Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day of documentation

Terese and I spent the day on Saturday documenting our work on the school's sweep. It feels so good to have all of this done... and much more progress on my website!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SB job application

New job applications for the Service Bureau! Inquire within. almost done! I'm re-photographing most of my work this weekend, so there is only documentation for a couple of projects up right now, but I have a website! Finally! It should be all done by next week.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter fun

Sunday evening was spent indulging in a wonderful home-cooked meal at my dear friend Aimee's with designer buddies, Terese, Ellie, Dylan and Colin. Aimee's parents served a 16-pound ham, sweet potato gratin, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, an awesome salad and some delicious rolls, which I enjoyed with a Bell's Two Hearted Ale. As if that wasn't delectable enough, Aimee's mom made some super sweet treats for dessert:

Binary opposition

A postcard created in the context of "binary oppositions" that will be printed in a grid along with the rest of my classmates' designs as a press sheet that will serve as a poster. Then all the individual postcards will be trimmed down. On one side of the postcard will be the first image, which is made up of only cyan, magenta and yellow. On the reverse side, the black ink on the press will be turned on and the black layer (thumbprints) will be added. The concept of this piece was manipulate, or quite literally invert, this universally recognizable artwork. Then by adding another literal layer of opposition with the thumbprints, I am authoring this artwork as my own. This is an assignment for my electronic pre-press class, a project my class is working on with Walker Art Center designer, Emmet Byrne.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trek 100 Oracle cycling jerseys

My stepmom Mary works for Oracle and asked me to submit a custom design for cycling jerseys for her company team for the Trek 100, a charity bike race on June 6. Lance Armstrong usually participates in the race every year (apparently not this year though) and it starts at the Trek headquarters in Waterloo, WI. I haven't decided if I'm going to ride in it this year or not, but I'm definitely tempted. Either way I'll get my own version of this jersey. Awesome.

Here's a quick and hilarious mock-up of what the jersey is supposed to look like when worn.

The design was created from a template provided by this website. Pretty cool stuff. I am a little nervous about how the template pieces will translate to the actual jersey, so we'll see!

Bad Karma

Change isn't always good. No thank you, Yogi. I liked you better before.

Also, I think Mr. Singh took a tip or two from Yogi with these weenies with edible henna skin. Weird.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Aimee says it best

In defense of Waiting for Boys to Call, Miss Aimee Gauthier couldn't have said it better.

The Chicago Spire

Amazing. I had no idea this was under construction in the Windy City. Calatrava is at it again, two hours from one of his many claims to fame, the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cedarburg Memory Map

This is round 1 of the map of my memory recollection experience in Cedarburg. The map is 17"x55" in dimension.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

City Pages ad

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Memory mapping

While I was back home in Cedarburg, WI, I spent an afternoon walking the length of Washington Avenue, the main drag, on one side of the street on the way out and the other side on the way back, plotting waypoints into a handheld GPS device every time I recalled a specific memory, most of which were location-specific. The walk took about 4 hours. Then I inputted the coordinates into Google Maps. Next, I'll use these points and their proximity to one another to create a map/diagram based on a system of information graphics that connects each memory point to the person it invovled and their current location on a map, and the emotions associated with each memory. Tons of work to do before Thursday. Results to come. Stay tuned.