Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Amp

Monday, February 18, 2008

Laser Ants

Laser Ants Version 2.

Gold Leaf Alternative

Linoleum Prints Part II

I came up with a cool art deco pattern to cut into my second letter V.

I've done tons of prints on all different types of surfaces.
Wonderfully Wiggly

I have registration issues...

Beast Mode Purple

Skateboard Building

In my Manufacturing Processes class we each get to make a skateboard deck!

We start with thin sheets of wood veneer.
Then we cut the veneer into 7 rectangles that are each a little bit larger than the final dimensions of our skateboard.
Next we stack 7 layers together with the grain going long ways for sheets 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7, and short ways for sheet 3 & 5.
Working quickly, we use a brayer to apply glue between each layer.The glued veneer is then placed on a waxed MDF mold that Glenwood made earlier with the CNC.The mold & veneer both go into a vacuum bag for about 4 hours.The rough skateboard comes out of the vacuum bag and is surprisingly strong!We stack them together to continue drying.
We cut out the deck with a router and drill holes for the trucks.Glenwood got us some nicer looking veneer for the graphics on the bottom.

These are the first round of ideas for the graphic on the bottom. I'm probably going to engrave the graphic with the laser cutter.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Setting Lead Type

We have been setting type in Studio. The letters are all reversed so we set everything upside down from left to right. I'm making a quote by Arthur Schopenhauer that says "Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world" in size 48 Universal Bold Extended. I also used some big unlabeled wooden letters for the word "world." The quote has to do with vision which corresponds to the Vs I was printing with linoleum earlier.Type drawer
Big wooden lettersEveryone in the class has their quote on the press.The type is held tightly in place.Our first print was bound to have a few mistakes.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Some Early Letter Prints

Spray Painting The Tunnel

Paul came down to state this weekend and we painted the free expression tunnel.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

14 1/2 Songs in 29 Days

I've begun work on my album for February and I've already got 3 songs finished. My goal is to get 14 complete songs (and one half song) done by the end of February and not worry about the quality. So far I've just been using my Axiom 25 and Ableton Live.

Song 1

Song 2

Song 3

Song 4

Song 5

Working With Linoleum

In Martha's section of graphic design fundamentals we've begun carving letters out of linoleum squares to be used for printing. My letter is V (for very awesome).

Finished Product