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Heifer illustration by James Everland

Heifer illustration by James Everland

Webster Groves Christian Church, a supporter of Heifer International, recently had an art opening in the Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church, that featured the work of Meramec Community College art students, that I taught during the Fall semester. The assignment of these Illustration 1 and 2 students, was each student’s interpretation of the mission of Heifer International.
Gallery visitors at the opening were able to purchase gifts, like donations to Heifer International,organic fairly traded coffee and chocolates and gift wrap created by the children of Webster Groves Christian Church. Holiday gifts were wrapped while visitors waited,with all proceeds going to Heifer International. I encourage you to visit Heifer’s Website and read about their mission. An organization that is committed to improving lives and communities of the world through animals, clean water, women’s empowerment, education and training and sustainable farming. Webster Groves Christian Church is raising funds for Heifer International.

illustration by Kirsten Frederick

illustration by Kirsten Frederick

illustration by Grayson Finnegan

illustration by Grayson Finnegan

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illustration by Jessica Perez-Brook

illustration by Jessica Perez-Brook

Webster Groves Christian Church,  a supporter of Heifer International, recently had an art opening in the Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church, that featured the work of Meramec Community College art students, that I taught during the Fall semester. The assignment of these Illustration 1 and 2 students, was each student’s interpretation of the mission of Heifer International.
Gallery visitors at the opening were able to purchase gifts, like donations to Heifer International,organic fairly traded coffee and chocolates and gift wrap created by the children of Webster Groves Christian Church. Holiday gifts were wrapped while visitors waited,with all proceeds going to Heifer International. I encourage you to visit  Heifer’s Website  and read about their mission. An organization that is committed to improving lives and communities of the world through animals, clean water, women’s empowerment, education and training and sustainable farming. Webster Groves Christian Church is raising funds for Heifer International.

Illustration by Karema Thabet

Illustration by Karema Thabet

illustration by Alex Ambrose

illustration by Alex Ambrose

I will post more student illustrations this week.

Lion and the Mouse by Jessica Perez-Brook

Lion and the Mouse by Jessica Perez-Brook

This post shows more illustrations by my students I teach in a class called Illustration 1 and 2 at Meramec Community College in St.Louis,Missouri. The assignment was to illustrate their interpatation of the theme of Aesop’s Lion and the Mouse.

The Lion and the Mouse by James Eveland

The Lion and the Mouse by James Eveland

The Lion and the Mouse by Briana Dailey

The Lion and the Mouse by Briana Dailey

 

The Lion and the Mouse by Amanda Goodman

The Lion and the Mouse by Amanda Goodman

The next few posts will show the illustrations of the Illustration 1 and 2 students, I teach at Meramec Community College.
The assignment was to illustrate Aesop’s -The Lion and the Mouse.

The lion and the Mouse by Katerine Lam

The lion and the Mouse by Katerine Lam

The Lion and the Mouse by Katerine Lam

The Lion and the Mouse by Katerine Lam

 

Art by Grayson Finnegan

Art by Grayson Finnegan

Art by Tyler Leiweke

Art by Tyler Leiweke

Art by Kendra Shinn

Art by Kendra Shinn

Art by Matthew Washausen

Art by Matthew Washausen

Art by Brett Ninnally

Art by Brett Nunnally

Art by Emily Bartram

Art by Emily Bartram

 

drawing by Thomas Adams

drawing by Thomas Adams

This page is a continuation of My Pursuit of Happiness assignment I gave to my Drawing for Graphics 1 class at Meramec Community College in St.Louis ,Missouri.

drawing by Andrew Lam

drawing by Andrew Lam

drawing by Tara McClellan

drawing by Tara McClellan

drawing by Erica Elliot

drawing by Erica Elliot

drawing by Judy Tran

drawing by Judii Tran

I will be showing the drawings of  the students in my Drawing for Graphics class,at Meramec Community College for the next week. The assignment is below. This is the first assignment of the Fall semester. Some students didn’t carefully read the assignment and missed some of the requirements of this assignment.

My Pursuit of Happiness assignment assignment

My Pursuit of Happiness assignment assignment

drawing by Jellani Brown

drawing by Jelani Brown

drawing by Hoo Tack Lee

drawing by Hoo Tack Lee

 

 

Peace poster by Jessie Crouch

Peace poster by Jessie Crouch

This poster was created By Jessie Crouch for the Peace assignment  I gave to my Drawing for Graphics class at Meramec Community College. The  statement about her image is below.
There will be an art opening titled Ode to Peace in the Art Gallery within Webster Groves Christian Church on Friday May 9, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.. This show will include   Jessie’s poster,other student’s art and the art of professional artists,who  are representing peace in their art. All are welcome to attend.

