Last week our class took a trip over to the United Federation of Teachers, Print Facility. We met up in the printing room where we had the owner (who’s name I can’t remember) give us a tour of the place. He discussed each machine and what they did which was interesting to learn. We got to see how envelopes are made, how pamphlets are folded, etc. When he showed us how big the rolls of paper that were used to print papers, it was quite shocking because those rolls where huge. One machine in particular that was neat to learn about was the envelope making machine.
The quote that I chose was “stop waiting for things to happen. Go out and make them happen”. I reason I chose this quote because it’s something that I should live my life by. Lately, I struggle to keep up with most things and I wait around for an easy option to come along my way. Taking the easy way out sets me back, and causes me to daydream about “what if?”. I have many dream, goals, aspirations, etc. and yet, I wait for an easy way. This quote is directed towards my career and mainly my wanting to travel. I talk so much about how badly I want things or how badly I need change, and I always wait around for it. My first photo is a picture of Moraine lake which is a place where my heart has fallen in love with. I keep telling myself that I need to save up or find friends to go with me but if I keep waiting, I may never go. The second quote is again showing my wanting to travel. If I so desperately want to go out and see the world, then I need to go out and make it happen! The third quote is just a simple one, pretty laid back with words on a ombre background. I kept a set color in all three of them, to create a connection.
Our field trip to the AIGI was both and interesting and exciting trip. Our tour guide Dave informed us about AIGI and what it was all about, and throughout the tour we got to see many different pieces that where displayed. The 3 pieces that I took photos of were some of my favorites. Although I didn’t manage to photograph the names of the artists, I will describe each piece. The first one was my favorite because of the bright neon colors and the images displayed in each piece. It was almost as if they were negatives and overlapped with other negatives. The faces in the images seemed to be past leaders, criminals, and presidents. The use of shapes such as circles, triangles, and squares adorned the canvas as well. The message was probably the display of power, and how it comes in all different shapes and sizes. The good, and the evil are still noted for their destruction or empowerment.
This week in class we took a little “field trip” to the letter press printing room to see how an actual print press worked. The whole experience was something i’ve never witnessed before, and probably never will again. We got to see the professor (who’s name I can’t remember) prepare and demonstrate the press to the class. Loading the ink took a while, but once it was fulled loaded and ready to go, a beautiful one of a kind print was created! He showed the class how to make a print of both words and a photograph–and showed us how the molds were made.
The logo I created was something that represented me and showed a bit of my personality. I decided to go with this design because I like to design images, whether it being digital or drawn–hence the same AA designs. I stuck with my first and last initals and did a play on something quirky and fun, which was the cat head. I’m a sucker for cats, and am always incorpirating them into most of my projects, so I figured I’d make one my logo. I wanted to keep it simple, yet really catch someones eye.