Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for . . .
Before computer layout software, this was one tool graphic artists couldnt do without. It's probably safe to say that very few art students back then graduated without slicing into a finger or other misplaced body part with an X-Acto. I did. Graduate, I mean. 

It’s been said that art is at least as much about learning to see as learning to draw or paint or sculpt. It’s true of language arts also, because you can’t write about something you don’t perceive. 

How to sharpen perception? If only there were an X-Acto® tool for that.


  1. I'd not heard of this piece of equipment before but then I'm not an artist. As for perception, I do remember going to art class and being told to look out for the darks in everything. Does that count?

  2. I do remember tying to con my way thru many a paper in school, I guess that's why it never worked huh?

  3. I had a whole set of x-acto knives for model making and putting together my design portfolio. There weren't all the fancy scrapbooking supplies that there are now back when I was in college.