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Cobb (Michelle René) graphic design files
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Description
The materials include first edition prints, business correspondence, comprehensive layouts, magazines, diplomas, biographies, resumes, and other materials.
Background
Michelle René Cobb is an award-winning African American painter, designer, and educator. Her career began as a designer for Time-Life Books and later she became the first African American Art Director for Sports Illustrated magazine. At Sports Illustrated she designed and art directed advertising campaigns for the Olympics, NBA, NFL, US Open, Kentucky Derby, World Series, NCCA, Indy 500, and the Superbowl. Michelle René co-founded New York City Design firm, Spellman, Bostic & Williams, which included the following clients; CBS, Bell Atlantic, Citibank, Time-Warner, Tony Brown's Journal, United Negro College Fund, The Washington Post, National Council of Negro Women, Black Student Fund, Obama For America Campaign, Arthur Ashe Foundation, Yolanda Adams, The Black Student Fund, Terrie Williams Agency, and Wynton Marsalis Enterprises. Later she served as the Communications Director for an Independent school, where she designed major marketing and advertising campaign materials, a bi-monthly magazine, and a campus-wide Wayfinding Signage Program. Michelle is also serving in her 10th year as a College Board AP Studio Art Reader and Table Leader. [From http://michellereneart.com/about/]
Extent
1.4 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 1 flat box)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.