CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1992 |
If you squinted your eyes, Magoo Boyer looked to be wearing a paisley dress shirt. Upon closer inspection, it was no shirt. It was Boyer's skin, virtually every inch of it tattooed with dragons, flowers and scary faces. Even closer inspection revealed one of the faces to be a snarling dog. This was not a tattoo, however, but Boyer's Chihuahua, Gypsy, who was tucked into the left inside pocket of his leather vest. Still closer inspection revealed a tattoo inside Gypsy's left ear.
September 8, 1992 |
The young people with whom David Lance Goines associated back in the Free Speech Movement days here might have been astonished at his cheery description of himself nearly 30 years later as "the handmaiden of industry." It's an old-fashioned notion, redolent of Elihu Vedder and one of his creepy allegorical paintings, maybe with a diaphanously clad maiden named Science instructing a muscled youth, a guy by the name of Industry.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.