Working with Dan Egan at the Richard E. Wildish Theater, aka the Wildish Theater, has a familiar feel as he was my boss at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce a few years ago. A dedicated Springfield citizen, art supporter and musician, his focus on keeping the theater a “jewel” in the City of Springfield. Often a regular at the Wildish myself, I appreciate the architecture by renowned architect, Otto Poticha. He devised an ingenious design for the limited available space. With 283 seats in stadium seating, there is truly not a bad seat in the house. The excellent acoustics and flexible stage showcase a wide array of activities. I photograph for one of the resident companies, Chamber Music Amici and have photographed the theater itself. I was honored when Dan asked me to be a part of the 10 Year Anniversary Event with helping out with the design and event planning.
I was asked by the Springfield Arts Commission to photograph, design and write a brochure for the downtown murals and sculpture that the Commission helped to procure. I also developed a route for the self-guided tour and mapped it in an easy to navigate path that made a loop of the downtown area including riding Lane Transit District‘s Emx bus route as many sculptures are located at LTD stations.
I drew the “Springfield” logo from this historical photo of City Hall. I skewed it in photoshop to be flat and adjusted some letter spacing as I felt the “S” was a bit too far away front he other letters.
More items including the “Springfield” hand lettered type:
Past posters for the Downtown Springfield 2nd Friday Art walk:
Terry Dawson, Owner of Coburg Pizza Co. and Nana’s Caffe, contacted me about taking a thumbnail sketch an artist created for him and creating vector art that he could use for many applications such as a facebook icon, signage and flyer logo for his caffe that he has at his Coburg location.
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