A mulltimedia collaboration between PCA&D faculty and student for CD package design
March 3, 2014
The new album Thy Will by hardcore, punk group I Am Heresy, was released earlier this week. The creation of the album design is an example of true collaboration among professionals. PCA&D graphic design faculty member Tom Bejgrowicz managed the art direction, photography and design layout of the LP and CD packaging. The symbolic sculpture featured on the front and back covers was fabricated by Jeremy Waak, chair of the PCA&D foundation department, and PCA&D senior, photography major Kate Frese assisted on set during the cover shoot. It's quite common in the industry for the combined skills of multiple artists to come together and create a finished product. Throughout each major's curriculum, PCA&D students are exposed to similar opportunities of collaboration giving them real world experience. To see the full layout of the album and behind the scenes snapshots visit Man Alive Creative.
At today’s Artist Talk at PCA&D, Sharon Core encouraged PCA&D students to be patient. “There’s no shortcut,” she said as she described the painstaking research and meticulous effort she uses her photography to recreate and interpret still life painting by artists including contemporary painter Wayne Thiebaud, 19th-century artist Raphaelle Peale, and floral artists from 1606 through 1907. Sharon Core is a NYC-based photographer whose experience as a food stylist and inspiration from contemporary artist Wayne Theibaud, inspired her turn painting from photographs the “other way around.” This image by Sharon Core, is “Early American, Strawberries and Ostrich Egg, 2007.” 23 x 17 inch Chromogenic Print. Also pictured: Sharon Core, center, with Lexa Buechler, senior photography major, left, and Eric Weeks, PCA&D Chair of Fine Art & Chair of Photography, right.
Artist talk by Sharon Core, NYC-based photographer, who replicates “…still-life paintings from the time before her own chosen medium was even invented.” January 29; free and open to the public. http://pcad.edu/event/artist-talk-sharon-core/