Thursday, July 23, 2009

Anne Elizabeth Moore on Vocolo for show at Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia

Anne Elizabeth Moore, media critic and writer is currently showing at the Columbia College Chicago's Center for Book & Paper Arts. Check out her interview on

Monday, July 20, 2009

Upcoming Faculty Show at Leviton A+D Gallery

_place: Columbia College Art and Design Faculty Exhibition opens on August 13 at Leviton A+D Gallery

___place is about times and spaces of revolution, and their effect on visual images. We use convention and tradition to recognize images, pictures and works of art, and because art images interpret our world, they impact how we understand changes in the experience of place, space and time. We only understand visual things in contexts that are historical, geographic and cultural. Artists respond to those factors, and ___place is an experimental exhibition of such responses. The exhibition uses a notion of revolution to emphasize how changes in what, when, and where we see not only changes the character of visual images, but also tells us something about the tools we use to see the world. Exhibiting artists include Steven Carrelli, Anna Kunz, Betsy Odom, and Michael K. Paxton.

Over the next few week, I will be producing short video postcards about each of these artists. Today, I 'll be interivewing Betsy Odom whose current artwork address the issues of gender, sports and craft. Videos and information from the remaining artists will appear over the next few weeks.

Betsy Odom, Tom Bigbee, leather, elastic

Betsy Odom, Softball Bat, 2008, wood, leather, tape

WHEN: August 13 - September 19, 2009, opening reception Thursday, September 10, 5-8pm

WHERE: Leviton A+D Gallery, 619 S. Wabash Avenue

COST: Free and Open to the Public.

INFO: 312.369.8668 or

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Yummy Edit Grain Feed

I could not help but include this very cool post by Yummy Fresh Grain Edit. Enjoy. Subscribe to their blog. You'll love it.

Komboh Design & Illustration
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 11:41 AM PDT

Editorial Design for Issue One of Pendulum Magazine (2009)

Ah, the bustling city. This magazine cover by Canadian dynamic design duo, Komboh, has it all: high-rises, cars, trucks, and busy people. Juxtaposing the grime of the city is a thick, clean white coil, which adds a simple graphic element to the crowded urban streets. The design is straightforward, clean, unpretentious, and nice to look at.

In addition to design work, Hans Thiessen and Michael Mateyko at Komboh are also talented illustrators, creating delightfully whimsical works with bursts of color and controlled lines. Check out more of their work on their website, and be sure to visit their blog for more goodies.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009