Voila: The We Have So Much To Give Show!

I’ll let you in on a little secret. There was a slight delay in printing, and as the show was fast approaching, I decided to hit up Kinko’s for some quickie digital copies. Its like searching for your favorite pair of gym shorts right to the bottom of the lost and found bin. Even if they are still in there, it’s quite likely the sweat and whatever else grows/festers in those bins has discolored/scented them in a way you didn’t think possible. But do you still go for it? YEP! I did. To save on cash moneys, I trimmed the cards myself…enough said. Luckily, Jukebox Printing pulled through slightly ahead of schedule, and Chris and his clever friends came up with some real innovative ways to use the “special” ones.

The show was held in Chris’ backyard, with paintings hung on fences, sketchbooks on the patio table, couches on the grass, and collaborative pieces for every one to join in on. Once I knew the vibe Chris was going for with the show, I stuck with a palette you might have seen on your elementary school pencil case, and a Saul Bass influenced background which I think fits with the show vibe. Chris asked if he could make a huge sign version of the postcards, it turned out so amaWzing, plus it doubled as the guest book!

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Art Show Postcard: Roughs

One of my pals Chris asked me if I would design a postcard size flyer for a group art show he was hosting with his other artist friends. I was real excited to work with Chris, he’s so easygoing and I love his paintings! See the next post for samples of his talents.

The idea behind the show was pretty simple. For several of the artists, it was their first show, so they were quite literally bringing everything they had, pulling out all the stops, if you will. I remember how I felt at my grad show, a little vulnerable, but excited, then nervous, etc. As far as the design of these cards, Chris asked that the type start by bleeding off the edge and would prefer a sans serif typeface. From there I did a bit of exploring with textures and backgrounds, trying to get in to the wonderful artsy-ness of it all. And by that I mean I found left over silver spray paint, some watercolor paints, and a bright yellow plastic bag in my closets and ran with it. See the final result and event pics on my next post!