Wonderland II

 In The Creative Musings, The Illustration Musings, Theatrical Design

Finally. The mushrooms are done. The designs are finished. The 24th annual fundraiser for the Golisano Children’s Hospital has come to a close. The event is over. The balloons have fallen, the money has been raised. This was the largest event in recent memory for the hospital. Over 900 people joined together to celebrate one night in Wonderland. My mind and body have endured a lack of sleep not witnessed since Rebekah was a newborn. My lungs, still heavy from the contact high from the mushrooms, welcome the time to heal. It was the most rewarding design project I’ve been able to be a part of to date as a Creative Director. Large scale mushrooms, 8 in all, invites, signs, ads, and the custom deck of 52 playing cards which is a bucket list design project for me that lived up to the 20 year wait. Over 20 custom illustrations don the face and numbered cards. Carrie Perlet, the Art Director, at Brite computers was a big help in the overall execution of the playing cards. They would not have happened without her help. All the copywriting was by Robin Lohkamp and Courtney kept me on track to finish in time.

Would I do it all again? Absolutely… next year is the silver anniversary.

Here are some photos from the night.

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  • Lisa

    That’s incredible! Nice work!

    • mayernik

      Thanks Lisa! The entire night was spectacular.

  • Randie

    These came out excellent! What an amazing job!

    • mayernik

      Thanks Randie, they were fun to create and I am very happy with final mushrooms. Big props to the Foundation for giving me the freedom to make them!

  • jeff ressler

    I love all the creativeness.

    • mayernik

      Thanks Jeff. Looking forward to the next one. Watch out, I may have to get you involved!

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