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My trip to the Letterpress II

The return of the letterpress had continued to astonish me even more. What I learn is how City Tech makes its own books through the same process as the trip to the Federation of the teachers trips. The cutting machine has the same method as the federation and that is to put two hands to the two buttons and cut the edge piece. To make a book with the stables and to connect the book is to be placed by the machine and then press the machine box. The trip really got me interested in creating a book and how the books are created through staples and binds either metallic or plastic.

My trip to the United Federation of Teachers

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Alberto Caicedo

Graphic Communications 1111



My trip to the United Federation of Teachers was an astonishing trip to the point that make me change my views of printing. The printing is taking to a whole new level that redefines that evolution of printing and art. The art of printing has new forms of things waiting to happen. I felt new paper forms on the palm of my hand and it changed my views forever. Now there is an evolution of 3d printing that really had me interested. Printing in the form of trigonometrically architects and internal designing. It really shows its more architectural designing and its machinery that revolves around printing. The designing had me interested in ways not even myself can describe.

In the trip, I saw various types of machines that performs a very specific function of either folding envelope to printing on very certain material papers. The one that interested me was the paper cutting machine that allows the cutting board to cut the paper without leaving any error-cut. The machine detects your hand and it is only operational if the person pushes two buttons with both hands. The different methods of printing caught my interests in how a comic book or any posters work and is made. The cutting machine can cut up to 500 sheets of paper.

What caught my interests the most was the poster that I got to see and with the magnifying glass was able to see the little pixels like a dot. The pixels represents the level of high resolution and the detail of the color on the poster. In my opinion, I just the poster is done, just by Photoshop and then print. It turns out that the whole method is not as simple as I thought it would be. The method turned out to complex in developing a good high resolution poster rather than just a regular piece of poster. What I learned is that they do not joke around when it comes down to making letters or books. They are like perfectionists making sure that every item looks and feels brand new rather than feeling just crap.

The federation of teachers shows a complex and amazing method to create methods and make posters and books. The machinery was very expensive and I was really glad that they did not have to pay for all of the equipment. The government did its part on buying and now is the job of workers to handle the method of printing and who knows maybe I would apply in creating 3d printing and making architectural shapes. The trip really opened my eyes and made me view printing as an interesting method in making paper.



The Robo-tech logo is designed to demonstrate my interest in technology and its evolution in the modern era. I am interested in its evolution of technology and the next step to adapting into new forms of technologies that are holographic and new. Red is my favorite color and shows how technology is represented in my colors, but I choose red because the technology of our era is adapting to ways we can not imagine and in the future a new form of technology is made.


The three articles from Assignment 8

  • In the website, http://www.fastcompany.com/press%E2%80%90release/masters%E2%80%90of%E2%80%90design%E2%80%902009%E2%80%90why%E2%80%90, I got to explore the arts that each individual artists demonstrated. They each display a pattern of the office with its color textures and gorgeous scenes about the stadium within the horizon caught my attention on the brightness of the sun shining on the horizon. The image then leads to the nuerons in the brain and how each neuron is a repetition of an art and the artist display the light neurons on our head that are carried by protein and each light shows electrical circuits transporting data in a millisecond of time.
  • In the website, http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/139/tech‐e dge‐the‐high‐cost‐of‐free.html, What really caught my attention the most was the Coca-Cola bottle display that David Butlet display by taking the pictures of the Coca-Cola bottles that are exploded due to the amount of sugar put in. The results were staggering and the display was beautiful that each bottle of the exploded soda shooting up shows different textures and textures each bottle displays.
  • In the website, he NY Times “Adobe Future is in the Past”; http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/for‐adobe‐the‐future‐is‐in‐ the‐past/, the page is not found.

