Ringling Student Artwork Featured in SRQ Magazine

    Ringling Student Artwork Featured in SRQ Magazine

    January 28, 2009 -  The artwork of three Ringling students is featured in the January 2009 issue of SRQ Magazine as part of the artwork for SRQ's inaugural Advice Issue.

    Three works by Ringling Graphic and Interactive Communication juniors Cassandra Gilray, Jaime Williams, and Josh Power were selected to be published for this issue.  Each piece of artwork goes with one of three subjects: Honesty, Practicality, and Adorn.  The students were given one of the subjects in which to build their art around and make it coincide with the written piece. 

    Cassandra Gilray's piece, Honesty, had to do with a question regarding a neighbor's concern for the unsightly yard next door.  Her solution was to create a piece that reflected the answer to the question: honesty is always the best answer.   She chose to digitally create the word "Honesty" out of grass and also imply the act of trimming something. Cassandra noted that, "Working with SRQ was an amazing experience from start to finish.  It is always nice to break from a school setting and get a taste of designing in a business atmosphere."

    Jaime Williams' piece, Practicality, relates to an article about gas conservation.  His work portrays a gas can with a fuel gauge on the canister to tie the car aspect into the design.  Jaime says that, "Practicality, the word within the piece, was the word the magazine gave me during the designing of my illustration.  The hardest part was simplifying the piece and using a minimum of colors to express my idea. Still, everything came out well and the magazine helped a lot with reworking and coming up with the final illustration that they put in their article."

    In Josh Power's piece, Adorn, he chose to do a simple, typographic treatment, designed in a way that related to the given word. He told SRQ, "My solution for the topic of "Adorn" was to use the word itself in a geometric sans-serif type face and to ornament it with organic forms." 

    Congratulations to these three students for having their work selected and published!

    For more information on the articles the work was designed for, check out the January issue of SRQ online at http://www.srqmagazine.com/index.cfm.   


    Honesty, Practicality, and Adorn