face mask packaging retro

Well, here are some other  face-masks, I thought were interesting. These mask are a retro style with classic pictures but have a combination of modern and classic font faces. Also the the color is very minimalistic in use, creating a two color feel. First the pictures give the packaging a retro feel because the are old 50s and 60s pictures. These pictures show woman faces with the look the product is trying to convey; “strong and hydrated” “soothing moisture” “whiting care”. What the product does for the consumer is clear stated no searching trying to figure it out. Also the brand does more than one thing which is nice the main thing the mask does is listed at the top, but the secondary things are listed below. creating a hierarchy of information that is easy to digest. The modern look comes in with the color and font styles. Secondly , the fonts are a mix  fancy and san serif fonts with caps thrown in. I like the personalization of the each package, like the girl in the picture is telling the buyer the information. I like the “I am always bright” layout with the slight diagonal, dynamic but not overwhelming. I think the bottom font and layout choices could be better. I like the color pulling us into the modern world but the pics keeping us firmly in retro.

Over all I like the combination of pictures, color and font together creating the retro style that is trending now, but also leaning towards not just towards the minimals style but what is being called the essentialism. This is being defined as a style that doesn’t strip away everything like minimalism but gives consumer the basic info need to purchase products, in a market that is saturated  with the same products.

face mask product in Korea

face mask product in Korea

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Face Mask Packaging

Well this is my first post from Korea. I have seen a lot of beauty products here. The first one I want to show is Animal face mask. Here the packaging is cute little animals drawn and colored in a very consistent style. Every package matches the other without being the same animal. Layout of of words matches all packages and the type is readable and color coordinates to the animals shown. Plus the illustrations are cute and fun and as a bonus, the face mask inside are made like the animal on the outside of the package. Cat facemask Panda facemask facemask tiger monkey facemask

animal masks

animal masks

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The ABC’s of the Mars Zoo

This is my newest book.

I illustrated each of the animal’s in this book based on animals that we see, but being that they are from mars some of them are a little different. This book as just been published on amazon if you are interest in purchasing.

The ABC's of Mars Zoo

The ABC’s of Mars Zoo

An alphabet of fantastical creatures await at the Mars Zoo! Children of all ages will enjoy this creative approach to learning their ABCs while enjoying a menagerie of animals from outer space.

http://www.amazon.com/ABCs-Mars-Zoo-Tennille-Paden/dp/1518631533/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446322931&sr=8-1&keywords=the+abcs+of+the+mars+zoo

The ABC's of Mars Zoo

The ABC’s of Mars Zoo

The ABC's of Mars Zoo

The ABC’s of Mars Zoo

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I dreamed of a Zebrish

I dreamed of a Zebarish

This is a book I created a couple of years ago, but now it is published on Amazon.

Take a journey to a land of dreams where a host of mis-matched creatures prance and play.

 

I am excited about this book. I created it using cut plate technique for Lithography. Then scanning the pictures and wrote the story for the images.

If you are interested in buy this book, here is the link to amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tennille+Paden

I dreamed of a Zebrish

I dreamed of a Zebarish

I dreamed of a Zebrish

I dreamed of a Zebarish

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 Hot Dog Repurposed Grill

Here is my work that I did over the summer, and was part of the faculty show in October. I called the piece “Hot Dog”.

I have always been one to not waste things. Maybe even as far as keeping to many things. I think there is possibilities in lots of items that have seemingly lost there usefulness. They are just waiting to be discovered.

This project started this summer in Montana, when I found an old grill and being funny put my dog Lucky inside. Then I thought why couldn’t it be a kennel with some circulation holes and paint this could look good. Later cut down the legs so that the dog could just jump in. I wanted the wheels on so I could roll the kennel around to wherever I was and the dog could be there too. At present this repurposed grill is in my work office so when I bring my dog in she has a place to be.

Hot Dog, Repurposed Grill 2014

Hot Dog, Repurposed Grill 2014

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Recycle Reuse inspiration

photopolymer print

photopolymer print

Well the background of the reuse recycle is something that I have always been interested in but in grad school I did a printmaking piece from photopolymer, that i had already created other art pieces out of. I create this piece by cutting up the plates I had already created and laying them out in different ways over the paper, that I had torn in the shape of a piece of wood that I found on a hike behind my house in Montana. so everything about the art work was reused and recycled from other projects. The paper was torn from a left over project. The ink was reused from another run. The plates  cut up with tin shears inked up and printed. The work has developed beyond the paper now, but this is where I made the idea art.

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Fake barrel created to make a water garden.  The top can be removed to change the water.

Fake barrel created to make a water garden. The top can be removed to change the water.

Well I have started some new projects this summer. I have strayed some from my work in grad school which some I plan to pick up in year to come, but I wanted somewhat of a change up so this is what I have been working on lately

I have always be interested is reusing things and not being wasteful. So I have worked on some projects that have reuse things around the house in Montana. The goal being that they serve a different purpose than they were bought for or used for. Also that they are ascetically  pleasing to look at.

 

 

old boards cut and placed around blue bucket to create a fake barrel

old boards cut and placed around blue bucket to create a fake barrel

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gravel in bottom of tub with water for the fish

blue bucket

blue bucket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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finished dream book

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Well better late posting it than never. I finished the dream book a while ago but have just got around to uploading it. Here are some images from the book.

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alligator in the closet

Well, my next set of prints I think went better. I have a couple of them to show. the plate that I made with photopolymer then the prints from the plate. I am using hand printing on these because of the transparency paper is delicate and it is also hard to work with the ink sit on top of the paper so have to be very careful about laying it down or it will smear on the paper.

As far as how these dreams go. Well it is the classic dream I had when i was little about there being gators in the closet so we had to keep the door open. The next one is from a computer game that I played growing up and of course if you did everything right you can conquer the world.

 

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making first print for dream book

Well, I started working on my first plate. I am going to do a lot of these prints with a photopolymer printing method. So I have worked on creating my first prints.
Well my first two plates, they didn’t work out as well as I expected because I forgot to inverse out the image as is done with photopolymer printing and my plates are the opposite of what I thought they would be. Oh well it was just a test to see if I remember how and I guess I didn’t.

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