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My newest adventure in the art world is a russian painter named Marc Chagall. The above piece is titled “The Painter: To the Moon”, a true representation of his poetic style of painting. His usage of color and composition have been very inspirational to me.

From Taschen.com ::
“Chagall’s paintings, steeped in mythology and mysticism, portray colourful dreams and tales that are deeply rooted in his Russian Jewish origins. The memories and yearning they evoke recall his native Vitebsk, and the great events that mark the life of ordinary people: birth, love, marriage and death. They tell of a world full of everyday miracles – in the room of lovers, on the streets of Vitebsk, beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Heaven and earth seem to meet in a topsy-turvy world in which whimsical figures of people and animals float through the air with gravity-defying serenity.”

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Staff

Holly is officially on the front of an On-Card. For those of you who do not know what On-Card is… It is a new direct mail marketing concept, and also my day job. Anyway, I found her picture on this stock photo site and used it for the design. The people in my office are typically very judgmental of the images used on the cards so I wanted to see what they had to say about someone I knew… They really liked the image. We bought it and used it… Pretty funny huh?

We sent out about 5,000 of these cards yesterday, each with a free phone card attached… I hope you don’t screw it up Holly!

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USchool

So I want to prove that this “Art Wednesday” stuff is doing me some good… This is a logo that I designed recently for “University School theatre”… You can see some of the influences that the “Art Wednesday” artists had on this project. All and all, I think that it looks pretty good… It at least shows that I am starting to push myself and my art a bit, which is important.

  1. jam
    Aug 17, 2005

    Wow! Holly looks sweet.

    Is that an actual logo Nova is going to use? Because if it’s not it should be. I really like it.

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  2. Joe
    Aug 17, 2005

    I am awaiting approval from Nina on the logo…
    If she does not like it, I will use it for something else…
    I think it turned out pretty cool though.

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  3. Holly
    Aug 17, 2005

    I need like a zillion copies of those pronto!
    Hahahhaaa…That’s chic’s a FOX!
    I love it Joe Joe!

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  4. Holly
    Aug 17, 2005

    P.S. Is that phone I’m holding from the 80’s?

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  5. Joe
    Aug 17, 2005

    We could not tell… It could be a cordless LAN line… or a really old cell phone. We liked the fact that it could be either…

    I have always said that RETRO cell phones are going to be the next big thing.

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  6. Joe
    Aug 17, 2005

    You can TELL she’s a SLUT!!!
    hahahahahahaha…

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  7. Holly
    Aug 17, 2005

    Don’t knock it baby. SEX SELLS!

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  8. CC
    Aug 17, 2005

    whoa….I’ll buy whatever you are selling with that hot chick on your mailer! Sign me up!

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  9. MARYLOU
    Aug 18, 2005

    That’s no Slut That’s my daughter hahaha
    Good job Joe Luv your site, as usual your amazing. Mom in the keys 🙂

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