Category Archives: Printmaking

[printmaking] Pomodoro

Since January, I’ve been tracking my extra-class activity at Parsons and also the time I spend on freelance projects. I don’t use any software, just a spreadsheet:

date

class

project

activity

start

pomodoros

10/26/2014

printmaking

abc

designing

17:00

///

— where ‘pomodoro’ refers to the Pomodoro technique. Each slash here represents half an hour.

I haven’t done anything useful with data about Parsons so far — the one about freelance projects has helped me plan things better. So I wrote a openFrameworks sketch to visualize it, reading the data from Spring 2014:

pomodoro_1 pomodoro_2 pomodoro_3

The representations are far from being readable — the list at the top is much more useful. But my idea was to print it as an abstraction anyway.
I printed the second version and traced it using a ballpoint pen and a sharpie. I added some textures to get away from the original visualization a bit more.

IMG_3153 IMG_3154 IMG_3160_2 IMG_3160 IMG_3161 IMG_3162

I like the rice paper texture better (blue print), but the Speckletone paper definitely works best for lithography.

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[printmaking] All Fonts

I made a small script in openFrameworks to load and render all fonts installed in my computer at the same time. Then, laser cut it on an MDF board and printed.
Below, the images for uppercase A and B. The latter seems a lot darker, might be due to more variations in its form.

a_b a_baixa

IMG_3145_baixa

IMG_3148_baixa IMG_3149_baixa