I think we all have a book that could be opened any time at any page with never ending appetite. And you will look through the pages still finding new things or things you’ve seen will be something new or different.
I have several books like that. Lucky me.
One of them is Kalle Lasn’s ‘Design Anarchy’.
The following paragraph made me stop and think for a while:
‘We laugh at recorded jokes instead of joking around together and drool over internet porn instead of having actual sex. Slowly, we move toward a goal that Swiss author Max Frisch once described as ‘arranging the world so that we do not experience it.’
I am so excited to tell you about cyanotype printmaking technique. which i occasionally discovered when was visiting The Curve – Walead Beshty’s exhibition in Barbican centre. He made an epic work comprising more than 12,000 cyanotypes (picture below so you could see the scale).
There is an idea:
1. prepare cyanotype emulsion. you should first mix up A and B separately and then together.
A – 25 grams ferric ammonium citrate + 100 ml water
B – 10 grams potassium ferricyanide +100 ml water
2. coat sheet of paper with the emulsion
3. let paper to dry in the dark
4. place objects whatever you want on the paper and expose the paper using light (sunny day is the best way, we used light box as weren’t lucky with sunshine)
5. after 10 min on good sunshine wash the paper in the tray of water
It is so amazing to see how your object will expose on the paper. I will put my result below. I would definitely would like to continue experiments with cyanotype at home in future.
So here it is:
welcome to the blog of graphic designer in the making. would like to start with slogan i try to apply to my life everyday: 'wherever you are, be there entirely'