Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Last week a set of framed prints of the orginal printers proof set for IMAGES was hung in Redcliffe Quay. The mini exhibition coincided with the launch of a new fashion line at ZEITGEIST, formerly Radical Design. The 6 signed prints are for sale and will remain in the store over the Christmas period. A further set is on view at the SEABREEZE CAFE at Antigua Yacht Club Marina and at HARMONY HALL, Brown's Bay. The difference between a photographic print and a printer's proof is the former can be duplicated many times over whereas the latter can never be reproduced exactly the same. That is where its originality and value lies; should the book ever go out of print or the artist ever become so incredibly famous as to make his or her work completely unafordable, the owner of a signed and certified original proof could in theory propel themselves into a higher tax bracket overnight by selling the item at auction...!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
A specially commissioned billboard went up at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina entrance last week. The proprietor Carlo Falcone had seen similar billboards at the airport arrivals hall and had asked me if we could design one to welcome the brokers, press and visiting yachtspeople to the annual Antigua Yacht Show. At 16' wide with an original resolution of 150dpi @100% it looks impressive right up close. Part of the reason is that it is made up of 11 separate vertical high res images stitched together in photoshop to form whats now known as a gigapan.