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This is an online journal and portfolio to chronicle a life in art, graphic design, typography and photography.

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    Saturday
    Jul312010

    A Bird In Hand

    Illustration for a letterpress project. Quill pen and ink drawing on paper, scanned at 1200 dpi with line work refined in Photoshop CS4 using a Wacom stylus and tablet.

    The beautiful typeface is Matthew Carter's Sophia, composed in InDesign CS4.

    In addition to the drawing and type, the letterpress print will have three colors requiring separate printing plates as shown below (black signify printing areas).

    Letterpress resources: The Bieler Press, Tamburello Productions (film negatives)  

    Saturday
    Jul032010

    Hummer

    Visited by a hummingbird this morning off the balcony. Uncertain of the species. Best guess is a juvenile Anna's hummingbird (it does look like a recently rolled-out-of-bed disheveled teenager).  

    Saturday
    Jul032010

    A Dog's Dinner

    First true attempt at setting type on a Vandercook press. An upside down o in brown, three nonprinting characters likely from damaged type, overall faint printing... a dog's dinner really.

    Can't wait to try again.

    Monday
    Jun212010

    Belonging

    Design inspired by Japanese mon (family, clan crest).

    Tuesday
    May112010

    Red Within Zero

    Working to find a way.