August 12, 1992 |
When Kathy Lewis stamps a letter, she really stamps it. Along with the 29-cent variety, she takes rubber stamps to her mail, and not just a cute little ink blot here and there. By the time she's done, the whole envelope is a fanciful artwork, and the poor letter carrier is lucky to find the address.
July 31, 1992 |
When Dave Patri and his buddies from the graphic arts department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo started Split to showcase their art on T-shirts, they sold the goods out of a cardboard box at a sandwich hangout. Since moving Split to Huntington Beach five years ago, Patri and company have been using the boxes to ship their fresh, funky garb. The group of college buddies behind Split has shifted over the years, but original members Scott Van Derripe, 27, and Patri, 26, have remained.
March 28, 1992 |
Working as a part of Southern California's surf culture means doing business unconventionally. The pin-striped suit is eschewed, and you don't often "do lunch" to cut a deal. And when Thom McElroy schedules a board meeting, he looks to the ocean for a sign. The Costa Mesa graphic artist certainly does not look for some New Age-inspired omen from nature to conduct business. But if the waves are good, McElroy and his clients bring along a primary tool of their trade: surfboards.
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March 26, 1992 |
A Calabasas-based graphics company has been chosen to design the year-old city's first logo--a simple symbol but apparently not a simple process. "It's a lot more complicated than people think," said Laurie Brecheen Ballard, co-owner of the Ballard Co., which has also produced logos for the Burbank Airport, Blue Cross of California and Los Angeles International Airport. Ballard said the process will take several months.
November 12, 1991 |
To take the idea of what constitutes a book and mess around with it until sometimes it doesn't even contain words is, in some eyes, sacrilege. To others, and to artists especially, it's fair game, a marvelous stretching of the limits of expectation. One hundred examples of what has happened when artists turned their hands to books fill the airy space at the Armory Center for the Arts, something of a pleasant discovery itself in Pasadena's Old Town.
July 10, 1991 |
Like all amateur photographers, Hollywood real estate broker Arnold Carlson wants his pictures clear and sharp. But Carlson has an additional need for detail: He paints still lifes from those photos. "I take 20 to 30 rolls a year, more lately since I got my new camera," Carlson says. "I need to get really good close-ups of things." He asked a friend who is a professional photographer to recommend a good one-hour photo processing shop where he could get high-quality prints.
May 15, 1991 |
Russia before 1917 was a thriving capitalist marketplace, a bourgeois society where exotic meals, lavish theater and the latest Western fashions were pursued as eagerly as Gorbachev's ouster is today. It was a world where emerging artist Kazimir Malevich pooled his talent with poet Vladimir Mayakovsky to design cartoon-like prints that chronicled World War I for the uneducated masses.
February 1, 1991 |
Even the tiniest business needs an identity, but many small-business owners are shocked at the price of original artwork created by a graphic designer. Don't despair. Today's personal computer technology has created a growing desktop publishing industry eager to serve cost-conscious entrepreneurs. Whether your job requires creating a daily restaurant menu, updating price lists or submitting ads to a newspaper, desktop publishers can save you time and money.
January 18, 1991 |
Much of the Czechoslovakian art on display at the Valley College Art Gallery has a double meaning. Images of concentration camps, soldiers, guard dogs and watchtowers, for instance, can evoke World War II. But they also symbolize Czechoslovakia being turned into a concentration camp by the Soviet-led 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion. The artists could never have gotten their message past censors without cloaking it in seemingly "appropriate, pro-Soviet" forms, said Henry F.
November 15, 1990
The Conejo Valley Art Museum opens Friday with an exhibit titled "Chasing the Line" by Claire Falkenstein. For Falkenstein, a major California artist best known for her metal works, this exhibit is like no other she has done before. "This will be the first time I have had an exhibition with graphics playing the dominant part of the display," she said. Falkenstein, 81, is best known for her metal sculptural webs, suggestive of molecular structure and biological growth patterns.