I love the aesthetic of wood strips or chunks recomposed into solid furniture.Being made from castoffs bound for the landfill makes them that much more impressive. The style reminds me of the gorgeous cutting boards my father makes from the scraps of hardwood cabinetry projects.
I’ve long been fascinated by transforming a discarded shipping container into a house. Yeah, I was that daydreaming 8th-grader scribbling container dream home blueprints in my notebooks during class. Living in the Bay Area, the ports provide a surplus of containers, while housing prices rule out all other options, so if I ever want to own, I think this is my only hope.
I thought I mentioned this in more detail, but apparently not. BaconCamp San Francisco is next Saturday (3/21/9).
People keep asking me what BaconCamp is and the best I can offer is that it is an afternoon devoted to the celebration of bacon. There will be bacon-based food, presentations, demonstrations, vendors and even a bacon poetry slam.
My plan was to silkscreen the image above in white ink on a red t-shirt. Having toyed with the idea, my question for y’all is if I should print in white or silver and if the bacon should be horizontal as you see it, or diagonal, like a sash (vertical looks like a bacon tie). Opinions?
I just raided Macy’s for a couple dress shirts to use as canvases for new silkscreen projects.
Maybe I will wear them, or maybe I will just sell them on Etsy.
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The first is a mustard yellow Hilfiger western-style with opalescent snaps . I want to go totally counter-western with the design and solicited suggestions on Twitter. I was told to go with a ninja, geisha, kiwi, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, lions, aliens, rocket ships, and bacon . I was also asked to lend someone a hot glue gun, cordless drill and a staple gun.
I like the ninja and the geisha, for taking my anti-western concept to heart, and I am considering something in the style of a Japanese woodblock print. Looking musically as well as hemispherically, I’m thinking punk. Maybe the anarchy circle-A in a western font and a gash held together by gold safety pins. A co-worker reinforced the outer-space concept so I’m considering a Cosmonaut theme as well.
The second is a standard white Calvin Klein dress shirt, except for a strip of checkered embroidery that runs the length of the shirt to the right of the buttons. I haven’t put any thought into this piece other than wanting to incorporate the embroidery.
So, what themes, images or other ideas do you suggest I print onto these two?
The latest challenge I have given my high school arts students at YBCA is to
“design a dynamic, one-color silkscreen print using only text to create the image.”
This assignment was actually first inspired by this Skull T-Shirt, but the Ork Poster of SF is probably a better example.
I place the roots of text art in the neo-impressionism of Seurat, who’s pointillist paintings could be viewed as the forerunner of ascii art. If Sunday Afternoon can be composed of daubs of paint, why not daubs of text?