Posts tagged "Illustration"
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and it is accessible to all at the library. Today’s post...
Exploring Coverbrowser.com

Exploring Coverbrowser.com

This article originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in winter 2013. Our feature articles on libraries and artists have been going positively gangbusters this winter (which I love, don’t get me wrong) so I thought it might be nice to highlight one of the many eye candy-heavy (not to mention ridiculously valuable to students...
Featuring: Lisa Congdon

Featuring: Lisa Congdon

This feature was originally posted on January 31, 2013. Here at the Incubator, we’re big fans of illustration; to us, pictures are the most important part of every story, and we love tracking down the artist behind our favorites. I fell in love with Lisa Congdon’s work recently, and was delighted to learn more about...
Poudre River Public Library District's Community Mural

Poudre River Public Library District’s Community Mural

This post was originally published on Jan 11 2012. Meet Irene Romsa, the Outreach Services Manager for the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado.  In June 2011, she collaborated with Rafael Lopez, an award-winning children’s book illustrator of such titles as Book Fiesta! and My Name is Celia, to create the Fort Collins Community...
Featuring: Briony Morrow-Cribs

Featuring: Briony Morrow-Cribs

This post was originally published in May 2013.  Today we are so pleased to welcome Briony Morrow-Cribs to the Library as Incubator Project. Her experience with libraries is one that many of us can relate to and one, I think, that librarians can learn from! ~ Laura Tell us a bit about yourself, and the type...
The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

This post was originally published on November 30th, 2012. We’re delighted to have Rebecca Rubenstein on board as a Feature Writer at large for the Library as Incubator Project, especially because she is both a librarian and a visual artist!  She lives and works in New York City, and we’re very happy to have her...
Featuring: Vickie Moore

Featuring: Vickie Moore

This post was originally published on May 24, 2013. Today’s feature is a real treat– re-purposed library catalog cards turned into topical works of art! Artist Vickie Moore lets each card’s topic inform her illustration, and she’s always looking for more. Check the links below to find out how to send her your cast-off cards...
Featuring: Matte Stephens

Featuring: Matte Stephens

This feature was originally published in October 2012. Today we welcome Matte Stephens to the Library as Incubator Project. We love Matte’s lively illustrations and paintings, and are so pleased that he shared his reflections on libraries and a couple of lovely pieces with us! ~ Laura What type of work do you do? I am...
Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in December 2012. by Rebecca Rubenstein Beatrix Potter’s personality shines through in the exhibition, “Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters” at The Morgan Library & Museum. The work is gathered from materials in the Morgan’s collection, the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, the Victoria and Albert Museum,...
Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

 Alison Rutsch’s work was so popular on our site when we interviewed her, and her work with the Providence Public Library so inspiring, we asked her to write more about the arts-incubating projects happening there.  And she said yes!  This first installment in Alison’s new series for the site looks at an installation in PPL’s...
Featuring: Laura Guerin

Featuring: Laura Guerin

I am so pleased to introduce Laura Guerin to the LAIP community today. I first ran across Laura’s delightfully frenetic illustrations on Etsy, and they’re a treat.  So too is her vision of the ideal library– and her perspective on how the experience of handling artist’s books and seeing their work as they intended can deepen the...
Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Danielle Kroll, an illustrator whose work includes many projects that are closely tied to literature and books, both in terms of content and as a physical canvas on which to create new art. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please tell us a little bit...