Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


On the Cover | April 29, 2015

learn more about this issue's cover art by Kevin Szymanski

“Yellow Birds and Bees” by Kevin Szymanski
digital inkjet print 16” x 20”

Kevin Szymanski is proficient in transportation, but is still expanding his techknowledge.

"Kevin Szymanski is a graphic designer from Eau Claire who enjoys creating digital illustrations. For this commissioned piece, he was challenged with creating a springtime garden scene. This is consistent with Kevin’s usual subject matter, which consists of animals in their habitats. In his illustrations, Kevin challenges himself to simplify and bring order to these natural and often chaotic scenes. To accomplish this, he searches for shapes and patterns within the subject matter, which he then expands upon to create his illustrations. The result is a unique way of bringing attention to creatures that we often overlook. More of Kevin’s design and illustration work can be found at Tangled Up In Hue."

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.


Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.