College of Design alum Alexander Isley has designed everything from books and magazines, to watches and dinner trays, and received the prestigious medal from the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 2014. The NCSU Libraries is proud to host MAKE, BELIEVE, an exclusive retrospective of Isley's design work, at the Hunt Library through February 8, 2015. Using the digital architecture of the Hunt Library as a storytelling platform, MAKE, BELIEVE is an engrossing experience that unfolds as you walk through the building. Comprised of two parts, it illustrates how the College’s emphasis on making, creating, and being hands-on informed his professional life and also provides a glimpse into the ethos that surrounds his work.
The digital exhibit begins in the Hunt Library's iPearl Immersion Theater, where Isley’s creative trajectory is documented on a stunning twenty-one foot digital canvas. Visitors can select chapters from his narrative to view from the iPearl Immersion Theater's touch panel. MAKE, BELIEVE continues upstairs on the Commons Wall. This display complements Isley’s design imagery with bold—and often humorous—belief statements, reflecting an approach to the design process that transcends disciplines and will be as enlightening for engineers as it is for graphic artists.
MAKE, BELIVE is free and viewable during normal operating hours. After 10:00 p.m. a valid Wolfpack One Card is required for access to the Libraries. Due to an HVAC repair, the exhibit may not be viewable 8am to 4pm February 4, 2015.