CCAD Student Helps Kids Color Columbus

November 16th, 2011 by Katlin McNally
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The cover of the Columbus Coloring Book

Coloring books have long engaged children of all ages, and now one is being developed by a CCAD student to garner attention for and curiosity about the city of Columbus.

Andrea Hager, senior Advertising & Graphic Design major at CCAD, is a current intern for Neighborhood Design Center and is working on the Columbus Coloring Book project.

The book will be an opportunity to learn about 16 sights and landmarks within the city. The pages range from historical architecture to the downtown skyline during Red, White, and Boom—the city’s Fourth of July fireworks display.

“The images as well as the stories that accompany them will inspire curiosity in addition to civic pride within the children,” Hager said.

Illustration of the Supreme Court, by Andrea Hager

Hager was in charge of making sure all the illustrations were cohesive and had to illustrate the final four buildings which will be included in the book.

“I wanted to make the pages as fun as possible for kids to color,” Hager said.

She had to work with the previous illustrations done by employees of the Neighborhood Design Center and create one, continuous book.

Hager illustrated the Ohio Theater marquee, Orton Hall at The Ohio State University, the Supreme Court building, and the Columbus Foundation.

“”I was able to add some extra visual interest by drawing the fish like they were alive and jumping out of the water on the Supreme Court illustration,” she said.

The  coloring books are scheduled to be released at the start of the 2012 school year, and 10,000 will be distributed to  Columbus area elementary schools.

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One Response to “CCAD Student Helps Kids Color Columbus”

  1. C Kent says:

    This sounds awesome! I was on line looking for coloring sheets with Columbus landmarks and can not find any. We are doing a author’s visit to our school at the end of January and I’ve been looking for pictures of landmarks in Downtown, Columbus for the children to color or make a wall display. We are having Susan Levine come to present Packard Takes Flight and her book touches on the falcon visiting all the highlights of Columbus. Good luck to you!!! I know this will be a success!
    Mrs.Cathy Kent
    Teacher’s Aide at St. Anthony’s School
    Columbus OH