Somehow, I forgot to post the design I created for What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room,the fall 2013 exhibit for the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College. The exhibit ran from September 16-November 26, 2013, and participated in October 4th Art Hop.
The illustration featured in publicity was Leslie Ward’s Caricature of Dickens (1870). Leslie Ward was a British caricaturist, who was about 19 years old when he made this drawing.
John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations is the fall 2014 exhibit for the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College. The exhibit runs from September 15-November 25, 2014 and will participate in the November 7th Art Hop.
The illustration featured is “Nyctea Nivea”, a plate from John Gould’s The Birds of Great Britain, London, 1862-1873. To be honest, I really didn’t consider any other artwork to feature for this exhibit. Once I saw this plate, the choice was easy. I looked at many other illustrations, but this was always number one .
I photographed the artwork using the Canon T2i with a EF 35mm f/1.4L USM. Personally, I think this is a spectacular wide-angle lens.
I recently finished designing the postcard and exhibit poster for K 180: Celebrating Kalamazoo College’s 180th Birthday. It features gems from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room collection. The exhibit runs from April 1 – June 13, 2013, at Kalamazoo College, and is closed between May 8 – May 19. The exhibit will be featured in three Art Hops sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Art Hop occurs the first Friday of the month in downtown Kalamazoo, and this exhibit shows in April, May and June.
The artwork I chose to feature on the publicity materials is from an illuminated manuscript copy of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” which was a birthday gift in 1920 to Albert May Todd from his wife Augusta. As usual, I photographed the artwork using a Canon EOS Rebel T2i.
Religious Reflections: Selections from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room Collection features Giclée prints from The Saint John’s Bible along with other religious selections. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College, January 7 – March 14, 2013, and will be part of Art Hop, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, on the first Friday in February and March.
The exhibit poster and postcard I designed features the artwork Birth of Christ, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.SaintJohnsBible.org
Interestingly, I could not submit Birth of Christ artwork for use for the Art Hop brochure. The Saint John’s Bible has very strict use guidelines, so another religious selection is featured in that brochure. I also needed approval from The Saint John’s Bible before sending the artwork to print.
The following guideline made me pause when I first read it: “No modification of the image is allowed including writing, logos or printing of any sort placed on, around, or under the image, including decorative borders.” I wondered how strict an interpretation would be taken, but the designs (after a small revision) were approved so all went well!
William Morris & Kelmscott features the work of 19th century British artist, writer, and textile designer William Morris who founded the Kelmscott Press. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College, September 10 – November 15, 2012, and will be part of the Art Hop, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, October and November. Read brochure for October Art Hop.
This is the first Rare Book Room poster that I’ve designed with the new branding. LOVE the fonts!
As usual, I photographed the artwork I wanted to showcase for the exhibit. I fell in love with this tapestry, which is probably about 4′ height.
Women’s Works featured works by prominent women’s authors, illustrators, and sculptors/artists, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Warton, Kate Greenaway, Dorothy Doughty, and Elizabeth Gould. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College, April 2 – June 7, 2012, and part of the Art Hop, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
Artwork showcased on design by Françoise Gilot. I love her artwork and this piece is so dynamic. I photographed the art, which is a strong piece to represent the works of strong and prominent female artists. It is one of the silkscreen illustrations Ms. Gilot made for Colette’s novel “Break of Day.”
Piranesi on Parade featured etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778) and his son Francesco Piranesi (Italian, 1756-1810) from the Kalamazoo College collection, January 3 – March 8, 2012. Exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College.
Etching featured on poster from Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descrizione… dell’Emissario del Lago Albano Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla Riva del Lago Albano.
Exhibit part of the Art Hop, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
Bound for Glory: Fine Bindings in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room Collection exhibit at Kalamazoo College featured fine bindings, September 12- November 17, 2011. Exhibit part of the Art Hop, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.