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What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room

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.

What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room postcard 6"x4"
What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room
postcard 6″x4″
What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room poster 24"x32"
What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room
poster 24″x32″
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John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations

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.

John Gould's Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrationspostcard 6"x4"
John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations
postcard 6″x4″
John Gould's Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations poster 24"x32"
John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations
poster 24″x32″

The Rise of Enlightened Sexism

This poster advertised a lecture by Dr. Susan J. Douglas, author of The Rise of Enlightened Sexism.  The departments sponsoring the event wanted the poster to have the same imagery as Dr. Douglas’ book cover.  Her publisher sent me the photo of the boxing girl and I chose the closest font I had to reflect the title. To say I designed this poster would be a stretch since the original elements are in the book cover.

Dr. Susan J. Douglas Lecture poster
Dr. Susan J. Douglas Lecture poster