#167 Restore & Rebuild

#167 Restore & Rebuild
#167 Restore & Rebuild
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2021: Restore & Rebuild Our World

Restore health.

Rebuild the economy.

Restore social­iz­ing.

Rebuild lives.

Let’s restore & rebuild to make our plan­et & its peo­ple even bet­ter than it was pre-pandemic.

Concept & Design

There is only one con­cept for the com­ing year. We must wipe out the virus and rebuild the world. 

But the con­cept for the design of Amper­Art 167 Restore & Rebuild is meld­ing the numer­als of the year with the words that will define 2021.

The back­ground start­ed out as the floor­print we’ve seen all over the place for social dis­tanc­ing 6 feet apart. I toyed with it, and real­ized it looks like riv­ets. How appro­pri­ate, to sym­bol­ize, although abstract­ly, Rosie the Riveter.

The col­ors were inspired by Pan­tone Col­ors of the Year 2021. That’s right, they intro­duced 2 new col­ors again this year. We could prob­a­bly use an extra hun­dred or so, to wipe out the dark­ness of the past year. But these two col­ors, Illu­mi­nat­ing and Ulti­mate Gray, are a beau­ti­ful com­bi­na­tion for this design. The yel­low is tru­ly upbeat as the sun’s glow at dawn, and the gray is a beau­ti­ful com­ple­ment. (I think I know what col­or I’m going to repaint my studio.)

Happy New Year 2021

Please leave a com­ment below.


Production notes for #167 Restore & Rebuild:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Programs: Adobe Illustrator
Font, text: Din Schrift
Font, ampersand: Bahnschrift
Credits: Colors inspired by Pantone 2021 Colors of the Year
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Chaz DeS­i­mone is the cre­ator of Amper­Art and own­er of Des­i­mone Design. He was adding ser­ifs to let­ters when he was just a lit­tle brat scrib­bling on walls. Now he’s a big brat and his entire career is design, so long as each project requires the most sophis­ti­cat­ed, log­i­cal, cap­ti­vat­ing results. Con­tact him at chaz@​desimonedesign.​com.

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#163 Big & Scary

#163 Big & Scary
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Big & Scary isn’t just Halloween 2020

What could be big­ger & scari­er & dead­lier than ghosts & gob­lins & snakes & spi­ders? How about a world-​wide virus that’s afflict­ed 37 mil­lion so far, and killed over 1 mil­lion? We’ll be wear­ing masks over masks this Hal­loween. Hope­ful­ly when we take the Hal­loween masks off we’ll con­tin­ue to wear the pro­tec­tive masks.

Jeepers Creepers’ big day

My black cat Jeep­ers is always dressed for Hal­loween. And he lives up to his name — ter­ri­fy­ing birds, lizards and gophers. (Once I noticed a black splotch on my wall, and when I got up close to exam­ine what it was, it jumped off the wall and flew into my face. It was a bat! Cour­tesy of Jeep­ers Creepers.)

In this pho­to he cer­tain­ly is big but not exact­ly scary.

Have a Big & Scary & Happy Halloween


Production notes for #163 Big & Scary:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Programs: Adobe Illustrator
Font, text: Gill Sans
Font, ampersand: Gill Sans
Credits:
Plus-​size model: Jeepers Creepers

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#162 Agree & Disagree

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#162 Agree & Disagree
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What a year of controversy

Wear a mask or don’t wear a mask.
Pros­e­cute the police or let ’em go.
Vote for Trump or vote for Biden. (Nei­ther. But that’s just my opin­ion & I respect you if it’s not yours.)

Agree & disagree

Amper­Art #162 Agree & Dis­agree was inspired by this elo­quent & pro­found piece of writ­ing post­ed by a friend. (I don’t know who the author is.) I made a few typo­graph­ic enhance­ments (em dash, prop­er ellip­sis, sin­gle excla­ma­tion points) — but the amper­sands were already there. [Insert smi­ley face here if you wish.]

This is what many of us have been think­ing and I could­n’t agree more!
I’m sick of covid-​19.
I’m sick of blacks vs. whites.
I’m sick of Democ­rats vs. Repub­li­cans.
I’m REALLY sick of the media.
I’m real­ly sick of the wear­ing a mask debate.
I’m sick of no one being allowed to think what they want & feel how they do with­out offend­ing some­one.
I am sick of the peo­ple who are out there jump­ing on the band­wag­on just to spread hatred. And start riots, loot­ing & destroy­ing oth­ers’ prop­er­ties.
I am sick of blam­ing the world for the sins of a few.
We’re one race — the human race.
You want to sup­port Trump? You do it! It’s your choice!
You want to sup­port Biden? You do it! It’s your choice!
You want to believe in God? You do it! It’s your choice.
You want to believe in mag­i­cal crea­tures that fly around & sprin­kle fairy dust to make life bet­ter? Awesome…you do it!
BUT how about being MATURE enough to be able to deal with the fact that every­one doesn’t have the same exact mind-​set as you. Hav­ing our own mind-​set is what makes us all indi­vid­u­als and beau­ti­ful. If you can’t han­dle that fact…oh well!
I don’t have to agree with every­thing you believe in & YOU don’t have to agree with me.
It’s your choice! It’s my choice!
Just be a decent human being.
You don’t have to like this post or agree. It’s your choice!

There’s real­ly noth­ing more I can add to this post except to say I agree.


Production notes for #162 Agree & Disagree:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Programs: Adobe Illustrator
Font, text: Goudy
Font, ampersand: Din
Credits:
Illustration: Nikolz, deposit​pho​tos​.com

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Chaz DeS­i­mone is the cre­ator of Amper­Art and own­er of Des­i­mone Design. He was adding ser­ifs to let­ters when he was just a lit­tle brat scrib­bling on walls. Now he’s a big brat and his entire career is design, so long as each project requires the most sophis­ti­cat­ed, log­i­cal, cap­ti­vat­ing results. Con­tact him at chaz@​desimonedesign.​com.

Thank you for sub­scrib­ing to Chaz’s per­son­al design project, Amper­Art. Men­tion you read all the way to the bot­tom here and receive a tru­ly incred­i­ble graph­ic design gift when you con­tact Chaz.

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