Saturday, May 16, 2009

Working Class Studio releases new SCAD-Lacoste collection

The Savannah College of Art and Design’s product development division, Working Class Studio, announces the release of its new Un Petit Tour de Lacoste Collection designed by SCAD professor and renowned illustrator Allan Drummond.

The Un Petit Tour de Lacoste Collection depicts the sights and sounds of Lacoste, France, a rustic village nestled in the heart of Provence. Home to SCAD-Lacoste, the village welcomes students each quarter to study in its inspiring setting. The collection includes a set of four ceramic plates sold in a decorative gift box at $70 and a coordinating stoneware platter, also packaged in a decorative box, which retails at $40.

In addition to the new ceramic dinnerware, the Lacoste collection includes the first-ever accessory offering from Working Class Studio—the Un Petit Tour de Lacoste silk scarf. This special piece is a 36-inch square of luxurious, high quality silk that features Drummond’s full illustration of the Lacoste village framed by a striking blue border. The scarf retails for $94 and is available exclusively at shopSCAD in Savannah, Atlanta, and Lacoste, and online at www.shopscad.com. This stunning product captures perfectly the style and élan of Drummond’s design and the esprit of SCAD-Lacoste.

Drummond is chair of SCAD’s illustration department. He worked as a journalist before studying graphic design at the London College of Printing, and illustration at the Royal College of Art. As an illustrator, his clients include The New Yorker, Time magazine, The Times and The Daily Telegraph, as well as major design groups in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan. Drummond has also written, illustrated and published more than seven children’s books and recently signed a two-book deal with Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Children.

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution that offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 42 majors. Visit scad.edu.

Working Class Studio

Working Class Studio is a product development venture of the Savannah College of Art and Design that cultivates and promotes the work of talented SCAD student, alumni and faculty artists. An innovative concept for an educational institution, Working Class Studio marries function with fine art to deliver a well-curated, ever-expanding mix of original stationery and home décor lines sold in retail stores across the United States and internationally.

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