This is my process dumping ground for my Graphic Design MFA Thesis project I am working on at MICA. My goal is to re imagine the classic WPA National Park posters, and give them a contemporary twist in both material and form.
A short timelapse of the work that went into installing my exhibition, Parks Project. This exhibition is part of my thesis project for my MFA in Graphic Design at MICA. The show is up through April 6th. More info at graduate.mica.edu/gradshow/2014/graphicdesign.
The timelapse is compiled from 2,313 photos covering almost 10 hours over a period of three days.
The exhibition would not have been possible without the help and support from; Jennifer Cole Phillips, Ellen Lupton, Abbott Miller, Glen Cummings, & my ever so helpful wife Anna.
Two more posters printed yesterday. The first is from Shenandoah National Park woods during fall. It is a three color screenprint. The large size was possible because the texture of the trees allowed me to split the screen into two parts.
The second poster is a shot of Mesa Arch during sunrise in Canyonlands National Park. It is a two layer three color screenprint. I love the yellow to orange gradient and the way it mixes with the blue.
Mill Condensed first prints. I finished my wood type last week and today I ran it through on the press. It worked much better than I expected which is good. I can’t wait to print some more with it. As a bonus I’ve included some of the sketches for Mill.
Mill Condensed. I’ve made some serious progress on my typeface Mill. I designed it last year in a type design class with Tal Leming. It was styled after the classic american wood types with squished type and exaggerated slab serifs. It was designed to be cut using a single bit on a CNC machine. I’ll upload some of the original sketches and some test prints later this week.
Arches screenprint. One more layer to go. I’m going to letterpress the type to finish out this poster. It is a mix of a 30DPI halftone and some solid fields. I made it in two layers using four colors, It will be an 26x18 print when I’m finished.