Monday, April 22, 2013

[p3] Production

we've been getting down on some PRODUCTION. 

I, in all of my small-and-steady-handed glory (abby said this). fashioned these tiny international variations on the hot dog out of clay last night—15 in all. there's a penny in the images for scale; check out how small they are!

we've decided that the overall form of our monument will be a giant sundial, with 15 different hot dogs representing 15 different cultural variations spread out across 15 different hour markers around the circumference (phew). after some quick mocking up at 1/2 inch scale, we figured out our measurements  and how much space we'll have to work with as far as graphics to accompany our hot dogs. one moment we're particularly excited about is the challenge of designing both sides of the triangular concrete sundial—one side will feature a timeline of hot dog history ("the rise of the hot dog," if you will) and the other will go into detail about the culture and convenience of the hot dog.

more to come soon!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wk 12: Documentation & Presentation Process Book

Week 12 was spent documenting the elements of the project for my website and printed portfolio. After deciding all the parts of the project that I wanted to showcase I spent some valuable time in the photo room. 

After the small group crits on Monday I continued working on my process book for the presentation. I changed the text flow to be more comfortable, while adding more information on the transparency laying process and the early concept sketches. The screw-post construction allowed me to easily insert the new page, which was no longer printed on transparency to allow for easy reading. 

Process Book

Web Presence:

Print Portfolio Spreads:

Sunday, April 14, 2013


eternally versatile and ever so convenient, hot dogs have found a special place in the hearts and arteries of man. over the course of 900 years, man different variations on the hot dog have come to fruition, from plain and simple to extravagantly gourmet. 


Inspirational Dogs

Initial Treatments

so meaty

not soap. it's cream cheese WIP

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wk 11: record labels, print testing, and the presentation

At the end of last week I ran my first cover to be test printed. The thick paper took the ink well and the type on the back came out clean but the black type for the artist name on the front was slightly dulled so color corrections were needed yet again. I also had to look into the method in which i score the edges for folding and how it relates to the grain of the paper. I spent the rest on the week working on the circular labels that appear on the vinyls themselves.

After getting the labels onto all five records I restarted over on the new final presentation book. The front cover will be a transparency with a large black area referring to a record. The next page which will also be a transparency will contain my process notes and hand drawn sketches. Here the reader will learn about my experiments and the rules I set. This second page will show through the white area of the front cover to bring the overlapping that i have been doing for the past 11 weeks to the very beginning of the book. Following this will be a plain sheet so the reader can actually read the process page and then all of my transparencies will be binder clipped to these initial pages.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wk 10: Five Finished Front Covers

This week saw the competition of all the front covers with finalization of the T-Bone Walker and Robert Johnson album art. After the small group crit on Monday I was pushed to look further into the typographic treatment of the artist names. The old type stood out and dominated the imagery because of its bold weight and deep blackness. In response to this I picked a lighter, extended typeface and made it the back layer of the scans. This softened the blackness and made it appear more like it was part of the imagery.