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Design and the non-conceptual mind

Recently Sheraton Green told me I needed to check out George Saunders. I’ve never really been a fiction reader, most of the books I choose to read fall into that “lifting the curtain on historic or cultural paradigms” genre of

Posted in PROCESS, THOUGHTS

“GROSSERIES” INSTALLATION

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We have always loved the pedestrian, commercial history of screenprinting. Before it was the respectable artistic media we know it as today, it was a down and dirty, quick and easy way to produce temporary color promotional signage. A mainstay

Posted in INSTALLATION, PRINT, PROCESS

UNINTENDED TEXTURES

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We here at Aesthetic Apparatus are always proponents of printmaking’s little surprises, but rarely does trimming paper yield any “happy” accidents. But look here! A perfect trim right down the center of a bunch of drifting registration rules revealed this

Posted in PRINT, PROCESS

DESIGN RANCH 2011

We just got back from Design Ranch 2011 in Hunt, Texas where we were invited to come down and coordinate a screen printing workshop. Thing is, we had no idea how to predict the outcome of the workshop we had

Posted in POSTERS, PRINT, PROCESS

AAXI: IMAGE RESOURCE

More posting of pieces from our gallery installation last year — “AAXI: A Decade of Aesthetic Apparatus, One Year Late.” Audio Tour:

Posted in ARTIFACT, POSTERS, PROCESS

AAXI: THE SQUEEGEE

More posting of pieces from our gallery installation last year — “AAXI: A Decade of Aesthetic Apparatus, One Year Late.” Audio Tour:

Posted in ARTIFACT, PRINT, PROCESS

AAXI: THE PRINTING TABLE

More posting of pieces from our gallery installation last year — “AAXI: A Decade of Aesthetic Apparatus, One Year Late.” Audio Tour:

Posted in ARTIFACT, PRINT, PROCESS

AAXI: A FEW SELECT SEGMENTS

Just posting some pieces from our gallery installation last year — “AAXI: A Decade of Aesthetic Apparatus, One Year Late” Audio Tour:

Posted in ARTIFACT, POSTERS, PROCESS

TWO BETTYS – PROCESS THREAD (PART 5)

(This is part 5 of a 5-part process thread that we will be posting every day this week.) Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 THE PAYOFF. Two Bettys final boxes with calling cards. These boxes

Posted in IDENTITY, PROCESS

TWO BETTYS – PROCESS THREAD (PART 4)

(This is part 4 of a 5-part process thread that we will be posting every day this week.) Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 We reassembled with Two Bettys and discussed the three revisions we had come up

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