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About

Outer Circle is Art Center’s alumni publication and features alumni-driven content and stories. Produced by Art Center’s Office of Alumni Relations and the Marketing and Communications Department, the Fall 2008 issue is Outer Circle’s inaugural digital issue.  If you have story ideas for inclusion in future Outer Circle publications, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 626.396.2305 or email alumni@artcenter.edu.

Credits

Editorial Director
Vanessa Silberman

Design Director Steve Sieler

Contributors
Kristine Bowne, Matt O’Brien

Writers
Lara Warren, Sasha Watson

Design Paul Gillis

Web site production
Chuck Spangler

Cover Illustration
Josh Cochran, ILLU ‘05
joshcochran.net

Mystery Photo

It’s a Mystery

We know that this photograph is from a 1989 Transportation Design class. Do you recognize the teacher or any of the students? If so, contact Art Center archivist Robert Dirig at 626.396.2208 or robert.dirig@artcenter.edu. For more information about the Art Center College of Design Archives, including how you can donate or access materials, visit artcenter.edu/archives.

Mystery Solved

Our 2007 Outer Circle Mystery Photo was from an Industrial Design class on the dynamics of movement in 1948. Thanks to the responses we received, we have verified that the instructor in the photograph is Bill Martin. You told us that Martin was an influential Art Center instructor, who primarily taught life drawing classes focusing on movement and anatomy.

We also learned that Martin often used the same model for his classes, Louise, who was a dancer with the Lester Horton Dance Group. Alumni also verified that the student wearing a tie in the back is David Bishop. Special thanks to Sam Solter PROD ’50, Warren Johnson FAPT ’50, Louis Danziger ADVT ’48, Jim McPhail ADVT ’62 and William “Bill” Reynolds PROD ’48.