Craig Frazier exhibition: 'Drawing It Out'

Exhibition

Craig Frazier, "Underwater," cut Amberlith and digital print, 2004.

Craig Frazier exhibition: 'Drawing It Out'

Sept. 8-Nov. 1
Gutstein Gallery
201 E. Broughton St.
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SCAD presents an exhibition of sketches, designs and illustrations by San Francisco Bay area artist Craig Frazier, revealing the evolution of his well-known designs, from initial sketch through finished product.

Over the course of his 36-year career as a designer and illustrator, Frazier has developed one of the most recognized illustration styles in the world. His works are known for their graphic simplicity and razor-sharp wit. Frazier embeds a story in every piece inviting the audience to step inside.

In a time when technology is rapidly reshaping design, Frazier holds firmly to working with paper and pen. His lifelong love of drawing inspires him to make work that is both beautiful and rich with content. For each of his published illustrations, there lies a trove of thumbnail sketches describing a search for the clearest message. Frazier claims that the DNA of a good illustration lies in the sketches — that the hardest work to be done is always at the very beginning.

Frazier is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Time, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. His corporate clients include Adobe, American Express, Boeing, Chevrolet, Deloitte, MasterCard, Navigant, United Airlines and the U.S. Postal Service. Frazier has created seven postage stamps including the 2006 "Love" stamp and the 2010-11 commemorative "Scouting" stamps. He is also the author and illustrator of several children’s books.

SCAD chief curator Tim Peterson coordinated this exhibition.

Reception: Thursday, Sept, 25, 6-7:30 p.m., as part of the SCAD Savannah gallery hop

Gallery hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.