Wednesday, July 08, 2015

F/M




























In university in the late eighties / early nineties I majored in Eng. Lit. I wrote poems using words and they were like rock lyrics for fictional glam bands all about the street and nonsense like that. I also made poems like the one above. Here I used a rubber stamp spelling FIRST CLASS MAIL to create the fragments, edging the stamp just so. Very satisfying. 

Monday, July 06, 2015

And i'm backish ...

























As any casual visitor to this blog could figure out in a couple of seconds, I haven't been around for a while. I aim to return with more regularity, which shouldn't be hard, except it probably will be.

As one could see from my list of occasional and defunct blogs on the right, I have been busy spreading myself incredibly thin in various ways all around the internet.
I have not bothered to include another that many blogs that were/are one-offs, jokes, conceptual things, collaborations, etc.
I may get around to blogging about those projects here, though.

This is my aim, to consolidate all personal artish type web blogs right here. Not only that, but I also aim to comment on what I post, and not simply put up un-aided images or stark text solo.
Will I let my tumblrs and other blogs dwindle and die ? Maybe. Who cares.

Now, the most regularly updated blog I run (co-run, actually) is my shop, Monastiraki's blog.
The shop also has a tumblr (occasional), an instagram (fun!) and all that facebook nonsense, of course.

The above image, chosen because it's kinda fresh, is a photo of some asemic scraps I wrote recently and tore up. I have hundreds of such things. I very much enjoy the practice of gestural handwriting-like drawing.

Ok. Let's see where this goes. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

My Graphic Score for Suoni Per Il Popolo

















































Lisa Gamble invited me to have a my graphic score interpreted by some amazing local musicians for the Suoni per il Popolo festivals opening party, SoundTracks.
My piece, all twelve minutes of it, was played by Alex St.Onge, Rebecca Foon, Gambletron, gmackrr and a young man named Gabriel.
It was a lovely evening !

suoni per il popolo

Friday, July 10, 2009

Over On Another Blog ....


I have been concentrating my web efforts on maintaining my Monastiraki blogspot.

The shop forces me to update regularly so if you find this place and my drawing blog waaaay too slow in terms of updates, please strut on over to where the air is clean with activity.

Monday, January 19, 2009

'Nuff Said

Leadership







This little red book, a business manual dating from 1920, has been a source of constant delight for me.
It would have us believe that ALL the titans of industry used psychic powers as just one tool in their toolkit to success.
And I've wasted precious time trying to speak to dust mites and trees.



Some of the ALL CAPS page headers include :

SWEEPING PEOPLE OFF THEIR FEET
THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEF
THE POWER OF ENTHUSIASM
COMMAND! - NEVER ENTREAT
INFLUENCING BY THOUGHT FORCE
PUT THOUGHT BEHIND WORDS
MOST PEOPLE ARE "PSYCHIC"
PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY THINK
KEEP HIS MIND OCCUPIED
THE USE OF MENTAL PICTURES
LEARNING OTHERS' THOUGHTS
ANDREW CARNEGIE USED THIS
HOLD YOUR POWER IN CHECK
A LAW OF THE OCCULT WORLD
WE GET BACK WHAT WE SEND OUT

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wehman Bros.' New Book Of Fun, Magic & Mystery. 1905




This wonderful catalogue/sampler for Wehman Bros. of New York is chock full of excerpts and ads for many of their joke books and parlor games and such.
I was particularly struck by the illustrations gracing their myriad books featured on the back cover. They remind me of some the ink work from american underground comix of the 60s but, of course, they date from at least 1905.
I've separated individual illustrations for a better look.
& please don't shoot the messenger regarding the blatant racism depicted on some of the covers and their wording.
Dutch jokes ?

Wehman Bros. Books Part 1



Wehman Bros. Books Part 2