About the project

SLAMPADATO

This is an Italian word for someone who spends way too much time lying on tanning beds. Thanks, we’ll pass on the Cheetohs.

Andy Reddout

What inspired you to create what you did?
Growing up, you could have asked me who the Vice President was and I would have had to phone a friend. In the past 10 years, however, my interest in politics has grown and with this past election, more than ever! Artists have long used art to navigate subjects they don’t understand. One of my favorite examples is in the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo famously painted the ceiling, but he also created the “Last Judgment” on the wall. Biagio da Cesena, the papal of ceremonies at the time, insulted Michelangelo and his work by saying his painting was “better suited for a tavern wall than a chapel.” That’s when Michelangelo portrayed his trash-talker in that famous painting as a devil at the gates of Hell.

What can you tell us about your process?

Last year we had a local art show where art teachers paired up with senior art students. The senior I worked with was an outspoken Trump supporter. So our theme was born out of that relationship. Matt created a Hillary piece and I created a Trump piece (image left). I had never used colored pencils and decided to try them for this larger piece. It was a “huge” success and a very proud art moment for me. I decided to use colored pencil on wood with some insanely bright pink acrylic paint. The inspiration for the pink came from the FUEL invite itself!

Thanks for having me!!!!! It was fun and I was flattered to be in the company of some big name, fancy artists!

Cohber's Craft

Cohber collaborated with Andy to craft a print technique using 4C + Spot Clear + Spot Dimensional to make Andy’s vivid palette and Cheetoh “applicator” really pop.

Art Teacher, Designer, Artist
areddout@gmail.com

Freelance designers and FUEL creative team members Diane Fitzgerald Harris @dfhdesign and Michele Randall @michele.randall created unique typography inspired by each of the words in our FUEL 18: LINGO calendar. The typograpghy for March’s word “slampadato” undulates and radiates in waves.