Sheryo & The Yok have been travelling and exhibiting together around the world since 2011. Since moving to New York, the duo have been painting their way up the burgeoning street art scene - Complex magazine’s “Top 10 street artists to watch in 2013 and 2014”, CBS NY’s “6 women street artists you should know”, Huffington Post’s “25 Street artists from around the world who are shaking up public art” & Deitch’s “Women on the walls” exhibition at Art Basel Miami.
When his typography teacher, Monika Pobog, saw Aravindan Thirunavukarasu's Pee Font she said, "I love it when students take a different approach - when they do something unexpected. I would have given him an A!"
The Spartan's first Taste of Miami Ad School was a selection from the course, Voice of Type, presented by Polish designer and Miami Ad School instructor, Monika Pobog-Malinowska. The course is part of the art direction, copywriting and Masters programs at MAS. Monika said, "My session with the students was early in the morning but I didn't need coffee because I was so excited to spend the hour sharing and talking with them about type. Some of the examples I presented were smart, others were funny. I knew the students were looking at fonts in a new way when they actually started laughing at a logotype."
PS: I've never seen a school for neon? How did you get into the business? JW: I picked up neon in the late 80"s when I started to make neon spark plug wires for cars and motorcycles, then the whole Miami Vice/Sobe era hit and people started asking me to make all kinds of neon, hence the birth of Bulldog Neon. I'm a former Marine so the bulldog seemed to be the perfect logo and mascot for my company.
Almost a year ago, during Art Basel 2013, we hosted a talented street-artist from Crimea who painted on one of our walls, a mural that represents the migration process of creative minds. This artist is now a dear friend of Miami Ad School and he will be back for the school's Grand Opening event during Art Basel 2014.