Just a quick up to date on what I’ve been up too… making fonts, that’s what.
I’ve got 2 in production right now, a handwritten script (Timmo) and a grunge font (Norkish). I’ve also been thinking of putting some of my other fonts I’ve produced over the years up on dafont.com. I’d hate being known for Orange Book and nothing else. When I finish these two I will also make available the following early versions of the old fonts: Fueled By Schlitz, I Hate Astronauts and Bleek on remedy667. Hope you’re excited, I know I sure am…
I’ve been drawing a lot… a lot of drawing a blank. I need some ideas for this, I think I may be at a loss… but I want this to go to print by tomorrow. I’m thinking of going with a horror theme, or something with pumpkins… hmmmm, we’ll see. Check back tomorrow for this conclusion. As for now, I’ve got to clean… then it’s off to the foundry.
With the sudden onslaught of cold days one can only grasp his gin & tonic and wonder… has the summer finally gone for the season? I say answer with questions… Who really gives a fuck? Now onto more pressing matters. I’ve got a few collages leftover from the festival, and I’m thinking about reopening my etsy shop so that people interested can order some. I will base my continuation of this process based on it’s popularity. Well… at the moment, it’s looking old as fuck. I presume it shall get quite the refresh in the next few weeks though… anyway, it’s going to be located here:
…I’ll post links to it from my facebook and also from all of my blog sites. Hmmm… all this typing is boring, let’s look at some pictures, shall we?
Wow… would you look at that… the first draft of a job for the 5&10 bar. Yep, that’s all you get for right now… I’m not happy until I am, and trust me… I’m not. Not yet at least, not with this… Anticipate it’s finish. We’ll see if I like it more, or less… you be the judge. Til next time…
As it would appear (in the nature of having a slight work addiction) I have somehow lined up quite a collection of freelance jobs. With the PAF finally being over I find it quite reasonable to go back to my busy schedule, but working on art instead of designing other peoples ideas was quite a welcome vacation. Current projects include 3 upcoming website designs, a flyer & 2 posters. More info to come… it’s going to be a long holiday weekend.
People’s Arts Festival
Now as for that, well… on Saturday (just in case anyone missed it) I got extremely drunk as according to plan. Other than alcohol I also spent a bit of money on art as I tend to at these sorts of things… and my daily flickr views has grown quite a bit since the festivals close. Speaking of that… here are some pictures…
Oh well… time to start preparing for work. More information coming soon… and a new revised portfolio site is on the way.
Wow, so it’s been exactly 1 month since my last post… and my PAF collages (for this weekends art fair) have come a long way. Let’s take a quick walk through the process and how it’s been working out in the last month.
Well, we all know about the first step of making the collage, right? No? …shhhh. Shut the fuck up then, no one asked you. Here’s where we start with the stickers. It all begins with an index card containing a sketch of a schoolgirl holding a pair of sais.
Noted. The following process (partially documented here) involves converting the index card into a 1:1 copy for a better resolution on the sticker. In this case, the size was about 15×26 give or take. Once it’s been scaled to size, and drawn out better it is then transferred to the sticker material. In this case we’re using a simple method of a scanner and printer. The separate sheets from the printer then have to be trimmed down so to fit together as one.
Once this process is completed, the sticker is then trimmed down in order to maximize the amount of visible background. After all, the process of making the background collage is just as interesting, and we don’t want it to be lost. The sticker is then applied. Easier said than done with a sticker of this size. It will sometimes still have imperfections as problems arise during this step. However, these small issues will ultimately give the piece it’s individuality.
I’ve been taking apart furniture to transform it into artwork. Hopefully people will buy it… hopefully my new process will work, because I’m out of some vital colors to make my more “traditional” paintings. I’ve constructed a few ideas based on: a) things I’ve seen at other art shows b) things I’ve seen on the internet c) things I’ve seen around my living room d) things I’ve seen inside my mind… that’s pretty much it. This is day 3 or 4 of the process… here’s a couple of pictures.
Russell Industrial Center
The website is getting a complete makeover. I’ll let you know a few months after I’m finished…
I’ve been making new menu’s and daily specials cards for all of the Boydell restaurants. This is quite a process… the websites have had recent overhauls as well. The Coaches Corner stuff looks a little like this…
Well, I was up all night working up this flyer, and it just went to print today. We should get them in by Friday, so expect to see a posting of the printed version sometime next week… then rejoice when I finally post it a month from now. I started up a flickr account to use for my blog (since the upload button no longer works in the ancient version of wordpress) …anyway, you can check that out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fukur/ …but enough about me. Here’s the flyer…
Early Alternate Versions
…it’s not about the process.
…that’s all for now. I’ve been working on remedy667.com… right now it’s just a flickr photostream, but trust me… it’s coming way sooner than the Coats & Corpses website. Just in case you are hungry for something new, check out the Dance N Graff site… that’ll be in progress for a bit, but it’s live.
So, we’ve been without the internet for the last few days at work… but that didn’t really stop anything from getting done. In fact, it’s been quite the week here at the Russell Industrial Center…
ARRIBA Started off with a series of comps for the new Arriba! club opening up downtown. They really wanted this sunshine/beach umbrella feel to it, so that’s what they got… Here’s a few comps picked up along the way. Everyone wanted this font, which to me doesn’t say nightclub… but I’m just a designer, what do I know.
From right to left I present; the mustache, a seventies airline, Morton Salt, a travel agency, another travel agency, and a company that makes ranchero style cans of beans… Anyway, the final ended up looking like this…
…but I still liked the mustache.
Detroit – A New Beginning
Then sometime after or during all of that, Klever came and dropped off our posters for the show currently going on at the Russell Gallery. People should go and buy them… tell them you like the design, but the image looks a little lossy from the expansion from 4X6 to 24X36. Now, I know in advance that we are making posters of every handbill. Either way, it still came out ok. I got a free one. It’s sitting at home in a pile of other stuff that I designed.Here’s a preview…