Some books make really bad movies -- take Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch. While others, such as There Will Be Blood, have made really, really great movies. Luckily, the students at New World School of the Arts have good taste in both lit and flicks.
At the end of October, NWSA and Centro Cultural Español opened "The Film Poster" at the New World Gallery. The exhibit showcases 50 cutting-edge works of graphic designers from Mexico and the United States. Students were asked to design posters for books that been adapted for the screen, with the hope of reinterpreting the story once again. Led by New World School of the Arts design faculty, Rosario Martinez-Canas, and through workshops with world-renowned Cuban graphic designer Rene Ascuy, 17 students participated, creating the yet another interpretation of the narrative.
Martinez-Canas describes the process: "The topic of the workshop was the Film Poster. One of the requirements of the workshop was that students had to select three books that were made into films. The reasoning behind this requirement was that the graphic design solution students arrived at in their search to resolve their film posters would ultimately becomes the third interpretation of each story."
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 5. Continues through Dec. 19, 2010