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.