Saturday, May 23, 2009

gocco failure

Sunday, May 17, 2009

printing stuff and doing stuff

i haven't put any effort into redesigning the blog, but i have done a bit of printing. this is my first foray into multiple colors. it's also my first use of the glow in the dark ink i picked up from blim a few weeks ago. i'm not sure what to make of the actual design as it's not quite an instant masterpiece, but from a technical perspective i think it's a good first crack.

Monday, May 4, 2009

made stuff/did stuff

the fruits of my make stuff/do stuff event. it's not a complete success as i'm not happy with the quality although i've pin pointed my mistake. the issue are all the little spots on the image. my mistake was converting my adobe illustrator file into a .jpg prior to printing. even though i used a relatively high resolution i introduced some small spots that are barely noticeable on the print out, but become a big deal on the gocco screen.

what i accomplished this weekend:
- i coated three screens for printing (not the gocco variety) yesterday and should be making some images later this week.
- i bought some uni-ball pins as i lost my other one. this may not sound exciting but they are way more fun to draw and write with than a normal ball point... trust me.
- i got some white gocco ink at blim, unfortunately they didn't have black, which is what i set out to find.
- i got a little water color set.

what i want to accomplish this week:
- redo my blog layout/graphics. i'm sick of this blogspot theme.
- make my new screens.
- find a good t-shirt supplier.
- kick it old skool... that's right, old skool

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