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PLEASE VISIT MY KICKSTARTER SITE FOR MY POSTER ART
To see a video slideshow of my posters w/o the appeal for funds, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpR0WJw1ODg&hd=1
On the evening of February 2, 2018 the Three Mountain Café in Waitsfield, Vermont will open a month-long exhibition of the poster art of long time valley resident and Goddard College graduate Jim Dodds. Since then Jim's artwork has appeared in SevenDaysVT and at the Summer Juried Show at the TW Wood gallery in Montpeleier VT. Last month he was invited to contribute a piece of new work to the Annual Gala at the Bennington Museum, with the theme “The Festival – Peace, Love, and Understanding” showcasing works from thirty selected Vermont artists reflecting the 1960s and how they shaped and changed things.
Jim's medium is computer art and his posters grow from his pencil sketches and photos to multi-layered assemblages of often retro, perhaps Peter Maxish, Mouse Studios, Grateful Dead era artwork, as well as excursions into logos, and what he calls lettersmithy.
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In the fall of 2016, I experienced some sort of artistic renaissance. All the rough scribbles and more refined pencil sketches I’d been accumulating in a flat file since the 1970’s started calling out to me, and I started scanning them…and playing with them. And I discovered that some alchemy of better tools and years of stewing in my 60’s influenced brain now meant I had something going. As I worked, old ideas generated new ideas and I found I had so many I had to set some aside for the next “generation” of my oeuvre.
All images © jimdodds
All posters are for sale in two sizes 13 x 19 or 17 x 26 ( there are some variations)
Prices to be posted by November 15, 2018
My medium is computer art that grows from my pencil sketches and photos to a multi-layered assemblage of often retro, perhaps Peter Maxish, Mouse Studios, Grateful Dead era posters and, occasionally, excursions into logos and what I call lettersmithy. Look for one in the corner of the image
at the far right.
I enjoy basing logo style images on radically reduced words that are often seen on the screens of mobile devices. The example above is based on
a typical cell phone abbreviation of
the word PECULIAR =PQLYR.
When something new strikes me, I might jump right onto the computer, but I also might go to the light table and drawing board—or my small graphics tablet. Or my camera. These smaller images sometimes end up incorporated
as details in my posters.
I use an Intel I-7 powered Windows 10 desktop and my working dance alternates between CorelDRAW 2017 Graphics Suite and Adobe Photoshop, with an occasional excursion to the light table or back to the flat file. These two pieces of software talk to each other very well and both allow me to work with multiple layers, which I am constantly dragging back and forth between them.