i spent quite a lot of time at home during the holidays, working on some sign jobs and listening to 69 Love Songs Volume 1 by The Magnetic Fields over and over. i like to listen to music that way. So in the spirit of that CD and the post-Christmas/mid-winter doldrums, here is Pantone Blue 292, my gift to you, dear reader.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Posted by Lou Kregel at 3:18 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
For your 2008 gift wrapping pleasure.
This is formatted to fit on an 8.5" X 11" sheet of paper. Click on it and, though it will appear quite large, it will fit nicely on a page when printed.
I recommend saving it to your desktop before printing rather than printing directly from the enlarged view of the image. You'll get smaller margins/more of the image and have no html code in the margins.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 9:32 PM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I like the lettering on this church sign in Murphy,NC. It's part gothic, part pirate...not really churchy at all. Maybe they'd done the Christian thing and hired an out of work reformed pirate sign painter to make it for them. If anyone can decipher the last 2 lines, please let me know.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 6:09 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Last week i broke my glasses while i was in the mountains and had to use scotch tape to keep one of the lenses from falling out. Today i was supposed to superglue them back together, but since that means not having my glasses on for an hour or so, i have procrastinated. Instead i spent the afternoon spelunking on the internet and reading about things like why colorblindness is more prevalent among men and how the eye sees color.
Illustration: Santiago Ramón y Cajal ca. 1900,
Instituto Cajal, CSIC, Madrid
Posted by Lou Kregel at 2:33 PM
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sublime landscape images by Michael Oliveri at the Lamar Dodd School of Art's main gallery.
These must be experienced in person, so if you live in Athens, please don't miss this show. They are huge (about 10' long) micrographs, digitally stitched together from multiple (FEI)field emission gun scans (more commonly known as (SEM)Scanning Electron Microscope scans). Close-up views of nano forms that so resemble landscapes or moonscapes, you'll expect to see the tail fins of a lunar lander in the corner. Michael is head of digital media at UGA, a designer with ADD (Athens Design Development) and is emerging as an important American artist in the field of digital media.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 2:43 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
New mural in Athens
Next to a big empty field where Kudzu Coffee used to be on Broad St, by the BP gas station at the corner of Evans and Dearing Ext., is a new mural going up. Keith Thurman is painting the back wall of what is going to be a jazz club, and intends to paint the entire building eventually. It's a beautiful expression of the neighborhood and not far from the sculpture garden at Colima Ave & Rose St.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 9:49 AM
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
photo by Michael Lachowski
Here is the CLR (cigarette litter receptacle) designed by my group ADD for the city of Athens.
They'll be installing them on parking meters all over downtown at the end of this week, April 10 & 11. We have a little display up at the Lyndon House that explains our design and collaborative process with the city.
If you must smoke, please use these receptacles. Cigarette butts aren't biodegradable and when thrown on the ground, they get washed into storm drains and into lakes and streams.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 11:43 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2008
i found this butterfly at the park this evening, on the ground incapacitated by the cold snap, and brought it home.
it just happens to match the painting i'm working on. i don't know if it's auspicious or just serendipitous, but i'm quite excited.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 6:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2008
Possibly the funniest thing i've seen in a long while. The doors of a former church (now art studios) located at Hill & Chase Street with one of my Chrysanthemums on painted on it. Apparently the studio renter didn't like my flower, but he loves flags.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 4:20 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The history of the color Magenta is more interesting than i'd realized. Here's a link to read about it in Stir magazine where you will learn that "magenta is a mixture of red and blue wavelengths that cannot be generated by a single wavelength of light" which i didn't know but i'm not surprised. Also this excellent article by Liz Elliot in the Journal of Unlikely Science goes even further to explain the mad science behind the color.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 3:10 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2008
photo by Jim Barsness
That Planet of the Apes guy in the pink coat (you know the one, Santa's drinking buddy) showed up at the Dearing St. Easter parade today at my friend Didi's house. He was given a chocolate and vanilla cupcake and told to be on his way.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 8:25 PM
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
photo by Doug Booher
We had quite a time that night. Santa Claus stopped by, drunk as usual, and we got this great shot of him with that guy from Planet of the Apes. What was his name, the one in the pink coat? Anyway, tomorrow is the first day of spring, and i'm going to burn an effigy of ole St. Nick in my backyard. Winter is OVER, y'all, it's time to start having fun.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 10:32 AM
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Here's the first in a series of pages i'm posting from a coloring book i'm designing. It's formatted to fit an 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper and should print out pretty easily. Just click on it to save it to your desktop and click print.
Below are photos of a mural i painted in the parking deck on College Ave.(in downtown Athens) using the same ginko pattern...
Posted by Lou Kregel at 9:03 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
note: this is the lamest video ever made
It snowed for a little while tonight. i was so excited... SNOW!! here it is lit up by porchlight light before turning to rain.
ok look, i know this video sucks, i'm sorry. i've spent my life in Texas, Florida and Georgia, and snow is a big deal.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 5:54 PM