here she is..........
06 December 2008
03 December 2008
i made a more specific list of everything that is going to go into this book...
2. info graphic
3. e. e. cummings typewriter pages
c. tic toc clocks
4. specimen pages
b. dead bird (pages 1 & 2)
c. wooden spool
e. kfc chicken
f. nemesis required
g. we live together
a. porcelain dolls
b. i <3 cat puke
c. potato canon
5. scans from my journal:
a. statistics/information gathering from info graphic
b. sketches, whether they have to do with my projects or not
6. "what do i do?" a small mental breakdown on paper
7. selections from my blog:
a. screen shots (of blog and of early versions of projects)
b. my ranting/complaining/train of thought/brain storming
8. words that have inspired me this semester
and all of this will be organized into sections, which are titled...
(with and without the poems, full page and close ups)
(full info graphic and close ups, maybe silk screened)
WORDS THAT HAVE CHANGED THE WAY I SEE THINGS AND THE WAY I WORK
(excerpts from tao te ching, selected poems by e. e. cummings, an e-mail from a mentor, a list of twenty-five excuses why one of my good friends didn't do his work last year)
("what do i do?," and an explanation of how i felt in retrospect)
TYPE SPECIMEN BOOK
(selected pages and close-up details of pages)
EXCERPTS FROM MY BLOG
(screen shots, selected entries)
WHAT IT TOOK FOR ME TO GET WHERE I AM NOW
(various versions of my work as it evolved)
02 December 2008
so very recently (within the past week) i have started to feel a change in the way i am seeing things and i've been doing some self reflection. a lot of this change was brought on by reading tao te ching by lao tzu, which i finally bought last week.
so with that said, here is what i'm thinking for my process book...
1. collages – close ups/cropped, full collages with and without the e. e. cummings poetry
2. info graphic
3. e. e. cummings poems – typewriter pages
4. notes/ sketches – info graphic notes with all numbers and percentages, some writing i did a few weeks ago during a semi-mental breakdown
5. some silkscreens of my collages (i'm doing some cmyk prints in my printed matter class)
6. words that have inspired me this semester – some things my typography teacher from last year said to me that really helped me figure things out, selections from the tao and some poems by e. e. cummings
i'm still working out details but my head's in the game.
19 November 2008
13 November 2008
i went to the library and got a couple books of e. e. cummings poetry and i am working on more visual interpretations of them....
i am excited about this project!
.........more later, just wanted to give a lil update
oh, and of course, i am thinking about my process book constantly.
and i am thinking i will have to rework/redo lots of my specimen book as well, it is not really up to par.
10 November 2008
so what i am working on doing is making interpretive pieces about each poem...
this one is for the poem i posted before from my journal, by e. e. cummings.
"i carry your heart with me"
also, i was just playing with my typewriter so here is the poem on the typewriter as well...
i i think what i want to do is a series of posters....
i'm pretty sure i want to use poetry by e. e. cummings
i want the posters to have a front and a back, so maybe when you unfold them there is something else...
i think the front will be some kind of collage or something, maybe light transfers that are kind of rauschenberg-esque.. and then on the back i will set a poem
does this sound good?
this is my journal... another poem
04 November 2008
i had a good talk yesterday about school and inspiration or lack thereof...
i don't really know what i want to do for my next project, but i think i want for it to have something to do with words that really speak to me, words that ring true to me, something honest.
these words will be poetry and lyrics.
hopefully it won't be cheesy or cliche, but i guess it might be. i want to work with something that really matters to me, though.
the format could be a book or a collection of posters or something like that.
i want to use screen printing and collage and hopefully they will fit together they way they do in my head, though i only have a vague idea right now.
right now this is making my heart go pitter-patter...
i like my body when it is with your
body. It is quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh . . . . And eyes big love-crumbs,
and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you so quite new
03 November 2008
i am trying to kern modern no. 20 but my eyes are not working for me right now....
can anyone with better eyes help me with this spacing?
my brain stops functioning sometimes when i need to space in indesign....
here it is big:
and here it is little:
30 October 2008
variety: the spice of life?
i played with the colors (made the background black, as the great jon serrano suggested) and i am just playing with colors in the title. i also changed the size of the text in the key from 10 pts to 8.5 pts. and changed the thickness and height of the colored lines next to each artist's name.
the first one is a close up of the type and the second one is the whole shibang all in one shot.
My crit last night...
- Play with colors, the muted color palette is weighing the energy down, maybe try white or black for the background
- Work with the key - lighter weighted typeface, should be long and horizontal
- Color of the title should reflect the colors of the waves
- Everyone seemed to like Modern No. 20 better than Archer, so I will work with that
So I will hopefully have some more progress tomorrow or tonight, depending on how long it takes me to prep for screen printing!
My boss is having a gallery show in Philadelphia next friday (November 7) so you guys should all try to make it down there if you can! He is awesome and so is his work... The information is on the website in the news feed... http://www.huntergatherer.net
(Sorry, I had to throw that in there...)
I'll get workin' soon enough.
29 October 2008
26 October 2008
these colors aren't completely final, but they're along the lines of what i'm aiming for. right now i think they're a little punchy.. i want them to be closer to the background color. the dimensions are 8" by 28" but that could change.
HERE'S WHAT I STILL HAVE TO DO..
1| finalize colors and put them in order (possibly switch a few colors around)
2| choose typefaces. in class gen suggested using bodoni or modern no. 20 italic lowercase to achieve a more delicate look. any other suggestions?
3| work out the spacing in the key, right now the stuff i have is kind of thrown together just so i can keep track of stuff.
4| additional text? i was thinking about adding some other text to help with the balance of the page. (right now it is really heavy on the left side) some text i might add...
a| the months i listened to this particular music... ie, september 2007 - september 2008, or maybe showing that in a more interesting way
b| a little something about each of the artists, ie, where they are from or a small paragraph about each artist? i'm not sure yet. i definitely don't want this to look like i needed to fill space so i threw some random information on the page, i want it to be cohesive.
c| something about how i gathered this information (lastfm)
so i could actually really use some feedback right now, especially concerning the additional text. any ideas about what i could add to support the graphic?
thanks a bunch, babies.
22 October 2008
Added some type and color.
I don't know how I feel about the title yet, mainly because I am usually pretty reserved as far as size/weight changes go, so this is weird for me?
I like the background color but I'm not sure about the wave colors yet.
OOOOOHHH also I am trying that thing at the bottom with the colored lines next to the artist names to show which wave each person matches up with.
Nothing is completely worked out yet because all of a sudden I am afraid of color and typography. coolz.
typeface is archer.
21 October 2008
thinking about these colors so far... i don't know. beginnings.
let me know/no/now/jnow?
19 October 2008
I still have four more sound waves/artists to add, but here they all are in order of number of plays, so far... (Still need color, artist names, numbering system, and to put them in alphabetical order so it doesn't look so boring) but I made a lot of progress since my last post...
I need a little break from this for now so I figured I'd post my progress so you guys can comment if you want.. but there isn't really much to say about it.
14 October 2008
SUNDAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY SO I EXCUSED MYSELF FROM POSTING
but last week i really did work on the infographique and i just worked on it more, even though it looks like i haven't done anything at all. i promise you, hours have gone into this so far.
i haven't chosen the colors or worked with the band names/numbers yet (the ones there are just for me, so when i rearrange the waves in order of band name i won't forget which one is which) but i spent a lot of time figuring out the size for each (i made myself a grid, kind of)