The Ben Day process, named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day, Jr., (son of 19th Century publisher Benjamin Henry Day) is a printing and photoengraving technique dating from 1879. While the Ben Day process is commonly described in terms of dots (“Ben Day dots“), other shapes may be used, such as parallel lines, textures, irregular effects, waved lines, etc.
Depending on the effect, colour and optical illusion needed, small colored dots are closely spaced, widely spaced or overlapping. Magenta dots, for example, are widely spaced to create pink. Comic books of the 1950s and 1960s used Ben-Day dots in the four process colors (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) to inexpensively create shading and secondary colors such as green, purple, orange, and flesh tones on the cheap paper on which they were printed.
Serie di quattro istantanee manipolate. Tributo ad uno dei massimi esponenti della pop art newyorkese, celebre per la tecnica Ben-Day che lo ha reso icona inconfondibile in tutto il globo.
Polaroid Spectra System camera.
Polaroid 1200 film, scaduto settembre 2009.
Close-up stand Duplicator
Manipolato – Ready Made
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