Monday, March 09, 2009

rockin' and rollin' along.

Cheers to all. Big doings in the life of Kable design + research and Kate LaMere. My new book Apparatus for Daydreaming was just accepted into Creative Quarterly 15. It received a bronze award. Watch for more information about the upcoming issue.

And, the books Self Cultivation and Apparatus for Cognition were just accepted into the Southeast Association for Book Arts Biennial Conference Peer-Reviewed Exhibition. The show will be May 15-29, 2009, at the McMaster Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina, at McMaster College. Opening reception on May 12, 2009.

Here are some images of Self Cultivation.

Here are some images of Apparatus of Cognition.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Work: Apparatus for Daydreaming

In 2008 I was awarded a North Carolina Regional Artists Project Grant. As part of my fulfillment of the grant I recently made two new artists books. These books are inspired by reading about theoretical constructions of space. In fact, the series is called "Theoretical Constructions of Space." I just photographed the second book in the series, Apparatus for Daydreaming. The second book, Apparatus for Cognition, has yet to be photographed, and will likely be editioned. The first book, Apparatus for Orientation is not yet designed or created. It will be coming along in the next few months. In the meantime, enjoy these images. (All work and photography copyright Kate Ann B. LaMere, 2009)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Just for fun

Here are a few random entries that my sophomore-level students made in their sketchbooks. It's testament to their creative minds at work. (Anne Mauser, David Fichuo, AnnaVaughn Ceech)

Roughing it in

These are some examples of excellent rough hand compositions from sophomore level graphic design students. They are detailed with lots of room left to explore and fully refine ideas. (Anne Mauser, Heather Suter, Brittany Lehman)

The Reflective Student

In the vein of Donald Schon's Reflective Practitioner, in Fall 2008 I had my introductory graphic design students create illustrations of their design process. They worked from a lecture based on Koberg and Bagnall's New Universal Traveler. The results make me smile because they're as varied as my students – which is just what they should be. Enjoy! (Mario Paredes, Kayleigh Shaw, Kendall Walston, Zach Boslau, Heather Suter)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wicked Good Thumbnails

Here are some of the best thumbnails sketches from my Fall 2008 Art 2200 class. Enjoy! (Kayleigh Shaw, Kendall Walston, Luke Rayson, Bernadette Michel, Dash Copeland)