Sketchbooks are typically just one of the many common tools used by designers and visual artists, but things were far from ordinary during a recent three-day event held on campus at the Full Sail Live Venue.
Presented by Brooklyn-based organization Art House Co-op, the Sketchbook Project is a traveling exhibit that showcases thousands of sketchbooks from artists of all kinds, from serious professionals to scrap-bookers to uninitiated amateurs. With just under 10,000 featured books on display, the gallery recently wrapped the second leg of its 2011 tour here in Winter Park.
The tour was also joined by the Fiction Project, an initiative that includes works that combine narratives with digital art. Students, faculty, and the general public were all invited to draw inspiration by thumbing through the massive library of creative work. And with work submitted from artists located all over the world, there was definitely no shortage of inspiration to go around.
Full Sail also hosted the latest installment of their Design Lecture Xperience Series with special guest/Art House Co-op Co-Founder Steven Peterman. During his presentation, Peterman spoke about the organization that houses all of the project entries in a permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library. He also shared his insight about the challenges and rewards of community-supported art projects.
DLXS is a quarterly event that brings in an assortment of design and design related industry professionals to share their knowledge and creative work with the Full Sail student body. Previous guests have included Kenedik Design Studio founder Jeremy Kennedy, Bobby Jones (Founder/CEO of Purple, Rock, Scissors), and John Deeb (owner of production company DEEB Studios).