Monthly ArchivesMarch 2012

IN COGNITO: CAMOUFLAGE ARTWORK OF CECILIA PAREDES image

The photo performance-based works of Peru-born artist Cecilia Paredes. Using make-up, body paint and costumes, Paredes blends seamlessly into nautre-inspired backgrounds to make herself virtually disappear. Paredes explains “The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin.” [images and quote via mymodernmet.com]

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GUTENBERG WOULD BE PROUD: LEARNING TO PRINT WITH A LETTERPRESS image

In the mid 15th century, Johannes Gutenberg is credited with the invention of modern movable type printing from individually cast, reusable letters set together in a form- letterpress printing. You’ve likely seen examples of letterpress before. It’s often used to create elegant wedding invitations, business cards and posters. Using thick paper, the effect is a lovely deboss (letters pushed in). Here’s an example of a recent letterpress wedding invitation I received: Last weekend I went old school and took a workshop in the art of letterpress at Atelier Domino. [Printing on a Vandercook press] While studio owner Alain Dubbane will still be providing commercial letterpress services and workshops using Polymer plates (which admittedly offer more versatility), sadly the workshop in traditional ...

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