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To be featured throughout the month of June 2021.
Above: Pen & ink postcard art ( closeup, edit )
Friday, 14 May 2021
FOUND ON MY HARD DRIVE: One of my all-time favourite music artists is Vanessa Daou, a highly influential and still-potent pioneer of jazz-inflected dance electronica. I've been corresponding with Vanessa ever since her debut masterpiece ZIPLESS in the mid-90s, and I even did an article about her in my magazine, MONOBLOG.
A while back I sent her this rough idea after seeing this beautifully abstract selfie on her Facebook page. I thought it had great potential as a vinyl album cover and wanted to draw her attention to it.
Credit/Source: Vanessa Daou
A quick, snappy placeholder title, ( her name is just too good a source for plays on words ), and then a run through some typefaces and five minutes later you have the finished (as-yet non-existent) shrink-wrapped product.
I love it, and only now have I noticed that the typeface has a 'legacy-automotive' theme that's appropriate for the photo. Hot!
Friday, 26 March 2021
25 APRIL - 02 MAY 2020
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
A few weeks ago, the Spanish-speaking world's premiere cryptocurrency commentator, speculator and all-round professor Juan en Cripto, asked me to create some artwork for an NFT (Non-Fungible Token ) to celebrate his achieving a milestone following of ten thousand Youtube subscribers.
After some experiments, Juan elected to go for a 'baseball-card' design for the limited edition run of ten pieces. Using blockchain technology, he will give a copy to the most loyal of his grass-roots followers, and they will each retain certified ownership of this artwork. Other reproductions could be made, but the certification that theirs is the legit artefact and not an unauthorised copy means that it may ultimately have a value like a piece of traditional, real-world art.
Of course, you can imagine that this technology will soon be applied to all digital art, and those who have legitimate proof of ownership of an original will be able to benefit from an increase in its value, and the artist will also be guaranteed a cut from any future sales.
As an arch capitalist who loves money, I can only give my wholehearted approval of this innovative and disruptive technology.
Qué es un NFT en Watafan (RSK) + SORPRESA ¿NFT GRATIS? 🎁 (2021)
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Additional: I spent the end of March and into April 2020 getting as much sunshine as I could, even though it was cold outside. I was very conscious of the fact that my mood would be regulated by natural light ( while adhering to the rules, obviously ). Usually this meant sitting and reading.
Luckily, in the UK we were gifted with blue skies and very favourable weather almost as soon as lockdown was announced.
When I see these thumbnails in my iPhone, I don't even need to open the actual photographs, they represent vivid impressions of the time, and of the changing seasons during lockdown.