Friday, August 27, 2010

Two Things

I've been looking through ffffound, which is a fascinating image bookmarking website I discovered through tokketok's blogging. And this is what I found today.

:: slime molds! ::

These images give me so many ideas for drawings.

A project where old books are altered, spliced together, and rebound. Also very inspiring. I'd love to see one of these in person.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two Photographers

Two photographers, Shane Darwent and Julianna Foster who incorporate media such as sculpture and installation into their work and create a heightened, portentous sense of reality.

:: Shane Darwent ::

:: Shane Darwent ::

:: Julianna Foster ::

:: Julianna Foster ::

Monday, August 23, 2010

Everything has been tagged. You're it.

Last night, I spent a couple of hours tagging all blog posts in an effort to make searching for previous posts a little easier for you all. So if you scroll down and look on the right, you'll now see a list of labels organized alphabetically. This way, you can read all posts pertaining to such scholarly topics as the david continuum, my obsession with graph paper, and the studio, while browsing through a selection of cats . Enjoy.

On a sadder note, my beloved 99 Subaru Outback was recently totaled by an uninsured motorist. I was fine, the car was not. Since I normally drive to the studio, due to documented (yes, this happened) old man hatchet fights at the nearest subway stop, I won't be going there very much for the next few weeks or until I find a new car. If you know of any reliable station wagons or sedans for not very much money in the Philadelphia region, let me know.

This was my first car. A mint condition 83 Toyota Corolla that belonged to my grandparents. I called it The Roach, because of it's distinctive color and survival skills. I had only one tape in that car. Bill Cosby "Himself". Ah memories.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Field Books

I made a small series of one of a kind, letterpress printed "field books" this month. I've wanted to do this for a long time, ever since I bought an old copper printing block of graph paper.

This allowed me to print my own graph paper in whatever color I choose.

I made softcover and hardcover versions. The softcover has a pocket in the back for storing notes, feathers, postcards, and whatever else you might find while out in the field.

Many pages also have random ornaments like the one below, also letterpress printed.

If you're interested in purchasing one, I have a couple of the hardcovers left. They are 60.00 a piece. Contact me and I can send you images. I'll be making two, one softcover and hardcover, with pink graph paper soon too.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Greensaw Business Card

Hey there.

Sorry for the radio silence.

I was in North Carolina for three weeks. Promise I'll be posting regularly again.

Here are some business cards I printed for Greensaw Design & Build, an eco-conscious construction company based in Philadelphia. Three colors printed with deep impression on Muscletone Paper from French Paper Co. I think they turned out pretty nice, plus working with Greensaw was a pleasure. Thanks Greensaw!