Graphic designers create illusion of authenticity through “Alternate Realities”

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graphic design examples from Alternate RealitiesMIAMI--- Nine graphic design college students from New world School of the Arts present Alternate Realities – an exhibition that puts into question what is and is not real offering alternative options. “Alternate Realities attempts to question reality as we know it while highlighting the influential power designers have in regards to creating the illusion of authenticity,” said Rosario Martinez-Cañas, director of the show and NWSA faculty member. “The designers involved in this show each present vastly different premises that parallel our own reality to a convincing degree.”

Opening Reception is on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. New World Gallery. 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami. Reception is free andopen to the public. Show will be on view from October 23 thru November 17; Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.

Distorted memories of a past where the Allies lost WWII, a future where art is exhibited in space, and a present connected by a wireless provider founded by Nikola Tesla are some of the realities designed for and on display. By transporting the viewer to various worlds, each drastically unlike the other, Alternate Realities demonstrates how a graphic design show can go beyond the constraints of printed matter and create an engaging experience.
Exhibiting students include: Anthony Anaya, Angelica Baini, Eric Fernandez, Rebecca Flor, Junli Kato, Kelvin Kottke, John Lopez, John Muñiz, Brian Perez.
Memories Of A Future Past (Erinnerungen an eine Zukunft geführt/未来の思い出は渡された), by Junli Kato and Kelvin Kottke, presents scattered memories of a past where the second World War ended differently. However, rather than emphasizing the political outcome, this piece explores the overwhelming influence of German and Japanese culture on consumerism. The aim was to create a nostalgia that is at once uncanny yet familiar, due to the international prevalence of German and Japanese contributions even today. This piece is also a personal investigation for both artists involved as it questions what their memories would have been like had they grown up fully immersed in their respective heritages.
About NWSA: Through gifted, emerging artists and unique programs, New World School of the Arts has become an educational and creative beacon of the arts. Trained by nationally renowned practicing artists, students are encouraged to develop a personal, artistic and aesthetic vision while mastering their own technicalskills in traditional and new media. Areas of concentration for students seeking a four-year BFA college degree include drawing, digital media, graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools,Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
Further information available by calling the NWSA Visual Arts division at (305) 237-3620 or at