I finally found the time to construct a monster jello mold for the upcoming cooking section. The idea behind it, is to allow my "domestic goddess", Nanna, to have a section in each volume where she can display her flamboyant post-apocalyptic/mid-century recipes. Her first featured creation is a giant jello mold, made from long-shelf-life products.
Jello mold inspiration from vintage magazines and blogs such as...http://www.midcenturymenu.com/
|Victoria Belanger, The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn, with our completed creation
|A first draft of the composite, as it will appear in this volume
This past summer's productivity was also enhanced by two talented, smart, and very personable interns from RISD. Julia Rosenfeld and Alec Stewart joined me and advanced graphics, Photoshop and illustration work. Alec focused among other things, on font design needed for the many mock-advertisements, taking logos and altering them while retaining their general look. Julia helped with Photoshop compositing and illustrated portions of a board game coming up in the children's activity section.
|Alec Stewart & Julia Rosenfeld doing great work and goofing around
|Julia worked on many Photoshop images but also did some explorative illustration work for a gameboard spread, coming up later this volume, as a "children's activity".
I finally finished a very large, complex composite, placing the island diorama in the ocean.
|The raw diorama (about 10" long)
|...and in the polluted, ocean off the Pacific coast, where the story takes place.
|Some of the many garments I had Lee try on before we settled on the belt contraption.
Test shots were taken in B&W because we were planning on a B&W project...
I hope that by next time I update this blog, the whole volume will be online and I'll be busy seeking a publisher and laying out Volume Two.
Thanks for stopping by,
& happy, healthy upcoming holiday season!