Saturday, September 29, 2007

Portrait in Wood and Steel
Francisco Ramirez
18gauge steel and birch plywood.



Tuesday, September 18, 2007




Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956)
Prophet (Prophet). (1912)
Woodcut, composition: 12 5/8 x 8 3/4" (32.1 x 22.2 cm)
sheet: 19 11/16 x 14 3/8" (50 x 36.5 cm)
Publisher: unpublished. Printer: the artist, Berlin and Ada Nolde, Berlin
Edition: unknown (approx. 20-30 impressions)


This is one of my favorite woodcuts from the German Expressionist. The deep emotion and hallow feel of the eyes. An overall feeling of debilitation is fully explored in the print.




Print for a band called the Silent Scones
This is the digital for the show. This is the first of a new series that will have floral backgrounds.

The print came out decent, I was print on a unleveled surface so the registration was a bit off. But I'm the only on that that knew till now.

The debate of the "fuck this" word bubble. First, it's funny, secondly it attracts attention to the poster. Which is the purpose of the poster.


Enjoy.





Thursday, September 06, 2007

Impact Print.

UnBuild
18"x14" French Speckletone Starch White
5 Color Hand Screen Printed
Edition of 23
Francisco Ramirez

The preservation of buildings is an important topic in Chicago at this moment. History is constantly torn apart to make room for a parking garage. So that is what was the influence for the print.
Below are other ideas I had for the exchange...

that didn't make the cut.






This was going to be an etching on steel plate. But I decided to try something with more color.

Still might do this as an etching though.

















This was going to be a 4 color screen print. Black, Grey, Blue and Pale Blue. Just didn't like it.

next!









this is the very basic stage of a design for me. The idea was to make a three dimensional image for a print. I was going add more work to each of the bottoms of the monolith type shapes. but it never pan out the way I wanted it to be. This one was going to be a one color etching with an additional 2 colors of screen print.

but nope.