the 2 inch show is finally up and online. i hope these books will inspire you as they have me. i have been given many compliments on the show. thanks to everyone (over 50 people!) who participated.
see all the books/prints here and here are a few pictures of the books on display at the university of the arts
i am taking a class called drawing methods. the assignment was to “have an idea. start the idea. forget the idea. change the idea. alter the idea.” um. ok.
this started out as pencil drawing, then i scanned it and vectored it in illustrator, then printed it out and used pencil on the printout – responding to and drawing on the shapes… it was fun. i am thinking of silkscreening the first guy in on the second line. i like him. he is little billy and the giraffe…
ps i tried the custom photoshop brush thing with little billy and yes i agree – its pretty cool.
it’s been too long since i have posted. here is my latest sketchbook and a detail of the cover art. it is so satisfying making a case bound book. hopefully i’ll have some of what’s inside it to share next.
ps i agree w keegan on the moma/pixar show. it’s amazing to see such fun, innovative works created with gouache and colored pastel!
also – please consider submitting a book or print to my 2″ show…
call for art and aritists!
with my love for all things small – i am curating a 2 inch (or smaller) book + printmaking exhibition.
please please submit some mini books or prints! i am looking for a range of work and am excited to see what posting this here will bring. i know the time frame is short, but after all, 2 inches is quite small…
here are a few sites for inspiration:
the miniature book society
art on paper – a great magazine
fun comix ‘n books
here’s how to make a really simple book. it’s one of my favorite ways!
small books exchange
philobiblon – the book arts web
happy new year and happy book and printmaking!
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with any questions.
here is my fun little 2006 pocket calendar.
i sold 20 of them at the center for book arts holiday fair yesterday. now i need to make another batch for the uarts “book party” which is thursday.
they are $5 (+ $1 s/h) if anyone wants one, send me an email. (theres a chance i may not be able to ship it till after the 25th…but it’ll still be good for all next year!)
* it is so hard to photograph books… but here’s my somewhat distorted solution
* this is my 30th “official” sketchbook since starting count in 1995. the cover uses imagery inspired by my “5 senses” prints. for this image i just played around with the images on silkscreens and i only “registered” where i wanted to.
* the binding is a coptic binding / single needle link stitch.
* for the inside pages, i used a variety of graph papers as well as some english and japanese alphabet practice paper.
here are some pictures from “excerpt”.
i am waiting to get some better pictures which were taken by my friend olivia, but in the meantime here is a little preview of what was installed. i hope posting them here will inspire me to continue working with the apartment and their contents…
see the images here
12/1 : UPDATE: my piece got reviewed by art blog! (a pretty big thing in philly)
check it out!
i am in an group exhibition photo west gallery in west philly which opens this friday. i was given a random photo (from Romania) to be inspired by.
i got a truck. (see top) i made a funny model (see bottom) it’s too bad you cant see the back of the model. maybe ill repost. but for now this is it as its 2:39 am! i cant wait to see what others made.
also – my website is finally finished. come visit!
these are images from my “i believe in coffee” book
and this is my first gif animation
here i am super busy in grad school. our show opens tomorrow! if any one is in philly.
(i’ll post some pix of my works after i take them. my circle is the 1st one on the bottom row…)
ps i saw chip kidd, chris ware and charles burns speak at the philadelphia free library tonight. good stuff…