Tag Archives: Philadelphia College of Art

17th and Walnut

Here’s another Photo Elective shot taken of a reflection in a florist’s window in the vicinity of 17th and Walnut in downtown Philadelphia, PA. I took this photograph as a sophomore at The Philadelphia College of Art. The Photo Elective … Continue reading

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Caturday

This is a combination Caturday / Photo Elective post. Illustration majors at the school formerly known as The Philadelphia Collage of Art were required to take a photography elective where students would shoot 35mm film; process the film and make … Continue reading

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DUCKWORK April 1981

Embedded below is a PDF of the April 1981 edition of DUCKWORK which was CREATED FOR THE PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF ART COMMUNITY. It was a newspaper put together by PCA students for PCA students, and I found a pile of … Continue reading

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DUCKWORK

Back in the fall of 1981 when I was starting my freshman year at The Philadelphia College of Art, DUCKWORK was the school’s quasi-official newspaper. It was produced by some of the fellows who went on to become independent comic … Continue reading

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Because it was on…

Back when I attended The Philadelphia College of Art, the city of Philadelphia was not wired for cable television while the surrounding suburbs had enjoyed the benefits of basic cable and perhaps a pay station like HBO or PRISM for … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatle

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. This is a self-portrait of Ms Garceau.

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Digital Clutter

This is a followup to my earlier post about the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art. Thanks to the Internet Archive which is probably the greatest site on the internet a number of odd, wonderful and … Continue reading

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The Way It Was

This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading

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ARCO Park

Today we present a  fairly decent view of the way things were. This is ARCO Park circa late 1970s/early 1980s. It sat on Broad Street between Spruce and Pine. It’s all gone now — swallowed up by the massive Kimmel … Continue reading

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Another Spent Sketchbook and Something Learned

This was one of those Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbooks with the wire binding that I prefer. It laid flat; was easy to draw in and was a pleasure to sketch in. It measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches making it … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago About 4 Hours Away…

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class … Continue reading

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Sam Eric Theater

This isn’t really part of The Photo Elective series in that it wasn’t part of that elective course that all illustration majors at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take, but I did use the same SLR camera … Continue reading

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She’ll Be Back

Here’s another of Tina Garceau’s Photo Elective self-portraits that I recently discovered. They were taken as part of a class assignment at The Philadelphia College of Art. Fortunately I found them because I think a stubborn humility would have prevented … Continue reading

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Diabolique

Here’s another self-portrait that Tina Garceau shot as part of a Photo Elective project back when she attended the Philadelphia College of Art. This one is not as successful as some of her recent photographs I posted, but you have … Continue reading

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