Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #220 / Emergency

Most people are aware of the great music that came out of the Citizen's Band Radio craze of the 1970's. Sadly the literature of CB Radio is often overlooked. ©1977

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #217 / Art Nouveau

I think the color choices on this cover represent the modernist hatred of Art Nouveau.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #215 / Nuclear Monkeys

The premise of this book is that everybody needs (or needed) a lot of convincing that the negatives of nuclear war out weigh the positives. The monkey is on each page with a sign that refers to the subject of the text. ©1985

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #214 / Swimming Fun

If I ever write a novel (I never will BTW), I'm going to call it Land Drill for the Armstroke. ©1960

Monday, September 21, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #212 / Girl Scouts

This symbol fascinates me, it is so weird and ominous, the black planet, the rainbow, the atomic symbol...

I guess the Girl Scouts and Brownies are a kind of paramilitary organization, maybe in the 70s they a plan for world domination.

This illustration depicts the futurist world the Girl Scouts will create.

©1977 / Illustrations: A Good Thing, Inc.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ecologies of Decay Opening

Ecologies of Decay opened on Friday night. There was a great turn out, thanks to everybody who came out. The three of us were really happy with the way the evening unfolded. I was going to take pictures during the opening so that I would have good shots of people in and around the work, but I got so caught up in talking that I didn't snap a single pic, luckily J-M and Colette took some (see below). Our catalogue for the show came back from the printer just in time (more about that publication tomorrow). There is also an article in the Buffalo News today.

Dennis Maher: Profanation

My installation: Abandoned House/Decay Community / Secondary Occupants Collected and Observed.

Jean-Michel Reed: Night Fires

photo by Colette

photo by Colette

Photo by J-M Reed

Photo by J-M Reed

Daily Book Graphics #211 / Alateen

Yesterday, on whim, we went to a terrible "Giant Yard Sale" at the Erie County Fair Grounds. It was mostly people selling new stuff (mysterious no name plastic products etc.). The one redeeming find was this 1973 book.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ecologies of Decay Opens Tonight!!!!!

My show with Dennis Maher and J-M Reed opens tonight at Artspace (1219 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209), I urge everyone in the WNY region who reads this blog to come to the opening! It looks like we are going to get a pretty good crowd. We will be selling the limited edition 13x19" screen printed posters and a catalog. I'll post more pictures tomorrow.

Dennis Maher


Jean-Michel Reed

Daily Book Graphics #209 / Credits & Collections


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #207 / Earth's Hidden Mysteries

I read a lot of books like this when I was a kid. It covers "mysteries" like the the Bermuda Triangle and UFOs. ©1974

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #206 / Canada

I did a little book thrifting earlier and found some good stuff. This cover is a favorite. ©1966

Monday, September 14, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #205 / Spelling Dictionary

The sun entirely desaturated the front cover of this book. ©1967, this edition, 1987