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You Are Here.
June 16, 2009, 12:15 am
Filed under: Thesis

you are here.

Conversations are journeys in the truest sense of the word. Bounding from point-to-point with no clear destination in mind. I first started by mapping out six conversations with six folks in my life, ranging from close family to friends. Some of these people have never met. However, through the transcription and visual mapping of these dialogues, I hoped to demonstrate that we share more similarities than differences.

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still going.

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You Are Here on BlogTalkRadio

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map.

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leave it, take it with you.

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booklets–transcriptions of conversations.

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audio of conversations.

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Leave & Take It With You.
June 3, 2009, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Thesis

Participation aspect of project. Tags are for people to fill out and leave, envelopes with cards inside are for people to take with them if they want. Working on typography for “Leave & Take It With You.” Will be drawn on board shown. Probably will have small directions/clarification just to be sure…bwah.

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Map
May 31, 2009, 7:33 pm
Filed under: Thesis

Portrait “frames.” Looks like im’ma build you a log cabin.

Check out my stubby pencil! It’s going to be a sad day when I’m going to have to let the nubbin’ go.

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Sorry. Pictures are crap – more of to get an idea anyway, I suppose. Now to figure out a way to put this in my car.

Yay! Now finishing up tags and books to go along with map.

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Spread’em.
May 27, 2009, 7:18 am
Filed under: Thesis

Couple of stumbles this weekend; nothing I can’t handle with enough coffee and Yo La Tengo:

+Pins fell off my map — too thin. Got some manly nails and have to re-hammer and re-wire most of my threads.

+Magazine layout took WAY longer than I thought — weird formatting issues with Word. Wasn’t able to finish my illustrations/photos enough to put them in mock-up, but will work on completing those and getting sweet feedback from Flickr. Weeee.

Where my spreads are at currently. I played around with the body copy to give it some oopmh (columns, staggering, blah, blah). Make it seem more spontaneous and conversational. Not sure if it works, but we’ll see.

Printing covers with the portraits on different 65lb paper to see what colors n’ textures come across best. Shall be seeking advice soon…

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now i get to stamp the hell out of stuff.
May 25, 2009, 12:14 am
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CH. 5, 6, 7 // HOW TO BE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER W/O LOSING YOUR SOUL
May 24, 2009, 10:42 pm
Filed under: Reading Responses

I attempted to answer Bruce Mau’s 40 Questions. Well…just the part that Shaughnessy excerpted.

What is the difference between nigri and sashimi?
Nigri is how-we-do, sashimi is what-we-do-it-with. Quite scrumptious when the forces combine.

Who designed the CNN logo?
I have no idea! Who?
I found a picture of their first broadcast that’s pretty awesome, though.

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Now they have holograms. Holograms!
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What artist founded the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas?
Donald Judd. I only knew that because Rita Ackermann was part of the artist-in-residency program there in ’08 and I hart her and her work verily.

What text by Guy Debord was central to the events of May 1968?
The Society of the Spectacle, 1967. Yay for writing about Situationism earlier in the term!

Can I have a job now? Part-time?




CH. 2, 3, 4 // HOW TO BE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER W/O LOSING YOUR SOUL
May 24, 2009, 9:07 pm
Filed under: Reading Responses

I forgot how many times Shaughnessy mentions the fact that the reader shouldn’t take his words and experiences to heart, verbatim, follow like disciples, and so forth. It’s kind of amusing. Maybe he’s trying to protect himself from being sued, like ingredient labels saying that something “may contain peanuts.”

Everything I see and touch makes me a better designer.

Oh, yes. Sweetest advice/remark from these chapters. I think it can easily be applied to everything that Shaughnessy touched on concerning getting a job, networking, freelancing, and starting up your own studio. Regardless of what avenue we young designers decide to take in the beginning, it seems highly unlikely that we’ll be sticking with that path for the rest of our careers. Graphic design is such non-static, almost volatile nature to it (at least with good design). There’s no way you can settle — everything you experience contributes and adds to your aesthetic.

I’d probably like to open up my own small studio in the future, but at this point I am definitely unsure of how to really even get there despite Shaughnessy’s advice. All I am sure of is walking into an artist’s space or design studio and being able to say underneath my breath,

“I’d like to work here.”

I like the people.
There’s challenging work to be done. I can grow.

Let’s see what comes from that.

I could make hot shit while also helping these lovely guys in Minneapolis.
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I could live in their closet-0f-amazingness until I found my own place.
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….which would be this.
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And I’d maintain a sense of optimism, humor, adventure and curiosity like,

David Horvitz
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and Mark Horowitz.
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It could happen.