Frank Baseman is the Proprietor of Base Press. Baseman is also the Creative Director and Principal of Baseman Design Associates, an award-winning interdisciplinary Graphic Design rm, and Professor in the Graphic Design Communication program at Je erson, where he has taught since 1998. In 2013, Baseman was named as one of the "Most In uential Graphic Designers Working Today" by Graphic Design USA Magazine. And in 2008, he was awarded the AIGA Fellow Award from AIGA Philadelphia. The work of Base Press and Baseman Design Associates has received recognition from numerous national and international communication organizations, design exhibitions and publications. For more information, please visit www.basepress.co and www. basemandesign.com.
Description of Process
Continuing on my quest "my journey" down the letterpress road: exploring and experimenting. Whether through formal means in terms of abstract shapes and letterforms overlapping creating lovely transparent magic, as almost letterpress exercises. Or through more communicative forms such as my fascination with rebuses (or "rebi" as I sometimes call them). I have been interested in rebuses‚ those words and images coming together to make a sort of visual puzzle, familiar to many of us from early childhood when we were learning how to read—a means of communication for
a long time. The "Rebus Quotes" project is a reinterpretation of well-known quotes and phrases using rebuses in a playful manner.