I have finally begun a 365 Day Challenge. I plan to do a map a day with non-digital materials to keep my mind and hand flowing off the computer. Of course, I am starting with familiar territory, and then I’ll break away into the unknown, conceptual, and bizarre.
A digital campaign I designed for Sustainable SAIC. Overall message: While we have made progress in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions despite our growth, we still have a huge impact on our environment. To help visualize what this means, here are some scenarios based on annual numbers from 2012. The equivalencies were calculated using EPA’s website.
To help develop the scenes, I turned to The Noun Project and downloaded symbols from the public domain.
My latest instructional collaboration for SAIC. We did the first round on the risograph. The final print will be in placemat-like formats for classes. We’re also working on an interactive version. The scale of this how-to lent itself to be explored in various mediums.
Pretty soon, you’ll see some printed copies of “How To Stretch a Silkscreen” around the print studio! The Instructional will walk you through Materials & Preparation, Stretching the Screen, and Taping the Frame.
Last night’s reading was a blast. I’m still thinking about how well each of our stories meshed for a night of technological musings. Thank you, Guild Literary Complex, for bringing us under one underground roof.
Small details make designing icons a miniature world of colorful fun. Here is a gif that shows the initial concept of the L transform into an abstract intersection for the Chicago Literary Map, my latest literary project.
Note: This is my first time making a gif. For the purists, the canvas size is the same, the icon size varies slightly.
I’m dwindling down to my last days at the Roger Brown home in Michigan. It’s been an amazing time, to say the least. I’ve had space to sketch and write, while suspending all pending deadlines. There were days when all I did was drink coffee and draw imagery that surrounded me. I had a couple visitors and will have more this weekend. My friend Jamie, in particular, came last weekend and brought her latest obsession, mylar. Here’s a video of the sculptural material.
You can only write in the moment once. I have been doing a lot of that, and it’s time to do more.