Are you seeking some totally wicked graphic design inspiration? Check out these colorful and macabre Mardi Gras masks to inspire you to create your own artwork
With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching it seemed like a good time to look at traditional Mexican motifs as a jumping off point for inspiration. Any of these themes can be mined for invitations and party decorations for your…
Continuing the mini-series targeting the issue of ink drop-off in flexo printing using Adobe Illustrator, this article concentrates on specific object types and situations to watch out for. Once again, the ability to simulate or compensate for drop-off levels is possible directly in Illustrator exclusively with the use of Phantasm CS Studio and Publisher. However, [...]
This article is published as part of the exclusive AG blog series Avoiding 10 Illustrator Publishing Pitfalls
A common requirement for designers and publishers is to convert artwork into pure grayscale, or “greyscale” if you’re on our side of the pond. This process may at first glance appear to be simple and fool-proof using Illustrator’s [...]
Before Yoko Ono there was Yayoi Kusama, a performance and conceptual artist for whom intensity and hubris knew no bounds. When I was seventeen (the innocent “art director” of the fledgling Screw magazine) I used to field calls from Kusama, looking to give away her wares. In incomprehensibly broken English, she’d ask if I’d like to have photographs of one of her many art orgies. Kusama was a polka dot fanatic and she’d paint them on scores of naked men and women who would then adorn masks of, say, Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, or hats of policemen or nurses, and have them pose while engaging in orgiastic pyrotechnics.
Back in 2007 Chris Dreyer purchased a couple of presses and taught himself how to use them. Having set up shop in what used to be a walk-in freezer in an old warehouse he has been printing for himself as well as for clients — on…