Monday, May 07, 2012

Sing Sing Sing

Last semester I had a class called Word and Image with Sandra Dionisi.  We were each given, at random, a song and the assignment was to create a 12" album cover for it.  We were to replace the artists' name with our own.  I got Sing Sing Sing by Benny Goodman.  I had recently watched the jazz documentary by Ken Burns, so the story of jazz and race tensions were in the back of my head, though it's a playful scene.

You can hear the elephant come in 22 seconds into the song.



A cool subconscious thing happened here.  For some reason when I was painting this I felt very strongly that there should be a giant cropped sign in yellow and green at the top.  After the fact I realized I had this picture hanging by my desk.  I took this picture at a library because I liked the composition of the robe and had accidentally included another book behind it.  I must have stored this picture in my head because I wasn't even at my desk when I was working on the album cover.



In other news I started using twitter.  You can watch my attempts to be candid in social media @VivianMau 

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Honey, I Sure Miss You

Hello and long time!  In my absence I have accumulated a ton of things I would like to share.  I'll try to bring this blog up to speed bit by bit so stay tuned.

I have new business cards with images created just for them.  Here is the back of one version.  Don't miss the guy hastily emerging from the tree!


I'm so pleased with the print quality and the fact that it's printed on 100% recycled paper.