Thursday, March 31, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #704 / A Stack of Peregrines

I recently bought a stack of Peregrines from a friend of mine. Peregrine was a (relatively) short lived division of Penguin Books. I'm not sure if they were ever widely distributed in the U.S. The Peregrine bars and bird logo was designed by Hans Schleger. I don't think it always works, but I like the idea.

©1964 / Design: Herbert Spencer

©1962 / Design: Graham Bishop

©1962 / Design: Graham Bishop

©1962 / Design: Edwin Taylor

©1964 / Design: Tom Eckersley

©1962 / Design: Graham Bishop

©1963 / Design: Bruce Robertson

©1962 / Design: Herbert Spencer

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #700

©1972 / Design: Charles Kaplan

700 hundred Daily Book Graphics posts since February 21, 2009. That's 1,358 images. I have no plans to stop the project any time soon.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #696 / German Today 2 - Found

In DBG #243 I posted the above the book. In that post I wondered what German Today 2 looked like. Well now I know. I just came across it at a friend's house and he was nice enough to let me have it.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #687

©1976 / The paperback edition (which this is) is 1984, I don't know if this was the design for hardcover as well.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #684

©1968 / ©1970

Secondary Occupants in Frieze Magazine and Vogue

I just found out that my installation was mentioned favorably in Frieze Magazine's review of the Beyond/In Western New York Biennial by Steven Stern. The quote:

"Julian Montague’s droll Secondary Occupants Collected and Observed (2008–9) is a nutty mixture of graphic design and taxonomic brio, a multi-dimensional catalogue of non-human home invaders – rodents, birds and insects – that suggests the work of a deranged but thorough researcher."

The whole review is here, you have to register to view the contents but it's free and worth it, Frieze is one of the best art magazines. Secondary Occupants here.

Also, I finally got a hard copy of the issue of Vogue Italia that uses one of my spider banner photographs, apparently it takes forever for Vogue Italia to find its way to the Barnes & Noble in Buffalo. Between Beyond/In Western NY, the show at the Norton Museum, and my presence at the Pulse Fair in Miami I have had a pretty good few months as far as press goes. In addition to Frieze and Vogue Italia, my work has been mentioned in Art in America, The Miami Herald, Art Daily and The Buffalo News.

Daily Book Graphics #683

©1970 / Cover photograph of the Nikolais Dance Theatre in Sanctum, photographed by Ken Kay

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #682 / Noses

©1959 / 29th printing 1971 / Design: Gips & Danne

©1967 / George Giusti

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Business of Art

I had a good week in New York working the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair with Black & White Gallery. There was a lot of interest in the books, I sold quite a few. Usually artists don't hang around their work as much as I do, but I find that it helps to be there, I end up meeting a lot of interesting people, and seeing old friends. It helps make up for not living in NYC. But the best part of being there this time was that I met David Byrne! I saw this guy taking a picture of one of my books, so I asked him if he had any questions, then, as I started to talk about my project I realized who he was. He seemed genuinely amused by the covers. It was pretty weird to be talking about what I do with such an icon.

Black and White Gallery's booth at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, featuring Isidro Blasco, Alicia Ross, Shimon Okshteyn and myself.

Pulse party at Le Bain@ The Standard Hotel, amazing views of the city in all directions.

Flemish Masters, That's Life at Andrea Rosen Gallery

Jen's bunny

Slow but pleasant train ride home. On the way down I saw a coyote standing alone in a snowy field. On the way back I saw a beaver swimming parallel to the tracks in a flooded field.