Tuesday, August 5, 2008

This Blog Is Movin'!

I've just moved this blog to a new website address:


In a few months I will probably delete this address. All of the old posts and comments were transferred, though.

Friday, July 25, 2008


This is a scan of an inkwash drawing I made back in May. It's sort of boring and dull, but hey, that's Grayville!.

Friday, July 18, 2008

General Update

I have been 'off the clock" so to speak with art for a couple of weeks now and have been caught up in a bunch of different things, like moving to a new apartment, spending time with family, makin' the bacon, et cetera.

One thing I've jumped back into is Flash, web, and computer programming. I've been brushing up on my ActionScript 2.0 knowledge, learning ActionScript 3.0, learning C++, among other programming type stuff. It's fun!

Also, I have recently learned that I am not very good with matting and framing, so I've been learning about that, too.

I am going to post an update on a piece I had been working on about a month ago pretty soon here, so stay tuned!

Monday, June 23, 2008

New online store

I now have an online store, through Etsy.com (mikemoore.etsy.com). Check it out and buy somethin' why dontcha!?!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Future

I decided to forgo the business card on the previous post for a different one, but then got sidetracked and set the type for a Rainer Maria Rilke poem, called The Future. I haven't counted the edition yet, but it is somewhere between 150-250. They are each about 3.5" x 4". Let me know if you want one and I'll mail it to you!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Type Setting - Business Card Proofs

Here are some images of the proofs and type I set for my new business cards! I spent most of my time familiarizing myself with the layout of the type cases. The type here hasn't been used in a very long time, so it is somewhat disorganized. I proofed the type by hand, so the actual print is inconsistent--but it looks like I spelled everything correctly! Next step is to print them on the Kelsey platen press. I might actually go back and add some spaces in my name and maybe try to put my website address on it too.

This is the type set inside of the composing stick.

The type is surrounded and padded with wood pieces, called "furniture" and two metal wedge-shaped objects, called "quoins".

Here are a few images of the type cases. That piece of paper is my "cheat sheet" that tells me where the type goes inside of the case.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Kelsey Excelsior 5 x 8

Here is the second press I am learning about. This is the one that (hopefully) I will print business cards on:

Here is a page on the history of the Kelsey: