Thursday, September 13, 2012

Meeting 9/12/12

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much to everyone who came to the meeting last night! We are just getting started and I hope you continue to come to the meetings as it keeps the momentum of the group moving and we have a lot of fun things planned.

First off I want to remind everyone that submissions for the Illustration 24 logo contest have to be at next weeks meeting, Wednesday the 19th. This is a great chance to do something creative that will be seen by a lot of people! Additionally it's a great opportunity to show everyone what we can do as a group and play a bigger role in an event that hopefully will continue to grow as it happens annually. Also a note, we are going to be screen printing the logo onto T-Shirts so they need to be one color and typically anything smaller than a .05 micron (sorry for the odd measurement but I'm guessing you all have a rough idea of what that is) will not print well. I'm attaching the current mark that is being used and will be replaced by the winning design.

Also, last night we voted on the movies we will be screening for movie night and we will be watching Summer Wars, The Illusionist and Akira. Start thinking about poster designs! We print some 8x11 and some 9x13. I am including an Illustrator template that Charlie created last year so you can just drop your design into that or if you would like you can do all the lettering and information yourself. Here's some links to people who do some really great posters and there's also a lot of cool fan posters on pinterest so I'm linking that too.

Finally, before this gets way too long, I'd really like to send John Baizley a get well...something. If anyone wants to do a drawing for him I know he would appreciate the gesture and I'll get a card together that anyone who wants to can sign at the next meeting.
Here's a link to his website

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out, I'm looking forward to working with you all this year!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

From Nick

Hey everybody,

I hope you all enjoyed last night's first meeting. Even though it was mostly information, I am sure it was info everyone was excited to have. There are two very important things that I need to tell you now in anticipation of next week's meeting.

1) We WILL BE VOTING next week on all three movies that SOI will screen this semester, one each for the months of October, November, and December.

Last year for the sake of saving time the officers selected a few movies each for the group to vote on. This year we want this process to be more democratic, so we are asking each of you to submit ONE movie suggestion. The movie that you nominate can be live-action or animation, but must have some kind of relevance to art and/or illustration, whether in theme, content, production, or even if it is just an excellent animated film. Here is what I need from you:

- E-mail me the name of your film and a very brief description of it. (In case neither I nor the other officers have seen it already.)
- Deadline for suggestions is noon next Wednesday, the 12th. (This way there can be a master list ready prior to the meeting.)

Voting will be held during our meeting. Each member will choose three films that they would like to see this year. The three films with the most overall votes will be selected, and the officers and I will choose their showing dates and announce them shortly after the meeting via e-mail.

Now on to the second item:

2) 2 weeks from today, submissions for Illustration 24 logos will be due.

We will give you the exact final presentation specs next week, but we encourage you to start sketching NOW. The logo must include "Illustration 24" and the sub-header "and 24-Hour Draw."

The last bit of news is that a permanent meeting location is in the works. I will be e-mailing you all our new room number very soon, so keep checking your inboxes!

Thanks and I hope to see everyone at the Ice Cream Mixer in a half-hour!