Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


LAMENTO from Cameron Perry on Vimeo.

mad men: AGUA DE BEBER

embedded file requested off.

I believe the series of clips from this film is a really helpful example of non-linear narrative. I am also directly influenced by the predicament that are presented to the characters in this scene. Invisible forces may not be controlling my actions but they certainly do invite themselves into the involuntary thought. It is difficult to compartmentalize these predicaments.

Monday, September 28, 2009


poster number 1_ Designed by Wild Plakken (wild pasting), a design group that exclusively accepts and denies commissions based on the clients ideological viewpoint. Apparently at some point this included even the clients viewpoints on their repressive ideological state apparatus or judicial government; the leader of the group was one originally known for wild pasting (or illegal Bill posting) was brought to jail many times by local authoritarians.

Unlike its "hard werken" socially initiated peers, Wild Plakken definately has a definite social and political agenda. The Issues often covered include racism, women's rights, gay right's etc. Clients include trade unions, left wing political parties, women's rights organizations, museums and performing arts groups.

This posters active APPEAL modes_ ETHOS- the design group chooses the clients solely on this credibility and representation.
PATHOS- its perspectives it presents are nothing short of emotional response and intent.
and LOGOS- the juxtapositions and comparisons of the different parties involved are the only true definitions of the subject. A deductive reasoning and rhetorical logic brings people to the intended conclusion.

Poster#2_the cranbrook poster definitely has an ETHOS and LOGOS modes of APPEAL. Cranbrook (being a very famous school) is nothing short of a CREDIBLE art school. In being a credible art school, it is subject to stereotypes of the "art school scene", including left wing political parties and special interest groups (liberals want to speak for the oppressed other). This particular Poster designed by Katherine Macoy is a collage of student work interlaced with polemic oppositions and a communications-theory diagram. This gives the poster an aesthetic of transparency and purity of the student mind body.

its appeal groups include anyone associated and beneficiary to a school or clan of thought such as that of Cranbrook. This would indirectly be appealing to both parents and grandparents of college students around the world and directly appeal to the students and teachers, creating a new discourse.

POSTER#3_ Designed and produced by TOKENOBU IGURASHI. His content is the infinite, His appeal is the individual and the whole, and his modes of appeal include credibility (god, artists, various creative beings of and for the universe), emotion (feeling small feeling big), and logic (comparing the ellipses and other forms of scale manipulation to create illusions).

Like the previous poster, when choosing the modes of production Igurashi had to consider his audience which happened to be minds associated with the thought of young age. This opens up many windows of appeal since the audience is so open to debate and rhetoric. The creative scene truly believes the only beauty is struggle as MANERETTI put it once or twice.



Sunday, September 27, 2009


The cover will consist of these elements which will overlap the spine, so you are looking at an unfolded version of the sleeve


this is a nice online reference for elements of book design

the go there button

this site helped me obtain very simple and very quiet information regarding the current project.

Running Heads and Folios

Running heads: A running head is a short phrase or headline repeated at the top of the text page. These help the reader identify where he or she is in your book. The left-hand (even-numbered) running head generally repeats the chapter title; the right-hand (odd-numbered) running head generally repeats the last main heading on that page. If the heading is too long to fit in the allotted running head space, use an abbreviated version of the heading. Set in bold, 9 point type, either all caps or cap/lowercase style.

Folios (page numbers): Set the folios in 9 point bold.

Position: The placement of the running head and the space below to text must be consistent. On left-hand pages the folio should align with the left margin and the running head with the right margin. On right-hand pages the running head should align with the left margin and the folio with the right margin. Allow 1-1/2 lines of space between the running head and the following text, table, illustration, etc. Do not allow additional space if the page begins with a heading, table, illustration, or any element that would normally have additional space above it in running text. Chapter-opening pages, part titles, and front matter opening pages do not have running heads. These pages have drop folios. Position drop folios 1 line below the bottom of the last line of type.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Well is this getting out of hand or is it? I'm hoping to play off of Steins use of rhythm as a main focus and the meaning of the words as secondary. But its just a sketch.

Monday, September 21, 2009

VISUAL LANGUAGE: poster project synopsis

This failure to sell to this client is the most enlightening thing to happen to me this year. It has brought a conclusion to a question that has only brought upon more questions since it was asked the first time.

My process was an expansive question, and it seemed that not even my final product could bring me a viable conclusion. The critique should have seemed to be a likely climax of such a story but alas it only increased tension.

The grade (whatever will be) will cease to be more than an indicator, indexical item or residue of what was to inedibly transpire.

Surely there were answers that came from this quest including the key to my impediment to speaking in a group of people. When giving them a presentation, I simply tell them of my WILL or message intended and its means of achieving perception in the viewer. My means of explanation lies not in phonetic memory but in the writing down of key points I must cover. When this is done it is a simple matter of impact, resonance and cadence.

With the exception of this one valuable answer, before the conformation of my failure there was still nothing close to a divine revelation reaped from the fields of my process labors.

The failure was the much anticipated climax.

The conclusion to the story is anything but a decent. The knowledge attained was the key necessary to unlocking a new passage way.

The passage was not so much a path as it was a release and ascension of the meaning of the will.

The will is both a verb and a noun. Will wants. Will must achieve. Will is found in people, organizations, countries etc. It is the only finite resource no matter how much it needs any resource.

Means are nouns and or verbs such as a hand, a tongue or a wrench. Only with the proper means or tools can the will ever achieve anything. The means must accept its role as a tool to will in order for it to ever have its own will.

The role of the designer is the role of a tool. This tool is necessary as a means to any end for any will. The client is the WILL and the designer is the means, and if your own will and that will wants is to achieve a means such as capital then it is in your best interest to act as a means to the clients end.

This is true whether or not the WILL of the client is in their best interest if and only if there best interest is in your best interest.

By knowing this I can finally conclude that the only way I could have learned anything is if I were to fail and meeting the clients goal since it is apparent that in the past I have failed at meeting the teachers goal and also received such enlightenment.



the final form

while researching this musical culture, I was lead to compose an interlacing of flower roots with the map of Rio De Janiero as well as a hand rendered text which mimics both the songwriters written words and the stem of the flower.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

folly poster

I am currently re-rendering some of the type but the map image is on its way resolution.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Person, a Box and a Plane

sending narrative idea material research

3 nouns and there verbs

A Person, sends and receives mail.

a Box folds, holds things and travels as cargo.

and a Plane rides, flies and glides.

the contents of the box-prints-expands the meaning of the storyboard.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


hi there. I think I like the Type, or it is almost there but I also think I will reverse the image and put it on the right side so that it is a more natural read for the type (right to left). tell me what you think.

type colors? lighter or darker.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009


old ROMANTALIC face.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009