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Writers Writing About Comfort Food: Kabanos and Norman Rockwell

While perusing the Art and Appetite exhibit at the Art Institute, I came across Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting: Freedom From Want. It depicts a family at dinner conversing and laughing as the gray-haired mother sets a roasted turkey before the father at the head of the table. 495 more words


My Favorite Paintings / Chicago

A fellow blogger mentioned the Chicago Art Institute in a comment, and it took me back to the endless happy hours I spent there as a young person. 34 more words

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White on Red

Since I have access and the capability to utilize the new OKI C941dn I have also been designing my designs for white ink on colored paper, in this case red paper.

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Pressing Buttons

This is a design for buttons people will receive as a gift for donating to the Strength of Characture event. They will be printed on the new OKI C941DN which has the capability to print white toner and clear varnishes on color paper which is a pretty revolutionary step in digital presses. 33 more words

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Facsimile Check

This is a design concept for the check that will be handed off to one of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania board members.

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A Thousand and One Swabs: The Transformation of "Paris Street; Rainy Day"

When conservator Faye Wrubel examined Caillebotte’s masterpiece “Paris Street; Rainy Day” in the Art Institute’s conservation studio after it had traveled from Paris to New York and back to Chicago in the exhibition “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity,” she discovered, among other things, that the varnish had yellowed over the decades, significantly altering the painting.

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I designed this logo to be used on the shirts, banners, facsimile check, buttons and other collateral items that are going to be involved with this event. 21 more words

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