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Contact Information: Nate Chandler 732 Enterprise Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436 805-588-9774 natejchandler@gmail.com


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Personal Statement

Illustrations

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Publication

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Branding

Paintings

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Personal Statement

My name is Nathan Joseph Chandler,

still practice today. In middle school, I took

stimulating either. I had the basic schedule

but everyone just calls me “Nate”. I’ve

string music courses, where I learned how

Math, English, Science, and my electives

been creating things my entire life. When

to play the violin and cello. I also took an

were Auto shop and French. It was the

I was four years old, my Montessori pre-

art class, which held a lot of my attention

start of a very boring year.

school teacher would not let me make

during those transitional years.

things that were not real. Drawing spooky

art class called Visual Communications, a

monsters, or folding a piece of paper to

with more people to meet and interact

graphic design class. They were always

create a laptop, all were not allowed.

with, I was excited, but still very unsure

talking about it, so I decided to check the

When I could no longer “stay in the lines”,

what to do with my life.

class out. I would go there at lunch

my mom transferred me to our neighborhood public school. There, art activities were generally prescribed exercises,

High school meant a bigger campus

A couple of my friends were taking an

“I wanted to create, I wanted to design. I wanted to learn”

however I flourished in the new, more art friendly environment.

My freshman year I was lost, I got hit by

and draw with them and check out all

a car and broke my femur, causing me

the amazing design pieces people were

ways interested in the arts, from drawing

to miss a lot of school at the beginning of

creating. Mr. Schaller, the teacher, was

huge scenes on large roll out paper after

the year. Returning to school in a wheel-

pretty funny, and all the art they had on

school at YMCA, to learning how to play

chair and then crutches was disappointing

display made by previous students quickly

the guitar, banjo, and mandolin, talents I

and the classes I was taking weren’t very

caught my eye. I was amazed by what

During elementary school, I was al-

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was happening in that room. I decided

at the varsity level taught me self disci-

I would take the class next year and see

pline, and that I have the persistence and

what I could do. When the time came the

stamina to achieve, no matter how difficult

following year I began the class, anxious

the scenario. The graphic design program

to learn the programs and skills needed

taught me that being creative is who I am.

to create my own individual pieces of

I hope that CCA will be my opportunity to

work. I learned about logo design, dif-

express who I am, and continue to teach

ferent fonts, and the basic principles of

me about what interests me the most, art.

design. This knowledge gave me the tools to develop my work, until I was ready to enter the advanced placement course the following year. It was great to be in an advanced class, where I had competition on projects, and artistic peers to critique my work. High school was no longer an uninteresting large block of time, at least not during my graphic design classes. Now I knew what I wanted to do in life, I wanted to create, I wanted to design, I wanted to learn more.

Growing up through high school

taught me a lot of things about myself. My time on the swim and water polo team

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Publication

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B L A C K I

n ancient times there was nothing, except a celestial being. we know him as zorex, king of Wizards. He created all That is our world when he began to cry. every tear creating the Stars, and Planets. When he had finished crying our new black universe was the final product. Zorex decided that since he created all this new space, it needed something to live in it.

He than began to make humanoids and and other animals. the new black world was hard for the new inhabitants. living their lives in a place of absolute sadness, without any color to please the dwellers of the universe’s senses, zorex felt his new creature’s discomfort and began to put colors into the world. Cyan was the first color he chose..

C Y A N Cyan, zorex decided, would look best as water. with one sweep of his hand he turned all of the previously opaque oceans and rivers into a rich and beautiful

cyan. The water was mysterious as black, but once it became cyan, creatures of the world were intrigued and began fishing and swimming. they were outstanded by the first sightof color.

So outstanded actually that they began to sing and dance, praising zorex for his mighty deed, the people could not get enough of the new color phenomenon. zorex was so happy with everyones reaction that he thought of more ways to incorporate color into theyre growing world. The king of wizards wanted magenta to be next.

