Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #373 / In Time

©1969 / Design: Martin Stephen Moskof / Check out this interesting project by Moskof and Richard Hefter.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #372 / Portrait of Andre Gide

©1964 / It doesn't say Rudolph de Harak but it certainly looks like his work, and it is for McGraw-Hill at the right time, so I am assuming it is his design. I found four McGraw-Hill de Harak books at an estate sale over the weekend (and seven Roy Kuhlman's), more to come.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #371 / Coleccion Teatro

1960–1970 / My mother appears to have bought these Spanish plays while in graduate school (she is out of the country at the moment, I'll ask her about them when she returns). They are small, 4"x6" and printed on very cheap paper. I love the simple consistency. The back covers are less consistent, some have cool caricatures of the authors and some don't.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #369 / Four Plays

©1958 / Design Roy Kuhlman / More info here, Steven Heller's NYT obit here. Kuhlman last appeared on this blog in DBG #233.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #367 / Enjoy Your Turtle

Circa 1975 / There is something I like about the simplicity of these covers. If only I could have found a copy of Know Your Monkey.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #365 / Blood

©1967 / Design: Al Nagy

This post marks the official end of the year long Daily Book Graphics project,
but as I have noted before, I don't plan on stopping. Tomorrow is the beginning of the next year of DBG.

Exhibit Images on Flicker

I just put up a set of Flickr images of the Secondary Occupants / Collected & Observed installation.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #363 / Anatomy of a Metropolis

©1962 / Design: Gilbert Lesser

The only thing I was able to find out about Gilbert Lesser in the 2 minutes I dedicated to Googling him, was that he designed the logo for Studio 54 and this brilliant poster for Equus:

Secondary Occupants / Collected & Observed Opens

Thanks to everybody who came to the opening on Saturday. The show is up until May 28th so there is plenty of time to get to see it. The opening went well, people seemed engaged and interested. The weather was great, in the 70s during the day and the mid 60s at night.

photos by Colette

Colette and Me

We stayed at the Chelsea Hotel on Friday and Saturday night. It is the cheapest place in town if you are willing to share a bathroom (and we are) with several strangers. And if it is loud or dirty, it's still the Chelsea, so you can imagine Leonard Cohen or Dylan Thomas being in the same situation and that makes it seem kinda cool. The rows of tents and people below me in the picture above are comedians hoping to be contestants NBC's Last Comic Standing, that picture was taken on Saturday afternoon the auditions didn't start until the next day.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed Opens Tonight

Don't miss it!

I have some quick snaps of the interior installation below, but don't look at them if you are coming to the show.

Secondary Occupants / Collected & Observed
March 20 – May 28 / 2010
Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 20th 6-9pm
Black & White Project Space
483 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, March 19, 2010

Almost Finished with the Installation

I am almost ready for Saturday's opening, I just have a few more little details to take care of. The outside part of the show came together last night. It is amazing how easy it is to build a shed when you want it to look bad. More pictures to follow later today.

So how to I keep tension on the lines? This is what the inside of the shed looks like:

Will the tension last two months? I hope so.

On a different subject, I want to thank Will from A Journey Around My Skull for posting my book covers on his blog. He uncovers the rarest, most interesting visual book content. I urge you to check it out on a regular basis.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Making Progress - More Books from the Show

Installation in progress

I neglected to mention in my last post that these covers (many of them slipped into old plastic library covers), are meant to represent books from an imagined academic history concerned with the study of invertebrates and other animals as they relate to architecture and psychology. For a full statement /press release about the show, go here.

Yes, I recycled the Ecologies of Decay design (with some changes).