OPENxCLOSED is a one night show that highlights the typography of signs we all see every day; Open and Closed.
This exhibit will show one piece from 20 artists. 10 artists will produce open signs, the other 10 will create closed signs.
Jake Sauer, Brian Lewis, Marc McMillen, Andrea Harvey, Adam Meyer, Jenn Cutter, Nick Ferran, John Ilang-ilang, Shaun Malinowski, Justin Lim, Bob Storey, Matt Kelley, Drew Kora, Jessie Steury, Elyse Boutall, Bart Fish, Aaron Anderson, David Hart, Jonathan Barker, Alexander Sprungle
For the past year, me along with 19 other visual communication students have been working our toots off for our senior exhibit and IT’S ALMOST HERE! This is the climax of our college career and we’d like to share this experience with you. So come on down to ACPL Jeffrey R. Krull gallery and let us walk you through of our individual works!
Here’s a snippet of my thesis:
And here’s a preview from yesterday’s install:
Help us cheers to getting 8 hours of sleep again!
My single entry submission ‘This Finger Campaign’ done for my senior thesis project, respectively received a Gold Addy award and this year’s Judges Choice award! Pretty cool, huh? My grandma think so too.
The last of Last Saturdays :(
I do not usually use emoticons but seems appropriate since I did enjoy working on this project, I will miss it.
Earlier in June I was fortunate enough to receive two scholarships from Labov Agency and again from AAF Fort Wayne. My utmost sincerity when I say thank you, not just for the free benjamins but for the trust and belief in my dedication within the field. One more year I go (finally).
In the meantime, check out this years flyer for Barr Street Market designed for YLNI:
While I’m doing my spring cleaning (I know, its not spring but thats not important) I was going through boxes that I still have yet to unpacked. And then, BAM! My past memories windmill kick me square in the face.
A remembrance of my wasted youth; a series of thoughts, mindless doodles and found objects. I completed five embarrassing journals during high school (circa 2002-04). These were done for no significant reason, well if you count suffering from teenage angsts syndrome as most of us do.
Gritty, confused, determine and careless
I was your typical high school kid; getting grounded, being bullied, bad acne, running from the cops, sneaking brewskis, waiting for facial hair, being bitter for silly reasons, and experimenting with various things. I wouldn’t say I’ve change since, just grew up a tad bit.
I’m glad to have made these bittersweet documentations, even though more than half of them are hysterically painful.
I have been enjoying this project alot; having complete visual control, experimenting with type and bringing nontraditional works in our community, its a hoot I tell you. I cannot wait to complete this project and see it all together.
And I heard this coming month (May) will be the best Last Saturday yet.
(hint: bike season is here for all you two-wheel peddlers, a homage awaits)
Last Saturdays is a series of events that take place on the Last Saturday of every month to attract visitors downtown to experience the diverse social, arts, and cultural opportunities in our community. Join us for our next Last Saturdays event on May 26.
For more info: www.artsunited.org
Yesterday I was notified as a winner of Silver Addy Award at the district level, obviously an exciting news, right? In celebration, my gang of hooligans round up to the Brass Rail, where drinks are never watered down and always accompanied by Fort Wayne’s unsung misfits.
The Two Man Gentleman Band (NY based) rolled in to play a high energy show along with our very own End Times Spasm Band as the opening. I cant exaggerate enough how stoked I was for this show. Of course, both bands once again exceeds the expectations. Overall, my whole day was filled with splendid happenings.
Poster done for Arts United Last Saturdays event for the month of March
For more info: www.ArtsUnited.org
Good news for people who love bad news: Last night, I received two Gold Addy Awards and this years Best of Show for 2011 Fort Wayne Addy Awards. Can you believe it? Me neither!
The theme of this year’s show was Locally Grown (explains the neatly carved wooden plaque). The event was held at the Botanical Conservatory with strip of local vendors selling homemade things to accommodate the theme cohesively.
With this hardwood triumph, is it too bashful to scream
“I GOT THE BEST WOOD THIS YEAR!”
Probably so, but this moment maybe my only chance to say such a thing.
Despite the jokes and disbeliefs, this is by far the most prestigious accomplishment I’ve ever received. I cant exaggerate enough how thankful I am for this, t’was an honor. And to my IPFW fellow schoolmates: If I can do it, you can too - I’m sure of it.
My business card, courtesy of New Haven Print. Mr. Craig Dellinger printed a stack for free! What a guy!
For other made things visit: www.Johnilangilang.com