Monday, November 30, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #271 / Mind Drugs

© 1974 / Design: Russell & Hinrichs Associates. Kit Hinrichs has been a partner at Pentagram since 1986

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #269 / Peggy

©1970 and 1976, respectively. Teen fiction published by the super Fundamentalist Moody Bible Institute.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Birds and "Birds" / NSFW Thrift Store Treasure

In all my days of thrifting for books I have never come across anything like this. I was sifting through 50 cent books at a thrift store in the suburbs and I spotted a copy of the Golden Guide to Birds, I already own the book and blogged it in DBG #158. When I picked it up I noticed something in between the Eastern Kingbird and the Great Crested Flycatcher. It turned out to be eight photographs of three different women posing in various states of undress. They appear to have been taken in the 1960s although some could be earlier. I wonder how they ended up there, did a husband hide them in a book that he thought his wife would never take off the shelf? Did he put them in a book about birds because in British slang "birds" can mean women? I suppose we will never know.

Hopefully I made this image small enough that no one will be able to recognize their grandmother.

Sorry, I have to protect the identities of these ladies.

Daily Book Graphics #266 / Ogden Nash


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #265 / Systems

©1984 / Design: Bud Jacobs, Type set by Printing Prep Inc. (still in business, they print a lot of my photographs). This catalog was produced by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Info on Francois Morellet here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #263 / More Power

©1968 / Design: Bradford/Cout Graphic Design. My friend Tom loaned me this book to scan. I think it's amazing. Unfortunately the interior content doesn't look at all like this.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #261 / The Crucial Decade

©1960 / Cover Design Ben Shahn. When doing a search for Ben Shahn images, I found this nice 1957 piece depicting shopping carts.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #258 / Our Town

©1974 / Design: David Macakanja / Amherst is a suburb of Buffalo, this booklet is an overview of the town published by the Amherst League of Women Voters.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #254 / The Modern Researcher

©1962 / Cover design: Robert Flynn. The inscription on the inside cover indicates that my father acquired this book in 1969. Robert Flynn designed many record covers for Impulse Records between 1960 and 1969. This blog post has some background on Flynn and some examples of his work.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Back from NYC

The Met

My friend Josh with my prints at One Every Day at the EFA Project Space

Monkey Skeleton

I was in New York from Saturday to Tuesday. I went down for the opening of One Every Day. The show was really cool, and the curators and organizers couldn't have been nicer. It's up until December 19th. This was my last trip out of town for a while. I have been in four shows in six weeks, in three different cities, it's been fun but now I need to stay home, get Frazer/Montague Design going and prepare for the next round of shows.

Lately I have been using my iPhone a lot more, it is a great way to take visual notes. I have a Flickr set from this Fall's travels

Daily Book Graphics #253 / The Cinema as Art

©1969 / Design: Germano Facetti

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #248 / We Live in Canada

Canada has no greater friend than me (I can literally see Canada from my front porch), but this 1985 book does the citizens of that country no favors. The book features Canadians talking about their lives in their own words. The photography is amazingly bad and the pull quotes are boring and stupid.

Friday, November 6, 2009

"One Every Day" Opens Tomorrow Night – Be There!

I'm in a group show called One Every Day at the Elizabeth Foundation Project space curated by The show organized around the theme of printed ephemera. Full curatorial statement here. I think it will be quite good.

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th St., 2nd Floor
NY, New York 10018

November 5 - December 19
Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 7 / 6-9 PM

Featured Artists:

Glen Baldridge
Kate Bingaman-Burt
Colby Bird
Lydia Diemer
Geoff Hargadon
M. Ho
Matthew Hopson-Walker
Packard Jennings
Gary Kachadourian
Chad Kouri
Michael Krueger
MegaWords Magazine
Julian Montague
Carlos Motta
Leslie Mutchler
Scott Nobles
Adam Pendleton
Post Typography
Evan Roth
Kim Rugg
Dexter Sinister
Stephanie Syjuco
Temporary Services
Rachel Perry Welty
Liz Zanis

I'll be showing four new 20x20" screen prints that constitute the beginning of To Know the Spiders Part 3. Each one depicts a part of an insect or spider that I extracted from a web.