Friday, October 2, 2009

We Got A Visitor!

Stay tuned next week when our special guest at the Vancouver Opera office will be none other than Edel Rodriguez!

Edel is the fabulous artist behind VO's 2009/2010 season's artwork for Norma, Nixon in China, The Marriage of Figaro and Madama Butterfly. If you haven't seen them yet, just you wait. They'll be cropping up on every street corner, in every cafe and bus shelters in no time!

We're thrilled to have such an internationally renowned artist in our midst. We have Edel for 3 days and boy, do we have surprises in store for him and for our VO fans!

Here's a quick bio on Edel:

Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. Nine years later, his family immigrated to Miami during the Mariel boatlift. He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1994 and began working regularly as an illustrator for The New Yorker, TIME magazine, and a variety of other clients. He was an art director at TIME magazine between 1994 and 2007 and is a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA painting program.

His work has been featured on the cover of the 2004 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. It has also been regularly selected to appear in the pages of American Illustration, Communication Arts, and The Society of Illustrator’s Annuals. Edel's artwork has appeared on Broadway show posters, U.S. postage stamps, product designs, ad campaigns, and most major American and international publications. He has illustrated six children’s books, two of which he has authored. His work is in the collections of a variety of institutions as well as in the private collections of writers, actors, businessmen, and political figures. He is the recipient of a Gold and a three Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, and a Bronze Cube from The Art Director’s Club for his theatre posters. He has regularly exhibited his work in gallery exhibitions in Spain, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York.

Partial Client List: The New Yorker, Time Magazine, MTV, Pepsi Inc., U.S. Postal Service, Spot Design, Nike Inc., WBMG, Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, Gentleman's Quarterly, Playboy, Reader's Digest, National Geographic Traveler, Little Brown and Co., The New York Times, Galison Books, University of Chicago Press, The New Republic, Hyperion Books, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Henry Holt Books, Esquire magazine, Conde Naste Traveler, The Washington Post, David Morris Design, Fortune Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Golf Digest, The Progressive, Los Angeles Times, McGraw-Hill, The Nation, Vibe Magazine

Edel will be here bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday morning. Stay tuned!

~ Ling Chan

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