Thursday, December 18, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Internet, Meet Letterpress

So the new ARTINTHEAGE.com was a long time coming...and it will be a great deal more enticing (visually) and user-friendly in the coming days. The whole separation of life and work thing had been working fairly well until this "fabulous" explosion of reinvigorating Art In The Age with serious nods to good old fashioned craftsmanship.

Anyway, to make a long story short, the new design for artintheage.com is full of little letterpressed secrets. Which will now not be secrets because I will point them out.

- Texture and diagram graphics in the header taken from a printing block procured/rescued by one C. Owens and sent via USPS, the greatest system in existence.

- Icons (hollow/filled arrows and hollow/filled boxes) taken from the motley (read: LOVE-ly) dingbats collection at The Common Press (see image here)

- Background texture for navigation buttons and footer categories taken from a series of embossed proofs of last year's V-Day prints.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Tapeworm Foundry: andor the dangerous prevalence of imagination by Darren Wershler-Henry

The Book...



A Write-Up via The Kelly Writers House...



- Open your ears/speakers to this podcast

- Download the full-text here a la .pdf

-My contribution: "andor make a huge paper boat from all your correspondence and then climb aboard to sail away andor"

This resulted in a fleet of origami boats folded from letterpress prints using only varnish on hoshu paper, reading "ALL MY CORRESPONDENCE". I then created and bound a vacation album with photographs of the boats. The characters in the boats in the photos are myself and those with whom I correspond on paper.






See more on Flickr!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

116 North 3rd Street

from a the inaugural group exhibition at the new Art In The Age Store...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: The Common Press!



This Saturday, October 4 from noon until 6 pm, The Common Press opens its doors to the public! As part of POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours).

The Common Press is located in the basement of The Morgan Building at 34th and Locust. Please stop by to pull a print on the letterpress and check out work by past/present students and visiting artists!

I will also have a variety of greeting cards I have made during the past few months to show/tell/sell!

please stay tuned for more on this project...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

hybrids.

gold/black kick continues...
with the addition of 2B pencil (see September 23).






Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Paris, circa 1968.

of Leslie Kuter...




Saturday, August 23, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Basekamp: The First Day Of The Rest Of Our Lives

This weekend, Sofie and I moved into our new studio workspace at Basekamp. We have a snug little room for working, a cavernous gallery space for playing, an equipped woodshop area, multiple rooftops for gardening or soaking in the crazy views, and best of all...enormous windows to lounge in and dangle your legs out over Chestnut Street, while watching the most absurd people come and go from Morimoto Restaurant.





The theme of the season (as always?) is Productivity. Let's add in some Ingenuity, Honest Labor, and Self-Sufficiency...for good measure.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Great Cogs of Industry.

Behold! Raw Materials of Design!
Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Phase I






Saturday, July 26, 2008

New For Now: robinboeun.com


It's summertime, and I've come down with a nasty cough/cold/flu malady.

This seems unholy.

I temporarily updated my home page, which, upon further thought, feels nearly obsolete. But the previous placeholder was so outdated and had basically ceased serving its purpose of existing faithfully in lieu of the hideous load of freshman year exploits in charcoal. So.
...here 'tis - The Newer One.

Friday, July 18, 2008

2-Point Perspective: Begin With The Horizon Line

And so begins the process of Broadening Horizons, as it relates to a varied printmaking oeuvre. Last night was my first Silkscreening 101 Session. The process is quicker and less "painful" than letterpressing. I am hoping to get a new perspective on the press by becoming proficient at another method with which to compare and contrast.

Lesson Number One: "To Pull" vs. "To Press"




From our mini-series of fantastical creatures with anatomies. A wee tutorial given and absorbed by Sofie and myself, respectively.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008