Saturday, November 29, 2008

Internet, Meet Letterpress

So the new 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 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...