen William Schudlich

Urban Picked Up Paper Color Chart

60” x 55”
Paper, Digital Output, Acrylic Cube

This chart is comprised of color information tiles representative of waste paper found on the streets surrounding the intersection of Woodward Ave. and Mack Ave./MLK Jr. Blvd. Data was collected throughout July of 2007. The locale I concentrated on had an abundance of this discarded paper, which is telling in itself. I feel this waste paper is a source of determining some of the habits and activities of the people who frequent this area. I catalogued samples based on “purpose” and colors were broken down into a CMYK printer formula and given names. J. Crew gives us colors like celery and pumpkin, The Urban Picked Up Paper Color Chart gives us colors like filter (a cigarette butt), ronald red (McDonald’s box) or bookie (yellowed page from a copy of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row.)

Stephen Schudlich's work has appeared in The New York Times, Health magazine, Runner’s World, The Atlantic Monthly, Eating Well, Forbes, The Utne Reader,
The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Other clients have included WGBH (Boston), HBO, Honda, Heineken, McDonald’s, Nike, Comedy Central, and Kodak. In addition he has worked with many children’s publishers on educational projects, as well as projects outside of the educational forum. His illustrations are an integral part of the global eBay brand and his work was featured in the advertising and signage for the Tony Award winning musical, Avenue Q. He recently illlustrated the book The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming which was published by Scholastic and authored by Cambria Gordon and Laurie David,the Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth.

His work has been recognized in Print’s Regional Design Annuals, How’s Self Promotion Issues, Print’s Best T-Shirt Promotions, Fresh Ideas in Promotion, Art Direction, Graphic Design USA, The Best of Business Card Design, Postcard Graphics: The Best Advertising and Promotion Design, and the New York Art Director’s Annual.

He has participated in several one man shows as well as many group exhibits including Syntax Error, an exhibit shared with Mark Mothersbaugh from the innovative eighties musical and performance group DEVO, at Cement Space in Detroit.

Stephen is a faculty member at the College for Creative Studies as well as Wayne State University in Detroit where he teaches Illustration and Graphic Design. He has served as a guest instructor at Rocky Mountain College of Design, and Metro State University in Denver, Colorado. He has been a member of the AIGA both in Denver and Detroit where, he sat on the board, as well as a member of the Illustrators’ Partnership of America.

In 2005 he and his wife Erin started hoop-t, an online shop to promote design and image born from experience living in the urban environment. In that same year Stephen wrote and illustrated “Mr. Steve, tales of an inner city public school substitute teacher.” A dark, but true look back at his several years as a sub in a problematic educational system in a struggling city.

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