Check out these artworks!

Check out these incredible, amazing birthday cards I got in the mail from JJVE in Boston. My nephew Edgerton made this work of art…

And this masterpiece is from Violette…

Thank you so much Violette and Edgerton! It lookslike a lot of hard work went into these fanatastic birthday cards. You are a couple of very talented, very artistic kiddos! And all your hardwork is very much appreciated. 😀🖍️❤️

Seen and noted.

Check out these beautiful new all wooden artworks at Sidewinder Coffee

There are a lot of really talented artists out there in the world. 😀🎨🖌️❤️

Seen and noted.

I’m sooo in love with this artwork hanging in the window of Plaza Art Materials at the corner of Main and Seventh Streets…

Taken with Instagram. 😀🎨😍❤️

Seen and noted.

We got a very nice card in the mail with some new school pictures of my niece and nephew, Violette and Edgerton. Also included with the photos was this amazing little piece of art entitled, “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles”…

Awe. Some. Our refrigerator has a new piece of art. Taken with Instagram. 😀📝🐙❤️

Postcards.

JJVE sent us some terrific postcards from their big road trip adventure…

Violette sent us some amazing artwork on the back of her postcard…

Edgerton’s was channeling his inner minimalist with some random letters and a couple of little frowny faces…

Jeannette explained it to us on Instagram

“He {Edge} is not as committed to his drawn art as Violette. Note the sad face on Thadd and Genifer’s card. That is because he was tired of drawing. He wanted to “say things” instead. I wrote what he said. Fragments. Lists of nouns. Thoughts. It worked well for him, otherwise, we were going to be sending a bunch of postcards with sad faces. And it would’ve involved real Edgie tears too. 😄”

We love getting postcards. 😀💌📮📬❤️

Deskey+Elementz, part two.

A couple of weeks back, we met with some of the very talented kids at Elementz up in Over-the-Rhine. Today, they came to our office to present their inspirational work using the creative medium of their choice to develop concepts that represent community…

Those are some very super talented kids. 😀

Deskey+Elementz.

We are working on a visual identity for a client that is all about the community of Cincinnati. We are partnering with Elementz, Cincinnati’s Hip Hop youth center. It’s essentially an urban arts center where inner city kids can gather and create anything from hip-hop to street dance, spoken word poetry to street art, photography and visual arts. We’re teaming up with four Elementz students for inspirational design to ensure our identity is representative of the community. The students were asked to use their creative platform of choice to develop a concept that represents their community.

This afternoon we got to meet with the students and tour Elementz…

Those are some very super talented kids. And Elementz space is pretty amazing. It’ll be great to work with this group and see what we can come up with together. 😀

Weston Art Gallery.

I stopped by the Weston Art Gallery to check out the new exhibition, Mario Pascual • Three Works

Three Works is an selection of photographic manipulations that combines photography and everyday objects…

Interesting. Downstairs was a selection of photographs entitled After Industry, a selection of American and German photographers who examined post-industrial landscapes. Again, it was interesting. But nowhere near as interesting as the last exhibition, which I completely forgot to do a post about. The last exhibition, Another World featured paintings by the late Dennison Griffith, the former president of the Columbus College of Art and Design where I went to school. His paintings were a “surreal landscapes populated by a cast of colorful and biomorphic characters often tenuously tethered or supported by crutches or ladders.” And in the downstairs galleries was one of the coolest exhibitions that I’ve seen. It was called Lost in the Makinga series of intricately constructed miniature worlds by Christian Schmit. “His intimate and intricately constructed sculptures alluded to the secret and obsessive activities of unseen characters.” And it was one of the most amazing exhibitions I’ve ever seen. I could have stared at those little scenes for hours. The Weston Art Gallery always has something pretty neat. 🙂