Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tonight I went to a slide lecture by Jovica Veljovic, calligrapher, printmaker, teacher and word-renowned type designer, from Hamburg, Germany. I found his calligraphic fonts to be beautiful. I was inspired by some of the hand printed letter forms I saw. This talk opened my eyes to how in depth Font design is, and how much work goes into designing a font.
The Gladstone Communications Department just finished an Issue of the FOCUS Magazine. This issue was produced with a very different process then the previous issues. I think the new process lets more of the department see the intermediate steps and be a part of the outcome. Over all this has improved the work flow in our department. I designed the cover for this issue and much of the contenent. I really enjoy creating magazine layout.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I had dinner with one of my long time clients Evans Arnold last night. He was in town from Massachuttes for a few days. We ate at the Cliff House, the food was good and the restaurant was really cool. Evans showed me many things including samples of some of the work I had done for him, pictures of a humming bird nest (which is about as big as a piece of sushi), and pictures of $80,000 carved and painted wood birds that his dad made. In the background of this picture there is a POS that moves and displays the linticular image that appear on the wine bottles. Very fun night Thanks Evans!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
We had our art show on August 9th. Thanks to everyone that came. We had a really great turn out. It was really fun and really tiring. I've forgotten how much work it is to put on a show. Throw a car accident and a framing mishap into the mix and it makes for a very crazy time. I'm going to keep painting Plein Air but I feel less pressure to create work. I'm also going to be turning my focus on my greeting card illustrations for a while. I was working a lot on Greeting cards until I joined the Plein Air club, which was a nice distraction. I meet with my Mentor Cheryl Phelps (gift ware industry master) in October. I have a lot of work to do before then. I had nothing to do tonight, no framing, no freelance work, no gatherings to go to. It was weird, and the calm was almost nerve racking. I was thinking "what should I be doing" all night. It's hard to go go go and then stop it's like your body and mind still want to go, but there is no where to go.