July 4th, 2007

Download My New T-Shirt Transfers!!

All you have to do is download the transfer, print it on iron-on transfer paper (you can get it at Walmart, Target, Staples, anywhere you can get printer paper, really) and follow the transfer paper directions. The transfer itself is a full page size (8.5" X 11", 150ppi, PDF document in a handy zip file) image in reverse so that it'll appear correctly on your t-shirt once you iron it on. Enjoy, and remember that Jesus said share, so link to this and pass them on. Doing it at home will save time and money instead of paying CafePress to do it for you. This way you can keep the costs down because for the price of one CafePress shirt, you can buy several blank tees and a pack of transfer paper and have lots more than one.

Chiris Jordan Is Amazing

Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait
This new series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 426,000 cell phones retired every day. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.

My only caveat about this series is that the prints must be seen in person to be experienced the way they are intended. As with any large artwork, their scale carries a vital part of their substance which is lost in these little web images. Hopefully the JPEGs displayed here might be enough to arouse your curiosity to attend an exhibition, or to arrange one if you are in a position to do so. The series is a work in progress, and new images will be posted as they are completed, so please stay tuned.

~chris jordan, Seattle, 2007

This series will be exhibited at the Von Lintel Gallery in New York from June 14th to the end of July. Opening reception on June 14th. More info at vonlintel.com.

See the collages here, they're AMAZING.