03.22.14 | selenographie

p. got me a brand new plain purple hoodie, so now my punk as shit hoodie is going into storage.

lol when I was a teenager I was like “ugh god why would I ever wear plain clothes” and now I am like “ugh god why would I ever wear a t-shirt that broadcasts every viewpoint i have”

top: cut from a thrifted bedsheet of constellations which I failed to make a dress out of @ bubbly heart unicorn manor, Athens GA, 2007.

middle left: Intro to Screenprinting project w/S. Foley @ UGA, July 2011.

middle right: violin screenprint by DC (“folk it up!” sharpie added by me), from Athens to Chicago, December 2006.

bottom left: one-shot paper stencil screenprint by me, Athens? Chicago? 2006? 2007?

bottom right: Pastel Knit Appreciation Society screenprint by DC @ 666 House, Athens GA, 2005?

eurekacalifornia:

Hey yall, probably gonna spam incessantly about these shows next weekend. When was the last time you saw Marshmallow Coast or 63 Crayons or Visitations? Tunabunny shows are probably gonna be kinda rare for awhile. Bastards of Fate are KILLER and if you miss them you might as well hate live music I guess. Antlrd Antlrd is a different iteration every time almost. Muuy Biien are about to put out a great album. Casper & The Cookies have written some amazing tracks lately. Axxa/Abraxas has been a great new find. Did you even hear the NSON record?? Plus El Hollin hasn’t played in a while!!! I don’t even know what they are like right now. Anyway this is pretty much perfect. In the absence of Popfest, we are really excited to get to spend a couple of days with some great people we really really really like a lot. IT WOULD BE THE BEST EVER IF YOU CAME.

eurekacalifornia:

Hey yall, probably gonna spam incessantly about these shows next weekend. When was the last time you saw Marshmallow Coast or 63 Crayons or Visitations? Tunabunny shows are probably gonna be kinda rare for awhile. Bastards of Fate are KILLER and if you miss them you might as well hate live music I guess. Antlrd Antlrd is a different iteration every time almost. Muuy Biien are about to put out a great album. Casper & The Cookies have written some amazing tracks lately. Axxa/Abraxas has been a great new find. Did you even hear the NSON record?? Plus El Hollin hasn’t played in a while!!! I don’t even know what they are like right now. Anyway this is pretty much perfect. In the absence of Popfest, we are really excited to get to spend a couple of days with some great people we really really really like a lot. IT WOULD BE THE BEST EVER IF YOU CAME.

Why does nobody think screen printing is art?

thefontnazi:

meowgernoncatwallader:

It’s because it doesn’t actualy require much skill to screen print. Like anyone can rip and image from somewhere, burn it and print it
in my opinion the actual printing isn’t art, but (if you created it) the image that you made to print is art
Though an exception may be if you screen print in a way that isn’t normal

The same then can be said for photography. Anyone off the street can point and shoot, but  actual photographers can do so at a professional level. 

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"First World Problems" | Summer 2011 | selenographie

I made these screenprints for school as a snide reaction to, well, listening to my more financially well-off classmates complain about daily middle- and upper-class hassles while I worked three jobs and took a full courseload and ate beans’n’rice, heh. These were made before I had seen this quote about the problematic aspects of the phrase/concept of “first world problems.” However, in critique the project actually sparked a pretty intense & eye-opening discussion wherein my classmates admitted they often don’t think about class privilege and how while their problems are still relevant to their own lives, many people locally and worldwide have to contend with much more difficult situations (like struggling to provide basic human needs). So that was pretty cool because I thought I was just being a sarcastic jerk but actually I had made a thought-provoking art (!?).

In any case, for the assignment I had to make 100 prints and I didn’t want the project to just end with a 15-minute discussion and a stack of paper to take home and gather dust, so I planned on selling these for donations which would be forwarded to a decent charity — I was thinking Doctors Without Borders, unless there is some important fault against them that I am missing because I have yet to find anything via Google (??). I had sent the prints to a local vintage/art/craft consignment shop to be sold but actually they ended up sitting in a friend’s house and I just now got them back…

So y’know, PayPal donations to cicada_drone at yahoo dot com if you’d like one. They’re 11x14 ink on posterboard. The typeface is from woodblocks individually-scanned & enlarged.

Also would be interested in other charity recommendations/critiques if applicable because I do not have a lot of experience with non-profit orgs.

"Heavenly Creatures" screenprint on 15"x22" Rives BFK, Summer 2011 | selenographie
In re: ponys, thanks! I made these for my first CMYK separation. It was really hard to do despite all the registration tricks we learned. I think the most successful prints were the ones I got so frustrated about that I aligned by hand, go figure. Grade F for failing to create an identical edition, grade A for shocking the hell out of my classmates with the backstory/”concept.”

"Heavenly Creatures" screenprint on 15"x22" Rives BFK, Summer 2011 | selenographie

In re: ponys, thanks! I made these for my first CMYK separation. It was really hard to do despite all the registration tricks we learned. I think the most successful prints were the ones I got so frustrated about that I aligned by hand, go figure. Grade F for failing to create an identical edition, grade A for shocking the hell out of my classmates with the backstory/”concept.”

"Sometimes being a bitch is the only thing a woman has to hold on to."
Untitled (Kathy Bates) | screenprint, summer 2011 | selenographie
image ref. from Chéri, quote from Dolores Claiborne.
PROTIP: If you don’t think you are good at registration, don’t ever say it’s a mistake; it is always a stylistic choice.

"Sometimes being a bitch is the only thing a woman has to hold on to."

Untitled (Kathy Bates) | screenprint, summer 2011 | selenographie

image ref. from Chéri, quote from Dolores Claiborne.


PROTIP: If you don’t think you are good at registration, don’t ever say it’s a mistake; it is always a stylistic choice.