Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Show: Fox and Falcon (ROACH) - 2012

Elliot
Intaglio Print, Watercolors, Colored Pencil, Woodblock
2011

ROACH Magazine

ROACH Magazine was developed with the idea that even when the world ends, style never dies.  To do this I simply combined two things I love: fashion and the macabre. 
I looked to apocalyptic or dystopian films for inspiration and used six of my favorite potential ends of the world.  These being zombie apocalypse, ice age, a world ruled by computers, a world overrun by plants, a world submerged in water and nuclear holocaust.  It is up to the viewer as to whether each end is due to natural causes or by the hand of mankind.
The text one can read in the displayed magazine was primarily written by other people (credit is given on the inside cover).  These friends and peers offered to write their own personal interpretation of what the end of the world would mean.  Some looked to the images for inspiration, others used their own imaginations.  The advertisements use actual designer brands which I hoped would be somewhat recognizable to the readers.

            All of the covers are etchings on copper plates which were then colored with watercolors and colored pencils.  The magazine itself was processed on the computer then printed and bound with a standard stab binding.  I encourage people to browse through it and even read their horoscopes for the end of the world.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

About the Prints: Octopus


Relief
Linoleum
Traditionally Printed Black Block Ink


Octopi have long been one of my favorite things to draw so this is on the top of my list at the moment.

While carving within the body of the octopus I made sure to follow the shape of the form itself, knowing and hoping a few carving lines would appear to add some texture to the creature.

Great For: General Correspondence; Summer or beach related events



Sunday, May 4, 2014

About the Prints: Quill


Relief
Rubber Stamp
Black Acid-Free Ink Pad


The most classic and versatile of my prints thus far.  I prefer printing it off center and create text for the quill to "write."

Great For: Thank you notes; general correspondence, invitations

Friday, May 2, 2014

About the Prints: Sailor Moon Wand


Relief Print
Rubber Stamp
Traditionally Printed Black, Acid-Free, Ink Pads


A more rustic take on the classic '90's show.  A hand-carved version of Sailor Moon's Celestial Wand.  

Although traditionally printed in solid black, it is easy to use the traditional yellow-pink colors on this design.

Great For: General fans of the Anime; Invitations for watching the original series or celebrating the arrival of the new Sailor Moon Crystal series

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

About the Prints: Treat Yo Self Cupcake


Relief Print
Rubber Stamp
Traditionally Printed in Black, Block Ink


My most popular print as of right now.  So much so that, even though I originally only sold it as an individual card, I had to start offering Boxed Sets for people that wanted them.

While the image shown here was inked pretty heavily, I prefer it a little more worn looking printed on a neutral colored paper for that popular rustic look.

The "treat yo self" is an obvious shout out to the popular TV series Parks and Recreation while the phrase itself just plays as a nice reminder to just be good to yourself and it isn't bad to spoil yourself now and then.

Great For: Presenting gift cards or cash gifts; Stationary or patches for those who just love dessert

Monday, April 28, 2014

Introduction

After college I seemed to have a difficult time getting myself back into personal art projects.  Although I had discovered my love of printmaking at school I never really allowed myself to follow that interest on my own.  

My recent move has left me with plenty of extra time where I managed to rediscover the things I love to do.  Since I began producing quite a bit I felt I would try to share completed pieces as well as projects in-progress.  

I am also hoping to start commission pieces once I figure out a system for that.  

I really excited for all of the things that I hope to accomplish and look forward to what the future has in store.