Tuesday, July 24, 2012

There's such a fine line between coral and orange

For my latest project, a mini broadside (OK, a postcard but with finer paper and hopefully typesettting) of Hafiz's "The Sun Never Says," I tried to aim for that perfect sunny shade of orangey melon to suit the optimism of the poem.

A bit more pink would've been better.

Ready for the guillotine.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You couldn't pay for better play

Inspired by Wayne Gretzky and his reasoning (and I paraphrase) "All's I know is, 100 percent of the shots I don't take don't go in," I submitted Steel Standing to one of the alternative weeklies in town and the new issue out today gives it a full page! Check out the I Made This feature on page 53.

Yippee, thanks Willamette Week! And thanks to sponsor Blick Art Materials (coincidentally—or maybe not so—that's where I bought most of the paper for the book in the first place).

If this isn't inspiration to get in the studio and finish the edition, I don't know what is.

The bridge officially turns 100 on Saturday. If you would like to celebrate the milestone with a hand-bound letterpress-printed book (with original screen print centerfold!), drop by Ristretto Roasters, 3520 NE 42nd Ave., through July for a copy or get in touch with me via my website.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

We're back from Beijing but first, let's fete a bridge

I have lots to say about our China trip, but in the meantime here are pictures of a book I printed and made for the 100-year anniversary of Portland's Steel Bridge. You can read it and see more additional creative takes on the unique structure by Artspace members at the Be Steel My Heart show running through July at Ristretto Roasters, 3520 NE 42nd Ave.