The master copy of the how-to screenprinting zine I put together for the screenprinting workshop in June! I’ll get this printed on to nice paper over the next week.

Students for Unity Presents: Free DIY Screenprinting Workshop! http://www.facebook.com/events/457957680896576/

Edit: Finished zines up at http://www.etsy.com/shop/counteractcollective!


Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)

I went and had a look around the IPRC, which is essentially a one stop shop for those interested in the self-publishing scene in Portland. The facilities include; letterpress, screen printing, computers to use on site, an ever expanding zine library, as well as the use of typewriters, photocopiers, printers, guillotines, binding machines and anything else you might feasibly need.

They’ve been up and running for 15 years, and their space now is fantastic - sounds like it has come a long way from the days of “a photocopier in a closet”.

It is based on an affordable membership scheme, enabling anyone to get involved. They also do a lot of outreach projects, courses, and collaborate with local organisations.

Thanks to Chloe and Asher, two of the volunteers that let me wander around and distract many of their members. I left feeling somewhat envious that London hasn’t got anything quite like this to offer.


Echoing the James Cutler and SERA Architect-designed shading devices on the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt federal building across Chapman Square from City Hall, Portland, Oregon, is the screen for the interior atrium air conditioning unit.

Nah, it’s some screening. Above the Impressionism to Post-Impressionism bit. Inside the National Gallery of Australia. Where they don’t allow you take photos.

Even of the Architecture. Inside.

Not photos of the art. Photos of the walls.

In this completely architected building that, in the “Architect’s Statement” says, (amongst other things about implanted grammar of design, sense of freedom, peculiar inquisitiveness, adventure of planned communication, and unity in variety):

“Architecture as a force brings our attention to visual continuities or absolutes through principles that run or recur from one civilization to another. We can link back to history and traditions in subtle ways and this in turn gives to the observer a feeling of comfort.”

Just don’t take any photos.

Or do.
Just don’t use your flash - have some respect for the work.
Turn your sound off - have some respect for other people.
And treasure or share what Paul Klee meant when he said "One eye sees, the other feels".

Harangue over.

Jason Momoa — the new ‘Aquaman,’ maybe? — at the Portland Film Festival on Monday

By Jeff Baker | jbaker@oregonian.com
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on September 01, 2014 at 9:46 AM, updated September 01, 2014 at 9:53 AM

"What is up with ‘Aquaman,’ anyway?" Jason Momoa asked, laughing. "I have no idea. I get asked about it constantly, and I have no idea."

Momoa had just spent 15 minutes talking about his movie "Road to Paloma," which closes the Portland Film Festival with screenings at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday. He was also packing for a vacation with his family on Kauai, and wasn’t really interested in confirming what’s been rumored for months: that he’ll play “Aquaman” in the upcoming blockbuster “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and in a solo “Aquaman” of his own.

The “Aquaman” movie has all sorts of implications, starting with why fictional superstar Vinnie Chase passed on the “Aquaman” sequel to make “Medellin” in “Entourage.” And why is the real Warner Bros. and DC Comics getting its lunch eaten by the gang of oddballs in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” an amazing success for Marvel and Disney? Better get busy, Warners.

Momoa is certainly busy. The Honolulu native worked in a surf shop and got his first break on “Baywatch Hawaii.” From there it’s been straight up: “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Red Road.” Along the way he married Lisa Bonet, had two children with her, and expanded his game by directing commercials and putting together “Road to Paloma” with some friends.

"I wanted to make a motorcycle movie, a road movie, kind of like ‘On the Road’ and ‘Dharma Bums,’ also ‘Five Easy Pieces’ and obviously ‘Easy Rider,’ another movie I love," he said. "We wanted to make a movie that was true to the road and also (draw attention to the lack of prosecution of rape and sexual abuse cases involving Native American victims by non-Natives on tribal lands)."

Momoa took out a $100,000 loan to get the project started and used his friends as cast and crew. He is the director and star of “Road to Paloma” and shot in locations on the east side of the Sierras, achieving an amazing look with Canon DSLR cameras. (Momoa and cinematographer Brian Mendoza will discuss their work at a workshop at 3 p.m. Monday at Pro Photo Supply.)

"We shot in a lot of places I knew from rock climbing up there, some fantastic little spots on the side of the road," said Momoa, who said "Road to Paloma" led directly to his getting hired on "The Red Road."

Momoa’s dream project is to make a movie based on the true story of Ko’olau and the leper war on Kauai. Jack London wrote a famous short story about it called “Koolau the Leper” and Momoa sees it as “a story of love and justice. We have a great script, and now we’ve gotta find the money. I don’t want to go nickel and dime. I want to do it right. I want to make you feel the island breeze and know what it was like to live there in the 1890s.”

— Jeff Baker




Long awaited, and it is now right here. You can view & read the latest, tiny issue of Lexicon Polaroid entirely online.

Go here to read LP3.5: MORE VIDEO.

Each film in this issue is based on a different poem or set of poems. The filmmakers didn’t know the poets, not even their names, while reading, interpreting, & creating these videos. As always, what’s come of these six poems is different & similar to the heart of where it started. Read, watch, & enjoy.

In this issue: Zosia Wiatr, Lindsay Allison Ruoff, Hajara Quinn, B Timon, Liz Mehl, Sara Woods, & Roland Wu.

We’ll have a reading & screening in Portland this month. Keep yr eyes peeled for details on the party.

So I’m up in Portland visiting family for a week or so, and my dad tells me that there’s a Doctor Who bar (because of course Portland has a Doctor Who bar) that hosts Doctor Who viewing parties every Saturday to watch the new episodes.

The dilemma is that… does my desire to actually go to a Doctor Who viewing party outweigh my desire not to get shanked when I criticize something Moffat and Co did in the episode…


We’re at the Make House in Portland, screen printing some tees with @foreversean drawings for his opening Sept 12 at FISK. (at The Make House)