It's been a little while since I've posted anything new on this blog. Mainly because I've just been trying to finish up a bunch of design projects that are relatively boring. A website here and there, some branding shit. You know, the whatever projects.
Those of you who have been following this blog probably know about the Portraits of the Abstract project that I've been working on with Aaron and Danielle. Well, I've just recently named it that. The gallery we were going to show at fell through, due to the fact that the date they wanted to show it, Aaron and I would not be in the state any longer (NY in 2 weeks!) and we really wanted to be here to see it through.
We printed 4 portraits of the girls that don't necessarily highlight the paintings, but more highlight the girls that were so wonderful to come out and model for us. Something that I really wanted to do with this project was put these paintings in a different context, one that would allow me to get up close and personal with these paintings that I love, but don't necessarily understand and to allow the girls to build a relationship with the paintings. In addition to the portraits, I've been designing books that highlight the rest of the photoshoot. There were so many amazing photos that we took, choosing 1 for each girl didn't seem like enough. So, along with the photographs are small zine type books.
We're going to be showing them at a small party at my home in Cheviot Hills in about a week from now. I'm pretty excited to show them in this personal, fun and laid back setting, considering thats exactly how we approached this project. Once I've finished the books, I'll post photographs of them for you to see.