Zorex the king of wizards I did this piece during a summer intensive at my high school. I was tasked to create four pages for a book we were making. This project started out with me drawing a the wizard in human form and trying to think of a story behind it. I ended up with a short story about a wizard-god who created the world of color. I like to make stories about all of my drawings, or at least put them into a scenario of some kind, so it was nice to spend some more time to develop and carry out telling the story.

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M A G E NTA Z

orex had all the volcanoes on the planets that supported life erupt. releasing floods of magenta lava. all the animals and humans were amazed and ecstatic about the sudden amazing change of scenery. The magma raced across the land, giving everything it touched a tint of magenta, the entire landscape evolved.

the world was almost complete.. but there was just something a little off. zorex needed to create one more color for the universe to finally be complete. everyone was happy with the first two colors, they just needed one more to put everything into a equalibrium of emotions, zorex settled on yellow, to mix and create the final piece of the spectrum.

YE LL OW Y

ellow was put into the world by the stars hanging over our heads. zorex made all the stars yellow and they radiated golden life into all things. mixing with the rest of the colors in the world, making healthy

greens and toasty reds. The world was finally complete. no one was sad anymore and everyone lived in peace. color made our home a better place. Zorex, satisfied

with his great design of the universe, now wanted to live in it. it was an immaculate world. the wizard king also felt protective of his creation. he wanted no one to do it harm. zorex, and his wizards took the form of steers, roaming the world.they were catalysts of joy and imagination. still guardians of the world today.

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Issue 16 December Issue the1620th, December 2011 the 20th, 2011

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FAte magazine Fate magazine is a fictional magazine. The reason I call my magazine Fate is because it is actually a combination of Nate and Felix. Felix is my good friend and we do a lot of collaboration art projects together. We plan to create a blog called Fate, the goal is to upload a doodle each every week, or anything we make really. I chose to not have any deck on my front page to keep the feeling of the ominous circle as well as white space, which continues through the spread.

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Poster for Dobloret, the Soviet Union’s first major civil aviation organization, by Alexander Rodchenko Film poster for Lev-Kuleshov’s “Death Ray” by Alexander Rodchenko

Constructivism was the last and most influential modern art movement to flourish in Russia in the 20th century. It evolved just as the Bolsheviks came to power in the October Revolution of 1917, and initially it acted as a lightning rod for the hopes and ideas of many of the most advanced Russian artists who supported the revolution’s goals. It was an entirely new approach to making objects, one which sought to abolish the traditional artistic concern with composition, and replace it with “construction”. Constructivism called for a careful technical analysis of modern materials, and it was

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Fate magazine

Constructivism spread I studied the history of graphic design in my AP ROP Graphics II class, I chose to model a spread after my favorite style, Constructivism. A problem I had while making the spread was using white space, I haven’t designed very many magazine spreads so it was hard getting use to the look of it, but I’m happy with the way the spread turned out.

hoped that this investigation would eventually yield ideas that could be put to use in mass production, serving the ends of a modern, Communist society. Ultimately, however, the movement foundered in trying to make the transition from the artist’s studio to the factory. Others, meanwhile, pushed on to a new but short-lived and disappointing phase known as Productivism, in which artists worked in industry. Big names in the creation and sustaining of the Constructivist movement are El Lissitzky, Vladamir Tatlin, and Alexander Rodchenko. El Lissitsky was important in spreading Constructivism beyond Russia. In 1922, he co-organized the Dusseldorf Congress of International Productive Artists, with Hans Richter and Theo van Doesburg of the Dutch group De Stijl, and here the International Constructivist movement was officially launched. The artists at the Dusseldorf Congress released a manifesto that claimed art as a tool of progress turning Constructivism into a symbol of the modern era. Although the International movement did not highlight functionality, it expanded on the idea of art as object, and used new materials to highlight advances in technology and industry. Vladamir Tatlin was central to the birth of Russian Constructivism. He took lessons learned from Pablo Picasso’s Cubist reliefs, and from Russian Futurism, and began creating objects which sometimes

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of industry and the state, designing everything from advertising to book covers. He worked his whole life through all media, from painting and sculpting, to graphic design and photography.

