|Ohioana Book Festival Poster|
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I am so excited I got to work on the Ohioana Book Festival this year!
From the website: "The Ohioana Library Association was founded in 1929 by Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper to collect, preserve, and promote the works of Ohio authors, artists, and musicians. By the early 1930s the Library had outgrown its space in the Governor’s Mansion and moved into the new State Office Building at 65 S. Front Street, where it remained until 2001. Ohioana and the State Library of Ohio then moved to the renovated Jeffrey Mining Corporate Center near downtown Columbus. Today the Library’s holdings include more than 45,000 books by or about Ohioans; 10,000 pieces of sheet music; biographical files on notable Ohioans; personal papers of Ohio authors and artists; and numerous scrapbooks created by Ohio civic and cultural organizations. The collection does not circulate, but is available for in-library use."
I saw their previous year's posters and loved how open the design requirements were.
I did five concepts:
I flirted with two different directions. Ohio has always been very active in the space program and I thought that could be a possibility. I also came up with a couple weird animal ideas I did not think they would ever go for. I was super excited when they chose this idea.
|Final concept sketch|
|Final poster art|
|Holiday Card 2017|
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! Let's make the world a better place in 2018...
The card features the triskelion, Celtic symbol for progress, personal growth and improvement.
I did not think I would get a card done this year but I got an urge to draw a unicorn!
|SCBWI and Books By the Banks|
Monday, October 23, 2017
I am doing an SCBWI talk 7-8:30pm at Upper Arlington Main Library in Columbus tomorrow (October 24th). If you are in the area, stop by and say hi! It is open to the public!
I will also be at Books By the Banks Saturday. It is a wonderful book festival great for Christmas shopping!
|My 2011 poster|
|Tara Calahan King's 2017 poster||