On May 1st New York's School of Visual Arts will present "Potential Energy: 19 Designers Set Their Ideas in Motion," an exhibition of products, campaigns and services developed by graduating Design MFA students. One item in particular got our attention, Gustavo Garcia's Web site Susu which allows users to create custom art prints based on patterns generated from their personal photos. A few more examples and details after the jump.
Both commercially viable and culturally significant, these products have been realized through graphic, web, industrial and motion design. The exhibition is curated by Dorothy Twining Globus, a faculty member at SVA and curator of exhibitions at the Museum of Arts & Design. "Potential Energy" will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, from May 1 - 16.
Unfortunately Susu is still just a prototype and not commercialized, one of the goals of the show however is to help students get attention and help bring these projects closer to commercial reality.