Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nicole Lahy

Nicole Lahy is a graphic designer and artist in Madison, Wisconsin, who graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design just last year. Her very cool senior thesis caught my eye...

The project was a portion of her senior exhibition, so Nicole chose a large scale design that would work well in a gallery-like setting and appeal to all ages.

She spent a thousand hours on research, sketching, experimenting, screen-printing, cutting, and gluing, which I don't doubt for a moment.

The result was a playful, educational installation about birds (because Nicole loves them) and courtship (because it's a rare bird who isn't interested in that!)

Recorded bird calls were played in the background, along with carefully selected songs... "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, "Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra, "Make Love" by Daft Punk, and "At Last" by Etta James.


Visit Nicole's website to see more examples of her work, like this nifty paper illustration that was part of a series she made during an internship...


some Lady Gaga song illustrations...


a cardstock diorama of a still shot from her favorite movie, Amelie...


and some more fab lettering.


14 comments:

Maureen said...

Such wonderful work! It's a delight to see.

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And the biology nerd in me loves the topic. :)

Krissy said...

omg- i love this! what a great find :)

Kendra Zvonik said...

awesome project! i love the lettering & the amelie-inspired piece, too!

CraftyRichela said...

I [heart] paper art. She's amazing.

Molly Smith said...

Wow, her designs are amazing! Thanks for sharing, Ann. hugs xo

Stacey said...

Thanks for sharing... her work is wonderful!

Philippa said...

Lovely birds, and brilliant quilled lettering!

Sumi said...

Lovely work.Thanks for sharing!Going to check out more of her work.

Ann said...

I love the birds especially that peacock. Her quilled letters are wonderful also

Anji* said...

Wow, what wonderful work! Thank you for sharing :)

Karuna said...

amazing work! than ks for sharing :) she is surely talented!

SUGANTHI said...

Her peacock as well as her peacock script are fabulous. I also liked her Dracula and enjoyed visiting her website.

ana @ i made it so said...

such beautiful inspiration! i'm glad i found your blog (and just added you to my twitter as well)...

thanks for sharing.

~ ana

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