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Re: size as esthetic (was photogravure)


I love small images done that way with big borders!

Mark Nelson
PDNPrint Forum @ Yahoo Groups
From my iPhone

On Apr 4, 2008, at 9:19 PM, sam wang <stwang@bellsouth.net> wrote:


Very keen observations.

Funny how no one mentioned that many larger works are sold to cover larger corporate offices and reception areas. So, for the reception area wall of 120 feet, how big should the print be? Divide what by 1.62?

Also, Sandy got it all wrong: just because we have 44" printers doesn't mean we print 44x50" prints all day long. You can print 2"x2" images on these machines. And 2"x2" images look gorgeous on 44" paper!

Sam Wang

On Apr 4, 2008, at 1:52 PM, Ender100@aol.com wrote:

I googled Donald Evans and enjoyed seeing his make believe stamps very much—tragic that he died so young.  Thanks for that reference!

One impact on art size is that homes have gotten much bigger with larger wall spaces to fill.  Since I do mostly printmaking on demand, I can size the print to fit the space.  I use the following formula based on the Golden Ratio to determine the horizontal width of the print:

For living rooms:
Width of Print=Couch Length/1.62

For bathrooms:
Width of Print=Commode Width/1.62

(Note: since new homes sometimes have dual commodes, you may have to double the commode width.)

For bedrooms:
Width of Print=Bed Width/1.62

Sometimes I determine the size of the print based on the amount of detail in the image and the importance of it—  making the print large enough so that this detail is visible.

Best Wishes,
Mark Nelson

Precision Digital Negatives - The System
PDNPrint Forum at Yahoo Groups

In a message dated 4/4/08 9:23:26 AM, cadunn@vt2000.com writes:

Hi all --
I think this may be my first post to the list -- (I'm old; I
forget.). I'm a new lurker and new to a-p in general.

Judy Seigel wrote:

I myself am going through a phase of wanting to work really
small.. And in a museum I just love finding a work of art the
size of my face--

I just wanted to throw in the name of Donald Evans (now deceased)
a lowlander who created postage stamps for invented countries and
executed them in watercolor. They are sights to behold.
Completely elegant.


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