#16 Bloom & Blossom


#16 Bloom & Blossom
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Spring has sprung!

 

Pri­or to titling this piece, I want­ed to be sure that “bloom” and “blos­som” are not redun­dant. Accord­ing to the dic­tio­nary, while they can mean the same thing when used as nouns, as verbs flow­ers bloom while trees blossom.

 

The beau­ti­ful flow­ers in “Bloom & Blos­som” were pho­tographed by Jiri Hera, whose work is show­cased on foto​lia​.com.

 

#8 Hide & Seek

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#8 Hide & Seek
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.1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005…

Ready or not, here I come!

Back in the old days we’d be get­ting antsy right about one-​thousand-​twenty, one-​thousand-​twenty-​one, one-thousand-twenty-two…

But today we can just pass the time tex­ting or play­ing a game (until you score and your “WOOHOO!” gives your hid­ing place away).

I am not a fan of oranges and browns, so I super­sat­u­rat­ed these col­ors almost to the point of pop art. I find the orig­i­nal image far more relax­ing; it does­n’t con­vey the play­ful­ness of hide & seek, nor of autumn. How­ev­er, the pat­tern in the bark is fascinating.

Now go hide while I start counting…


listen up!1960 BC

That’s “Before Com­put­ers” and “Before Cell­phones.” Hide & Seek (no bat­ter­ies required). Met­al skates (no hel­mets, no kneepads). When we scraped our knuck­les on Flexy-​Riders, got soaked skid­ding down our Slip & Slides (see my AmperBr& piece on that one), or sim­ply played check­ers (with a real board and real play­ing pieces). Sim­ple, fun times, but I do enjoy test­ing my skills with the Lumos­i­ty app.


Production notes for #8 Hide & Seek:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Program: Adobe Photoshop
Font: Souvenir

Ampersand: Souvenir (well, whatever’s cheating & peeking)
Credits:
Photos: unknown; tried my best to find the image sources of this early AmperArt image but whoever I “borrowed” them from most likely “borrowed” them from somebody else. Anyway, the composite is heavily altered from the original. If you’re the photographer and would like credit, just let me know. 
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#6 Sunny & Hot

6 Sunny & Hot


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Amper­Art is my lat­est fine art project (although purists don’t con­sid­er posters or the use of typog­ra­phy as fine art, but since I can’t draw it’s art to me). Amper­Art is a series of typo­graph­ic design, fea­tur­ing the almighty amper­sand flanked by com­mon phras­es such as “hot & cold,” “big & tall,” “sweet & sour.” Each graph­ic will be enhanced with a rel­e­vant image & col­or. I was going to start the series with “black & white” but it’s sum­mer & it is most def­i­nite­ly “sun­ny & hot” out­side. (I enjoyed the rays on the sol­stice, Tues­day. The next install­ment could eas­i­ly be “burnt & peel­ing” but I’d rather be think­ing about “cold & wet.”)

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Enjoy the first week of summer!


 

Production notes:
Original size: 10x15 inches
Program: Photoshop
Fonts: Lithos, Adrian (ampersand)
Ampersand: Adrian font with glow