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Design Dump

Hi Everyone,

I have been out of my productive habits lately, but I do have some work that hasn’t been posted.  So, I thought, I would do a “design dump”.  Basically, post a few items that have been done over the past year or never made it to a blog post, so here they are:

PDF of the book/layout design: Animator/Designer book

Other items:

Thanks!

District 146 PTA Event

Hi All,

Recently I did some design work for my local school district.  The PTA for district 146 (Tinley Park, IL.) is having an event (A “quarter auction”) to raise money for the student/school expenses.  So, I thought I would share my designs and share the event should anyone want to go.

Thanks,

Kevin

Beer Label Design

Hi All,

This is/was a proposed beer label design for Arcade Brewery in Chicago.  It didn’t get used, but I thought I would post it:

Chiberian Warmer Label Design

Chiberian Warmer Label Design

Chiberian Warmer Label Design

Thanks

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part V

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part V:

Part V to my last update (and the last of the Sinner/Saint posts), these are some of the original work from the Sinner/Saint series (there are/will be 15 pieces total).  These were my first pieces, and are re-posts, but I wanted to finish out these posts with the full set of 15.  These works are digitally manipulated images, traditionally collaged with graphite (pencil) portraits:

(check out the full blog post for more images)

(the first one I did) For St. Dunstan, Patron Saint of Musicians:

For St. Dunstan, Patron Saint of Musicians

For St. Dunstan, Patron Saint of Musicians

For St. Lufthild, Patron Saint of Child Abuse Victims:

For St. Lufthild, Patron Saint of Child Abuse Victims

For St. Lufthild, Patron Saint of Child Abuse Victims

For St. Fra Angelico, Patron Saint of Artists:

For St. Fra Angelico, Patron Saint of Artists

For St. Fra Angelico, Patron Saint of Artists

 

Thanks,

Kevin

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part IV

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part IV:

Part IV to my last update (part V coming soon), more work from the Sinner/Saint series (there are/will be 15 pieces total).  These works are digitally manipulated images, traditionally collaged with graphite (pencil) portraits:

(check out the full blog post for more images)

(this piece is one of the few where I matched the likeness of the person, the portrait is of musician Mike Ness from Social Distortion) For St. Cecilia, Patron Saint of Musicians:

For St. Cecilia, Patron Saint of Musicians

For St. Cecilia, Patron Saint of Musicians

For St. Germaine Cousin, Patron Saint of Child Abuse:

For St. Germaine Cousin, Patron Saint of Child Abuse

For St. Germaine Cousin, Patron Saint of Child Abuse

(digital mock-up, work in progress), For St. Dismas, Patron Saint of Prisoners:

For St. Dismas, Patron Saint of Prisoners

For St. Dismas, Patron Saint of Prisoners

Thanks,

Kevin

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part III

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part III

Part III to my last updates, more work from the Sinner/Saint series.  These works are digitally manipulated images, traditionally collaged with graphite (pencil) portraits:

(see full post for more images)

For St. Dymphna, Patron Saint for Suffers of Nervous and Mental Afflictions:

For St. Dymphna, Patron Saint for Suffers of Nervous and Mental Afflictions

For St. Dymphna, Patron Saint for Suffers of Nervous and Mental Afflictions

For St. Cayetano, Patron Saint of Gamblers:

For St. Cayetano, Patron Saint of Gamblers

For St. Cayetano, Patron Saint of Gamblers

For the Three Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity:

For the Three Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity

For the Three Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity

Thanks,

Kevin

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part II

Sinner/Saint series: Update, Part II:

Part II to my last update (part III to come soon), more work from the Sinner/Saint series.  These works are digitally manipulated images, traditionally collaged with graphite (pencil) portraits:

(check out the full blog post for more images)

This one is my favorite from the series so far- For St. John the Apostle, Patron Saint of Burn Victims:

For St. John the Apostle, Patron Saint of Burn Victims

For St. John the Apostle, Patron Saint of Burn Victims

For St. Jude, Patron Saint of Lost Causes:

For St. Jude, Patron Saint of Lost Causes

For St. Jude, Patron Saint of Lost Causes

For St. Mochta, Patron Saint of Weight Loss:

