Not fully formed
Here's the first step in the design process for our literary reading poster! The event will take place at Chop Suey Books in Richmond, VA in early 2012. Opinions?
Quail Bell Press & Productions doesn't "belong" to any school. It is completely independent and receives zero funding from colleges, universities, or educational institutions of any kind. That being said, most of our lovely staff birds attend or have attended Virginia Commonwealth University. Thus, we're not only quails, but rams. Quite frankly, we're proud of that.
VCU, located in Richmond, VA, is home to some of the best art, design, advertising, and mass communications programs in the United States. (We also have a rockin' medical school, but none of us are life science students.) For instance, US News & World Report ranks VCUarts as the top public school of art and design in the country (and #4 out of both public and private). The respected Schools of Business and Engineering team up with the School of the Arts for endeavors in product design and innovation at the VCU Da Vinci Center. Students at the Da Vinci Center invent real-world products and services for real-world clients. As if that were not enough, Creativity Magazine ranks the VCU Brandcenter as our nation's best graduate advertising program, while Businessweek also places it in its top 60. Meanwhile, the VCU Student Media Center produces award-winning publications and media projects recognized by The Society of Professional Journalists. Our MFA in Creative Writing often ranks in the top 50, too. (Phew! And we haven't even mentioned Richmond's eclectic charm yet!)
Needless to say, VCU's environment has definitely influenced us all. Believe us or not, nobody paid us to write that!
We're going to have a reading at Chop Suey Books in Richmond, VA sometime in early 2012. Stay tuned for details, ladies & gents!
Believe it or not, this picture was NOT taken for one of our famous Photo Tales. It's just our editor, Christine Stoddard, horsing around!
We're curious about what you think regarding our new design and content! Do you like it? Hate it? Like some aspects but think we could improve others? Please let us know by taking our extended reader survey here.
Shake that quail tail!
Stuck in a style rut? Quail Bell will show you how to rock new looks in our fairytale-themed fashion show this fall!
Out with the old.
Here's what our darling quail (originally designed by Amy Cheong) looked like before artist David Fuchs gave her a make-over:
Change is good.
Though we may be nostalgic, Quail Bellians embrace change. It brings butterflies--er, fairies--to our stomachs. That's why we change the color of our website's banner and background color every month. The design always features your favorite chubby quail, but she dons new plumage with the turn of each calendar page. (Heck, we might even put her in a costume on occasion.) Since we always aspire to delight and surprise you, there's NO WAY to find out what color scheme we'll choose next. Thus, you'll just have to pay a visit to our nest. We hope you don't mind.