Tuesday, February 26, 2008
For all ad majors, this class was a must. Having to trace, fill and space those letterforms perfectly, without smudging, well this first assignment phrase should have been the real class title.
I learned to love and embrace typography, which really paid off in my early days of advertising- indicating headlines on ad marker comps. Now that the classic method of typesetting is history, I now "track and letter space" headlines on a MAC, much in the manner that was instilled through the disciplines of this class. So thank you very much, Mr. Aschenbrand, "the pitfalls of lettering" live on. And for the record I got a B- on this assignment. Comments and lettering by Bob Brocke.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I traveled with Larrabee to Hungary for an exhibition of our work (me, Debra Glann, Larrabee) in 92. Here is a sketch I made of Larrabee sleeping on the train to Vienna. He's now retired and painting in Portland Maine. He summers on Prince Edward Island in Canada with his wife Joyce. I think he's having a show in Indianapolis this year. I'll have to check with him to see if he will be around during the reunion. Both his son and daughter still live in Columbus. Comment and drawing by Walter King.
Photo from 5th and Jackson in '81. I either shot this as a painting reference for Mark or myself. Fast forward...with a photographer friend who has a great darkroom, I printed this out at 16" x 20" and gave it to Mark for his 40th birthday. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the print from the old negative. Thank you, Jay Vada! Comments and photo by Bob Brocke.
Another image of Steve Diffenderfer, one of the "supply store guys" and according to Steve, a good number of us must be morons. (See Stewart McKissick's comment for "Art Store Steve" - and thank you Stewart, for your astute observation and knowing his complete name. I can now sleep, rest assured!) Comment and photo by Bob Brocke.
L to R: Tyrone Keyes, Lynn Rosenbaum, and Mr Garant. I think Tyrone and Lynn were in the '81 class, but I don't know if they graduated in '81... and I briefly kept in contact while I was in Columbus after graduation with Tyrone. Seems he landed a job with Kenner Toys in Cincinnati? Would like to know what these two industrial design guys are up to these days-along with Mr. Garant. My best recollection of Mr. Garant was his bullet spiking ability when I was playing intramurel volleyball against the faculty team. You did NOT want to be on the receiving end across the net of his "killer spikes". Comments and photo by Bob Brocke.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
My wife took the one of me and my newborn son Christmas break during my sophomore year. And one of my first printed Illustrations done for the Friends Action Board (via Quaker churches around the country) to raise money to help the "Boat People" (VietNamese refugees who came to the U.S. during 1978-79. I had some of their children as students eventually). God I was busy back then. No joke, school, new baby, freelancing...it's why I'm not in any one else's photos. I don't think I showed up at a party until late 79. Comments by Walter King.
This is of Anita Hinders from Lee Woolery's Illustration Techniques II class in 1980. As I recall the photo shoot was for a book Lee illustrated about the first woman surgeon. Wish I could find the drawing I did of Anita from one of the photos. It's around here somewhere. Comments and photo by Walter King.
Another of the 5th and Jackson senior days. Mark was my roommate junior and senior year. Just had coffee with about an hour ago...we get together as much as our schedules allow. I seem to be the one with the better memory when it comes to reminiscing about CCAD. Comments and photo by Bob Brocke.
Friday, February 22, 2008
ok then...while both of us were venturing out in graphic design and advertising, Tisch (establishing his own business in Cincinnati and I working for an ad agency in Columbus) invites me to a New Year Eves bash thrown by one of his new clients in cincy. We were comrades in arms back then and still are good buds to this day. And yes, those matching plastic drink wear items did come with our tuxes. (most likely empty at this point) Comments and photo by Bob Brocke.