ADC Gallery

Recently, a classmate texted me asking if I’d be interested in going to this:

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As soon as I saw the SVA and ADC logos, I said yes. We decided to go on Monday, March 28, right after class. I took the F train from Jay Street to 34th Street. As I was walking from the train station to the gallery, I looked up and saw the Empire State Building engulfed with fog and the pigeons flying around. I waited a few minutes to capture this shot:


The last time I went to the ADC gallery was a while back, so I was glad I went to see this show. This show contained work of SVA students getting their BFA in advertising design, graphic design, illustration etc.



As soon as you enter, the right side wall had graphic design, illustration and 3D designs. Rest of the walls had advertising campaigns. The work was very interesting. There were some really smart concepts. The clients included NYTimes, Don’t text and drive, Spotify, Drano, Oreo, Advil and many more.


The prints were huge. At least 2.5ft x 3ft mounted on foam core.


They also had a TV set up for all the animation work.




And I don’t know why, but every time I go to the ADC gallery, I take photos of famous designers’ signatures. Here are some:

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After looking through everything, I felt like we (students at CityTech) are equally capable of coming up with campaigns like these. Some of the campaigns weren’t that strong. It felt like they were just copied off of the internet. Some designs had typos!

All in all, it was great to visit this gallery which gave me a push to do better for my senior project. There were some inspiring campaigns. It gave me hope that people my age can come up with brilliant campaigns like these, so why can’t I?

We also visited the SVA Chelsea Gallery right after we were done at ADC. It was about 15 minutes walk.IMG_7153

There were mainly photographs showcased in this gallery. Honestly, most of them were were vague, abstract and, sort of, disturbing. It was difficult to understand what the artist was trying to portray.

IMG_7145 IMG_7146We hung around for a few minutes and left. At least the view was nice.