I am proud to announce some of my wonderful students who recently won awards in the SPD (Society of Publication Designers) Spotlight Competition:
Check out their awesome work by clicking on the links below…
Nick Stover - Silver Medalist - "Paul Baker Still on Top" spread http://www.spd.org/student-outreach/2014/07/the-spd-u-spotlight-shines-on-18.php
Arren Dawinan - Merit Winner - "Alpacas: Still on Top" spread http://spd-u.tumblr.com/post/93197363200/spd-u-spotlight-2014-o-merit-winner
Amanda Schatz - Merit Winner - "Eo" magazine cover http://spd-u.tumblr.com/post/93218147964/spd-u-spotlight-2014-o-merit-winner-designer
The winning entries are from Kutztown University's Communication Design Department, junior level Graphic Design II: Editorial Design class, and were judged from hundreds of college and university submissions from across the country.
A big congrats to Nick, Arren and Amanda!
"What is SPD? The Society of Publication Designers is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Our members are art directors, designers, photo editors, editors and graphics professionals. Since drafting its charter in 1965, the SPD remains the only organization specifically addressing the visual concerns of print and online editorial professionals. Editorial design plays a crucial role in shaping and documenting our common history; the efforts of the Society and its members also serve to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of magazines and online publications." http://www.spd.org/about.php
To join: https://spd.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp?
I am excited to announce that my collage artwork is featured in a group show at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
The exhibition runs August 26th - October 11, 2013; the opening reception is Wednesday, Sept 11th; 5-7pm at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
This exhibition features artists who often use text to express visual images and ideas. The words are presented in a visual context encouraging the viewer to look closer into the image and probe their meaning.
During the exhibition, a mural will be created using text and images that will be fashioned and found.
For more information contact Ann Lalik, 610-285-5261 or email@example.com
Gallery Hours, call: 610-285-5078.
My artist statement: I am enamored with tactile forms of communication and have created a deeply personal aesthetic journey of photocopying words and sometimes images, to create unique patterns, then hand-tear the resulting paper palette to form my collage. The unexpected outcome of rough edges, uneven tones, broken lines and dot patterns that arise from the xerography process are intentional — my work symbolizes the importance of print media communication despite society’s increasing reliance on intangible, digital forms of communication.
( I am featuring some of my past favorite pieces as blog entries, to reintroduce my updated website portfolio.To view the complete collection click here. )
The New Normal? is a 24" x 24" mixed media collage that focused on the rising cost of gas in 2007.
Even though prices have only increased since then, I am very proud of this particular piece because I feel it is an accurate representation of what most were feeling at the time.
This piece was awarded Curator's Choice award at the 18th Annual Viridian Artists Exhibition in NYC, 2007. The show was judged by Charlotta Kotik, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the world-renowned Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Shown below is my handmade paper collage illustration shown at the "Art Takes Times Square" show in NYC on June 18th. Much thanks to Michelle Hunter, (http://twitter.com/artcoholic) for taking the picture. (Direct link to her photos: http://a.yfrog.com/img861/8692/dppf.jpg)
Show below is the full image, a 12" x 12" paper collage; subject/inspiration for the piece was Monotype Imaging, s global font company. They provide "text imaging and graphical user interface solutions to consumer electronics devices." They also offer "font solutions to independent software vendors who develop applications and operating systems."
Since they specialize in all things type, I decided to create a custom handmade illustration using their name, and also using as inspiration for the main type/image, the individual metal type characters that were used to set type on old-school letterpress printing machines (Vandercook/Linotype, etc).
The background pattern was created via the xerography process; using their name in 11pt Goudy Type, and repeatedly copied using a photocopy machine. (Materials used: French Paper, Grape Jelly and Razzle Berry (28/70lb text), French Paper Construction, Steel Blue (28/70lb text), solid black toner ink.)
The result is a handmade paper collage illustration, which symbolizes the importance of tangible print media/type communication in today's digital dependent society.
(Original artwork is available for purchase; email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject of email "Monotype" for pricing.)
For Christina Galbiati’s art/Illustration site click here.