Neuer Geist Creative Studio
Brighton and Derek Ballard. Photo: John Barkiple
From SLUG Magazine:
Neuer Geist: CLC Artisan
By Zaina Abujebarah
Structured and playful all at once, Neuer Geist’s mission is to innovate and create without losing the “glory of the past.” Brighton and Derek Ballard both bring their artistic abilities to the table and join creative forces to create pieces like prints and patches, as well as menus and other graphic design gems, tailored for local businesses. All are showcased on their website.
“We’re lucky to have found each other,” Brighton says. “Derek would painstakingly reproduce the logos of favorite bands and save bits of packaging or product tags that he thought were interesting, and I drew and painted constantly.” Their creative roots led to the inception of their brand. “Derek’s aesthetic is very clean, precise and calculated, while mine is more loose and suggestive,” says Brighton. “We help each other through the process of creating. We’re constantly talking about the business, giving each other feedback, helping each other with a sketch or an idea.”
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VAD Graphic Design alumnus Derek Ballard, and friend of INK Brighton Ballard are among the few artists chosen to produce work for The 7th Annual Wes Anderson Art Show.
Congratulations Derek & Brighton!
“Sea Oddity” by Derek Ballard
“Royal Tenebaums Tarot Set” by Brighton Ballard
From Spoke Art:
Wes Anderson Art Show – Limited Edition Prints
“Bad Dads” – An annual group art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. After 7 years, “Bad Dads” continues to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition. Dozens of artists are invited every year to contribute works, spanning from paintings to sculptures to limited edition screen prints, all in tribute to one the world’s most noteworthy filmmakers.
The 7th annual Wes Anderson Art Show is now online for purchase and viewing at:
From Derek Ballard, VAD Graphic Design alumnus:
“I love cycling and I love print! I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to contribute a cover illustration to BONESHAKER MAGAZINE. I just stumbled upon this well executed video about the magazine, that has some nice shots of Issue 16, with the cover I illustrated.”
The SLUG MAG Bike Issue hit the streets today. I had the privilege of designing the cover. Snatch one up to get the lowdown on Salt Lake City bicycle happenings.”
Congratulations Derek on your striking yellow cover illustration. BTW, that’s Derek’s wife, Brighton, on the bike! And… another one on SLUG!
Extended through January 15, 2016
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115
If you haven’t visited the INK Show yet, be sure to check it out. We’re happy and proud to show the work of eighteen Alumni & Friends of INK.
Nadya Bratt • Brighton Ballard • Derek Ballard • Keith Beard • Alisa Bishop • Isaac Christensen • Jill DeHaan • Ruben De La Torre • Casey Kim • Esther Longmore • Josh Madden • Chris Manfre • Magen Mitchell • Matt Page • Hillary Spillane • Jynette Tigner • Virag White
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