TATLIN's TIMELine This timeline displays events through the linear time frame of 1910 - 1945. The top of the timeline includes events important in the world of design, as well as important events in the world at that time. The bottum of the timeline includes events that had to do with the Constructivist movement that was happening in Russia during this time period.

November 11 marks end of WWI

Bauhaus Formed 1919

During the early years of the Soviet Union, when artists were needed to produce and communicate new ideas, Lenin tolerated them.

Chrysler Building’s grand opening to the public

Tutankhamun tomb is discovered, egyptian style starts appearing in architecture and graphic design

Futura Font Family designed by Paul Renner

Nazis close the Bauhaus

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1927

Disney realeases Fantasia 1940

1922

Kodacolor, the first color roll films designed for color prints, debuts 1942

Eniac compiter is invented, marking the beginning of the first generation of modern computers 1945

1918 American Institue of Graphic Arts is founded in NY 1914

1920 Vladimir Tatlin plans to build Tatlins Tower

1921 Alexanxer Rodchenko becomes a member of the productivist group

1921 New Economic Policy established in the Soviet Union

1921 Chinese Communist Party is formed

seem poised between sculpture and architecture. Initially trained as an icon painter, he soon abandoned the traditionally pictorial concerns of painting, and instead concentrated on the possibilities inherent in the materials he used often metal, glass and wood. He wanted above all to bend art to modern purposes, and, ultimately, to tasks suited to the goals of Russia’s Communist revolution. He achieved fame as an architect when he sought to erect a structure that would dwarf the Eiffel Tower,

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Stalin being way to serious shut the whole constructivist movement down, thought of it as a threat to the Union and all artist with their avant-garde ideas were either, smart and got out and away from Stalin, or was sent to a camp and never heard of again and probably froze to death in North Eastern Russia.

1922 USSR formed

1925 El Lissitzky’s photo montage The Constructer is published

1934 USSR admitted to the League of Nations

1941 El Lissitzky passes away

a design for modern headquarters for the Communist International headquarters, and would act as a calendar as well. It was never constructed but it was going to be a tower that contained a cube, a pyramid, and a cylinder, each would rotate. The cube once a year, the pyramid once a month, and the cylinder which would rotate once a day. Last but not least, Alexander Rodchenko, who was perhaps the most important avant-garde

1945 1941 Germany invades the Soviet Union

1941 Most Constructivists Artist were seen as a threat to the Soviet Union under Stalin. Those who remained in Russia spent he rest of thier days in the Gulag

WWII ends in total victory for the Allies

“We hold that the fundamental features of the present age is the triumph of the constructive method.... Every organized work - whether it be a house, a poem, or a picture - is an object directed toward a particular end, which is calculated not to turn people away from life, but to summon them to make their contribution toward life’s organization.” – El Lissitsky Posters from the constructivism movement, all structered around the main idea of industry.

artist to have put his art in the service of political revolution. In this regard his career is a model of the clash between modern art and radical politics. He emerged as a fairly conventional painter, but his encounters with Russian Futurists propelled him to become an influential founder of the Constructivist movement. And his commitment to the cause of the Russian Revolution subsequently encouraged him to abandon first painting, and then fine art in its entirety, and to instead put his skills in the service

Fate magazine

Tatlin’s Timeline was a project I made to put in the spread before actually laying it out. The timeline is named after Vladimir Tatlin an artist from the Constructivism era.

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Hydro 74 is a big name in the screen printing world. his very complex posters have earned him fame and clients such as nike

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with a liquid screen filler, which seals the

printing using artwork cut out of paper,

screen after hardening. However, the most com-

or another material. It is used today to print

mon way is the photographic transfer of positive

many things, like tee-shirts, sweatshirts,

films. For that, an even layer of a photo sensitive

stickers, posters, even packaging. It is done by

emulsion is applied to the screen. After dry-

attaching your cut out stencil to a sheet of

ing, the screen, covered by the prepared film,

silk that has been streached tightly over a

is exposed to UV light, which hardens the photo

frame The easiest way of sealing the screen is

sensitive layer. The parts of the screen which

to attach stencils from papers or foils to it.

were covered by the film, which were not exposed

Another manual way is to draw on the screen

to the UV light, do not harden and can be washed

ilk Screen printing is a form of stencil

Screen printing spread This is a spread I designed in my AP ROP graphics II class. I am interested in screen printing, so I thought doing a spread on the subject would teach me more about it. I did actually learn more about the subject, and I have some shirt designs that I would like to print on page 21.

