New Work: Webster University 2013 University Report

Founded in 1915, Webster University is a global institution headquartered in the St. Louis suburb of Webster Groves, MO, and is comprised of campuses in 60 cities across four continents. With 22,000 students and 157,000 alumni spread out across the globe, Webster is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world. Students from all 50 states and 148 countries call Webster University home.

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble co-leads Webster University with Dr. Julian Schuster as an institution of higher education with global reach. According to the school’s administration, they had not published an annual report or university report for many years. With Webster’s centennial fast approaching in 2015, the school engaged Falk Harrison to produce a university report that presented their unique offering: a global education with local connections, nearly unparalleled diversity, and a bold transformational experience for everyone involved.

The 2013 University Report is an introduction to the global perspective that empowers Webster’s faculty and students. Below are a few spreads that demonstrate how Falk Harrison expressed this vision and perspective in a bold, creative and inspiring way.

Additionally, an online version was created using parallax scrolling.


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A is for: Artifact

Exhibit Catalog for COCA St. Louis' exhibit, "A is for..."

The Center of Creative Arts St. Louis (COCA) recently curated an art exhibit, “A is for…,” with the help of curating artist Gina Alverez. The exhibit paired letters of the alphabet with local artists who also are parents. Each artist was commissioned to create a work of art surrounding their given letter, and even more interesting, write a short essay on how their children have played a role in their creative process.

The show, “A is for…” hangs in COCA’s Millstone Gallery. Participating artists include: Gina Alvarez, Amy Alton Bautz, Brendan and Sarah Bayless, Ilene Berman, Rick Dunn, John Early, Ben Guffee, Jana Harper, Jason Hoeing, Anne Treeger Huck, Tom Huck, Jim Ibur, Matthew Jeans, Robert Longyear, Lindsay Obermeyer, John Parker, Daniel Raedeke, Dionna Raedeke, Ruth Reese, Eric Repice, Amy Firestone Rosen, Fabio Rodriguez, Christine Sarra, John Sarra, Jennifer Walker, Ken Wood. The show runs through August 13, 2011.

Falk Harrison collaborated with Eric Woods of The Firecracker Press on a 64 page, limited issue exhibit catalog. Mike Speckhard of Speckhard Photography photographed each piece of art in the exhibit for the catalog. Murray Print Shop print and bound the collaborative book.

The exhibit catalog is available for purchase at COCA. For information, call (314) 725-6555, or visit COCA’s Millstone Gallery at 524 Trinity Ave., University City (St. Louis), MO.

Flip through the catalog to learn more about the art, the essays and the artists. This doesn’t do the printed artifact justice, however. To experience the letterpressed book board cover, you really need to purchase the book. Proceeds go to fund future gallery endeavors at COCA.

View the exhibit catalog on Issuu

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Driven by Purpose

Defining real purpose is one of the most challenging aspects of helping companies refocus their brand communications. It’s hard work that can pay big dividends when done right, and it’s one of the most rewarding discoveries we can make on behalf of our clients. One of the better books on the subject we’ve found — and one that we recommend to all our clients — is Roy Spence’s, “It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For.” If you haven’t read up on the subject, it’s a great place to start.

Book jacket art for It's Not What You Sell