8 Awesome Things You’ll See at the SVA Makers Market
June 02, 2017 by Ken Switzer
Two shirts jackets with the word persist on them

After a successful debut last year, the SVA Makers Market returns on Saturday, June 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Bringing together more than 50 of the brightest talents in craft and design, and highlighting the entrepreneurial, do-it-yourself spirit of SVA alumni, this one-day event will showcase alumni-made commercial products ranging from furniture, jewelry and decorative objects, to stationery, self-published books and comics. Here’s a sneak peek at eight of them.

6 women are posed in a line, all holding cloth shopping bags over their shoulder. They are all looking back at the last girl in line, who is squinting.

Ki Yan Ip (BFA 2016 Design) and Clara Lu started 8-Bit Bacon through a common love of bacon, friendship, craft and the internet. “The 8Bb Duo strives to give the world another way to enjoy their favorite breakfast food through fun and playful digitalized-bacon apparel.”

i take a stand for women's health

Hay Wan Shek (MPS 2012 Branding) and three other designers started The Take A Stand Project to use their skills to support organizations serving women, the LGBTQ community and immigrants. Each created a custom, unique scarf to support one of these communities and 100% of the proceeds is donated to Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, National Organization For Women and The International Refugee Assistance Project.

A painting of a city scene.

Mark Bischel’s (MFA 2000 Illustration as Visual Essay) Endless New York is a series of cards that make a continuous cityscape no matter what their order. Based on a 19th century optic novelty called a Myriorama.

Hipster candle.

Chris D’Acunto’s (BFA 2009 Advertising) soy Basic Bitch Candles are handmade and “inspired by all things basic.” They also feature humorous “scents” such as Netflix & Chill and Sunday Rosé.

Two  black see through jackets one  saying " PERSIST" and the other one saying "RESIST".

AnnaLiisa Ariosa-Benston’s (MFA 2016 Fine Arts) Famousonmars is an interactive online and installation project featuring artwork and wearable art objects with an emphasis on feminism, intersectionality and social codification.

Four separate packages of rubber stamps. Rubber stamps brown in color with black design.

Keat Teoh’s (BFA 2010 Illustration) Beast Quality Stamps are handmade from molded grey rubber and wood and feature playful and clever graphics and characters.

Silver and green ring on middle finger.

Ellen Su (BFA 2013 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) named her PixiuNYC jewelry line after a mythological Chinese creature she was given crystal pendants of as a child for protection and good luck. “I hope each one finds a great home and will bring you luck as well!” she says.

A cyanotype of a floral sprig.

Sally Bozzuto’s (MFA 2013 Photography, Video and Related Media) Rhizosphere Prints creates beautiful, handmade, decorative prints inspired by nature.

SVA Makers Market is taking place on Saturday, June 10, from 11:00am to 6:00pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor (Metropolitan Suite) in New York City. For more information, click here. And to connect with the SVA Makers Market community on Facebook, click here.