Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Studio Blue does SAIC

The School of the Art Institute has just put brought on-line a new website, designed by Studio Blue, the firm currently featured in the Art Institute's current Young Chicago show, including a poster for the Ford Calumet Environmental Center Design Competition, in which a bird's nest morphs into its own construction drawing.

For the SAIC, Studio Blue creates, in the words of the firm's Cheryl Towler Weese, "a nested structure (imagine the kits, cats, sacks and wives all going to Saint Ives), creating site features that foster an online community, and collaborating with faculty to incorporate webcam imagery of the ever-changing sky on the home page."

The site design is very clean and compact. It takes a moment to grasp its basic idiom, but from there you'll find a wealth of interesting content, especially in a gallery that showcases the work of students. (Check out Yongjin Park's witty faux Public Service film for our times, Duct Tape and Cover.) Cruise the new SAIC website here.

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