Category Archives: Art

Visiting the temporal with glass blower Michael Davis

Glass blower Michael Davis talks with OnCreativity about the creative process, uncertainty, and being present. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of creativity and how it works via informal interviews with designers, artists, musicians, animators, and educators. Like … Continue reading

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OnCreativity: Ann Hamilton interview

OnCreativity visits with visual artist Ann Hamilton on location at her massive installation’ the event of a thread’, to discuss flexibility, trust, and risk taking. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of creativity and how it works via … Continue reading

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OnCreativity

We all have the ability to create. But what is creativity? How does it work? With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores these and other questions via informal interviews with designers, artists, musicians, animators, and educators. Like creativity itself, their differing … Continue reading

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Who is this slimy creature?

Twenty years ago, in Plazm issue #9, we invited the Guerrilla Girls to do the inside front cover. They provided this nifty educational ad about Newt Gingrich. Back then Newt was Speaker of the House in the mid 1990s. When … Continue reading

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Dear Electoral College

Since Alexander Hamilton didn’t have access to email, I went ahead and sent this letter to all the electors via this site: Ask The Electors. Also submitted it to the Electoral College Petition folks.

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Silkscreen Voting Party: Calling Bad Hombres & Nasty Women!

Plazm has made some demented calligraphy inspired by Donald Trump’s demented words. Take them back and send him packing. The screens are burned!  BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag or Shirt and pull a print Sunday night at Beacon Sound from 7-9 … Continue reading

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Trumpenstein

About this art In 2008 I worked on an anti-John McCain poster, in 2012 anti-Mitt Romney art. I like to make political posters. To use my training in design for something important. But this year is different. More urgent. More personal. … Continue reading

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Free Tickets to Experimental Jetset in Portland 

Join us for a dialogue on design with Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny van den Dungen of Experimental Jetset. The conversation will be audio-recorded for the Beyond This Point podcast. FREE tickets available Wednesday, 2/10/16 at Noon PST at … Continue reading

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Announcing the First Annual Typewriter Jam

Part historical exhibit, part typewriter clinic, part art show–the inaugural Portland Typewriter Jam has everything a typewriter aficionado could wish for! Over 50 unique and exotic typewriters on display, and dozens of different typewriters to use. A typewriter clinic for cleaning … Continue reading

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Why Rand matters: A conversation

On April 8th I will be participating in a public discussion with Michael Carabetta, creative director at Chronicle Books and Kate Bingaman-Burt (illustrator, PSU design professor, cultural force) about design legend Paul Rand. Chronicle recently reproduced Rand’s seminal book—Thoughts on Design—for … Continue reading

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