Monday, March 31, 2008

Some Research

The Traffic Light

The First Traffic Light was invented by British railway engineer J.P. Knight and what we know as railroad signals. The electric red-green traffic light was invented by Lester Wire in 1912.

It was first installed in Cleveland Ohio, and is now found in every nation.

The Typewriter

The First Typewriter Invented was in 1847 by Alfred Beach, the first practical typewriter was invented by a Wisconsin newspaperman Christopher Sholes in 1871.

The Telephone

The Telephone was invented in 1876 by Elisha Gray and Alexander Bell.  The first successful experiment was executed March 10, 1876 when Bell had Mr. Watson, his assistant in a separate room who clearly heard “Mr.Watson, come here, I want to see you”

The Mobile phone was invented in 1973 by Martin Cooper of Motorola. Now you can Carry your phones everywhere!  Most common place we keep them is our pocket and/or purse.

By 2007 of approximately 4 billion mobile and fixed line subscribers and over 1 billion Internet users worldwide including 1.27 billion fixed line subscribers and 2.68 billion mobile subscribers.

Manufacturers: Nokia is the world’s largest phone manufacturer from Finland with a plant in Romania. Motorola is the largest American manufacturer of cell phones and second largest in the world.

The Radio

The Radio was first Invented by Mahlon Loomis in July 1872 for a “wireless telegraph” however David Hughes was the first to transmit and receive radio waves in 1878.

Sources:,,, The Franklin ,, History of Communications-Electronics in the United States Navy, Captain Linwood S Howeth, USN (Retired) 1963.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Communication is the exchange of Information with the use of several different methods. There is auditory and non-verbal.  Non-verbal includes body language, sign language, structures, signs and writing.  Auditory includes music and speaking.

Technology expanded the means we use to communicate, Alexander Bell’s Telephone which enables us to speak with people at long distances.  Then there’s also Hugh’s radio which allows us to receive news and enjoy music anywhere.

The Street signs direct us in traffic and Fences convey your need for privacy and safety.

The most common way of communication among Humans is through body language and tone of voice. 72 %  of the US population owns Cell Phones; 219.4 million subscribers.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I'm having a very hard time to come up with a title that matches
a mouth, hand, fence, pencils, typwriter, street sign, phone, and a radio.

A very very hard time.

color experimentation 7

color experimentation 6

Second Series of color experimentation

Saturday, March 22, 2008


A Quaint  Acquaintance


A Quaint

Quaint Acquaint


1) having an old fashioned attractiveness or charm.

2) strange peculiar or unusual in an interesting, pleasing or amusing way.
   "what a quaint set of icons"
   "what a quaint little phone"
   "what a quaint old gesture"
3) skillfully or cleverly made.
4) Obselete, wise, skilled


1) to cause to come to know someone personally

2) to make more or less familiar, aware, or conversant

3) to furnish with knowlage, to inform

4) to bring into social contact; introduce

I have decided that my title will be a play between  "Quaint" and Acquaint" because both are conveyed through my old fashioned icons about human methods of communication.

Friday, March 14, 2008

color exploration cont. 4

color exploration cont. 3 I think i'm going to stick with Sepias for my main dark color.

color exploration cont. 2

don't think that green works for the main color. Gross...

color exploration cont. i started to stray away from that,  These printed completely different but this is how the colors are intended.

color exploration

Well I was informed that a few of these were too army camoflauge.....