Just because I haven't been writing anything, doesn't mean I've been sitting around on my ass eating peanut butter. In fact, I'm somewhat, mildly alright with the absence of writing I've done, because in place of it I've been working my ass off for school, trying to better my work constantly, and I think it's working. Along with this, though, I've grown more intimidated by the weeding out of crappy designers and by this the inevitability of progressively good work showing up everywhere in my classes. I'm not the only one getting better, and that's good, because not having so many stupid people in my classes all the time now helps me improve my own work, as well as have an actual desire to help improve theirs, too.
So anyway, instead of writing, I'll take the pressure off myself and just post some of the stuff I've been working on over the next few entries/days. It's a peronally painful thing to watch yourself turning vector-based files into JPEGS and watching the pixels attack all your lines, but I'm sure you guys understand the unavoidable ways of the internet. I think I have officially replaced the number 666 with the number 72.
So I'll start with our first assignment for a Pre-Print class I'm taking this quarter. I'm stoked for this class, because it's all about lythography and screen printing. This was a linoleum block printing assignment, for which we had to design a front and back label for an existing wine, and have a certain element of our design be a print that was originally carved out of lino block. Some people like this kind of look for traditional designs like those on wine labels and wedding invitations, because the organic look of a stamp is appealing. This bitch was such a pain in the ass to carve out.