Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dress Form FAIL

Balls. This did not work out AT ALL. First off, I discovered that the tape I bought was only partially sticky, as in the adhesive only covered half the width of the tape. WTF?! I cannot imagine a possible use for half-sticky tape! Secondly, the directions I used didn't mention that the wrap-ee needed to wear a long t-shirt, so when my lovely assistant and I tried to cut me loose, the whole bottom part just fell off.

So much for that. I guess the "you get what you pay for" principle can pretty much be applied to everything. Looks like I'll be saving up for something decent.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Weekend Project: Cloning

That's right, I'm making a clone of my body. In duct tape and papier mâché! I've decided to start sewing again, and nice dress forms are wicked spendy. Srsly. This morning I went to this site and found out just how to do it on the cheap. If it works out, I'll post pics!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Los Vesparados Poster: DESIGNED!

...This is IT, people! I nailed it! Literally finished this 5 minutes ago!

While the rest of the world slumbers, I am clickity-clicking my mouse and designing with bulging eyes and my tongue hanging out like a Chuck Jones character. Kidding (sort of).

This piece is scheduled to be produced and ready by this Sunday. It will be 2 colors, 18" x 18". 15" x 15"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Outfit Project...maybe?

Getting dressed sometimes feels like a project in itself. Maybe that's because I'm a perfectionist. Anyway, after I put on this outfit I totally felt like that girl-joker character in Batman the Animated Series. Don't hate, people, because I know some of you watched it after school on regular TV. Those of us deprived of cable in our formative years had limited options... (her name is Harley Quinn by the way. L-A-M-E...)

Jeremy Messersmith Poster: DONE

This just in: Messersmith poster DONE. See photos of the printing process on my Flickr page. Yessssssss....

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Los Vesparados...

I don't know about you, but I just love second-guessing myself. You have got to try it sometime! I mean, what a rush!

Okay, that was some heavy sarcasm. Seriously now, I've decided to go a different direction with my L.V. poster. This time I'm thinking all-over pattern, fuzzy monsters, and total cuteness. Soon, my darlings...You'll see.

Jeremy Messersmith Poster

Let it be known that Minneapolis-based musician Jeremy Messersmith is a super cool dude. He asked me to do a poster for his upcoming show...and it could look however I wanted! That's rare, man. I cherish these times. Check back for more photos of the production process (I know, you're holding your breath...)

On another note, where can a gal find Zipitone these days? Has all of it vanished off the face of the earth? The closest I've come is some old letraset sheets of line and dot-screens. Although I made some perfectly radical halftone patterns in Photoshop, I just want to be old school. Give a proper shout-out to the g'dads and g'mas of Graphic Design Past, you know?