Alison Garwood Jones

How to deal with mean girls

Originally published in November 2014 in Blog

I wasn’t a mean girl in school. That automatically made me a target. I didn’t solve this by auditioning to join the girls on their power trips. Rather, I tried to exist in the world despite them. My refuge was drawing. Trays of rainbow markers thrilled and distracted me most of the time. But sometimes the girls’ […]

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New world order

Originally published in November 2014 in Blog

         “The imagination of change has to always precede the reality of change.” ~ Gloria Steinem Words and illustrations by Alison Garwood-Jones – ©2014  

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Copy cat

Originally published in November 2014 in Blog

As a teen, I spent hours making hyper-realist drawings from magazine ads, Old Master works (some Old Mistresses too, like M. Cassatt and C. Claudel), and anything else I could get my hungry hands on. Despite a few interruptions (jobs, diminished metabolism, rattled teacups), the plundering continues. #PlayTime #WaysOfSeeing #PlunderCulture My 17-year old self did […]

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Kidd Stuff

Originally published in November 2014 in Blog

My favourite quotes from Chip Kidd’s most recent book, Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. He’ll get you thinking. Thanks Chip! . . . . .

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