So it's been a year since the Syracuse 2009 Poster Project.
For all of you newer friends, I completed my BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University.
One of the requirements senior year was to enter the Syracuse Poster Project that was intended to promote local establishments, artists and poets.
The assignment was to pick a Haiku out of a box (written by a local poet, about a local establishment), and create an original 11x17 illustration of the written words.
Many entered, but the winners were selected to get their images blown up to kiosk size and displayed throughout all of downtown Syracuse.
My Haiku read,
"At Alto Cinco, Do as the bartender says, Pinot Grigio"
(Alto Cinco was a local Mexican Restaurant in Syracuse that had a great wine selection).
Here was the final illustration.
The boarder pattern was an imitation of the tin ceilings they had, accompanied by their wonderful chips.
The reason I am bringing up an accomplishment from over a year ago, was because I heard from them today.
They said out of all of the posters chosen to be sold over the past year, mine sold the most copies.
Also I wanted to give both Roger DeMuth (a mentor and teacher of mine) and James Emmons some publicity about their project.
Every year Roger and James put together a great collection of posters to promote the arts throughout the Syracuse area, I wish there were more people like them.
Please check out this years winners, and also if you are in a place to do so, feel free to donate to a great cause.
Thank you Jim and thank you Roger for the notification about my prints, and keep up the great work. Best of luck!
Love and Light,