Friday, October 16

frank chimero

today i bring you frank chimero, a super-talented illustrator, designer, and writer. frank is full of ideas, and he is pro at concise communication. i love his life and design poster, state illustrations, and monster tee most of all. AND in addition to his extremely entertaining blog, he also co-writes questionable characters with ben barry. go get some answers!

so i’m sitting at a table with a full setting for myself and a few good friends. i’m on a trip in the san juan islands, a couple of small blobs of land poking out of the puget sound thanks to some geographic anomaly. there’s a huge set of windows to my right. if i look out, i have a view of all the other tree-speckled islands, which fade off in a blue atmospheric haze. it’s clear today, and it feels like i can stare out forever. also, this napkin is yellow and orange and purple.


Little Willow said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog, pretty neat-o. This might be a dumb question, but what are the numbers underneath the colors? Thanks!

creative holly said...

hi there. not a dumb question at all, especially if you're not a graphic designer. the 4 numbers below each color are the cmyk (cyan, magenta, yellow, key black) values. when you send a job to the printer, they use different combinations of these four colors to print the colors you used.

so to get frank's pink above, it must go through the press 3 times, once for 27% cyan, once for 48% magenta, and once for 35% yellow. all of those little dots together add up to that lovely pink.

for can read about cmyk more here. thanks for visiting!