graphic design / moonshine covers

March 4, 2010

As I finish readying moonshine arts magazine for re-launch and migration to Drupal, I thought you might like a snapshot of the covers from the past few years:

It’s kind of funny, I rarely do graphic design at work (too many fighting over such a small slice of the pie) that I think people forget I do alot of graphic design and digital art, in addition to traditional 2D. Generally, what I do outside of work is more creative that the corporate/institutional look, but I’ve certainly done, that.


In case you think I don’t have a life (a real life video)…

October 28, 2009

Hanging some artwork at a gallery in the ATL.

Yes, I do re-hang the same painting about 50 times. It weighs about 50lbs (embedded shells & mixed media) and the nails would not hold it up.


Latest issue of Moonshine Arts Magazine is here

August 27, 2009


Support your library (a poster for a lib poster contest)

July 23, 2009

Okay, so I know that literacy is still a big issue and I know the digital divide still exists, but this poster was done for a library poster contest. The original size is 16″ x 20″. The style requirement was WPA. 😉

Several folks have suggested I put this on cafe press, so maybe I will. Also, this is a lower quality, watermarked image. If you want a larger clean version, drop me a line at georgiawebgurl@gmail.com


Kodak ceases production of kodachrome ;-(

July 22, 2009

Kodak to Stop Making Kodachrome
By MIKE BARRIS

Eastman Kodak Co. will discontinue its iconic Kodachrone color film this year due to tumbling sales as photographers embrace newer Kodak films or digital imaging technology.

Kodak introduced the amateur color film in 1935 and it became the first commercially successful color film. But sales are just a fraction of 1% of the company’s still-picture film revenue. The company doesn’t break out such figures, but the segment in which Kodak’s film sales are recorded had first-quarter revenue of $503 million.

That 31% drop from a year earlier highlights the woes the company has been undergoing. The company thought that when it completed a wrenching multiyear transition to having a digital focus at the end of 2007 that its restructuring was behind it. But a continued sales slump has resulted in more retrenchment — Kodak in January announced plans to cut another 3,500 to 4,500 jobs, as much as 18% of its work force, this year.

Kodak estimates that current supplies of the film will last until early this fall.

The last rolls of the film will be donated to George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, which houses the world’s largest collection of cameras and related artifacts. In addition, Steve McCurry — known for a 1985 photo of a young Afghan girl peering from the cover of National Geographic magazine — will shoot one of those last rolls and the images will be donated to Eastman House.

The Kodachrome output stoppage is another sign of the company’s transition — by 2004, the company that marketed its first snapshot camera in 1888 had stopped making film cameras.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124567093975236801.html


Old fashioned (ha!) film is better

July 19, 2009

…. at least for now. Digital even affects how I think about photography.http://www.thewrap.com/article/even-digital-age-studios-find-old-fashioned-film-best_4353?page=1


What I’m doing when I’m not working (take 2)

March 21, 2009

Granted this clocks in a little over 4 minutes (sorry!), but you do realize this is several days of footage? ;-D Working on a mixed media piece called Pandora’s Box.

Footage from this past fall, speed up 6x, plus a little music from Revolution Void, licensed under creative commons, of course.


medical illustrations and photos free for use

March 16, 2009

Interesting that they have chosen flickr… so these could definitely be used for art purposes. These are remixable (collage! digital mashup! video!) and shareable by attribution (if I’m reading the cc correctly).

“An incredible archive of US Army medical photos and illustrations is being made available free under a Creative Commons Attribution license on Flickr by the National Museum of Health and Medicine:

This previously unreported archive at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C., contains 500,000 scans of unique images so far, with another 225,000 set to be digitized this year.”


http://www.flickr.com/photos/medicalmuseum/

..and here’s the boingboing article about it.


Do you doodle? Do you know why?

March 12, 2009

Interesting article about doodling:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101727048

I am not sure if because I am a visual learner/artist (or maybe left handed) that I doodle for different reasons, but it is not out of boredom or to help me focus (I use note taking and to-do lists for that — which are very left brained activities). For me, doodling can spiral out of control and turn into an art project, so I really don’t doodle (because then I stop paying attention/participating and then turn into artist focusing on artwork). Doodling can be relaxing for me and I switch into very right brained activity — timeless, intuitive, and creative — not necessarily useful to stay on task or stay engaged. Still a very interesting article on doodling.


New art, new writings, podcasts & video — it’s moonshine

February 13, 2009

The latest issue of moonshine, a magazine of the southern arts is available online (& free) at
http://www.moonshine.southerncreativity.com

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A game of words — a game of chance? What is love? Inspiration? Creativity? A reflection of ourselves? Our best selves? Our worst selves? This month we explore the many dimensions of being human from complex family dynamics to first love to the love of beauty and art… inspiration and creativity. The tie that binds — Writings, music, paintings, photography… perhaps, by the light of the moon. Take a moment to find some inspiration in the work of Southern writers & artists.

Jasmine Rizer’s Little Miss Straight-Edge Goes on Vacation (pt. 1) — or is it? You can be the judge of that one! Lisa R. Taylor reflects on her family and shares Lies from my Grandmother (essay). Savannah writer Hunter Dasten presents 3 poems: A Ballerina’s Dance (For Krysten Marie) (poetry); The Perfect Word; and Tightrope Walkers. Lost at Sea (poem) by Brenda Basham explores the depth of humanity, as does John S Moon who tells us about My True Love (poem). Georgia writer Niles Reddick shares Lead me Home (a novel excerpt), which focuses on the day-to-day, work relationships, and more. Despina Panagakos Yeargin asks The Questions of love, while McCabe Coolidge continues his series, Seven Questions with this question: Who do you think your guardian angel is? Thoughtful poetry from Russell Lee Hale I (a pair:Kiss Me Goodnight; Words Without), Sandy Vanderbleek (bite lip) and an enchanting tale of a roadtrip, Christopher Kupcho’s Watermelon & Beer.

FROM THE STUDIO

Studio views features Sandra Babb’s essay Powdered Pastels Demonstration (you’ll never believe where she is painting now!!) and Jill Kettle interviews painter Durand Seay.

ON CREATIVITY AND THE CULTURE OF ART
Brenda Basham Dothage is having some Psychological Ponderings: Self-Esteem while Dorothy Birch explores A Season of Love — I bet you will be surprised and delighted by this article, too — but then, I’m not going to give away the secret!

ART & TECHNOLOGY
Donna Rosser aka the Barefoot Photographer shares her Digital photography basics while Robin Fay shares videos that she and her niece have made while exploring the latest underwater video cameras in Photography and Video to the Extreme.

REVIEWS
Our music review is a podcast by Hannah Leatherbury with Terrance Simien, music & more (podcast). Terrance performs his zydeco music and also reflects on his music and advice for other artists. Book reviews for February/March are Big Box Reuse by Julia Christensen, (book review by Jasmine Rizer), which explores what happens to the land and buildings after a bigbox retail store moves out.All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Friends by Ken Upright (book review by Rachel Anders) focuses on southern stories by regional storyteller, Ken Upright. Why I Came West: A Memoir by Rick Bass (book review by Heather Kline) is a memoir of travelling to the West. Andrew Shupling reviews the graphic novel Good as Lily by Derek Kirk Kim.

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