Normally, copper or zinc plates are used as a surface, and the incisions are created by etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint or mezzotint. Collographs may also be printed as intaglio plates. To print an intaglio plate the surface is covered in thick ink and then rubbed with tarlatan cloth to remove most of the excess. The final smooth wipe is usually done by hand, sometimes with the aid of newspaper, leaving ink only in the incisions. A damp piece of paper is placed on top and the plate and paper are run through a printing press that, through pressure, transfers the ink from the recesses of the plate to the paper
Here is a piece I did from a photograph I took in New Orleans. It was a house that was basically flooded and got contaminated with oil.
So I finished the website for my Viscomm class in about 15 hours in two days. From Saturday night at 11 PM until Sunday night at 8:30 PM I worked on this website, minus a few hours of sleep and an hour for church. I posted the website at http://www.stephenemlund.com/jazz/
One of my next projects for Viscomm is to present research on a web designer or design groups… These are what I’m currently looking at to research:
I’m trying to find one that has similar design ideas that I do or has produced work that I hope to someday, or that I see myself wanting to create.
I’ll be home working at Sargent Construction.. doing their website. I will also be trying to finish up www.gisellegrayson.com and maybe working on stephenemlund.com
This weekend, I have to finish up a website and get it programmed by Monday. We had to make something up so I chose a jazz tv channel. I designed the logo and drew the saxophone player. I’m not sure if I can finish it up in time. Because we also have to have a poster done to accompany the website.
Another project I did this week is for Partners in Prevention, a state-wide campaign on campus about not drinking alcohol… or something.. not really sure, I just do the website 🙂
Here is what I came up with.
Since last week at this time A lot of things have happened. I got a website design and programmed for The Serve Center on campus. It’s for their “Big Event”
This website actually validates as XHTML Strict,without errors and I’m excited about that.
Here’s a screenshot:
I also was asked to head up the Agriculture website for Truman. Their current website is http://agriculture.truman.edu The department is very small and they want to get their name out to interested high school students.
So, I have a daunting task ahead of me.
I will also be creating a poster to be sent to all Missouri high schools advertising the Agriculture department. This opportunity came up because an Ag. professor teaches one of my classes: The Horse in Art, Science and History. It’s the most interesting class I’ve had so far here at Truman. The professor and I share the same interests in christian music, books (Blue Like Jazz, etc) and he’s on Facebook. So I will be working with him and the other Ag. professors three hours a week to redesign and reconceptualize their website.
I was recently burning some old design files onto CD (all 500 mb of them). They are taking over my computer. I noticed a few website screenshots that I thought “this stuff sucks” when looking at it. One such website was the very first website redesign I did… it was for Sargent Construction Company
To make this more interesting I will show you the website design before I was hired in 2004 to redesign and re-conceptualize it. This is what I was hired to redesign:
Now let’s look at my first-ever attempt at redesigning a website. Before this website design, I had never done anything but make graphics for the web, or change the header of a website. I knew HTML really well, and that’s about it. The image-editing program I used was Microsoft Image Composer, a free software that came with an old version of FrontPage. Here it is:
Ok, so during the Summer of 2004 I continued to work full time, because they wanted a page on their website for all of 300-400 construction jobs they did. Complete with pictures and details of the buildings. That meant, opening up every floor plan sheet that was stored in their closet to get the building dimensions and other information needed for the website. This also meant that I would be driving around Fredericktown to take photos of all the buildings they have built there. Here is the current website, a little more complex and better designed.
The AIGA trip to Chicago was amazing. And not because there were 6 guys and 19 girls on the trip. Because I realized that I loved the atmosphere and the work environment that the design firm had, that we visited. I definitely want to live there sometime before I settle down.
Here’s what trip was like.
We left on Thursday night. I rode with Jessica, Schuyler and Julia. We stayed at Julia’s parents house for Thursday night. Jessica and I realized how crazy senior VisComm majors really are. Schuyler just kept screaming “Chicago 2006”.
Friday moring we headed to the city to check into the hotel and visit The Grillo Group. It’s a design firm of 3-4 designers and they do some awesome stuff. They went through a normal day for them and showed us some of their work. They also took a lot of our questions.
After visiting The Grillo Group we walked to the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was pretty awesome, but I think The Art Institute is much better. We went to the Art Institute on Saturday and then headed home.
At Giordanno’s for dinner
Here are the Rapala Fishing Lure ad and the Brochure for Society of Illustrators I mentioned in the last post.
Before the last two projects we had to design a poster for the Native American Heritage Month that Truman has every year. I chose to stylize just an Indian Headdress and bring attention to the people as a whole. This is why I left out a person wearing it. The headdress was hand-drawn with ink and then scanned in.
Recent BSU Design
Tonight is the FUEL service and I designed this by compositing a night sky and a closely cropped photo of a sculpture of jesus. I had to colorize it and change the contrast, This took only about 20 minutes.