Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jovica Veljovic

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.

Focus Magazine

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

Meeting With Sports Wine CEO

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

I updated my website!

I am so excited right now! I updated my website by my self tonight. I changed my index page and updated my friends page
Check it out to see if you are my friend. More changes to come, stay tuned. . . ‹

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Art Show and Apres

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.
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