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.