Studio Update: July 2009

Posted by Scott

This past month has sort of flown by, I’ve had my head down working on some new posters (one of which you saw a preview of recently) and trying to sort things out around the house. If you’ve been following along you’ll know that I recently got the Epson 9900 large format printer and have since spent a lot of my spare time trying to make a home for it upstairs. I’ve also spent a fair amount of time (as has Alex) bringing together the various supporting elements needed to produce, cut, package, and ship the prints. You’d be surprised how much space all that stuff takes up, the result is that I lost my dining room and now eat at the coffee table in front of the TV. I’ve been kidding myself that I’d eventually move the whole printing operation downstairs into the main studio but today I finally put that delusion to rest and went to Ikea to get some shelves and make it official. Unfortunately I got started a little late so the mess you see above will have to wait until tomorrow. If you look carefully you can catch a couple unreleased prints that will be showing up here very soon.

On the music front I’ve been trying to make some headway with the album, which has been slowed a bit by the printer project. As for shows, I’m heading up to Salem later this week for the Emerge-N-See Festival. I’ll be doing a live Tycho set out in the woods (along with Flying Lotus, Daedalus, Plastician and many others: info) where I hope to make good use of this fiberglass ATA flight case (below) I scored at a garage sale this weekend for $30! I was just walking to get coffee and my neighbor had this thing just sitting on the sidewalk; she also threw in a poster case for $10. On the way back I bought a kitchen scale that looks like a prop from a 70’s episode of Price Is Right for $1. The guy I bought it from tried to trade it for the case which he said would “fit his Moog perfect”. Unfortunately for him it will fit mine better.


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Mark C. says:

July 13, 2009 at 10:38 am

I love your do-it-yourself spirit; it’s the mark of a San Francisco “Bay Arean”! I can’t wait to see how the next poster comes out. Good luck and well wishes…

By the way, I’m really digging that red case too–good score!


rtificial says:

July 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Dammit! When you said Salem I was thinking Salem North Carolina. Then I was like ‘heeeeey road trip!”. Then seen it wassn’t in NC.

NC would never have something like that anyway.

well now I’m heart broken.


Chris says:

July 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Holy how long have I not noticed the pattern background on this site! Did you just change it or have I really just missed it all these years? I usually view this site at work on my PC and it just reads as dark brown. Love it! And the whole site too.

BTW, take more pics of your place and post them up. I like seeing other designers homes.


Scott says:

July 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm

It’s always been there, but it’s very subtle so depending on your gamma it’s harder to see. try looking at the screen from different angles and you’ll see. Un-calibrated Macs usually show it best.