twenty-one prints

printing last weekend wasn’t a complete disaster: i decided to print some of my circles on pages from old art history and drawing books. the page above is from “art in our time” published by the museum of modern art in 1939. it’s my favorite: i love the retro layout and typography. and the print by arp, titled the navel bottle, well, looks like a fish to me, so i’m in love. my circles add a bit more to the retro feel, and i’ll honestly say that i’m tempted to frame this.

speaking of typography, a new show opens at mcba this saturday, titled face the nation: how national identity shaped modern typeface design, 1900-1960. the show runs until september 21. the graphic designer in me is really looking forward to seeing this show.

happy weekend!

12 responses to “twenty-one prints”

  1. Jesse says:

    Definitely worth framing!

  2. Anna says:

    Yes to framing. It does look like a fish and I like your addition to the very retro feel page.

    As for MCBA, sounds like another art lunch to me.

  3. Dana says:

    Yes, frame it. Then sell it to me. ;)

  4. Anna Y says:

    Worth framing and the ‘fish’ feels more like a Moby Dick for me. :D Happy weekend. :D

  5. Kajsa says:

    It looks gorgeous! I love your circles! Thanks so much for your encouraging comment on my blog, keeps me going!

  6. melinda says:

    pop that baby in a frame! doesn’t get much better than just the right amount of circle and a bit o’ fish thrown in to boot…glad you were able to salvage something form your printing expedition…

  7. janie says:

    Yes that’s definitely one for framing, love the retro look, circles are so satisfying:)

  8. kristin says:

    lots of catching up…love how this looks on paper too, although i am quite enchanted by how your fabric turned out. hope you resolved the fabric ink issue, i’ve missed reading…xx

  9. Jackie says:

    Not a fish, a whale – which makes it even better!! And I agree the circles fit perfectly! Frame it – YES. I admire your ability to just jump in there and try things. In fact you inspired me to finally jump in there on the table project, and the second attempt worked great.

  10. Margins. says:


    I love type in art. It adds so much to a piece, I feel. Perfect.

  11. julie king says:

    i can totally see this framed and hanging in a special spot! and, like you, i love that it has that wonderful vintage feel.

  12. Jen b says:

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