Friday, May 27, 2011

PARROT 5, 6 & 7

Parrot continues! Please refer to the posts PARROT 1 and PARROT 2, 3 & 4 for detailed descriptions of this ongoing poetry project I have been collaborating with Insert Press on.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This is a set of invitations I did for my dear dear friend Victoria. She wanted me to make something with the aesthetics of Big Biba, the iconic and popular London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s. So, I designed this set with the color pallet of champagne, royalty and mirrors.
Each were letterpressed using photopolyer plates onto Cranes's Lettra paper in Ecru.


These covers glow in the dark! Congratulations!!
the front cover
the inside cover
 250 covers printed on Cougar cover paper in glow in the dark yellow ink

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I made this print for someone who was looking for a personal wedding gift to give to her newly married friends. She had read the poem, Bouquet by Bei Dao, at their wedding, and wanted to commemorate the sentiment. She had asked me to design the the layout of the text to look sort of woodcut and loose, but because the poem is so long and reads in a way that encourages visuals within each line, I thought it  better to individualize each line in an immediate way that set each apart, setting the type cleanly and varying size. The poem was screenprinted in 3 different colors and paper types, leaving her with a decision to make!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Every semester I have my LMU screenprinting students participate in a print exchange. They decide on a theme and consistent size and each person works on a print they would have to exchange with all of the other students.  This semester's theme? Monster/zombie/robot portraits. So I did the grandfather of screenprint--Andy Warhol. The funky red background was done using a color test screen!