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About Red Never Art & Design

Red Never Art & Design is an ongoing project by . Tamas is a Cleveland, Ohio-based artist, designer, systems analyst and geek.

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FAQ

  • Q. What does "Red Never" mean anyway?
  • A. Red Never is an anagram of an inside joke. As I had stated in the previous incarnation of this site, I came up with the name while sitting on a bus. That's really all there is to it.
  • Q. What took so long with the new site?
  • A. Life, creative burnout. I had reached a point where I had to take a break and recharge. It just happened to take me about 5 years to get to the point where I could do a new site.
  • Q. Hey! What happened to all the Flash content from your last site?
  • A. Admittedly, Flash was fun to work with. Back in 1998, we were still in the Dark Ages of the web, before such modern marvels as CSS and standards. Back in those days, Flash allowed us to have total control over layout and typography. But the price paid was inflexibility. I discovered that the site was a nightmare to maintain, and even minor changes to text took far longer than simply updating some HTML. Fortunately, CSS has now given us the power of precision layouts, and greater compatibility with new web browsers. That's not to say that compatibility still isn't an issue, or that there isn't much work to be done with CSS and XHTML (<cough>, embedded fonts), but it has come a long way. As somebody who spent too much time in the late 90's writing redundant <table> and <font> tags, and using cheap hacks like single-pixel gifs, CSS and XHTML actually made me want to come back to web design. And yes, I fully support standards. Click the XHTML and CSS links elsewhere on this page to validate this site if you don't believe me. </rant>
  • Q. How long have you been doing this?
  • A. The first version of this site was published in late 1996. The last major update was in 1998. I've been creating art in some form or another for most of my life, but the better stuff started around 1993 when I was in college.
  • Q. What do you use to create your site and art?
  • A. See "Colophon" below for a list of hardware and software I use for web work. Most of my artistic output in the last 8 years has been created digitally using Macs and a variety of software. My past work in traditional media has been done using mostly dry media (pencils, charcoal, pen & ink, pastels, oil pastels) on various types of paper and illustration board. I use pretty standard materials that can be found at any decent art supplies store.
  • Q. Are there any plans to publish any of your images in print?
  • A. Print is very expensive, and impractical, so unless somebody else cares to fund it and I feel I could generate a decent amount of revenue with it, no.
  • Q. Can I use your images for a site/book/project of mine?
  • A. Generally, I'd prefer you didn't, and the work is protected by copyright, so legally, you cannot use any of it without my permission. If you are interested in using an image on this site or would like for me to create any custom work for you, please contact me and we can discuss terms. Written material posted on my weblog is covered by the Creative Commons License. Please refer to the license for usage guidelines.
  • Q. Can I correspond with you via email?
  • A. Please feel free. I do warn you, I'm very bad with responding to email messages, so as long as you don't mind a long wait, everything's cool.
  • Q. Why do you use Macs to create your work?
  • A. Because I do. While I accept that PCs are very capable tools, I prefer to use a Mac. It's all about personal choice. Let's just leave it at that.
  • Q. What are some of your influences/inspirations?
  • A. Here's a sample (in no particular order) of some of the artists, writers, film makers and musicians who have influenced me. Google these for more information:
    • William S. Burroughs,
    • Grant Morrison,
    • Alan Moore,
    • David Lynch,
    • Dave McKean,
    • David Cronenberg,
    • Edward Munch,
    • Paul Klee,
    • Wassily Kandinsky
    • Gustav Klimt
    • Kyle Cooper,
    • Robert Anton Wilson,
    • Tim Burton,
    • Terry Gilliam,
    • Edward Gorey,
    • Nick Cave,
    • Moby,
    • Love & Rockets,
    • Bauhaus,
    • Joy Division,
    • The Crystal Method,
    • David Bowie,
    • Brian Eno,
    • Jack Dangers / Meat Beat Manifesto,
    • Electronic,
    • Hip-hop,
    • Ambient,
    • 80s New Wave,
    • Anything and everything.
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