Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cathie Bleck illustration for Poetry Magazine 100th Anniversary Cover

from Cathie's blog:

It was an honor for Cathie Bleck to be selected to do one of the covers for the 100th Anniversary issue of Poetry Magazine and especially to be the first one. Felix Sockwell, who is a fellow Drawger, already did a fabulous post and piece previously, so you might want to check out that article.

The assignment was to interpret the Pegasus in any way, shape or form as long as it could be overprinting the 100 design produced by the wonderful art director, Alex Knowlton of Winterhouse.

Here is the final piece for the project:
Cathie Bleck - "Pegasus"

Cathie Bleck - final Pegasus illustration in context
These are copies of the final piece designed by Alex Knowlton, as well as a beautiful folder with an embossing of the artwork, designed by Michael Renaud.
In there was written, "Poetry magazine presents new work by the most recognized poets, but its primary commitment is still to discover new voices. In the words of critic Adam Kirsch "Poetry Magazine has done what long seemed impossible ... it has become indispensable reading for anyone who cares about American literature".

We are so proud that Cathie had a part in highlighting such a great publication!

View more of Cathie's work

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