I’m a huge fan of Jason Dean’s blog The Best Part and have posted a number of great things found there recently. One thing Jason has yet to mention on his own blog are two stunning wood prints he’s just finished, the ink of which contains the burnt ash of the trees themselves.
These posters came to fruition through a complex process beginning with the creation of hand-rubbed relief prints from basic lumberyard 4 x 4′s. The individual relief prints were then scanned and used to create film for screen printing. The wood was then burned, meticulously ground and added to the ink mixture to literally impart wood into all aspects of every print. The result is a poster that reflects the many ways we process trees, including cutting it into commercial lumber, pressing it into paper and burning it into charcoal.
Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Profits go to the ‘Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’. The oil was collected direct from the polluted beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
This image by Stefanie Posavec represents all of the sentences in On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Each line is organized according to the number of words per sentence, and the sentences are color-coded according to theme. This is only one of many killer infographics in Posavec’s Writing Without Words series in which she attempts to visually organize the language of books. Prints available. (via we find wildness)