Friday, March 28, 2014

Exploring Sustainability: On View Now

On View till July at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Exploring Sustainability is an exhibition of new projects that explore how principles of ecological sustainability and affiliated design strategies are applied to creative thinking and to the design process. During Sustainable Design Practice, the University of Utah studio art course in which this work was created, students gained an overview of the environmental impacts of design and production practices as well as the processes and methods associated with more sustainable approaches. The projects exhibited are inspired examples of how students integrated sustainable design into their own creative process. The exhibition is intended to stimulate further dialogue among the university and local communities about issues related to sustainability.









Monday, June 4, 2012

Sketch School. Enroll Now!

What is Sketch School?
It is a creative, engaging experience with no fees, no teachers, no grades, no classrooms and no deadlines. The assignments provide the opportunity to get creative and share your work with fellow Sketch School participants. Have you ever wanted to create something that is not for a client or a teacher? Have you ever wished you had more time to keep a sketchbook or were required to engage in activities that helped you become more creative? Then you should participate.

Participating is easy!
You are provided with four assignment cards in this post. Each card briefly describes the assignment and showcases inspiring examples created by the Graphic Design students at the University of Utah. Now it's time to create your own version.

If you like what you made, share it with us. We would love to post it! You will also get a chance to see what fellow Sketch School participants created. Simply scan a 200 dpi photo of each completed assignment card (no larger than 5" max length) and save it as a jpg. Then email the images to: c.sogard@art.utah.edu

Document your outfit.

Choose one of these stories. Create an image for it.

Illustrate your thoughts.

Create a self portrait with unique materials.


©2012 Carol Sogard. For more info contact: c.sogard@art.utah.edu.
Concept, creative direction and writing by Carol Sogard.
Artwork created by University of Utah Graphic Design Students.





















What is This? A Poster. A Book. by Carol Sogard ©2010

What is This? A Poster. A Book. A self published zine by Carol Sogard in conjunction with the University of Utah Department of Art & Art History is now sold online through: Quimbys Books Chicago and Atomic Books Baltimore. And recently featured on Paper Specs Gallery.



Reduce Waste ©2005 Carol Sogard

Reduce Waste zine now sold at Quimbys Books, Chicago
And featured on Paper Specs Gallery






 


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Salt Range Fossils

I found this in a really old, HUGE book at the University's Marriott Library and they are simply amazing.




Friday, February 10, 2012

UMFA install

This is a recent installation of what I call a plastic shower (for lack of a better name) at the UMFA, Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City Utah for the University of Utah Faculty Show that opens February 17th, 2012.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Plastitched: Bucket Baskets







































This is the latest in a series of bucket bags that I have been working on. These are made from reclaimed billboard material provided by the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. The cute creature on it is a Turkey Vulture. The basket is reversible; with the vinyl on the inside, it is easy to wipe clean. These baskets measure 24" in width x 10" depth x 20" in height. Great for storing magazines, toys or whatever junk is laying around the house.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Plastiched: repurposed baskets

These baskets are made with reclaimed vinyl with a fabric lining. Great for small storage. Approximate size: 8 in. length, 4 in. width by 5 in. depth. Designed and handcrafted in Salt Lake City, Utah by Soorya Louder.



Plastiched: more repurposed pillows

Made entirely from repurposed materials, including: reclaimed vinyl billboard material, poultry feed bags and plastic bags. Stuffed with plastic bags. Designed and handcrafted in Salt Lake City, Utah by Soorya Louder. There are two views per pillow: featuring the front and back.










Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Plastiched: repurposed pillows

This is the latest in a series of pillows made entirely from repurposed materials. Ingredients include: bike tire tubes for ties, reclaimed vinyl billboard material, bird seed and poultry bags. Stuffed with used dry cleaning bags. Designed and handcrafted in Salt Lake City, Utah by Carol Sogard. There are two views per pillow: featuring the front and back.






Monday, August 29, 2011

Sketch School for sale

if readers are interested in obtaining a copy of the Sketch School Zine, it is now available at Quimbys Books in Chicago and can be ordered here. Or contact me directly at c.sogard@art.utah.edu. Zines with poster inserts are $7.00. Educators receive a 40% discount. All proceeds go towards the creation and publishing of future publications.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Work in progress.

I have a closet full of plastic bags that cannot be discarded. Tired of ironing plastics, this was my attempt at a needlepoint of sorts. Not sure what is going to come of it. To be cont'd...