Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How to make and use spray chalk

Working with sustainable communication methods is hard. There is no rule book or standard print size, and most of the time there is no printing at all. While it can be difficult, there is nothing more satisfying than finding an effective and sustainable medium.

My new love is homemade spray chalk. A simple cornstarch and water mix combined with a stencil can do wonders. Through trial and error I have come to three conclusions about spray chalk.

1. Don't save it after you use it. Keeping cornstarch and water in a tight place for more than a few hours makes it smell like sweaty boy feet.

2. Transparencies make for the best stencils.
Chalk isn't like spray paint; it gets cardboard wet and soggy. Thin plastic transparencies work best.

3. Spray bottles clog.
Spray bottles make for a better look, but will clog after one or two runs with a stencil. Instead use sponges. For the best results, make sure the sponges are almost dry, then lighting dab on top of the stencil.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My life as told by graphs

For the millionth time I was told to "define" myself in a piece of work. This time I decided to use graphs.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Green Porn Inspires

I admire everything about this woman. She makes bug sex interesting and funny. I wonder how she pitched the idea of acting out bug sex in a giant foam costume.

If the bees turn you on, I also suggest the snails and worms.