Jessica Crouch

May 2nd, 2014

Drawing for Graphics 2

Artist Justification

 

Ode to Peace

 

Peace and justice have always been paired up together. However, I feel that what is justice for one, isn’t necessarily peace for another. The world has always had the definition for peace up for debate, since it holds unique meaning to each person. As time goes on though, we continue fighting for “peace” without really knowing what it means to us. This project helped me open my eyes to a meaningful idea. If we as people, could just realize that maybe peace is as simple as accepting others for who they are.

This realization aided me into creating my piece. My piece includes the Statue of Liberty, which is a clear representation of liberty and justice. As I stated before, justice and peace have often been put hand in hand. I replaced the torch and stone tablet with roses. I feel that we should refine our idea of justice with love.

I wanted to make my piece as straight forward as possible. I want the viewer to gain a new understanding of peace and make it his or her own. Everyone has his or her own idea of peace, and that’s okay. However, I hope the viewer sees their idea of peace through love and understanding.

 

 

Miles Davis Jazz Track

Miles Davis Jazz Track

I gave a written assignment, to my students in Drawing for Graphics class, to write a paper about  my blog posts on Vinyl Album covers. Below are two of the student papers.

 

Graphic design has a much to do with images as it does with type. Looking at the Vinyl covers John Dyess posted on his blog I found that they also relate a lot with type. The placement of words as well as the font that was used is a big part of the design. The images on the covers are very modern focusing a lot on shape and expression of emotion. Taking Graphic design here at Meramec Community College has taught me a lot. I use to think it was easy but now I now there is a lot of thought put in. I can tell that there was lots of thought and skills put into those album covers. The album Subliminal sounds uses color wisely and sparingly. The choice to make the text white and background black was really nice and I feel like it helped set it apart from the other albums. I felt like there were just as many photos as there were illustrations I liked that variety.

I have always felt like Album covers where a great expression of art. The covers were big and stood out unlike more of the CD covers we have today.

Nowadays it seems like all covers are just pictures of the artist. I wish more were paintings and abstract. The ones that are left to the viewers interpertaion allow for the listener to interpert the music however they like. Someone might see a cover has happy while another sees it as sad. But with CD nowadays everyone just sees who made it and It leaves less for the imagination.

Miles Davis Jazz Track is the album I kept coming back to look at. It has a wild design and is very abstract. To me it looks like a monster with a hand coming out of it’s mouth with fire around. It being so abstract I have trouble finding something I dislike about it. Maybe they could have used a wider range of colors? I am not sure. There are probably people out there that don’t like it because it is so abstract but I really like the feel it gives off. Makes me want to check the album out to see what the music must be like.

Saul Bass is very much a modern artist. I could tell from looking at his work that he plays a lot with color, text, and simplism. His artwork has a clean sleek look about it. But the colors are what I like the most. He uses bold whole colors that stand out. The figures he uses are abstract and the text looks like it is well thought out. I really enjoy his style and find it very refreshing and modern.

Jesse Weisman-Pitts

When thinking of vintage album covers, I associate such and aesthetic with a certain minimalistic elegance. In fact, I often find myself drawing inspiration from album covers of the past in my own designs. Muted colors, even gutters, and sans serif typefaces are examples of design elements from my own work that I see on countless covers of some of my favorite old records. One particular album that comes to mind is “Jazz Goes To College” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. The design features a modular grid of photos, some of which are layered with an orange tint that matches the color of the type on the cover.

Classic album cover design is still prevalent in today’s music industry. Many typefaces, color palettes, and layout elements are being used in recent years that share the same roots as their classic predecessors. For example, The Black Keys’ 2010 release “Brothers” pays homage to The Beach Boys’ 1966 album “Pet Sounds” through its use of the classic Cooper Black typeface. The Foxboro Hot Tubs record “Stop Drop and Roll!” is strongly influenced by rock and roll records of the 1950’s and 60’s. The top of the record features a label reading “Stereo” and at the bottom boasts, “This is a newly recorded high fidelity record!” While stereo recording has been industry standard for many years, the design reminisces on a time when high fidelity recording was considered a new and innovative technology. The hand drawn typography on the record is very playful and seems to be strongly influenced by the typography of Brian Wilson’s “SMiLE”.

Such examples are only the tip of the iceberg when discussing the impact that vintage album cover design has had on design as whole. Iconic albums of the 50’s and 60’s, particularly in the genres jazz and rock and roll have set standards to which many designers, myself included, continue to work
Jake Hunn

Foxboro Hot Tubs

Foxboro Hot Tubs

Hello World by Kayla Richards

Hello World by Kayla Richards

Introduction by Kayla Richards

Introduction by Kayla Richards

Overview by Kayla Richards

Overview by Kayla Richards

Cottontail by Kayla Richards

Cottontail by Kayla Richards

Environment by Kayla Richards

Environment by Kayla Richards

Merchandise by Kayla Richards

Merchandise by Kayla Richards