Chester Carlson Poster – Photocopy of a photocopy

Obviously inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. This is Chester Carlson (the guy who invented “electro photography” AKA the photocopy. I call it Photocopy of a Photocopy. I made this for the PrintEx11 poster competition.

ChesterCarlsonPoster

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Chandelier

In February I did the DIY Chandelier workshop at The Edge.

Below is some photographs that The Edge took of my chandelier.

My Chandelier Lights on

My Chandelier lights off

So what I did is pull apart fake flowers and kept their petals, leaves and random other green bits. The LED is soldered in and it is wired up to an arduino. If you would like to see the step by step head over to my instructable on it.

The Edge even took photographs of me working:

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Once I get a chance to get it off my camera I will upload a video to youtube of it working.


2012 Diary

I was so very unhappy with the diary I bought in 2011. I really liked the size it was as it fits in my handbag/utility belt and the idea that there was plenty of paper to just draw on. The downside was there was too much paper wasted tellling me which year it was and having lines that were too small to write in. It was the very standard diary shrunk to be about A7. I started redesigning a better diary just for me!

new 2012 diary created by Kassandra for Kassandra

new diary slipped into the old diaries cover

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  • There is bleed tabs to make the months easier to identify
  • Each month has a few lines to write on and a month view
  • Day to a page – plenty of writing/drawing space
  • Birthdays and Public Holidays have been printed in
  • Black and white printing and perfect bound
  • At the start is paper sizes, time zones (both info graphics) metric-imperial, school holidays
  • typeface is Minya Nouvelle

Wedding Book

I was very happy to hear that two good friends of mine were getting married and even more honoured to be the photographer at their wedding. The day went very well and the photographs turned out quite well despite being in the harsh Queensland afternoon sun.

As an extra special present to my two friends, and their family, I took the best photographs and created a photobook for them.

cover of wedding book designed by Kassandra

cover of wedding book

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I had a lot of fun taking the photographs and lots of fun creating the book but the most fun was the reaction of the new bride, she loved them. I have already been told that the people she has shown it to have really liked that I captured the feeling from the day within the book – my aim exactly!


Flower Tag design

I recently bought 10 different types of flowers and pots to plant them in so I could add some colour to my backyard. After planting I was very upset at how crappy the flower tags were. I will not show the originals because they were that bad. They were all red, had a crazy huge logo and the text for each flower was small, upper case and white on red. These tags were more about the company who grew them than about the individual flowers. I had to change this – design tags that were all about the flowers and not me.

As a graphic designer and photographer I started with photographing my new flowers. After getting the photographs off my camera I had to select all the best photographs, about 10 minutes. I spent about 15 minutes getting a rough template together that has the shape, clipping mask all ready to go and the text in place. Using the ‘template’ and the selected photographs, typing in the name, changing colours etc took about 20 minutes for all the tags. So basically I made 10 flower tags in about 45 minutes. Below is 8 of the 10 tags:

flower tags designed by Kassandra

New flower tag design (on black to make the colours pop)

Once I printed them all I cut them out and laminated them and then cut them out (again). Below are the flower tags as they are displayed in the pots:

photographs of the flower tags designed by Kassandra in situ

photographs of the flower tags on display

I have already had some friends and family mistake these flower tags for being the tags that came with the flowers since they are so well designed and professional looking. I smile because this is what I do.