Issuu on Google+

THINGS THAT DIDN’T MAKE IT

A FEW SELECTIONS NOT FROM ERIN ZINGRÉ’S PORTFOLIO


ER IN ZI NG RÉ


Lawrencinian student by way of the Kansas boondocks who likes pandas, Victorian postmortem photography, and jalapeño jelly. Annual income taxes weren’t the only burden to hit the Zingré family on April 15th, 1989, when their accidental bundle of joy, Erin, came screaming into the world. A master of motor skills from a young age, Erin excelled at art and soon disseminated her macabre imagery upon the world. In 1993, at the tender age of three (her “dark period”) she elaborated a drawing composed of the Headless Hessian, a screaming head on a guillotine – guilty, no doubt – and Death himself. On rainbow paper. Suffice to say, this little number garnered her a “letter of concern” from her preschool teacher. While most Fort Scotians passed their rebellious teenage years getting pregnant behind the Dairy Queen, Erin continued to pursue art and cello throughout high school, never thinking that these somewhat unrelated endeavors would later inform pivotal career decisions.

As college came into full swing, she studied Art History and French diligently, planning eventually to pursue a graduate degree and consecrate herself to the lucrative field of Art History academia. Apart from studies, Erin explored her “crazy college years” through Panda Circus, a Lawrence band for whom she played cello and designed merchandise. As graduation grew nearer, Erin realized she needed to make some executive decisions about her future. She really, really likes designing for Panda Circus! But she really, really liked analyzing paintings as well! In the end, Erin realized that her general disdain for cleaving through obscure, art historical texts did not seem like a rock-solid foundation for a career. With that in mind, it was easy for her to make the plunge into graphic design. Countless allnighters lavishing in the design of googly-eyed gummy bears have since affirmed in her mind that she made the right choice.


“I CREATED THESE ILLUSTRATIONS AS A CONFLATION OF MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS: PANDAS AND VICTORIAN POSTMORTEM PHOTOGRAPHY. STYLISTICALLY I WAS INSPIRED BY THE TINTYPE JAPONISME ETCHINGS OF MARY CASSATT; WHILE THE SKULL-LIKE FACE OF THE PANDAS SUBTLY ALLUDES TO THE POSTMORTEM PHOTOGRAPHS FROM WHICH MOST OF THESE ILLUSTRATIONS WERE DRAWN.”


Little Drummer Panda 8.5 x 11 inches Ink and watercolors 2010


Mother and Baby Panda 8.5 x 11 inches Ink and watercolors 2010


Husband and Wife Panda 8.5 x 11 inches Ink and watercolors 2010


Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk 7 x 9 inches Vector illustration 2011


Delete All Cookies 7 x 9 inches Vector Illustration 2010


Handmade Collage 8 x 8 inches Cut paper


Handmade Collage 8 x 8 inches Cut paper


Crime et ch창timent 8.5 x 11 inches Digital collage


Lolita Collage 8 x 8 inches Cut paper



Client Portfolio