Back in February Salli visited her alma mater, Columbus College of Art & Design, to share insights and stories about her career and to launch a student competition for both TDAT and TDAC. Let's just say WOW! The entries are spectacular! They range from sweet to funny to sentimental and are all very well-crafted and adventurous!
Wildly creative and successful illustrator Steve Mack, who also blogs regularly for illustration über-site Illustration Friday , participated in the judging of the recipes. Being a part of the Illustration Friday blog team means that Steve sees great artwork all day long - he knows a good illo when he sees it! He was super happy to help us judge this contest and was impressed by all the student talent. Selecting the winners was not an easy thing...fun, but not easy!
Thanks to Stewart McKissick, Tam Peterson, Alice Frenz, Steve Botts and Walter King for using TDAT (and TDAC) as a platform for a class assignment and for the guidance they gave the students along the way. Steve says he will broadcast the winners on the Illustration Friday blog!
Below are the 3 winners (and 3 runner-ups) as well as a few words from Steve about his selections!
A Climbers Guide: Red River Gorge, Kentucky by Emily Lockwood
Steve says: "A great combination of illustration and typography. This map really peaks my interest."
Magiscatzin, Mexico: The Home of My Family by Jesus Walle
Steve says: "I love the style. The typography is perfect and the artist's strong sense of design is evident."
The Scenic Hocking Hills in Southern Ohio by Cody Hanes
Steve says: "This artwork evokes the sensations of each season exceptionally well. I can almost feel the chill from that winter scene."
Road Trip to Ohio by Andrew Pena
Steve says: "I can tell that this artist is very confident with his style. A very strong piece."
Chinese Ancient Cultural District in Bei Jing, China by Sichong Xie
Steve says: "These renderings are beautifully done."
Freeport, Bahamas by Melissa Hiatt
Steve says: "If I was going here, I would definitely take this map."
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the students for a wanderlust-ful & inspirational collection of artwork!