Here is a piece I did for artist named David Tupper.
Here is a piece I did for an artist named David Tupper.
It is several paintings, scanned text from a 1860’s book on painting and art and a couple of fonts. Directions Place ingredients onto standard pad, distress rigorously for 20 seconds, toss a couple of times, and simmer remains in Japanese pixel based broth until progress bar ﬁnishes. Separate into cmyk and there you go. Voila!
the style of the paintings lends itself very easily to this picasso-looking montage, where the book clipping and label for tupper look like found objects. however i want to see more of that interesting type treatment- but i guess thats because im a typophile.
I am really enjoying the layering of your imagery as well; especially with the vibrant colors you have selected, but I think that the composition is quite heavy on the right side. I think this might be solved if you moved your vertical type along with the beige form (with David Tupper) over to the left. Plus, I am not sure if you wanted the viewer to automatically read the text ﬁrst. If this is what you want then the text in the middle is ﬁne. But when I ﬁrst viewed it, my eyes were stuck on the text and it was very hard for my eye to focus on the imagery. What I am saying is, the text does not move my eye around your composition. If the text was moved to the left, the curvature of the form (with David Tupper) would lead my eye into the right side of the piece a little more. But, I really enjoyed your piece! Lovely.
This composition SUCKS!!!
hey, thanks for that eloquent critique. man, that was great. you must be a brilliant artist yourself, judging by the very profound knowledge you’ve shared with us.
Isaac — Michael and Ole are design colleagues in Seattle. bj
oh. now i feel wicked dumb. but i stuck up for the guy, right? aren’t you proud of me? mr. michael greenwood, i oﬀer my apologies for insulting your expertise. i should have known that it was only a joke. next time i will ask before i open my mouth. although i have said that before. anyway, i’ll try to somehow get a sense of humor. buy one or something.
it’s all good isaac; i just didn’t want you to start a barﬁght. your verve is admirable. and the Photoshop mustache…that pulls. bj
hey! that’s real! o.k., it’s not.
Ya Ole and I actually share an oﬃce together. I just like giving him a hard time. :D
Ole — I especially like the typeface you used for the artist’s name. What is it?
I enjoy the layering that’s happening on this composition. Did you piece together several of his works or is the background one of his pieces?