I made this illustration for my mom as a mother's day gift. It is of her sweetie dog, Stella, from when she was a pup. Love you mom!
I am continually impressed by the quality of speakers Society of Design brings to our area.
This past week Michael Bierut, Natasha Jen, and Emily Oberman of Pentagram Partners (possibly the most prestigious design firm in history) shared their stories on becoming designers and also their recent works.
I say we try and get Milton Glaser in town next!
So proud of our little paper and even smaller staff.
Congrats to Larry, Paul and Nick!
- Column (1st place) Lawrance Binda
- Personality Profile (1st place) Paul Barker
- Feature Story (2nd place) Paul Barker
- Investigative Reporting (2nd place) Paul Barker
- Page Design (2nd place) Megan Davis
- Graphic/Photo Illustration (2nd place) Megan Davis & Nick Sider
During this search I randomly found out that he is scheduled to be the artist in residence at a local college this spring. “This should be a Burg article!” I thought to myself. I emailed our editor-in-chief with all kinds of links and info about Wayne, his plans to build an installation at the college, his painting exhibit, lecture, documentary screening, etc. I think I made the subject of the email about 20 exclamation points and nothing else. I was excited!
This was my very first time recommending an article and it just so happened to to fit perfectly into our April arts issue. Our editor-in-chief agreed to assigning the article and I scheduled to meet Wayne White for photos.
As it turns out, an artist acquaintance of mine, Stephen Haas, idolizes Wayne White. Unknown to me, he wrote this blogpost a month or so ago about how it was his dream to work with Wayne, and how he hoped to make contact with him in the next year.
Two days before I had plans to photograph Wayne, I had a meeting with a friend at a coffee shop (where Stephen was working). I was explaining how excited I was to see the artwork and meet Wayne, etc. etc. He was like “does Stephen know that?”
Longer story shortened, I invited Stephen with me to meet Wayne. Since then, Stephen has been volunteering for the installation project 5 days a week- working right beside his idol, Wayne White.
The best part about this, is that if you look at Stephen’s blog posts (and note the dates), he made the goal of meeting this artist and work with him in some way in the next few years. This actually came to happen in a matter of weeks. Boom! I love when things like that happen.
Liz Laribee is a local Harrisburg artist with her hands in all kinds of good community based art/entrepreneurial projects, such as the MakeSpace and 3rd in the Burg. I adore her cardboard portraits, so when I was brainstorming gift ideas for theBurg staff (for our 1 year anniversary of the redesign), I immediately thought of her. Here are the finished pieces she created for us- she even made me a surprise portrait! (shown above)
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