One moment at a time

On November 29, 2013, these sketches triggered the volvelle, or wheel chart, which is a paper construction with rotating parts. I actually didn’t know the its proper name for a long time so I called it(and still call it in my mind) the “circle book.”

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With the shape, I knew I wanted to make something about the cycle of time and decided on showing someone working at a diner. Then I could show a full day though meals and working.

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Prototyping begins. The mockup told me a few things.

1. This size is way too small (about 4″ in diameter).
2. Dividing the circle into 4 slices isn’t interesting enough.
3. Cutting the top circle in half does not leave enough mystery and it looks sloppy.
4. I must include a diner sign with food on it.

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The final mock and separations.

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I based the colors off the color wheel because I thought they transitioned nicely and fit well into the day and night scenes. If you look closely, you’ll see I printed gradients on opposite slices.

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Construction was probably the hardest since all the circles were hand cut with an exacto knife. They’re a little imperfect but I’m pretty satisfied with the final look. More circle books for the future, I hope!

Specs:

  • 9″ in diameter
  • 8 color print (4 gradients)
  • Bottom layer: Fabriano Tiepolo
  • Top layer: Plike in black
  • Edition of 15

Making of: Ghost Pizzeria

How to make Ghost Pizzeria:

1. Log stupid idea late at night. Laugh alone at what you’ve just done.

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2. Find stupid idea still hilarious the next morning. Organize ideas into a coherent order in book form.

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3. Make color separations. This one required 4 sheets of acetate so 4 colors will be printed.

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4. Buy nice paper like Hahnemühle Schiller. Then screen print.

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5. Take time to laugh at what you’ve done once again.

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6. Clean up and go home.

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Ghost Pizzeria
Edition of 18
4 colors
5.5″ x 5″

Ghost Pizza

If by chance, one day, you find yourself sketching something strange in your sketchbook…

Maybe it’s worth refining it again despite your reservations…

And if you’re feeling a little better about it, take that picture to the next level…

… and screen print it!

Ghost Pizza
Edition of 25
4.5″ x 3.5″ (Postcard size)
2 colors: hand-mixed red and transparent yellow (for ghost-iness)