As a freelancing draughtsperson, I have received widespread experience for my contributions in both mechanical and electrical draughting while being involved in product development, presentation, and design reviews. My work involved a combination of technical expertise and creativity. I also brings together technologies from different environments and works inventively. In so doing, I am able to translate ideas into working products that meet the needs. I also endeavour to help engineering designers in improving their productivity. My primary function was to identify the specific needs of professionals designers within the construction industry and then to meet these requirements in a professional, time sensitive and cost-effective manner. I also offer services as complex as Concept Design, Project Planning and Compiling Design Applications or Presentations. I work with a team of skilled and experienced draughtsman from different disciplines who are dedicated to providing reliable and professional service that is on time every time. We use the latest Synchronous 3D modelling software and also use laser as well as infrared reflector-less surveying equipment onsite when producing layout drawings, assembly or detail drawings and mechanical surveying depending on the clients requirements.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Livres d'artistes | Designs

As a technical illustrator and book collector, I know that there is a bigger collection of artists' books somewhere in the world. Artist books that have been around since the 1960s and are either unique works or small, limited-edition volumes using graphic techniques like etching, lithography, silk screening and oil or water colour. Some artists turning into author today, myself included, are starting to publish books to avoid the gallery circuit and sell books at a far cheaper prices. Now these books will one day be worth thousands if not millions of Rands which makes them collectible. I was not brought up in a literary household but I always had interest in art and the history of art which includes literature. When I was 19, I found my first artist's book and I wrote to the publishers to ask if they had any others like it because I like architectural books not those about architecture, but books that, when you open them become architectural. I read many books from the early 20th-century about artists like Picasso and Miro, etc. The original books by such artist are called livres d'artistes and are bound by french designer binders but incredibly expensive.

Artists' books are works of art that utilize the form of the book. They are often published in small editions, though they are sometimes produced as one-of-a-kind objects. these artists' books have employed a wide range of forms, including scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box. These artists have also been active in printing and book production for centuries, but the artist's book are primarily a late 20th-century form with roots in earlier avant-garde movements, such as Dada, Constructivism, Futurism, and Fluxus. I would define artists' books as books or book-like objects over the final appearance of which an artist has had a high degree of control; where the book is intended as a work of art in itself. Artists' books are made for a variety of reasons. They are often created to make art that is interactive, portable, movable and easily shared. Many artists books challenge the conventional book format and become sculptural objects, Hence the architectural appeal. I believe that they may be created in order to make art accessible to people outside of the formal contexts of galleries or museums.

When being in the artist mind is like magic: One gets to sit in one place filled with paper and pen, and it is that hand which starts to move. Lines, dots, more lines, and more dots, and a picture is created. Artists can bring to life things that they have seen and know, but also things that they imagine. Artists can even bring the art and literature together.......

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