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Student Artwork Update: Lori Richmond


We are pleased to present art from Pax and Blue, a children's book by SVACE student Lori Richmond. Lori created this artwork in conjunction with the Illustration & Cartooning courses, Writing and Illustrating Children's Books, Children's Book Illustration, Gouache, and Collage Improv. Pax and Blue is written and illustrated by Lori Richmond with editor Paula Wiseman and art director Krista Vossen, published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2017.

Lori Richmond writes:

"Pax and Blue
follows the unlikely friendship between a young boy and a city pigeon. This gentle story reminds children and their grown-ups that, even in a busy and crowded city, there are always opportunities to be kind.

The textured spine and limited color palette are a modern twist on classic picture book design. Because the story focuses on a moment between two friends and is not about the city itself, the limited palette allows Pax and Blue to stand out against their environment. Visually blurring the background people and scenery together in the same purple-gray wash gives a sense of the surroundings but allows the reader to remain focused on the emotions between the characters."

Click here to read more about Lori's path from a corporate media job to the guidance of her Children's Book Illustration instructor, Monica Wellington. See more of Lori's artwork at her website and Instagram. Visit us to see this artwork in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street until September 1!

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