Thursday, September 26, 2019 Design
The idea of Gather Over grew from a need for connection, dialog, and sense of community and to support makers and artists within those communities. Contributing works and meals helped to spark discussion and I calligraphed quotes selected by Macey Ley and Ramie Little relating to the topic of 'judgment'. The pamphlet was designed in collaboration with Ciel Rodriguez who printed it on a Vandercook Letterpress. The diverse letterforms creating the word Judgment relate to the diverse group of people who will eat and discuss with each other at the dinner.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Design
This piece is a collaborative work with Eli Hamilton and Ciel Rodriguez. The three of us were all students in Cathie Ruggie-Saunders advanced letterpress class and when we discovered that each of us grew up near Atlanta Georgia decided that we had to make something out of it. The work involves graphic elements and handset type on curves to talk about how the state and those in it impacted our growth and eventually led us to Chicago.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Design
Hand Atlas uses text from Gray’s Anatomy formed into images creating layers of the human hand. It starts with the Surface anatomy, then Veins; Fasciae and Muscle; and Bones. By making the image out of text it makes a new relationships between the form and content.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Design
Them Bones is a series of letterpress printed illustration based on the spiritual song written by James Weldon Johnson written in the early 1900s. The skeleton is based on the Albinus scientific illustration from the 1700s. The first page begins with only the first line of the song inked at the "foot bone." Each page has another piece of the print inked ending at "the head bone." Because letterpress printing creates an impression into the paper you can feel the entire print on each page even when it is not inked.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Calligraphy
"Only a Few Words Today, and that too with Pencil" is an illustration of a letter written by the classical composer Beethoven to a lover who has never been identified. Available from the store as a greeting card and as a 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" Giclée print
Monday, June 16, 2014 Calligraphy
"Be Batman" was originally designed as a graduation gift for my friend, Stuart Dover. After it was seen in my portfolio, I made a version for a priest as a notecard. The priest was looking for something that was more hip for writing letters of encouragement and thanks to young people in the church youth group. Available as a notecard from my store.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Calligraphy
This piece was calligraphed for my friend, Ryan Elizabeth Newkirk, who is now Ryan Besel, on the occasion of her garduation from high school. Ryan chose the biblical passage, and the butterfly illustrations were used because of her personal affinity for them. Butterflies also takes the event of someone graduation and going out into out into the world and symbolizes it by showing the butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Illustration
“Everyman: Everymachine” was my T-shirt design for a manufacturing appreciation week contest in which I participated while I was in high school. The Roosevelt quote conveys the idea that the strength of industry comes from its workers. The head formed from gears is meant to have an everyman quality. The profile references one of the men watching the speaker in Norman Rockwell’s Freedom of Speech (based on a Roosevelt speech). I liked the idea that this tied the three things together.