Monday, March 29, 2010

Billboard Final

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This is the final billboard selection. I received and appreciate all the comments both here on blogger and through Facebook. I decided to go with this version based on comments as well as on my guy feeling.

I thought the text took away the least on this version. To be honest, I'm almost wishing i had left off the text altogether. My next billboard project will be a series of art billboard with no promotional text. Does anyone have a few 100 thousand??

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Book Releases to go with the Billboard Release

Jirst Bluefin's biggest problem is being ignored. Kacela Middleton is the one person in the world who is never ignored. Jirst is about to discover that sometimes it's better to be ignored for no reason than it is to be ignored for nothing at all.

The Metal Marble
Tucker's Aunt Nyce is his mom's little sister only she isn't that little and she isn't that nice. He has to get used to it though because he's stuck working at her beach restaurant The Crab & Grab.

Booth books coming soon on Amazon!


Friday, March 26, 2010

This Might Be The Billboard
But the font needs to be rescued!

Billboard 1: original font

There has been some discussion over the font. It was suggested I use my own handwriting. So here are a few more billboards. Please leave a comment and let me know which one you like best! Thanks

Billboard 2: Lowercase letters

Billboard 3: Uppercase letters

Billboard 4: Uppercase letters, align left

Billboard 5: Lowercase letters, align left

Billboard 7: Black font

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Comments welcomed!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Critter's California Adventure

MG Higgins has been showing Critter the good life in CA!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Started work on the zonkey street:
"Make Art!" Billboard today...


Friday, March 12, 2010

Exhibit at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center Part II

subterranean=underwater.. aka, these would look good in a subway

When I walked away from the reception tonight, I was disappointed. I thought perhaps I had missed the mark.

Was this new post it note art the right direction? People liked the old, whimsical critters. Maybe these new pieces were too abstract?

It wasn't till I got home and took a look at these photos that I was able to see that I have not missed my mark. in fact, it became clear to me the direction I need to go. And it's in the interaction.. it's in the writing.

These photos reveal a disconnect. The foam board fish and the scribbles of the viewers are almost two separate ideas. I could hang the critters in one room and the blank paper for people to write on in another and there wouldn't be much difference. But there lies the direction.

I need to find a way to have the viewer's scribble not just around the work, but inadvertently become part of the work. For example, look back at the first photo. See how the text almost becomes the water the fish is swimming in? This happened inadvertently for both the scribblers and for me.

Next step: how to make it inadvertent only for the scribblers...


Friday, March 05, 2010

Exhibit at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center

Ian Sands giant post-it note critter art