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All I know to be is doing what I love, and what I love to do is art. From graphic design to photography to fine art, I love to do it all. My experiences as a student has taught me many ways to create better design as well as more expressive art. From learning the intricacies of Adobe Creative Suite to the delicacies of letterpress and silk screen printing, I find myself to be a more well-rounded, ambitious, and creative individual. With all of this at my disposal, there is no limit to what I can create.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Letterpress Printed Personal Business Card

"Faasiu mo se mea silisili  mo le atua"

Linoleum Block Carving

This project was so fun for me and I used it as an opportunity to express who I am and where I come from. Being half Samoan and half Caucasian, I wanted a simple business card that captured who I am. I researched various aspects of the Samoan culture and used many of the things I had seen as inspiration for the design carved on the linoleum block. What I did was I carved a 4inch by 6inch block into one solid design then printed it onto an organic tan paper with brown ink. I then cut each 4"x6" rectangle into 3 equally sized business cards, and on the other side printed my information. So the resulting business cards all had similar, but never the same background because I cut one bigger pattern into 3 smaller ones. The passage in Samoan on the front of the card translates roughly into "I was designed to be great". 

1 comment:

  1. Nice business card...
    simple & best.