Graphic Design

Graphic Design is artwork produced digitally, so they are not expected to have elements made in the real world using traditional media. Before computers made this digital leap, most work was done with a vacuum frame and graphic film in a dark room setting. Light-tables were used to cut masks (or stencils) out of a material called ruby-lith or other materials that were opaque to the light source. Half-tone film screens were used to convert conventional photography into this black or white, positive or negative film environment. Even color separations used to be created with filters that limited the spectra to certain wavelengths so that several half-tone images in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black would resemble a color photograph.

Today, there are digital filters for just about every visual effect you’ve ever seen. You can imagine these as small applications or programs to perform very specific functions in image processing.

Graphic Design is also generally reproduced in a variety of print methods in unlimited production runs. Also, there is seldom much regard for the archival quality of these prints, so the expected life-span of the object is highly variable.

Unicorn

Unicorn

My version of this mythical beast is slick and streamlined, modernized into a few simple and suggestive lines. Abstract and concise, this minimalist approach renders the form in an almost […]

Forever Lost

Forever Lost Color Print

This image is derived from an Anasazi pictograph that no longer exists. The first glimpse I had reminded me of Batman (a little bit), I still think the face area […]

Red Dawn

Red Dawn

Red Dawn, January 20, 2017. This political parody blends the concepts of two movies: ‘Manchurian Candidate’ & ‘Red Dawn’ with Trump’s inauguration date. In 1962 the former title portrayed infiltration by […]

It’s Not What It Seems

It's Not What It Seems

This graphic design “It’s Not What It Seems” is a revival of an image inspired by Reagan era politics, when I realized for the first time that we don’t truly […]

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

The “Rule of Law” essentially means that law should govern nations, rather than the whims of an individual, and that no one is above the law. Since the 16th century every […]

Moai Trifold Brochure

This brochure is used at shows in Seattle Art Loft to offer details on the Moai Series of Original Prints. The Moai Trifold Brochure introduces viewers to a few words […]