All Together Now

I spent much of the week assembling the background of G is for Geography.

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Friday Night Flicks: Letterpress with Keegan Meegan

Last week’s flick featured the creation of a physical font. If today’s printer at Keegan Meegan and Co., ever uses Jim Rimmer’s RTF Stern, the font will be used in digital form to make a polymer plate. The video shows the letterpress printing —in two colours— of a logo.

 

 

See if you can spot any letterpress printing this weekend.

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And On To The Next

The last (at least for the moment) of the bi-coloured menko works —Mademoiselle de Maupin— is complete.

I have moved on to another paper quilt using a different structure, based on my re-invention of the ‘Shrigley’ binding.

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Friday Night Flicks: Making Faces

Tonight’s flick is a trailer, a little taste of a longer film called Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century. The trailer shows Canadian  graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer engaged in some of the processes involved in designing and casting a font.

 

 

You could get together with some friends this weekend and rent the full movie. You will find the link for the on-demand video here.

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Sometimes My Life is a Little Too Fluxus, Part Two

Last week I wrote about some of the works included in Sometimes My Life is a Little Too Fluxus, the Flux-kit conceived and assembled by Amy Spencer.

This week I will show the rest of the works from the little black case. Busy is by Pam Delucchi, and comes in an origami box with a stamped title.

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Friday Night Flicks: Theatre Book — Macbeth

With a bit of witchery lingering from Hallowe’en, tonight’s flick is a pop-up book with a difference. The video features Macbeth by Davy and Kristin McGuire, and demonstrates the book’s built-in miniature projection mapping that operates automatically as the ‘reader’ turns the pages. I have featured the McGuire’s work before on Friday Night Flicks. If you haven’t seen their videos before you might want to check out Psycho — Homage to Hitchcock, The Hunter, or Dreams of Flight.

 

 

You could spend some time this weekend eating leftover Hallowe’en candy and checking out other Studio Mcguire videos from their Vimeo page.

 

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Bonus Flick: The Halloween Costume

It has been a while since I posted any animation, so I thought it would be nice to have an animated video for Hallowe’en. This quiet little flick by Jonathon Yule tells the story of his favourite costume.

 

 

Who will you be tonight?

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Sometimes My Life is a Little Too Fluxus

Although the title of today’s post could apply to me, it is actually a quotation from Elizabeth Kotz, and the title of a collaborative work assembled by Amy Spencer via Instagram. I wrote a bit about my contribution here. Participants received a copy of the completed work in return for their contribution. Mine came this week.

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Friday Night Flicks: Sal-Trun / Clear Creativity

More calligraphy this week, with today’s flick by Abdul-Rehman Malik featuring the Tibetan calligraphy of Tashi Mannox. We not only see Mannox at work but get to hear him talk a bit about his meditative approach to his work.

 

 

You might take a few minutes this weekend to check out Mannox’s website.

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It works, it works!

Last week I showed the first stages in designing an artist’s book using a hexatetraflexagon — a square flexagon with six faces. The project is complete, although there was a point at which I had my doubts.

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