ADIM: Tyvek and Silk in Santa Monica
In this, my third and final report from the ADIM 8 conference in Santa Monica, I'll forgo photos of adults in silly costumes and instead share the fruits of the participants' labors. (You can find previous reports here and here.)
At every ADIM, participants create projects, from iMovie music videos to handmade books. This year, the projects were kites, scarves, and comic book covers.
The kites, made of Tyvek, and the scarves, a fine silk, were run through two Epson printers: the large-format Stylus Pro 9600 and 10600. Son Do, a color expert and co-founder of Rods and Cones, made custom profiles for both materials. "This silk is backed with paper for running through the printer," Son explains, "and some of the ink comes away when you peel off the paper. My profile boosted saturation and contrast to compensate."
Although the comic book covers weren't available for me to photograph, samples of the kites and scarves are below.
Well-known Canadian illustrator, art director, and graphic designer Louis Fishauf reveals his super hero identity on his Captain Canuck kite.
An unknown ADIM guest created this kite, which depicts a super hero defeating the dreaded Typo.
Attendees designed their scarves in the CS2 version of Photoshop or Illustrator. The material came from Color Plus Fabrics. The company also sells cotton and linen suitable for printing on inkjets. Edges were stitched on-site with a Baby Lock serger.
Designs and colors ran the gamut.
-- Terri Stone, editor in chief, creativepro.com