To utilize this art don't use the page download button, use the link below to download a Photoshop file with the stamp borders and REC icons on separate layers. To use, paste artwork(s) to bottom layer and crop as desired.
This is a transliteration of “hitRECord” into hieroglyphics. The ancient Egyptians believed that when something was recorded it became part of eternity. They therefore recorded everything like crazy, at least the good stuff…famines, plagues and military defeats, eh, not so much. (On the flip side, if something wasn’t recorded it never “really” happened. Due to this belief they tended to “forget” to record the above mentioned defeats/etc and were also big fans of defacing the artifacts of people they didn’t like, in essence erasing their enemies from existence.). Language was art and art was language. Everything in their art and language had meaning and significance because it rippled into eternity.
Some notes for those who might enjoy it:
Aesthetics were very important to Egyptian writing, more important than spelling and grammar even. Shifting around letters and words to make the writing look pretty was completely acceptable. “Pretty”, in hieroglyphics, meant “in nice little boxes”. I’ve written “hitRECord” vertically because it looks prettier this way.
Egyptian writing left out most vowels so there is no “i”. Signs, in order from top to bottom, represent a courtyard (h), loaf of bread (t), mouth (r), double reed (long e), basket (k), lasso (o), mouth (r) and hand (d). The last sign is called a determinative. Because of all the missing vowels, and the rearranging of letters for pretty’s sake, Egyptians added a type of idea-sign (determinative) at the end of each word that hinted (helped you determine) what word they actually meant. This determinative, a man and woman with three plurality strokes, is used for “community”, “family” and the like.
I think that’s it.
(The gads of extra blue are just to keep this record from resizing into something ten feet long. ;-)
Some of the better RECords assembled on a stamp sheet. I had trouble adding resources to this RECord; I will try again later, but the artists names are right there on the stamp so you should be able to locate them.
I couldn't seem to upload my layered .psd file, zipped or otherwise, so you need this link to download from. The file allows you to pop-in art behind the stamp borders.
we stole all the love back
that they took from us
two lifetimes' worth
it was quite a haul
we threw it in the back seat of our '55 chevy
and headed west on dirt roads
into the sunset
Inspired by the song "Delicate" by Damien Rice
Dictionary paper, indian ink, tempra paint, paper, clear plaster, chai and coffee
She is suppose to be enraptured like silent film which represents the unspokeness of who she is and how she feels.
I used certain dictionary pages and created small designs around the words that describes her.
The lighing in the picture doesn't do the painting justice but hopefully it will come alive in your discoveries.
All these stamps feature the great work of saintmaker. I encourage you to print them on adhesive-backed paper and go postal!
Sundance 2012 Commemorative UN-Limited Edition. The numbers on the red dots are the actual release numbers should you need them...