Artist Friends of the Farm
An artist’s work is valuable work. We have been lucky enough at Dawn Farm to have some amazing artist friends contribute their work our mission. Scroll over each piece for more info on the generous artist who created it.
was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, it’s neon and glitz looming over the city. Mark’s fancy clients include The New Yorker, New York Times and Getty Publishing among others and is the co-creator of the book “Whatcha’ Mean, What’s A Zine?”, a creative guide to making self published comics. Currently, you can find his paintings in Los Angeles at Vielmetter Gallery and in Texas at Webb Gallery.
is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. His clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, American Medical News, Dark Horse Comics, the Columbia Journalism Review, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Stranger, The Progressive, Dose, Rockpile, 2, Absolute Magazine, Storage and Dawn Farm. He has had work exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and the American Illustration website.
and Sheree Clark founded Sayles Graphic Design in 1985 – and has an international reputation for creativity and innovative design. Sayles Graphic Design has been honored for creative, innovative, and effective design. In addition to winning hundreds of awards, firm principals John Sayles and Sheree Clark are often asked to judge competitions and speak to associations and conferences in cities around the world. Both John and Sheree have also instructed college-level courses in graphic design topics, sharing their expertise with students just starting in the industry. Museums in Tokyo, Paris, and New York City count some of the firm’s work among their permanent collections, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Their work is regularly featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW magazine and Print magazine. We are very grateful for their generous help with both a poster and postcard!
was born in France. He studied graphic design in Paris then crossed the Atlantic to live in Montreal, Canada. Since he has worked as a freelance illustrator. His original art has been exhibited in Montreal, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Montreal, Toronto. He received the Hamilton King Award and four gold medals from the Society of Illustrators. His book Enfantillages was awarded a Bologna Ragazzi Award. He was generous enough to allow our use of his work in this poster.
Chris Silas Neal
is an illustrator and designer, born in Texas and raised in Florida and Colorado. His work has been published by a variety of magazines and book publishers and, has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, AIGA, Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, Art Directors Club of Denver, Print Magazine and Society of News Designers. He exhibits drawings at various galleries across the country. He currently works and lives in Brooklyn and teaches Illustration at Pratt Institute. Chris has been generous with his talents in creating this poster!
is best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954. After more than 50 years in the business, Mort Walker still supervises the daily work at his studio, which also employs 6 of his children. In 1974 he founded the Museum of Cartoon Art and in 1989 he was inducted into the Museum of Cartoon Art Hall of Fame. He has received numerous awards for his work and dedication to the art.
is an internationally recognized graphic designer. His work has been honored by The Society of Publication Directors, Type Director’s Club, American Advertising Federation and the American Poster Institute. His letterpress posters have been featured in design periodicals, Communication Arts, STEP Inside Design, PRINT, NOVUM and numerous books including New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century, The Art of Modern Rock and Swag 2: Rock Posters of the 90s and Beyond, for which he co-wrote the forword. He has also exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and lectured nationally. He curated the 2004 exhibition, Graphic Content: Art of the New Music Poster, which toured in the US in 2005 and 2006. In addition to designing a wonderful letterpress poster for Dawn Farm, Dirk also let a group of students at Texas tech University to design posters to help “carry the message.” Dirk RULES!
was born, raised, and has failed to ever leave New York City. He attended Pratt Institute, and graduated with a BA in Communication Design. His current projects and interests include: editorial illustration, graphic design, web design, sequential illustration, drawing people on the subway and character design. His clients include: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair Italy, Paste, XLR8R, Nickelodeon Magazine, Continental Magazine, Vibe, Fisher Verlag Press, Dose Magazine, UK Financial Times, Toro Magazine, Show People Magazine, High Times, The New York Times and San Francisco Magazine.
was an American cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace
comic strip, writing and drawing it from 1951 to 1994. He received the Reuben Award for the strip in 1953. The strip continues today in the hands of other artists. Ketcham was born in Seattle, Washington in 1920. He graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1937. Ketcham started in the business as an animator for Walter Lantz and Walt Disney. During World War II, Ketcham worked as a photographic specialist with the US Navy Reserve. In 1951 he started Dennis The Menace
(known as Dennis
in the UK), based on his own 4-year-old son. Hank contributed many original drawings and cartoon proofs for Dawn Farm’s annual charity auctions, and we proudly use the poster that features our old friend Dennis. Mr. Ketcham died of cancer in 2001″”we miss him.
has more than 30 years in the graphics field, and has generously contributed her illustration for the 2009 Dawn Farm Annual Report. Donna received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and has worked for a variety of design and advertising firms as well as in her own independent shop. She has served as a graphic designer, creative director and did production on a monthly magazine. In 1987 Donna established her graphics and marketing company “Between The Lions” in Kansas City – and provides a variety of services to businesses and individuals in that area and beyond. Donna does illustration, copywriting, photography, web projects, creative direction and other forms of marketing. And best of all, she is a generous supporter of the young men and women of Dawn Farm. Thanks, Donna!
In Oxfordshire, England, freelance professional illustrator Mike Renwick offers high-end artwork for architectural, construction and building industries, packaging illustration and design for food and other products, technical art and info graphics for corporate and business clients, plus label art for the wine industry and other food/drink usage. Mike has been the principal at Creative Eye for 18 years, having previously been Illustration Director at Elmwood in Leeds. He uses the latest technology and software programs to create high quality digital illustrations. Mike has graciously offered his wonderful artwork for the 2009 Jamboree poster – we thank him for his generous support!
graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he co-teaches illustration with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson. Home life includes their daughter Lili, an aspiring artist herself and a French Bulldog named Gherkin who is pretty creative at squeaky toy destruction.
was one of the first artists kind enough to donate a poster to Dawn Farm. Her clients include: The North American Review, Seventeen, Food and Wine, America, Utne Reader, HIV Plus, Yankee, Living in Stamford, Better Nutrition, Barnard College Magazine, The New York Times, The Humanist, Westchester Magazine, Consumer Reports, Llewellyn Publishing, Bust, The American Lawyer, and Boston Common Magazine.
works both traditionally (ink and colored pencil on paper) and digitally, employing the unique benefits of each as needed. She is inspired by classic children’s books, vintage posters, 19th century art, and her travels. She strives to achieve fluidity, harmony, and a joie de vivre personality in all of her pictures. Anni’s wonderful poster for Dawn Farm has been widely praised and continues to be requested. In 2009 it was included in Dawn Farm’s Annual Report.
founded Push Pin Studios back in 1954 with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel. The studio rapidly gained an international reputation for innovative design and illustration. Push Pin’s visual language (which referenced culture and literature) arose from its passion for historical design movements and helped revolutionize the way people look at design. Seymour Chwast’s award-winning work has influenced two generations of designers and illustrators. He is a recipient of the AIGA Medal, is in the Art Directors Hall of Fame, and has an honorary Ph.D. from the Parsons School of Design. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major museums around the world. Chwast has exhibited and lectured widely.