Monday, November 23, 2015

Not much going on here, but you should follow me on Instagram

So obviously things have slowed down here at Montague Projects. I may eventually switch blogging platforms but for the moment I’m posting book covers and related content at least twice a day on Instagram, so find me there as Montagueprojects.

Design: John + Mary Condon

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Recent Graphic Design Work

Poster 13x19 inches

Poster 13x19 inches

Book cover for Starcherone Press

Book cover for Playwrights Canada Press

 Poster 13x19 inches

Folding Mailer/poster

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Daily Book Graphics #1499

©1971 / Image: Josef Albers / Typography: William Seabright

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recent Work: Buffalo 66 Screening Posters

Three versions of a poster I designed for the North Park Theatre's screening of Vincent Gallo's Buffalo 66 on April 2nd. The film had its world premiere in Buffalo at the North Park in 1998. The posters will be available for $10 apiece the night of the screening.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Recent Work

I’m excited about my latest cover for Bronze Rat Records’ Seriés Aphōnos.  It’s a limited edition, vinyl only release from Heavy Trash, Jon Spencer’s (of the Blues Explosion) two man side project. Order here.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Museum Studies Group Show

I have two of my faux artist posters in a show called Museum Studies, a group show at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College near Philadelphia. I’m in there with some big deal artists. The museum's blurb is below. More about my fake book/poster work here.
Museum Studies brings together artwork by 12 celebrated and influential contemporary artists, all of whom find inspiration in the vocabulary, procedures, and conventions of museum practice. Taking their cue from the essential but often mundane duties of art handlers, conservators, critics, curators, and registrars, the artists in Museum Studies explore aspects of the museum’s functionality that generally remain out-of-sight or unacknowledged. 
The artists featured are Joe Amrhein, Richard Artschwager, Don Celender, Thomas Demand, David Diao, Alicia Framis, Elliott Erwitt, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Julian Montague, Vik Muniz, and David Shapiro. 
Shedding light on such necessities as the wooden shipping crate, the salient information affixed to the backs of paintings, the obtuse language used in art publications, and the conservation and repair of artworks, Museum Studies offers a cleverly deadpan take on the “aesthetics of administration.” Taken as a whole, the works on view in the exhibition form a “how-to-guide” for running an established and successful art museum.
"Even when the most dedicated and knowledgeable museum-goers visit, their focus—as it should be—is mainly on the art displayed in the museum’s galleries. Having spent my career as a curator, I know all too well that while the exhibition is the primary end product, it is still only a small part of what a museum is and does. It is the behind-the-scenes procedures that truly fascinate me. Why not pull back the curtain so everyone can feel like an expert?” says Charles Stainback, Director of the Berman Museum and curator of Museum Studies.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fast and the Furious film series as Penguin Crime books

I had a cultural mash-up idea yesterday that was too ridiculous not to follow. I made book covers for the Fast and the Furious film series in the style of Penguin's crime series from the early 60s, using the photography of Swiss policeman and art photographer Arnold Odermatt. Apologies to Romek Marber, Arnold Odermatt and Vin Diesel.