I'm in the process of transferring old VHS recordings of Doctor Who episodes onto DVD. Mainly because DVD's take up a lot less space than a pile of old VHS tapes, plus VHS will eventually deteriorate over time. I used to record these every Sunday off of PBS before my family got cable, so the quality is anything but great. Here are a few of the labels I've created for those old PBS recordings. I mainly tried to incorporate as much info as I could, like season information, number of episodes, title and starring actors in as concise a way as possible. I also wanted to get across that these are pretty bad recordings, so I used low quality images and played around with RGB colors.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Cameras have come a long way in the last few years. You can take a photo, view it and then decide to save or delete all within a few seconds. That's why it can be kind of nice to return to the thrilling days of yesteryear every once in awhile.
Shown above are some thumbnails of some 110 camera photos. Most of them were taken with toy cameras found in dollar stores or happy meals. No digital view finders, no batteries, no memory cards, but no idea if the photos will come out or not. I'll drop my film off and wait for it to return from the photo lab where they use actual chemicals and dark rooms. A few days later I'll return, pick up my envelope of photos that at first notice seems to weigh a lot less than it should. Where are the 24 photos I was eagerly waiting for? If I'm lucky I'll get half of them. Maybe the rest were ruined when the cheap camera messed up and let too much light in. I guess that makes the one that did come out all that much better. And It's always a nice surprise to see how they actually did come out. Random flashes of light and color, overexposures and over saturated colors.
Follow the link to my Flickr site to get a better look at the 110 photos.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Teenbeat MP3 of the Week, Volume 5.
Each week a new song is posted online for members of the Teenbeat Records mailing list. The members download them and eventually burn them to CD. This is the label that I designed. It was posted online for members to print out and use as the label for their CD of songs #61-75.