Friday, July 10, 2009

Cal State art students unleash their creativity on Californian newspaper racks

Not sure who had the idea, but I love what The Californian has done to spruce up some of its newspaper racks around town. The project was a partnership between the paper's marketing department and CSUB art students, who took on about a dozen newspaper racks to express themselves. To see the entire gallery, go to The Californian's Facebook site here. The Californian will have a story on it this Saturday, and here's a short excerpt:

"We just wanted to create a buzz for the newspaper and get a little recognition for the art students at Cal State," said Rob Meszaros, marketing manager at The Californian. "Obviously there are some talented students around town so it was a perfect marriage of the two organizations to do it." Joyce Kohl, professor of fine art at CSUB, jumped at the opportunity to have her students display their artistic talents."

Let us know what you think.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Also check out the artistic treatment of the large signal utility boxes at corners along Chester Avenue between Truxtun and 21st. I believe credit goes to the Arts Council of Kern. Each of the boxes is unique and some are very creative. These also are worth some recognition -- and were completed several months prior to the transformation of the news racks.