The Strand Tote Bag Design Contest Reception!

This past Tuesday evening, I was recognized at a reception for my “Strandbot Loves Books” design which won 3rd place (out of 800 entries!) in the Strand Books Tote Bag Design competition. I was very honored to meet some of the judges including, Francoise Mouly  art editor for the New Yorker magazine), Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist & Strand tote artist) and R. Sikoryak (creator of the book, Masterpiece Comics & Strand tote artist).

It was also great to meet the 1st prize winner Zac Foster. His design is bright, graphic and very eye catching. I’m sure we’ll be seeing it all over the city this summer.

The winning designs and runners up are all on display at SVA’s Westside Gallery on 21st Street now thru July 5th. If you are in the area, stop by and have a look.

Thanks to my friends and family that came by. My friend Melody Cassen posted her pic of me with my design over on her blog as well.