The Trip to the AIGA

In today’s field trip at the AIGA, I saw the first design of the invitation of the first AIGA meeting that was for only rich white people who afforded a 1000 to pay for the program, in which case, in today’s AIGA, it only costs 50 dollars to enter (thank goodness for that.). I got to see the graphic of books of the designs of different people like the artist who created the art of Superman icons in the 1800’s and many interesting concepts like the portfolios, and the designs of the Honor wall really caught my attention. The one important lessons that the guide told us is that the art and designs that each graphic artists make expresses mood and character. The key concept of graphic design is to express a person’s mood and that is what each individual artists demonstrated in the cups while in the offices of the graphic designers. The trip was astounding and allowed me to get a better picture of what graphic designing really is. I still am concerned about the whole idea of the election papers being designed in a way Bush would win for presidency. Was it meant to confuse us or let him win on purpose. Who knows? But either way, It does not discourage the fact of my interests in graphic designing. The trip held interesting artwork and the books recording to the time of designs and its structures. The chicken without the head was kinda disturbing to me and catches my attention due to the fact that there are things in life that makes us not keep the head of the game and stay focus through our personal goals in life.GalleryNorth CedarCounty_SampleBallot_Nov2006CRI_104927 (1)


The picture of the headless chicken displays a shock to me, and it left me to question what does it mean. The artist display a good representation of an art that shocks people and leaves them to question

My trip to the Letterpress

downloadThe trip to the Letterpress was an astonishing experience because there was an old printing press that displayed a style of crafting ink on paper. In history class, my professor mentioned that older technologies determine newer technologies and that theory contributes to the print press. In the letterpress, I was able to use the printing press and print ink on paper. I was nervous that the printing press may clobber may hand, but I got over my fear and the experience was proved astonishing. Without the invention of the printing press, society would have a hard time writing books and it would take months or years to complete a book.

My Biography

Albert 12345People are curious about knowing the other person’s life whether they lived astonishingly or horribly. As for myself, I had encountered certain events in my life that are both astonishing and horrible that defined my personality today. As a kid, I was incredibly shy, and felt down most of the time. In KIPP Star, I was afraid to speak up for myself which led to my insecurity to my surroundings and being always negative to myself. I could not  make friends because of my shyness which later I got picked on for it. But, besides the darkness that surrounds my environment, I had my light of hope that helped me get to where I am. My parents loved me because I was doing school work, and was focused on what will I be when I grow up. I was able to see the beauty of Ecuador, and the jungle really set my mind at peace. In high school called St. Agnes, I was picked on because of the way I look. But despite all the harsh scolding that I had to encounter, I really had a good time going on trips like going to the retreat in Connecticut where there is nature and wildlife. Even though, there was darkness in my life that I had to remember everyday for the rest of my life, that darkness I had, I took it with me and it made me stronger. I converted that negativity into a positive energy by remembering all the beauty of my family and the good experiences I had with my friends at the beach. I love them and could not have done it without them. I thank them for the good experiences that they gave me and I am proud to be in this world still studying to become someone more than just a regular person. To those who scold me and berate who I am and what I am not, I am receiving a college education and becoming a great professional engineer and designer.
As a child, I had seen beauty of nature in the jungle of Ecuador, the canyons of Utah, and the wondrous outdoors of camping. In high school, I took an art history class that showed me different artists and styles of drawings and paintings, which inspired me to learn new art forms and sketches of objects. In my adolescence, my interest took its turn when movies and video games demonstrated new textures and realistic people with astonishing logos and designs. The designs really inspired me to be creative and invent new designs for armor, costumes, and an insignia. Many ideas and many designs are being created and influenced me to create a new complex and incredible portfolio that would eventually become a movie or a video game.
 The ideas became a habit of mine and motivated me to explore careers that resembles the skills I enjoy making that would become a legend to people. One of the other inspirations that motivated me to design are the textures and the designs on computers, and cars. In today’s society, cars are adapted to ways that redefines the future of technology with its smooth textures and sharp edges that astonished me and the way I look at cars. As a teenager, I got my first computer when I was in sixth grade, and I was not interested in computer, but as time passed by, computers began to adapt and form new surface edges and extremely astonishing designs that redefines the future of computers. I continuously work on my drawings to create new textures for the future and inspired me to look for careers that corresponds to the talents I love to do.