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Branding

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Uncanny Gallery This is an identity project for a fictional art gallery I created called the “Uncanny Gallery”. It was the first branding project I had ever done, and I felt pretty positive about it. The gallery’s purpose was to promote work that was unsettling and unseen. The thing I liked most about this project would be the logo. I saw a picture of a person with two pupils and I thought that was the weirdest thing I had ever seen, so I tried to recreate the feeling I felt about the eye, with the logo.


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EXo outwear This branding project was inspired by my interest in backpacking. The concept behind this design is that beetles have exoskeletons that protect them, and humans need shells to protect them as well. EXO would be making outdoor gear such as tents, jackets, and sleeping bags. Anything that could be considered an Exoskeleton.

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15 This is ephemera for EXO Outwear, they would make the best outdoor gear you could buy, efficient, lightweight, durable, and warm.


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California Currency I took an Illustrator night class at Allan Hancock College during my junior year in high school. This is an assignment I was given to redesign California’s currency if it seceded from the nation. The usage of different colors would help distinguish which bill is which, making any currency exchange a breeze. I liked making the complicated pattern on the front, it gave the money a more legitimate look while trying to ward off counterfeiters.

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Scripto alphabet This is an alphabet I made using the Scriptographer plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. I’m interested in typography and making my own alphabet was a fun experiment with limited boundaries. A problem I had while constructing the alphabet was the readability, since the letters are made with about 25 strokes all lined up, they have to be incredibly thin, making it hard to work with.


Droid ad At the end of the year in AP ROP Graphics I, I had the chance to make an ad for a product. I created a poster advertisement for DROID phones. I don’t own a DROID phone but I suppose they’re pretty useful, especially if they are the ones you are looking for. “We are robots” is a jab at people who are sucked into their cell phones all the time, and can’t do anything without them.

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Sweet trousers

pickle head

Tee-shirts These are all shirts that I plan on making sometime in the near future. Illustrations that I drew were scanned, and then Photoshoped onto tee-shirts. My favorite one is definitely the FUNGUY, because he is a fungi.

FUNGUY

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Illustrations

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Heads I love to create psychedelic artwork, the use of vibrant color seems to make the art jump to life. This is a sketch that I drew to practice my skills in shading, I liked the way it turned out so I decided to add color, and turn it into a poster for my room.

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spaceman I took a Photoshop night class at Allan Hancock College my junior year of high school. In the class we were learning about separating images into the four different color layers, CMYK. This piece was my first run at that concept, and using only Photoshop to create a piece or artwork. I also entered this piece in the California State Fair and it took first place in digital composition. I really liked editing the man in this piece, making things or people as surreal as a dream is always fun because you are only limited by your imagination.

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Paintings

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Empty This piece is a depiction of the good inside everyone. I painted it my junior year and It was one of the first larger paintings I had done. Water colors were used to create the rainbow pattern of the soul climbing out of the mouth of the now empty man, who’s blackness was achieved by the magical substance India ink.

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The Shrine This is a collaboration project my good friend Felix Talkin, and I constructed, then painted. I painted the goat figure on the left. It is a six foot tall shrine illustrating the duality of man. The project was created to be put into an art show that our school was hosting, but it was turned away before anyone could see it because it would cause too much of a “disturbance.� This project was important to me because it was the first time in my life something I created was censored, I will always remember, Felix and I worked on it during a three-day weekend and brought it in to the class that was being used as the gallery and we were turned away. The art teacher who was in charge of the show claimed it would draw negative feedback to the program and the principal would have to intervene, it was ridiculous. So now we leave it in abandoned fields on the weekends...

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Goodbye thank you for your time

Contact Information: Nate Chandler 732 Enterprise Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436 805-588-9774 natejchandler@gmail.com



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