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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Previous Post on this Image Was "I'm Done."

That turned out to be wrong. Very.

Three days later, I repainted the background, almost completely, and by the time I uploaded my file to be printed, I was utterly drained and exhausted. But here's the result, a piece more in character with its prequel, Trikeratos:

Finished. I swear.
But if there's any interest, I may offer the (slightly) older piece as a digital print. It was a lot of work just to come to realize where and how I'd gone awry:

Still good. But not good enough.
Someday I'll relate the full tale of how I saved Xmas with this repaint. But not today. I've got a lot to do before the beginning of next month.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Archosaurs & Automata, My 2nd Piece

For the #ArchosaursAndAutomata art show:
A Gloom of Duralumin Dragons.
Possibly final! Finished, for sure, or possibly with a few minor revisions in time to print, and certainly not a complete rebrush of the entire sky, sea, and land.

UPDATE: Which has <a href="">happened</a>.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The New Filament of Coherent Lighthouse…

This is something that's been in the works for a while—a new graphic suitably representative of us:

Cubelight bug.

The 'bug', designed in July 2006.
Previous iterations ranged from clumsy to gruesome.
And it goes along with this:

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Logotype, designed and refined in 2010/2011.
The typeface,
Santana, is slightly modified.
The 'gfx' plate element is optional/modifiable.

So why a cube, or a box? Boxes are common motifs in logo design (and some much better than others). I find platonic solids interesting, but I could have gone with any of them. I didn't, because there's a personal reason for choosing it (beyond the obvious implications of a three-dimensional form rendered in two): in 1985, I went to Expo 85 in Tsukuba, Japan.

And they had a 3D theater for the Sumitomo Pavilion, with a magnificent, giant yellow box inset into two mirrored facades, creating the illusion of a complete cube:

Brochure of the pavilion.

I never made it into the theater (the lines every time we went were far too long, and there was a lot to see). But the set up always impressed me.

I've run Coherent Lighthouse since 2004. I think of Cubelight as its filament, something which lights our way.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Guidraco Home Stretching

For the #ArchosaursAndAutomata art show, still in progress.