Friday, September 18, 2009

Silk Maps in Jail

Call me a nerd, but I find it really interesting that this is the news article featured on Yahoo! today right after we met with Allison Smith.


That's all I wanted to share. Hope you guys enjoy the article and discover a new appreciation for Monopoly. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009



Hi all!

This semester Annie, Katie, and I are working on a collaborative photography/book arts project. Annie and Katie started this project on Facebook, and it has grown ever since. We would love for you all to participate! Here's what you need to do:

Step One: Read "The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God" by Etgar Keret. It can be found online on googlebooks. While reading, focus on the mental picture that arises when learning about each character. There are three characters; the Bus Driver, Eddie, and Happiness.

Step Two: Find people in real life who fit your mental picture of the characters. Photograph them!

Step Three: Send pictures to the email listed below.

Once we have received the submissions, we will compile the photographs into a book and send it to Printed Matter, a mega-store of artist's books.


Submission Guidelines

Deadline for Entries: October 17th, 2009

All submissions must be made electronically.

Images should be no larger than 1500 by 2100 pixels (5" by 7") at a resolution of 300 dpi.

Each file should be labeled as follows:



1. smith_eddie.jpg
2. smith_happiness.jpg
3. smith_busdriver.jpg

Any submissions that are mislabeled, corrupted, or too big we won't be able to accept!

Email your submission to Please include your full name and email address.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Alter Printmaking Blog

A new printmaking blog to follow!

It's called Alter printmaking, and this is how it's described:

"Alter printmaking - where printmaking is de-constructed and re-proposed as a conceptual process. It’s not just about mark-making, but making your mark, process and dispersion and heralding changes in print technology from cut and paste publishing to a printer in every home, printed images the size of buildings, variable print, delivering tailored information, the PDF, the virtual print that only exists on a hard drive and unfolds like a performance. Lastly, print passes the baton to the www."

The blog is authored by Chris Mercier from Berkshire, UK.

Here's one of his performance pieces called "Square Dance":