Friday, June 5, 2009

Letterpress Thank You card

For my second letterpress class at the San Francisco Center for the Book, we were teamed up with a partner to create a small set of cards using two colors. My partner, Aaron, was a software engineer who was just about to start an MFA in graphic design. Neither of us wanted to do holiday cards and since we both had somewhat geeky backgrounds, we thought of a technology-inspired thank you card. He thought of the IM-style text and I had already started imagining using lines vertically. We decided to make one of the lines the text color to make it a bit more interesting.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Linocut book in process

I liked making the Belize book so much, that I decided to do another one using linocut instead of etching.

The squares are 4x4, which makes it much easier for linocut. The source photos were from a shoot that I was in for an SF Zero game in 2007.

The idea behind the shoot was to create a film noir feel on various San Francisco sites.

The images already had a strong graphic quality to them, which is great for linocut.

Unlike the Goodwill book and the Belize book, this one will not have any text and will just rely on the images to imply a story.

I managed to take a couple of good proofs before the semester ended, but I may still tweak some things.

I'm considering creating a second plate in the fall to add color.

I'll keep you posted ;)

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