The Post Card

I also received a postcard for the Proceed and Be Bold film and this is going to be on my inspiration board for sure. I’m pretty sure Amos himself printed this postcard, it is letterpressed very nicely with wood types. Love the stars and the texture as it always gets me. I also love the chipboard, I am actually printing something on chipboard (will share it here soon) and my business card is also printed on chipboard so what not to love about this postcard! Perfect :)

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I like this “post card” design, too.

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Proceed and Be Bold!

Laura from Brown Finch Films contacted me last week because they featured my LWYL poster as a part of their etsy article, Proceed and Be Bold: A Documentary. I was so happy to hear that and of course I checked out the article and right then, I found out that the film is about a letterpress printer who quit his corporate job at the age of 40 to follow his dream of becoming a letterpress artist. I was immediately drawn by this film, this article, I thought I really had to watch this film! (see the traler below)

and over the weekend, I got the DVD (Thank you, Laura!!! You can buy it here.) and watched it – it was so great!! Amos’s work and his story are truly inspiring, very honest, very bold, it shows how much fun he’s having and how much he is just open to whatever he feels, thinks, and he is just creating and creating. There are a lot of interesting racial points, too, makes you think and rethink.

I enjoyed a lot because I don’t think I ever saw a documentary film about a letterpress printer and the press he was using looked the same, wood types, the tools… a lot of things were familiar to me. He brings his press (1000-2000lb!) to his street shop and let people try the press to print a letterpress poster – that is just amazing!! No one would ever do that except him! He is great. Full of life, full of energy, I could feel it through the film. I was inspired.

“Don’t be an artist. Artists are full of themselves. Just make stuff. Just quit your job or whatever you hate doing, and make stuff, damnit.”Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Coraline

I just saw Coraline and WOW, I am blown away!!! I just can’t believe this movie is a stop-motion movie, all hand-made, it is just incredible!! I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already.

The behind scene videos are amazing, too, I especially like this tiny sweaters video — how amazing is this — and this is just one of the millions of things that went into this movie. I just can’t help wowing!!

I didn’t look around too much before I saw the movie and now I want to find more about the movie and so I explored the website and it is so amazing and fun here, I could spend lots of time playing around! You can really interact with the website, but you have to go into the house, scroll around your mouse, etc. to find them.

and yes, all the graphics are just awesome.

I won’t tell you how to get to these, but here are some of the fun I had :)

It is truly the biggest smallest movie EVER!!!

Happy President’s Day, everyone!!

Wong Kar Wai

This was a total accident (I love NY for these kind of opportunities), but I got to see Wong Kar Wai speak! We just stopped by the Apple store in SOHO, and there he was, surrounded by people and screen, ready to talk! We got there just in time.

It’s always so interesting and inspiring to know how those great creators would work on their project; he was talking about how music sets the rythem of his film and music is actually the communication between him and actors, him and cinematographer. Music sets the mood for actors, the rythem for cinematographer, and communicates better to show what he’s envisioning without much words and that was something different and I was intriged. Music gives him visuals, when he listens to certain music, his world comes to his mind.

His cinematographer (left) was there, too. (He was funny)

I don’t really get to create anything with music, but music definitely helps when I’m working on something, it gives certain rythem and I work better with music.

I was so inspired that I thought I would try creating something inspired by music and see where it takes me…

Oh, and his new movie, Ashes of Time redux is coming soon on October 10th I would love to check it out!