Monday, May 31, 2010

Stray Shopping Carts on Stage in Toronto

Thursday's performance at the Drake Hotel in Toronto went well, there were approximately 60 people for my piece, and they seemed to be into it. Jordan Tannahill, my director/collaborator, wisely booked the Cowgirl Choir to follow me, having 10 attractive women perform certainly helped to fill the place up. I really enjoyed me week in Toronto, it was great to make new friends and hang out on a new scene. Hopefully I will be doing more up there soon.

Daily Book Graphics #436 / Projects for the Weekend


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #435/ Western Philosophy

©1972 / Desigh: John+Mary Condon / In addition to my Rudolph de Harak Flickr group, I have just started a John + Mary Condon Flickr group. Images of their work is even harder to find on the internet than de Harak's.

Daily Book Graphics #434 / An Introduction to Scientific Research

©1952 / Design: Rudolph de Harak

Daily Book Graphics #433 / A Moral Philosophy for Management

©1959 / Design: Rudolph de Harak / I've had a bit of luck finding De Harak covers this week so I am posting three in a row. I have also started a Rudolph de Harak Flickr group. I have a number of requests out to other Flickr members to add their scans of de Harak's work, if you have anything to contribute, please do.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stray Shopping Carts on Stage Tonight!

Tonight is my slide lecture/performance piece of the Stray Shopping Cart Project at the Drake Hotel. It's presented by Suburban Beast, a Toronto based performance art company. If you are in Toronto tonight please come to the show, it's only $5 and there are two bands after me.

Daily Book Graphics #430 / Process Theology


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stray Shopping Carts on Stage

I'm in Toronto this week working on developing a slide lecture/performance piece with the Stray Shopping Cart Project. I'm working with Jordan Tannahill from Suburban Beast, a Toronto based performance art company. If you are in Toronto on Thursday please come to the show.

Daily Book Graphics #428 / Asylums

©1961 / Design: George Giusti
Giusti was previously featured in DBG #319. I think there is a good concept in this cover but it feels undermined by the size of the subtitle.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #426 / Equus

©1974 / There is no credit but this cover is by Gilbert Lesser, last mentioned in DBG #363.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fire Walk with Me

My friend Shasti breathing fire last night.

Daily Book Graphics #425 / Personality Change

©1964 / Sadly, no design credit. I've had some rummage sale success over the weekend, more to come.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #423 / The Armies of the Ant

©1972 / Design: Milton Charles/GailAsh
Unlike 99.9% of the books I post on this blog, I actually plan on reading this one.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #422 / Jean Santeuil

©1970 / Design: J+M Condon / I've previously posted work from the Condons (sometimes credited as John + Mary Condon) HERE, HERE and HERE and a few other places, if you care to search the blog.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Frazer/Montague Design Website Launched

The website Frazer/Montague Design is now officially up. F/M is the name of my new partnership with fellow designer Betsy Frazer. From now on all of my commercial graphic design work will be conducted under the F/M banner. We have both had freelance practices for a while, so for now the site content is a compilation of our past work as individuals. Thanks to 12 Grain Studio for putting the site together.

Daily Book Graphics #420 / Berlioz


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #420 / Paw Paw

©1968 / Design: David November / This book was signed by the author. The owner taped in articles about the book and the author's obituary.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #415 / We Came in Peace

©1969 / The cover of this book isn't that great but the page design and illustrations on the inside are great. Below are the design/illustration credits, very cool about "Galaxia."

The title makes me think of the Dolph Lundgren movie I Come in Peace which features his most memorable line. He responds to the declaration "I come in peace" (by some killer alien), with "You go in pieces"

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Big Night

A couple of weeks ago I did a small installation for Just Buffalo Literary Center's Big Night series. Big Night combines poetry readings, food and other performances (and sometimes art). There is a story about the series in today's Buffalo News. Because nearly all of my current work is in Brooklyn, I could only put together a few elements of Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed. The readings took place on the first floor of the Western New York Book Arts Center, the art was installed in a large room on the second floor. My friend Leah Rico had a projection in the main space, I installed in the unfinished kitchen area. The domesticity of the setting fit with my theme. The installations were on view for a half hour between readings which makes this the shortest running show I've ever had. It also partially explains why my only documentation shots were taken with my iPhone camera. Thanks to Mike and Aaron for including me.

I made one new book for the installation:

I also made new versions of 7 of the books that are currently in the show in Brooklyn.