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Pratt Institute celebrates star alumni and faculty from 1887-2012

Over the past 125 years New York’s Pratt Institute has continually graduated and employed some of the world’s most influential free thinkers in art and design, including Robert Mapplethorpe, Ellsworth Kelly, George Lois, Paul Rand and Richard Meier to name just a few. While many have risen to fame, others remain behind the scenes designing products and making art we all subconsciously know and love. …

The Vanity Project

Charity merchandise gets a design boost

Fed up with their positions in finance and real estate, friends Omri Bojko and Jason Sochol embarked on a quest to find something more meaningful to do, and thus created the The Vanity Project (TVP) in 2011. The two Northwestern grads had begun volunteering for non-profit organizations around Chicago after being inspired by Sochol’s mother’s fight against breast cancer, and in the process discovered a …