Monday, March 19, 2012

Handmade Greeting Card

See below for another handmade greeting card I sent out very recently. I created it using acrylics. Overall, I considered it as an exercise in color exploration.

I think that if I continue to make/send out handmade cards, I will stop putting words on them, like "Thank you", so that they can be multi-purpose. It's just a thought I've been having--and that way, I wouldn't need to make them to order, so to speak. So long as the design is non-objective, I figure why not, you know?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another Thank You Note

How many different types of media can I use to emulate vintage wallpaper? Oh, let me count the ways...This is a thank you note I made recently using cut paper and marker:

I am a little disappointed with the outcome because I feel like there was a missed typographic opportunity with the "Thank you". It is hand drawn/cut Futura, but I think it would have looked cooler and more appropriate if it was a serifed typeface, maybe all caps. Like, what if it had been hand-cut Trajan Pro, for example (see below for digital mock-up)?

Oh well, maybe next time I'll make better typographic choices. Overall, it's amazing what one can accomplish with an exacto blade, some card stock, and a wandering ambition...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bar Mitzvah Mural

Below is a photo of a mural I helped produce for a bar mitzvah at the Highland Park Art Center. The concept of the piece was that during the bar mitzvah, party goers would approach the mural and paint one small piece of it. In the end, we would have a mural made with contributions from everyone at the party. Most of the work I did for this was pre-determinining, paint-by-number style, which colors should go in which spaces. Also, we ended up painting along with the party guests to speed along the process of finishing it, since the entire thing was meant to be done by the end of the party (and it was quite a large mural, if I do say so myself).

The medium is dyes on silk. The black lines are wax resist. I am not responsible for the idea or design, just the execution, people.

Other artists involved with this project:
Rachel Slotnick
Jill Dunbar
Rino Liboratore
Christopher Jones