Monday, April 20, 2009

Hypocrisy

I’m an avid follower of Austin Kleon’s newspaper blackout poems. I was amazed the first time I read them. I thought the idea was brilliant—extracting words in a news article, and forming what could otherwise be described as poetry.

Because April is the newspaper blackout poetry month, I tried making some poems myself. It’s hard at first, but pretty much like anything else, it takes practice.

This is how I did it:
  • Get a newspaper
  • Box the words
  • Shade the rest of the words (I use Pilot Broad Super Color Marker)
  • Scan the newspaper cutout
  • Edit in Photoshop: increase contrast to +45 and decrease brightness to –12.
Here, I used a news article from the Philippine Collegian, the official student publication in UP.

Hypocrisy

Try it out if you have nothing else to do.

8 comments:

  1. happy birthday, Lance! God Bless!


    p.v

    p.s
    parang necktie ung lay-out mo, ung sides. Why blue?

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  2. Happy Birthday Kuya Lance and what a nice idea you have there. :}

    May you enjoy the day and continue to glorify the Lord through your life. :)

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  3. Salamat, Paul! Hmm... iniisp ko nga kung ano ang magandang color, eh. Any suggestions?

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  4. Pao, salamat! Actually the idea's not original. Try mo ring gawin!

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  5. Belated happy birthday Lance. 22 on 22. How could I forget....haha

    And double congrats for the laude (magna), did i get that right?

    jgg

    P.S.
    It's the first time i encountered this idea. Very nice!

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  6. Thanks so much, Jeiel! Ikaw, gagraduate ka na rin soon!

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  7. I should...it's been a year...

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