Artist Jessica Polzin McCoy to sign Metro Claremont poster
May 23, 2013 • 488 views
Artist Jessica Polzin McCoy will sign free copies of her poster celebrating the city of Claremont on Friday, May 31 at the Claremont Library. Polzin McCoy was commissioned by Metro Creative Services to create the artwork for its poster series,
Through the Eyes of Artists. The program commissions local artists to create original artworks that express the uniqueness of Los Angeles County neighborhoods, as a way of encouraging people to take Metro to explore destinations served by the agency.
Beginning in Spring 2013, the poster will be displayed on Metro buses and rail cars traveling throughout Los Angeles County. As seen through the eyes of Polzin McCoy, Claremont is depicted as a series of delicate watercolor vignettes that illustrate the city as a college town that flourishes within the creative environment of The Claremont University Consortium, and opens an informal invitation to visit a backyard, ride a bike, step into a shady grove and attend school. “Every town is unique; it has specific characteristics, a visual identity,” explains Polzin McCoy. “It was my goal to capture the identity of Claremont. It may not include Claremont Through the Eyes of Artist Jessica Polzin McCoy everything that is meaningful, or the most easily identifiable places in the village, but as a whole it captures the tone, spirit, and colors of the environment. The streetscape was assembled using images of private homes, public buildings, and businesses within the boundaries of Claremont.”
The Claremont poster is number twenty-seven in the series of posters commissioned
by Metro Creative Services. Posters in the series have garnered a Print Magazine Regional Design Annual Excellence Award, Tranny Merit Award, “Fresh” Illustrations Award from Illustrations Magazine Annual, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Silver Medal, a Society of Environmental Graphic Design Award and a Hermes Creative Award.
Friday, May 31 at 10:30 AM
Claremont Public Library
208 N. Harvard Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711