Individually, we are a delicate instrument. Together, we endow you with life.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Working on our 'online presence'

equals photoshop and dreamweaver and a scanner and hours of html.
we decided on a simple grid design for the front page, and then two columns for the pages.
slowly but surely.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Yearbook U.S Department of Agriculture, 1907

I bought these pages on Etsy a few months ago, we thought they were a really nice way of presenting images. They are microscopic images of different starches, peppers and adulterants. We really liked the idea of zooming in on a small part of a bigger picture. 


Finally here are some of the scans of the book - minus the cover.

Monday, 14 March 2011

New record longest day!

11 hours in college today. Ali, Anna and I signed up for screen-printing and printed some postcards to go with our manifesto book (we also did some lovely two and three colours prints of other work for ourselves). After printing Kim joined us to work on the group work of  sorting the postcards into packs and putting them in bags which will have the stickers we printed (with potato printing) the other day. We also folded all the books that we printed last week.
Here we are working away in the canteen. Sorry if the grammar of this post doesn't make a lot of sense its been a long day.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Risograph printing of the book!

On Tuesday we printed all of the book (except the cover, and the riso is now unfortunately broken so the cover may have to wait for a while). Heres a few photos of us printing.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Potato Prints :: The Making Of...

This afternoon we gathered at my house (mainly because it's comfy and I have a rather large array of ink pads) to do a bunch of potato prints. Here are some in progress photos and some shots of the potatoes themselves.

Some of us had never done them before and it was really fun to try! Obviously some were more successful than others, but it was useful to have the time to figure out what worked better in the carving. I think we all channeled our inner kid, and reminisced about craft projects that we used to do when we were younger. It sounds silly, but I think that helped us get more accurate results (our creatures are childlike, young and naive).

Potato Prints :: The Prints!

There are more of these in our sketchbooks, but here's some of the loose paper ones (and the ones we printed on sticker paper for the packets of our Manifesto! (Above was three separate prints.)
Ali and Alice above. And because I did all mine on loose sheets, mine are below:
And these mountains are by Anna. She made loads of these until she found the most successful! I'm in love with these mountains. [:
We wanted to try different techniques of printing and as our characters are quite childish, we channeled our creatures and thought of the types of things they might do. Potato prints seemed an obvious and fun choice!