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Archive for 2018

Tallgrass Studios Holiday Schedule

Tallgrass Studios will observe the following 2018 holiday schedule:

Thanksgiving

Wednesday November 21
Thursday November 22
Friday November 23

Christmas

Monday December 24
Tuesday December 25

New Year’s

Monday December 31
Tuesday January 1

Happy Holidays everyone!

Kara Gardens (Lawrence, KS) – Branding Strategy & Logo Design

Tallgrass Studios worked with representatives of Kara Gardens to create a flexible branding strategy to market their flowers and crops, and promote the connection of the earth with the community. Their new identity encompasses imagery that emulates the beauty, personality, culture, and connection that a garden brings to life. The work included a new symbol, logotype, tagline, color scheme, fonts, and a graphic standards document.

Kara being a Celtic word for connection, the spirals in the icon are influenced by traditional Celtic knotwork and imagery. The soft spring color palette and stylized floral elements were influenced by the client’s embroidered wedding memento that included a flowering vine. An approachable, handwritten typeface complements the icon and reinforces the welcoming nature of Kara Gardens.

An Army of Women

Sculptures by Retta H. Backus

Opening Reception October 26, 2018 5:30 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

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Music Lineup

5:30 – 7:00 pm
“Lila””, Deborah Pine, Janette Michaels & Clark Jamison reunion

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Robert Baker (word slinger & saxophone) Roger Holden (electric guitar) & Clark Jamison

Lauretta Hendricks Backus sculpts from her studio in the country outside of Lawrence, KS. Retta, an artist and retired art teacher known for her drawings and paintings, has only recently strayed from working in two dimensions. Meeting and working with other ceramicists, she discovered a passion for sculpting the human form. Retta’s obsession in particular is with “traditionally built women”.

This show’s focus is political in that Retta’s images of human female beauty do not subscribe to the marketed, mass produced or commercialized ideal of women. Retta’s women are strong, natural and comfortable in their skin. These porcelain sculptures show skin, muscle, flesh and gravity, celebrating the beauty of real women.

Sculpture by Retta H. Backus

DISEGNI REVISITATI

Barry Fitzgerald, Art Exhibition

Opening Reception
September 28, 2018 5:00 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Music by Smellovision

Pisano and Batisto by Barry Fitzgerald

TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES

Pastels & Mixed-Media Collages
by Barbara Solberg

Opening Reception July 27, 2018 5:00 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Barbara Solberg artwork

Watercolors by Donna McCain

Music by The Beer Bellies

Opening Reception June 29, 2018 | 5:30 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Donna McCain watercolor

Simple Wellness, Fitness & MedSpa – Branding Strategy & Website Design

Tallgrass Studios worked with representatives of Simple Wellness to create a branding strategy that updated and expanded their current identity. The new identity reflects the vision, culture and unique combination of services provided by their organization. The branding work included a new name, symbol, logotype, color scheme, fonts and a graphic standards document. Promotional work included a new website, correspondence materials, signage and digital advertisements.

The logo

The Simple Wellness logo portrays characteristics that communicate the value of their expertise and service. Seven petals and colors intertwine to form a cohesive icon for the brand. This reflects the elements of their fundamental seven-part program for achieving ideal health. The identifiers highlight the three branches of service of wellness, fitness and medspa.

The website

Tallgrass Studios designed and built a new website for Simple Wellness to promote the growth of their health and aesthetics programs. The homepage features a short introductory video, programmed to autoplay only on an initial visit. The considerable array of health and aesthetic services are easily accessible, with separate menus organized by condition and service type. Copy-heavy pages make use of tabbed content panels to sustain manageable page lengths. Sections of the site are color-coded according to their seven-part program for health. The site also features a custom events calendar, promotional landing pages and a private nurses’ portal. The immersive, bright and clean feel of the site conveys feelings of healthfulness and reinforce the Simple Wellness brand promise.

One Love Story

“Art is love made public” from Sense8

Acrylic Paintings & Mixed Media Collage
by Laurie Culling

Music by Kind Soul
Opening Reception May 25, 2018 | 5:30 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Acrylic Painting by Laurie Culling

Walnut Ranch Website Design

Walnut Ranch Dental Spa provides modern dentistry with improved patient comfort.

Walnut Ranch tasked Tallgrass Studios with a website redesign as clean, modern and distinct as their dental spa in the Oklahoma desert. Rich desert tones and airy blues replaced the darker pallette of their former website. A custom rotating header greets visitors with photography and video, and offers clear calls-to-action. The content features valuable educational material including short dental animations, and SEO copywriting to better market their services online. Careful attention was given to website structure and navigation – patients have the most important information at their fingertips, and know exaclty where they are within the site.

The new website launched on March 21, 2018. Visit walnutranchdentalspa.com to see the full website.

Three Old Friends


Mark, Carey and David met in 7th grade art class in 1976 and have been friends ever since. They studied art and design together in junior high, high school and college.

All three are true multidisciplinary designers who work across traditional boundaries to include graphic design, illustration and photography. This show features current work from all three.