Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Beyond/In Western New York Catalog

Besides being in the the Burchfield Penney's section of the Beyond/In Western New York Biennial I also designed the catalog through the Albrigh-Knox publications office. I think it is one the best pieces I have designed. Below are some quick pictures of it, I will probably make some better documentation shots later on. It is 184 pages long, printed on Accent Opaque 100lbs. text.

Daily Book Graphics #547 / Penguin Modern Poets 5

©1963 / Design: Roger Mayne

Daily Book Graphics #546 / The Crayfishes of Ontario


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beyond/In Western NY Biennial installation at the Burchfield Penney

As I previously mentioned, things have slowed down on the blog because I was busy for the last couple weeks installing the second incarnation of my Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed installation. I've never had this much space to work with so it ended up being the biggest thing I've done to date. The whole show at the Burchfield had a curatorial sub theme (apart from the theme of the Biennial) of architecture. I was reunited with my Ecologies of Decay partners J-M Reed and Dennis Maher along with Michael Beitz, Joe Bochynski, Karen Brummund, Kyle Butler, Carl Lee, and Jamie O'Neil. I'm biased but I think all of the work in the show is fantastic, I'll post some images of the other work soon. The opening on Sunday was great, there were over 1000 people in attendance. Thanks to everybody who came out and thanks to everyone at the Burchfield Penney for making it happen.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Beyond /In Western New York Biennial

I'm a few days behind on DBG posts because I've been furiously busy installing the latest version of Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center here in Buffalo. The show, opening on Sunday 2-4pm, is part of the Beyond/In Western NY Biennial which kicks off on Thursday with a high wire downtown. I don't have install shots yet but here are some of my faux books that are in the show. The Centipede cover has been reworked as a paperback. Obviously, this is my tribute to de Harak's work for McGraw Hill.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


This week I'm installing my show at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, for the Beyond/In Western New York Biennial which opens on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of this month. I spent most of today putting hooks in the 28 foot ceiling. It was a bit unnerving to drive the extended lift across the space. The show will be a bigger version of Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed which I showed at Black & White Gallery in Brooklyn last Spring

Daily Book Graphics #541 / The Normal Christian Worker


Daily Book Graphics #540 / Dialogue with Myself


Daily Book Graphics #539 / James Joyce's Ulysses

*Update: commenter RGR says the designer is Leo Lionni

Friday, September 3, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #530 / Brass Rubbing

©1965 / Illustration: Nichol de Gore, c. 1330. Woodchurch, Kent.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Daily Book Graphics #528 / Theories of Engineering Experimentation

©1968 / There is no design credit, but the book was published by McGraw-Hill during the time that Rudolph de Harak was designing their covers. Could this be a de Harak?