Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spring 2012 Film Series Postcard

I get to make a postcard for our film series every semester (old ones here and here). I love these projects because I get to come up with a new look every time, and the small size helps to keep things simple. Some films have awesome press photos available for download, but others require a little creativity to find something usable. This time, rather than doing a collage of images from multiple films in the series I decided that this image from Waste Land would have a lot more impact. The film follows artist Vik Muniz as creates huge portraits made of trash at the world’s largest garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro. I can't wait to watch it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fredric Jameson Poster (Drafts)

I'm not quite done with this poster for literary theorist and cultural critic Fredric Jameson, who will lecture at Berkeley in February, but I thought it would be fun to share some work-in-process! I've basically decided on the format on the far right, but am still working on refining colors. If you know Jameson's famous book, Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, you will see that the image here is a play on that book cover (which uses Any Warhol's Diamond Dust Shoes), relating it to the title of the lecture: "The Aesthetics of Singularity." This visual reference will *hopefully* be recognized by more than one academic walking around campus. Either way, I'm sure the name Jameson (conveniently HUGE, if you didn't notice) will catch their eye, so hopefully we'll get a good turnout. :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Movie Screening Poster

I recently made this movie "poster" for a screening a friend is hosting this week. I had so many ideas with the camp theme of the movie, but decided to go with the friendship bracelet angle. It was a fun project!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chalk Board

Before they were trendy (or maybe the 1st time they were?!?), my grandmother had a huge chalkboard in her kitchen, with a weekly schedule, important phone numbers, etc. At the top, she had written "The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get." For as long as I remember, that sentence had already been there so long that the chalk had cemented on there; it would never wash off! When I saw this chalkboard for sale at a garage sale for just $3, I had to get it! I mounted it to my wall with some of those crazy strong velcro mounting strips, and have been enjoying it ever since.

I plan to change the quote/drawing every few weeks. And right now, you'll see I have marked down a few goals for January...go ahead and read them...maybe then I'll be accountable to actually getting them done!

Photo offers a sneak peek at my bulletin board, which I am also pretty proud of...will post about that soon!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hometown Pride

While at home for the holidays I spied this sign in the grocery store. I think its a very well-designed display, and I love that they said "ridiculously proud." Go AE Dairy! (Thanks to sister Em for the i-phone photo!)