Melissa Schulenberg’s advanced printmaking class visited the gallery on Wednesday morning to get a look at some artists’ books and character-based art from the University’s Permanent Collection. Students will be making a book and an accompanying clamshell box to house it, so they examined the books carefully, taking note of each book’s aesthetic and how that aesthetic is expressed through different bindings, paper choice, and display of text and image. Students will be creating their own characters for the content of their books, so we had a good look at some prints by Motomichi Nakamura and Shepard Fairey, and toys designed by Tim Biskup, Friends with You, Charles Anderson, and David Choe, among others.
It was early in the morning, so that might account for the bleary eyes! Sorry!