Festival Anonymous (let’s try this again…..)

Right, so I posted this already, but WordPress decided to back date it for whatever reason… so it didn’t show up anywhere it needed to. SO here I am posting it again. Sorry about that… I’ll have something new and interesting for tomorrow, promise!

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It seemed pretty fitting to post this after talking about how inspired I’ve been by the Huichol. Here’s the proof!

I posted this image and a brief explanation of the process once before when I was first starting up this blog, and while I talked about how I created the logo, I didn’t really explain what it was all about.

Festival Anonymous is all about bringing Urban Arts to the Banderas Bay area; Music, dance, murals, graffiti, all of it! There’s already an amazing line up of artists and musicians coming in to the area, either for weekend “pop up” events or the main event, the actual Festival, on January 26-27. Many of them are well known, world wide artists that I’m dying to actually meet and watch them as they work. It’s one thing to see an artist’s work, but Anonymous is all about bringing the process right to the audience!

Here are just a few of the artists that have been confirmed:

Sheryo

Sheryo

(Wall @ Wonderwalls Wollongong)

Saner

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(Collaboration with Aryz in Mexico City for All City Canvas)

Chisko

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Sergio Navajas

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That’s only a few of the huge line up of artists involved, too. You see why I’m so excited about this? Well here’s the part were you come in.

This whole project is non-profit and it’s donations of talent, supplies, walls and $$ that are making it happen. Their Indiegogo campaign is in full gear and even if you can’t make it to the live events go spread the love! Like, share, write about it, talk about it, and donate! Donations come with swag (and good karma) if that helps =)

Support the Arts and support this project!

I didn’t even touch on the music and dance part of this event too… For more information on everything you should check out either their Facebook page, Festivalanonymous.com, or contact the organizers directly!

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Festival Anonymous

It seemed pretty fitting to post this after talking about how inspired I’ve been by the Huichol. Here’s the proof!

I posted this image and a brief explanation of the process once before when I was first starting up this blog, and while I talked about how I created the logo, I didn’t really explain what it was all about.

Festival Anonymous is all about bringing Urban Arts to the Banderas Bay area; Music, dance, murals, graffiti, all of it! There’s already an amazing line up of artists and musicians coming in to the area, either for weekend “pop up” events or the main event, the actual Festival, on January 26-27. Many of them are well known, world wide artists that I’m dying to actually meet and watch them as they work. It’s one thing to see an artist’s work, but Anonymous is all about bringing the process right to the audience!

Here are just a few of the artists that have been confirmed:

Sheryo

Sheryo

(Wall @ Wonderwalls Wollongong)

Saner

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(Collaboration with Aryz in Mexico City for All City Canvas)

Chisko

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Sergio Navajas

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That’s only a few of the huge line up of artists involved, too. You see why I’m so excited about this? Well here’s the part were you come in.

This whole project is non-profit and it’s donations of talent, supplies, walls and $$ that are making it happen. Their Indiegogo campaign is in full gear and even if you can’t make it to the live events go spread the love! Like, share, write about it, talk about it, and donate! Donations come with swag (and good karma) if that helps =)

Support the Arts and support this project!

I didn’t even touch on the music and dance part of this event too… For more information on everything you should check out either their Facebook page, Festivalanonymous.com, or contact the organizers directly!

Cicada Moon

I just recently moved this summer, and I was surprised by the amount of Cicadas we have here every night. Right around sunset they start up and they can be so loud they drown out every other sound. There have been more then a few times that I’ve had to put my head phones on just to hear something on my computer! Not that I mind, though… I’ve always thought that cicadas sound a lot like rain sticks, and it’s a very soothing noise. That, and they’re really cool little bugs. When I lived in Florida as a kid we would search around the trunks of trees and find these perfect little discarded skins still clinging to the bark.

Wow… I just did a little quick researching on Cicadas; apparently there are some species that are so loud they can permanently deafen a human if they’re close enough o_o

Digital Issues….

One of biggest problems I run into using digital medium are color discrepancies. I never really worried about it too much before, but just this last year I bought a second monitor for my main work computer… and wow, the difference between the two is painful sometimes. My work computer is a 5 year old 1680×1050 Mac desktop, so yes it’s a bit outdated but it’s still a decent screen. The new monitor is a 1920×1200 SyncMaster 243T that I bought second hand and only a little broken… haha, I have an old bandaid tin propping it up, but other then that it works great.

When I bought the second monitor I was really just looking for more “real estate”, so I could use one screen for photoshop while I draw, and the other for reference images or browsing so the extra crispness of images was nice, but not really what I was paying attention to. I first noticed the problem with the Festival Anonymous logo I did. It looked great to me when I finished it so I sent it out for approval. The response I got was along the lines of, “Wow! It looks amazing, but can you brighten the colors a bit?”. I thought this was a little odd since the colors were already pretty vibrant, but I brightened them up anyway then sent it off again. Again they thought it looked great, but said they were hoping for the colors to pop out a little more, so you could see it from a distance. I had this same problem after sending them two more previews of the image and by now the colors were off the charts bright, so I was getting a little confused. Any brighter and this thing would make your eyes bleed.

Finally and completely by accident, I saw the logo on my original Mac screen and I nearly fell out of my chair. The colors were mud! They all blobbed together and nothing popped at all. I had no idea that the color difference between the two monitors could possibly be that dramatic, but there it was. Granted this particular image was difficult to color balance anyway because of the dots and black background, but I really should have been more aware of something like that..!

I’m sure there is a way to adjust the colors on my two screens to match each other better… but I’m hesitant to do that. I love being able to see the beautiful colors and clarity on my nicer screen, but I still need to balance that for less high res screens, otherwise all of my colors turn out too dark to even see on regular computer screens.