Sunday, April 22, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Or maybe it should be a question like "Why love letterpress?" I wanted to make a poster specifically for this exhibition because it featured letterpress printing (which is my occupation) and was being shown in Cleveland (which is my "home" city). I ended up with two posters which will begin a series that I'll call "Heavy Machinery".
I started by taking photographs of my grandfather's tractors on his farm south of Wooster, Ohio. I was interested in the machines' surfaces, moving parts, hoses, electrical lines, signs, nameplates and labels, because I wanted to make a visual relationship with the printing presses I use everyday.
I think letterpress printers usually love what they do for a combination of reasons. Part of it is the end product, but part of it is the process: the problem solving and the satisfaction of making something either with your hands or with a machine which you can see the workings of.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
On February 6, Creative Electric hosted a silent auction and art sale to raise money for Haiti. I scored this poster of the Grain Belt Beer sign by Adam Turman, who's series of cityscape prints capture the twin cities' iconic signs and architecture with a vibrancy and depth that I truly admire.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Last night I attended a performance by the group The New Land of Milk And Honey at The Soap Factory. NLoM&H kind of made me think of DEVO's early videos, Danielson's concert performances and Andrea Zittel's desert installations. A profile of the group starts at 2 minutes in the video below, and is followed by more about The Soap Factory.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This month, since I was moving from Brooklyn to Minneapolis, I decided to use Google Maps to chart all the different places I've lived and the routes in between them, although I guess everything has a common point of origin being my hometown of Wooster, Ohio. Someday, I should make this trip as a circle.