Letterheady –adjective 1. overcome by a strong emotion due to a letterhead design.
Much like its sibling, Letters of Note, Letterheady is an online homage to offline correspondence; specifically letters. However, here at Letterheady we don’t care about the letter’s content. Just its design. Click here to submit any letterheads you feel are worthy of exposure. Alternatively, email me the details.
What is not to love about Sueme’s work? His paintings are flat, with a brilliant use of desaturated and pastel colors. His work uses abstraction and minimalism, breaking pools and other subjects into shapes using planes of color. Many of his pieces are almost monochromatic, using several hues of the same color.
One influence I can see clearly in his work is that of David Hockney, especially his pool paintings from the 1960s and 1970’s. (See below.) Art Practice Prompt:
Create a work of art based on the color palette used in one of his paintings.
Create a series of minimal photographs breaking your subject down to just the elements of art and getting rid of all clutter.
Forced perspective is an visual technique that creates an optical illusion by making an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates our visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the viewer or camera in a composition.
Paul Smith (1921-2007), American, Typewriter Artist
When people would tell him “I could never do that!”, artist Paul Smith would always reply, “What can you do?”
Paul was born with cerebral palsy in 1921, but he never let this get in the way of doing extraordinary things.
“Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning.” – cerebralpalsy.org
This week we visit Lenka Clayton, another Pittsburgh based artist whose work finds meaning in ordinary, everyday objects. For her assignment, she asks you to partner with someone and recreate a lost childhood object, using their memory of the object and the materials you have around you. Here are your instructions:
In which we meet Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian in Lawrence, Kansas, at the former home of American writer William S. Burroughs (1914 – 1997). Nina takes us on her journey of sorting Burroughs’s book collection and challenges you to sort some books yourself!Episode 13 Instructions:
1. Choose a person you know or would like to know better
2. Take a look at/through their library
3. Make 3 stacks of books to develop a portrait of the person 4. Upload it to your social media platform of choice using #theartassignment 5. Fame and glory (your work might be featured in a future episode)