Friday, March 28, 2008

Type, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness

The University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts Class of 2008 Thesis Show opened without a hitch on Tuesday, March 25 in the Charles Addams Gallery. Friends, acquaintances, teachers and strangers from near and far filled the space. There were smiles, kind words, provoking questions all around.

My parents took these photos. A bit of documentation, as I was too flustered to remember most of the evening. High-quality photos of the thesis work will be posted soon on the thesis website. My portion was comprised of 3 sections:

a) A small wall with an assortment of small digital and letterpress prints
b) A short pedestal with the wood type.
c) A larger back wall with six of the large rice paper prints from the galley press.

For more photos, courtesy of Nick Sherman, check out his Flickr.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Unversity of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Fine Arts


Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 25 from 5 to 7 pm

Show runs from Monday, March 24 to Friday, April 18

The Charles Addams Gallery
200 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, March 15, 2008

There Will Be Ink.

(and plenty of it, for that matter)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Revelation on The Galley Press or "Hoe".

Seven hours of "Being Free" and "Letting It Go".
And "Modernism Is Boring."
And "Forget What You Think You Should Do."
And "Where's The Art?"
And "Hey Robin, Be Punk Rock For One Week."

And...the proofs in the photos are not the nice-looking, CRAZY ones. The neat ones from tonight went unphotographed, as I was intensely lightheaded after Hour Four.
So more photos to follow.

Many MANY advising sessions today. Notes to follow as well.

Weekend Progress.

I skipped an entire bountiful photo post of me preparing about 30 slabs of type-high end grain maple. However, here goes time a-movin' on. My typeface, Everyman, has been refined as far as can be at this juncture. Saturday was spent engraving one set of the alphabet characters, numerals, and scattered punctuation. Fabrication of the full set is far from complete, but nonetheless...It has begun...

Tomorrow at 8:30 am begins the fabrication of Everyman in 12-inch plexiglass sheets. I am downright giddy with anticipation.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

gifts in the post!

from Greg Lago