Monday, February 15, 2010

Get Your Stars On

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Detail of the star-dot pattern

Recently, I've been reading more design blogs than writing anything. One inspiring piece I happened upon via Coudal, via Ministry of Type, were these star patterned posters created by Mark Brooks. I've played with hand-tooling half-toned patterns before and always planned a series of portraits using a labourious dot technique I developed working on a 3D project. Yet this technique seemed so straight-forward and provided a nice level of visual abstraction that's hard to resist. As a quickie I did these tests of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker (I plan to do the other three members of the famous "Quintet"). These turned out well enough I may even get them printed somewhere as more finished pieces than my Epson can do at home.

The posters printed at 13" x 19"

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