Somehow I have become the unofficial poster designer for my friends, Windham Flat. These are a few of the designs I’ve come up with over the past few months. If you get a chance to check them out, they’re pretty amazing.
Flag update: I have finally acquired the rest of the pillowcases I need for my project. Though I have just over 100 cases, I will only be producing 100 hand-cut stencils to turn these into flags.
Now I just have to finish creating the final 45 designs before I return to cutting the stencils.
Progress with pillowcase project: definitely going through a lot of Xacto blades. I have designed 30 stencils. Next, I’m going to finish cutting these stencils and applying them to the pillowcases. Afterwards, I will then design and cut another 20 stencils, obtain more pillowcases and other raw materials. A personal goal of mine is to have designed, cut, and printed 100 unique stencils for this project.
This is the longest project I’ve ever taken on, as each stencil will take hours to design, prepare the materials, and cut them all by hand. But I’m definitely committed to the completion of this project through I am not currently sure what my results will yield. As with many of my previous ‘experiments’, I attempt to focus on the act of creation and not necessarily the product of said act; only in the action do I find myself. With time, practice, patients, and openness will I discover what is truly hidden within this current project.
This series of photographs is actually more for reference than for aesthetics. I am using all of these pillowcases for an upcoming project and needed to be able to see their color and patterns easily. Technically there are more than 39 cases (all purchased from thrift stores) as some came in pairs.
My hope is that my project will be successful thus requiring more photographs of me holding pillowcases. It was definitely an unusual way to spend a couple of hours.
This is one of the most inspirational movies I’ve seen in a very long time. On the cab ride home from the theater, I told me date that I had only one thing to say about this movie: “I want to make work like that.”
I found a link to Kelly’s site on BOOOOOOOM!, with a great little write up about her work. I’m so happy I discovered Kelly Mark. A lot of her work is quite inspiring to me.
This is the second year I’ve kept a list of all movies watched. (An asterisk after each title means it was the first time I had ever watched that movie.)
Midnight In Paris*
Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare*
Troop Beverly Hills
The Great Muppet Caper
The Muppets Take Manhattan
A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas*
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind*
Futurama: The Beast With A Million Backs
Cabin In The Woods*
The Thing (1982)
Stranger Than Fiction
School Of Rock
Men In Black 3*
Man On Fire*
Kung Fu Panda 2*
Beverly Hills Cop
Beyond The Black Rainbow*
The Other Guys
The Muppet Movie
House Of Games*
Muppets From Space
Casa De Mi Padre*
Breakfast Of Champions
Romy And Michelle’s High School Reunion
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits*
The Producers (1968)
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother*
Attach The Block*
The Blues Brothers
Burke And Hare*
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Back To School
I Am Comic*
Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy
Robot And Frank*
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
The Skin I Live In*
Being John Malkovich
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
A Fantastic Fear Of Everything*
Sound Of Noise*
The Chronicles Of Riddick
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Pillow Book*
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey*
Return Of The Pink Panther*
The Great Mouse Detective
117 in total; 59 never seen before.
Since I have sent out most all of the posters I printed for the holidays, I decided to post photos of the final prints. These were the last two prints of 2012, which consisted of only 5 posters all year. Here’s to more prints in 2013!
I never know what to get anyone for Christmas. Or Chanukah (which is over already). So this year I decided to make some prints for all those folks I know and love. I made an art print designed specifically for gifting (though it’s design has nothing to do with the holidays). Then I made my list of people I’d like to send something to.
I should have done that beforehand. Turns out I had more people on my list than I had prints to send. What do to… Oh, I know. I’ll design and print a 2013 calendar for everyone else! And that’s what I’m doing now. I finished the first of two colors today. The second will be laid down tomorrow.
I’m not posting photos of the final prints as I would still like my friends to have a little suspense about what they will be receiving in the mail. And I know I won’t have them all shipped to arrive by Christmas, but that’s alright. As long as folks still get them at some point, we will all be happy.
I’ve been working on a poster for one of The Mallard’s shows in December. Here’s just a preview. This weekend I finalized the design and started printing films when my printer got jammed. I fixed that issue but then ran out of ink in one cartridge. Now I’m just waiting on FedEx to deliver the ink I need so I can begin burning screens, printing posters, and enjoying the entire process.
PS: This is the first odd-shaped poster I’ve ever designed. I’ll be attempting to print two posters per sheet. We’ll see how that goes…
Edit: Due to complications with my materials (i.e. old emulsion), I wasn’t able to print these posters. I only got as far as trying to burn the screens before realizing there wasn’t enough time before the show to make the process worth the effort. Too bad.