For St. Mochta, Patron Saint of Weight Loss

For St. Mochta, Patron Saint of Weight Loss

Thanks,

Kevin

Sinner/Saint series: Update

Sinner/Saint series: Update

Over the past two years I have been working on a series (originally I was calling them my ex-votos) that is near completion.  These works are digitally manipulated images, traditionally collaged with graphite portraits.  I haven’t updated my blog with new work in awhile, so here are some of the pieces from this series:

For St. Bona of Pisa, Patron Saint of Flight Attendants:

For St. Bona of Pisa, Patron Saint of Flight Attendants

For St. Bona of Pisa, Patron Saint of Flight Attendants

For St. Angela of Foligno, Patron Saint of Those Afflicted by Sexual Temptation:

For St. Angela of Foligno, Patron Saint of Those Afflicted by Sexual Temptation

For St. Angela of Foligno, Patron Saint of Those Afflicted by Sexual Temptation

and, For St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes:

For St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes

For St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes

Thanks,

Kevin

“Art in a Box” – Concept and Package Design

 

Art in a Box: A Magnetic Puzzle/Learning Game

Art in a Box is a magnetic puzzle/game that utilizes famous artworks printed on metal sheets and magnetic puzzles pieces that correlate to the artwork. The game/puzzle is made for children from 3 to 7 years old. Each box would contain three metal boards with artworks printed on the front and back. The boards would contain the full artwork on one side and the artwork with areas removed on the other. The goal is to directly match the magnet pieces to the full artwork or to match the pieces to the missing sections on the other side. This game/puzzle is a prototype of what would be a series of “Art in a Box” games (possibly grouped by theme, style, time period, artist, etc.).

The idea is that this would be an educational game that teaches several learning concepts. “Art in a Box” would have uses for Art History and Art techniques, but also shape recognition, spatial reasoning, sequencing, creativity, perspective, etc. The key aspect of this game/puzzle is that the pieces do not fit together as a traditional puzzle. The “player” must overlap the magnet pieces to match the image correctly. This overlapping aspect teaches spatial reasoning, sequencing, and perspective. The pieces are limited (around 6 to 8 per image) to keep the game/puzzle accessible to children. Furthermore, as the pieces are magnets and have no specific “fit” (as in a traditional puzzle), it gives the child freedom to cross the pieces/artworks.   Essentially, the child can create his/her own artwork. In the example images, Monet’s boat can be placed in Constable’s river or Kidd’s birds can be in Monet’s sky. It offers numerous possibilities for the child to explore the artworks and possibilities.

“Art in a Box” would also contain a booklet. This booklet would be comprehensive for the game’s uses and learning capabilities. In addition, it would contain background information on the art and historical areas of the artworks. These areas would be written to the age level of the audience (3 to 7 years old) so it can be read to or by the child. However, it would also contain an educator/parent section that would review lessons/projects that can be used in conjunction with this game.

In marketing possibilities, it would have several. It could be marketed specifically to museum gift shops and related stores as a premium art education “toy”. In this aspect, I see the box made of wood with a “slide” top (see image for rough mock-up). It could also be marketed as an educational tool for classrooms (preschool to second grade). In this aspect, I see it as a traditional cardboard game box (see image for rough mock-up) with more focus on the booklet (additional lesson plans and links to the common core). Finally, as mass produced educational toy and on the lower end of price, it could be presented in a large cardboard envelope (“Art in a Sleeve”?) with smaller metal boards and a simplified booklet (more of a pamphlet).

Artworks used:

Monet, Claude
Ships Riding on the Seine at Rouen
1872/1873
oil on canvas
37.7 x 46 cm (14 13/16 x 18 1/8 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, National Gallery of Art

Kidd, Joseph Bartholomew (after Audubon, John James)
Black-Backed Three-Toed Woodpecker

1831/1833
pencil and oil on canvas
66.7 x 52.4 cm (26 1/4 x 20 5/8 in.)
Gift of E.J.L. Hallstrom, National Gallery of Art

Constable, John
Wivenhoe Park, Essex
1816
oil on canvas
56.1 x 101.2 cm (22 1/16 x 39 13/16 in.)
Widener Collection, National Gallery of Art

 

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