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NEWS
August 12, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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NEWS
July 31, 1992 | ROSE APODACA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1992 | ROSE APODACA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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 | AARON CURTISS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1991 | SHEILA BENSON, TIMES CRITIC AT LARGE
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.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 15, 1991 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1991 | JANE APPLEGATE
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1991 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER
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.
NEWS
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.
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