Monday, April 19, 2010

Last Chance Garage Band shirts

I'm getting back into silkscreen design and printing.  My dad's band played a show in San Diego recently and he commissioned me to make some shirts to give to their guests in the audience.  I spent a lot of time over at dafont.com and eventually settled on a font called "Kiss Kiss from Paris".  A great font aside from some letters, like B, not having "holes".  So I had to add those myself.  I have a thing for simple block letters so I tried that.


I had not printed in over a year.  Silkscreen is a complicated and meticulous process, and I made a number of amateur mistakes throughout, especially in the photographic exposure process.  Somehow I improvised my way past the setbacks and everything actually ended up all right.  I had a lot of fun getting back into the groove with printing.  I need a color printer, though, because the colors I ended up printing on the shirts weren't too close to what I designed.


Anyway, I now have a few print projects lined up, and it's good to be back.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shooting Film

My mother recently generously handed over her old Nikon FM series SLR to me, and I've been enjoying messing with it.  Had to go to a few stores to find the right batteries and picked up some cheap CVS 400 ISO film.  I shot a full roll to test the camera's exposure meter (which turned out to be accurate), and a couple came out looking all right.

Playing with dutch angles.


Roommate doing a little Ikea shopping.

Sipping Perrier while assembling a vintage pool table (now completed!).



Yes, I sleep with an electric drill.

Shooting animals in low light situations is tricky...

...Unless they're lazy and/or tired.


It was a pleasant surprise that the last photo I took while walking into Rite Aid to get the roll developed ended up being my favorite