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I've had the opportunity to design several cds for West Chester PA label Appleseed Recordings throughout the last 15 or so years--from the late-great Pete Seeger; David Bromberg, Sweet Honey in the Rock (to name a few)--I recently had the opportunity to design their latest anthology, 21st Anniversary 3-cd set "Roots & Branches". And while I also designed their last anniversary cd in 2007, "Sowing the Seeds" (which Bruce Springsteen is also on) that was pre-social media/twitter age.
So you could imagine my excitement when I heard Springsteen tweeted the cover on his page--a total #bucketlistmoment for sure 🙌🙏🙌🙏
On sale now, visit appleseedmusic or online music retailers to order this keepsake; featuring exclusive tracks by Donovan, John Wesley Harding, Tom Morello, Tim Robbins, Jesse Winchester, and Springsteen--music with a message, especially appropriate for this current moment in time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 was recently interviewed by author, artist and educator, Lisa Cyr, regarding the topic of Promotional Strategies:
Q: Can you talk about your brand and how you incorporated that vision into your promotional materials?
A: My design aesthetic is simple, clean and contemporary, while my illustration and artwork is detailed, tactile, layered and full of energy. Having promotional materials that showcase my artwork without competing with the design of the piece was instrumental to conveying my brand effectively.
... to read the entire interview, click here.
(right: photo of outside package and interior of promotional box; which contains metal slipcase and promo cards of work.)
(right: handmade promotional magnets, created with metal and acrylic, and presented in individual black boxes. Each magnet showcases an illustration from my portfolio.)
For Christina Galbiati’s art/Illustration site click here.