Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dissonance Posters

Combination of the past work. There is the same text on the bottom of each explaining what and why I did the images. I like the textures of both of them. Top is Grey scale and the bottom is CMYK.

The definition that I used to create the posters.

Main Entry: dis·so·nance

Pronunciation: \ˈdi-sə-nən(t)s\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century
1 a : lack of agreement; especially : inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one's actions and one's beliefs — b : an instance of such inconsistency or disagreement
2 : a mingling of discordant sounds; especially : a clashing or unresolved musical interval or chord

Friday, December 04, 2009

Headlights - Maritime

These are two poster ideas for a show in Chicago at a new location, Lincoln Hall.

This is also the first time that I tried hand drawn type.

I thin the yellow background works very well.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More versions of the posters. The middle one of this batch is my favorite so far.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dissonance Type posters.

I like the first one the best.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Final two page spread for a book. More on the book later.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I finally have a shop to purchase prints.


got some more things coming out soon.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

And it is. Four color 25x19 French paper. So the big question is... Why? First I think it's funny. But is very striking in person. Also with this print, I used only vellum sheets and they came out great. Plus I was able to add textures to the red, yellow and blue buy tearing the vellum and taping it back together. I'm happy with the print. Plus it only took a couple of hours to make. So that helped. Oh Three Floyds Gorch Fock helped the night before when I was designing this.

Close up of the half tones and textures

Spanning view of the textures.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Toil and Trouble Show opening next weekend on the 24th of Oct at Revolution Tattoo.

Showcard Front


Toil and Trouble Artist:
Johnny Sampson
Steve Walters
Dan Grzeca
Keith Herzik
Francisco Ramirez
Josh Davis
Kathleen Judge
Damara the Destroyer
Phineas X
Stacy Colangelo
Delicious Design
Karen Tisel
Michael Schwindenhammer
Charlie Owens
Joey Potts
Kill Hatsumomo Prints

This is a test print of my print. The layering is similar but different at the same time. The prints are done but I just need to take a photo of it. Then I will post it.

this has made me laugh all day.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Here it is Folks!

Only 10 Available ALL proceeds go to Clay from
18 posters per tube by 15 different Chicago Artist. Each tube includes 2 prints from Jay Ryan(one mono-print in each tube) and an exclusive trip-tic by Delicious Design League.
Artist Included.
Jay Ryan, Dan Grzeca, Sonnenzimer, Delicious Design League, Steve Reidell, Jstin Santoro, Phineas Jones, Francisco Ramirez, Diana Sudyka, Kathleen Judge, Spike Press, Ryan Duggan, Keith Herzik, Steve Walters(Screwball Press), Erin(Kill Hatsumomo Prints)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This is the hand bill for the show in Iowa. Front and Back.
Wish I could go.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another showing of the Time Sensitive Material


Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Edgar Fine Arts Hall
Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Perhaps I will go to this.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cow Wars.

Next step in the series.

Part of the series that I am going to print.

I'm really liking these series. So far.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pig War.
That is all I need to say.

Then there is the Politically Correct version. Still has a WWII feel.

Still like it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So it has been a while since I posted anything.
I got stagnant with work that I liked.

I have been reading allot of books and thinking of new designs.
Above is a poster idea for Apocalypse Hoboken w/ Millions.
Originally the idea was going to be Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon crossed with Charles Manson.

But it was not working out the way I wanted.
So this idea came to my head last night (above).
I like most of it, just need to work in the type.

More post soon about other work and music.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So I made a simple swatch pack of some of my work to use for promotion. I'm really happy with the outcome.

Other things to enjoy. I tried twitter and didn't really like the way it works. It's just not what I want to do. Put a message on the internet every 5 minutes of random shit. But there are some great.

We all know who Glenn Danzig is right? Sure, muscles an black hair and about 5 foot 2. Anyhow... I'm not sure if this is really him or not. But it is amazing funny. But here is the first link to a pure comedy. Yes first. And here is the second link just as funny.

okay back to other projects.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Leave behind card printed on the back of test prints. Similar to the Title picture but with better type.

Business Cards printed on the back of test prints.
Ideas for a website.
Title page

Menu Page

This is just a start.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Postcard idea for Seventh Rule Records.
information side

Back side of the postcard

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Logo design for Seventh Rule. The idea came from a package I got from a friend that had copied files from the FBI. So here is the start.
Cover Letter.

Front side of business card.

Backside of business card.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Aluminum plate etching.
White ink on black Stonehenge paper.
This is a proof. Need to make some adjustments to the ink. Change the paper as well.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Books and Books and Books.
First is Edward R. Tufte's Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative (1997)
is a book about information design. He seems to have a hard time getting some points across.

Next book.
Robert Adam and Carol Robertson's
Intaglio: The Complete Safety-First System For Creative Printmaking

This book gives a very detailed information on printing in a safe environment. The book gives good step by step for etching and great planning details for a print shop.

I have three other books to put up as well. Perhaps tomorrow.
Creating a 2-D with a 3-D Graphic Space.
This was able to come to fruition with the help of J. W. Lawson ( check his site here and his blog here). He was willing to sit down and explain the photo process with me. I like the way it came out. In my crit, people wanted to see it more as an installation piece rather than in a 2-D format. I say no thanks, I like the flatness of the image.

Francisco Ramirez
Photo by J. W. Lawson

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some color changes and a bit of a problem with the Process Cyan. I came out allot darker than what I was expecting. so that altered my next color I had to thin the red down a bit. The idea came out the way I wanted it to. I was looking for a test print type of poster and that is definetly what I got. The photo doesn't do the colors justice.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Looks like I'm in another show at Columbia

Global Print

Global Print
March 16 - April 24, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 6-9pm, featuring speaker
D an S. Wang, Professor of printmaking, Columbia College Chicago, 6:15 pm

Global Print examines globalization and its effects on everyone. Columbia students and recent alumni exhibit works of all media that address globalization, cultural destruction and rebirth, and the phenomenon of cross-cultural and global information exchange. The work pushes the boundaries of print processes, explores new techniques, and encourages the viewer to think of art in a global manner. Printmakers as well as photographers, fine artists, designers and illustrators are included.
Curated by Vincent Finazzo, Fine Art major, Columbia College Chicago

Well trying something new.

So I am in the process of building a 3-D Graphic place.
This is just a mock up. Still have to mount the back prints on foam board.

Definitely like the head closer to the background images.
But I still need to insert a hand wired word in the void of the head.

Moving on and trying new things.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Start of a poster for Chicago band No Empathy.
I wanted to do some kind of collage for this poster. So I gathered ads and other things from the 50's. This is just an initial start for the print.

This is the B/W collage just to feel the layers.

I'm pretty excited about this show.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009