Rex" emerges from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's historic
landmark façade, climbing into urban reality from a
fully animated virtual Jurassic background. Art-directed by
Graphic Design faculty member Stephen Butler, "Creation
Rex" immortalizes the creative process in a grand, prehistoric
style and represents a collaboration of Graphic Design, Industrial
Design, and Animation.
"The Art Institute's
T. rex is a representation of what we do here each
day with our students," said Butler. "My goals were
to bring the creative process to life and to create something
extremely original that demonstrates our student's skills.
Our team of artists have definitely succeeded and I think
people will enjoy it as a landmark for years to come."
Rex" is the collaborative effort of a team of artists
which include Bill Farrell, Industrial Design Faculty Member,
Phelan McDonald, Industrial Design student, Desiree Roy, an
animator associated with Home Run Pictures, and Alan Hammack,
Media Arts & Animation Student. Each contributed countless
hours toward the artistic development of the creature, which
boasts a photo-realistic surface that was hand sculpted and
painted by Phelan McDonald.
Rex" was purchased by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
and will remain on permanent display at the building's façade.
A DinoMite Days "Jurassic Ambassadaurus," The Art
Institute is the proud sponsaur of two more dinosaurs.
Students at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh learn to apply
creative talent, innovation and skill to a new world of commercial
and culinary arts, design, and technology. The campus resides
in a historic landmark building in downtown Pittsburgh with
10 floors of fully networked, industry-standard computer labs
and specialty facilities. With a history rich in experience
and alumni success, the school continues to provide outcome-oriented
education leading to the creative careers of tomorrow.