Bird In Hand
13 x 20 in
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum April 17-June 30, 2018. There are a limited number of these prints available.
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 firm, and Director of—and Professor in—the Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), where he has taught since 1998. In 2013, Baseman was named as one of the “Most Influential 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.
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—as 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. I have also been producing a series of “Typographic Explorations”—almost letterpress exercises, concentrating on the visual forms of wood type as abstract form.