LAURA JEAN ALLEN
creating an exhibition for a client
This retrospective on the work of mid-century illustrator and alum Laura Jean Allen was created for the University of the Arts Illustration department's 150th anniversary celebration. The exhibition is a collaborative effort with a fellow MFA student in which I led exhibition development and project management.
It was Laura Jean Allen's diverse personal style that allowed her to have a successful and fulfilling illustration career.
UArts Illustration students
UArts Illustration alumni
goals (visitors will...)
Learn about the work and life of a little-known illustrator
Be inspired to blend their commercial and artistic illustration work
See historic illustration techniques
cover to cover
The department wanted to showcase Allen's many notable New Yorker covers...
All of the covers are displayed outside the gallery to interest potential visitors
Related covers are paired with each section panel
ups and downs
Interpretive labels explore the nuances of Allen's career to provide a meaningful message for Illustration students developing their own artistic career