On View @ Mount Ida: Permission to Fail

Permission to Fail:

Sketchbooks of Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Photographers

School of Design Gallery at Mount Ida College

Exhibit Dates: October 19, 2015 – January 26, 2016
Opening reception: Tuesday October 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

“Great graphic design, illustration, or photography doesn’t spring fully formed from the mind of the artist. Most artists begin by creating a multitude of small thumbnail sketches usually in notebooks, sketchbooks, or journals,” says Jim Fitts, co-curator of the show and professor of graphic design. “Today’s artists want to log on, design and save. They need to take the time to fail–to discover–to create.”

It’s not the phrase artists expect to hear but Permission to Fail may be just what they need to spark the creative process.

More than 200 prints of rough sketches, thumbnail drawings, and production notes as well as the resulting finished pieces will be on display.

On hand to talk about their personal experiences at the Opening Reception on October 20 will be John McHugh, Design Director of Arnold Worldwide and Bob Domenz, founder and CEO of Avenue, Inc. in Chicago.

Learn more on mountida.edu & facebook.

By AIGA Boston
Published September 30, 2015