My Exhibition of Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Photographers Notebooks on Exhibition

“Permission to Fail: Sketchbooks of Graphic Designers, Illustrators and Photographers” co-curated by Mount Ida College faculty Alison Poor-Donahue and Jim Fitts, has received a lot of press since it’s opening in October, 2015 and has now been extended until March 1, 2016.

The show features the sketchbooks, thumbnails, and production notes of well-known designers, photographers, and illustrators, along with the final pieces – teaching young artists that trial and error is necessary to the creative process.

The exhibition, housed in the School of Design, has been featured in the BBC’s Online New Magazine, Digital Arts Online, and the Boston Globe. At the opening reception, John McHugh, Design Director of Arnold Worldwide and Bob Domenz, founder and CEO of Avenue in Chicago appeared to speak about their personal experiences. More than 200 prints of rough sketches, thumbnail drawings, and production notes as well as the resulting finished pieces are on display.

Participating artists include: Gary Baseman, Donovan Beery, Louisa Bertman, Pep Carrió, John Cuneo, Chaz Maviyane Davies, Marc English, Ed Fella, Jim Fitts, Nathan Fox, Milton Glaser, Rodney Greenblat, Brad Holland, Eric Hunn, Mirko Ilić, Jeff Johnson, Lou Jones, John Langdon, Ross MacDonald, Jeffrey Marshall, Chaz Maviyane-Davies, Bill Mayer, John McHugh, Debbie Millman, Shogo Ota, Alison Poor-Donahue, Jeff Scher, Ross Storey, Scott Thomas, Rick Valicenti, and Cary Wolinski