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The Visual Arts Press (VAP) is the design studio for the School of Visual Arts. VAP produces the College's printed publications, websites, environmental graphics and promotional products. It maintains a unified identity for SVA while communicating the College's diverse messages. The press also produces many publications that highlight student work.

SVA and its students gain international media exposure from the hundreds of awards that the Visual Arts Press has won in recent years—see the list below.

Some of our most visible and highly regarded creations throughout the past 50 years are the SVA New York City subway posters. These posters have become a hallmark of great design in the New York landscape and have brought SVA international acclaim. See the list of designers and artists who've worked on these posters below.

The press offers design internships each year. Student interns are selected based on qualifications, portfolio review and schedule. Please contact us for more information.

Visual Arts Press Staff

Anthony P. Rhodes, executive creative director
Gail Anderson, creative director
Brian E. Smith, senior art director
Jennifer Liang, assistant director

Ryan Durinick, senior designer

Eric Corriel, lead web designer & developer

Declan Van Welie, web designer and developer
Linnea Taylor, multimedia designer
Sheilah Ledwidge, editor


The Press has received awards from the following institutions: 

  • American Illustration/Photography Annuals
  • AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual design competition
  • AIGA 50 books/50 covers
  • American Association of Museums
  • Applied Arts
  • Art Direction Magazine
  • ADC Art Directors Club (New York & Washington, D.C.)
  • Benjamin Franklin Book Awards
  • AD&D British Art Direction & Design Annuals
  • Communication Arts magazine
  • Creativity Magazine
  • The Creative Review Annual, UK
  • International Davey Awards
  • Graphis Design Annuals
  • Graphis Poster competition
  • Higher Education Annual Educational Advertising Awards
  • HOW magazine ‘‘Perfect 10’’ Awards
  • Hugo Award
  • I.D. Annual Design Review
  • In-HOWse design awards
  • LERN International Awards
  • Literary Marketplace Achievement Award
  • New York Book Show
  • One Show Design, Print Magazine
  • Print Magazine Creativity + Commerce and International Business Graphics review
  • RedDot Award
  • SPD Society of Publication Designers, SND Society of Newspaper Designers
  • Summit International Creative awards
  • Type Directors Club
  • UCDA University & College Designers Association
  • W3 Web Design Awards
  • Webby Awards
  • Web Marketing Association
Subway Poster Designers

The posters have featured the work of designers and artists such as:

  • Gail Anderson
  • Marshall Arisman
  • Paul Davis
  • Louise Fili
  • Nathan Fox
  • Milton Glaser
  • Carin Goldberg
  • Steven Heller
  • Mirko Ilic
  • Viktor Koen
  • Marvin Mattleson
  • Clay Patrick McBride
  • James McMullan
  • Jerry Moriarty
  • Tony Palladino
  • Paul Sahre
  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • David Sandlin
  • Paula Scher
  • Yuko Shimizu
  • George Tscherny
  • James Victore
  • Robert Weaver

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