16 May 2013 / 1 note
A big day of ip releases at tonight’s Cabin-Time: Wilderness exhibition. If you are in the greater West Michigan area, please join us at Craft House (40 S. Division) from 6 - 9pm. These will soon be available for purchase online as well.
ip-008: Cabin-Time: Wilderness
2-color risograph interiors on 70#t French Paper Co. Pop-tone Whip Cream, letterpress covers on 65#c French Paper Co. Glo-Tone Green Light paper; perfect bound
5” x 7”
ip-009: A Cookbook of Sorts
Nick Stockton, camp cook
3-color risograph throughout with 80#c French Paper Co. Speckletone Old Green covers and 70#t Domtar Cougar Offset Vellum Natural interiors; perfect bound
5” x 7”
ip-010a-d: Frost Drawings
(Clockwise from top left: Ice Wool, Rime, Pruina, Hoarfrost)
A series of 4 1-color risograph prints on 65#c French Paper Co. Pop-Tone Whip Cream
17” x 11”
Collator Crew (at Issue Press)
18 Mar 2013 / 8 notes
by Sarah Darnell
JACOBSVILLE is a collection of 12 drawings inspired by the natural weathering of Jacobsville sandstone, a rock unique to Lake Superior and the Rabbit Island area. The rocks were collected, curated, and photographed during the third Cabin-Time artist residency on Rabbit Island in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Sarah Darnell is an industrial designer, illustrator, and outdoor enthusiast. Her work is heavily inspired by simplicity, function, and observation
This is iP-006.Process:Risograph: 1-color (Flat Gold) cover on 80#c French Paper Co. Speckletone Cream, 1-color (Burgundy) interiors on 70#t Speckletone Madero Beach; Saddle-stitchedPages: 32Dimensions: 4” x 5.25”Edition Size: 150
Printed and published by Issue Press, on sale now! Support independent press!
100% of the profits of everything sold in the C.T. store go back into the residency, and help the project towards becoming self-sufficient and sustainable.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES: iP’s newest publication, the field guide for CABIN-TIME: Rabbit Island launches at 6pm tonight at the exhibition of the same name at Miscellany in Grand Rapids!
All I’m going to say about this is that we got what we deserved. If we wanted utopia, we got it. If we asked for graphic design to be simplified to accommodate as many n00bz as possible, we got it. Every designer has to find their own way, their own principles. Then apply those principles to their work with diligence and loyalty. Running back into the comfort of old forms or styles of the past (see Swiss Modernism) won’t save us. We have a well-connected community but we don’t use it to help each other. We don’t discuss each others work in critical or constructive ways. Pertaining to this example, what is boring about this design meme is the stability. You can have insane, skewed, chopped up, warped letterforms but they’re so often placed in triangular, centered layouts. There is some rhythm, but the plane is filled. How is tension created? How does proportion and scale play a role in this? etc. etc. If anyone would like to discuss this further feel free to message me.