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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Young artist-designer

SOFYA'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME DESIGN
and more!
When I was a child, my Mom always created and made our Halloween costumes. One year, Mom asked me what I wanted to be and I answered, "A Matador!" Matador? Perhaps it was her idea, I'm not sure. But, within a day, my costume was completed - brightly colored, short jacket and peddle-pusher pants, all color coordinated - sequins, delicately sewn along all the outer seams. Somewhere, she found the appropriate hat and long white socks, and with a black mask, I was set for the big day.
Recently, our neighbor mentioned that her daughter created a very special costume: Catty Corn. When I saw her drawing, I got it immediately. I still remember those stingingly sweet candies, white at the top, orange in the center and yellow at the bottom - all sugar, all the time. 
This crazy corn sports ears, a small yellow cap, and, of course, whiskers. Who ever heard of crazy corn with ears and whiskers? Well, Sofya did. This impressive blending of two, seemingly disparate, things is something which only a child could imagine. As a result, a new Halloween costume is invented. 
I think, next year I want to be Catty Corn - with Sofya's permission, of course.
(Below, are Sofya's Halloween costume and several other drawings of cats. Enjoy all of them!)

Last year, Sofya submitted an original short story. View it, here.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Geffen Playhouse

LIKE NEW
The Founder's Room of the Geffen Playhouse is completely refurnished. From new carpet, to all new furnishings and cabinetry, Ronald Frink Architects is honored to have been chosen as designer. The room will be rededicated this evening (October 16, 2013).
Check back - photographs will be posted in the near future!
RFA redesigned the playhouse, along with a new addition - completed in 2005.
Please view our earlier story, here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cover Art

JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER?
In an earlier posting regarding Cheryl Strayed's book, Wild - from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail, I mentioned how influenced I am by book covers.
Today, I came across an article in Arts Beat - Book Covers: Before and After, by John Williams. Mr. Williams writes,
...four book designers discuss recent examples of their work. Each designer shared early concepts for a cover as well as the final design that ended up on the book.
Please follow this link to learn more about artists who illustrate meaning.
Below, one of several cover designs by Elena Giavaldi - for, Brave Genius, a Sean B. Carroll book.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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