Sunday, November 30, 2008

How Low Can A Punk Get?

Bad Brains at CBGB's 1982
(second song is Banned In DC)

Someone stole my umbrella today.
Am I wrong to think that this was a real dick move?
I walked into a store and put my new-ish, completely functional umbrella in the basket by the door.
When I went to get it on my way out it was gone, and in it's place was a shitty broken umbrella.
I didn't even bother taking it because it was so obviously useless.
Maybe I had low blood sugar or something but my faith in humanity took a little nose dive.
Now I feel like a schmuck for letting it get to me, but at the time I really thought I had witnessed a new low.

New Photos on

I added some new photos to my site.
Take a look here.
Let me know what you think.

Poster Exhibition May 1970

"Posters from poster workshops on display at the University Art Museum."
UC Berkeley May 1970
Photos by Theresa Loewenberg

I see some Emory Douglas in there and a lot of other interesting stuff.
I like the gallery goers too.
From here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Swiss Gifs

In case you were wondering, I'm in Brooklyn again.
Went to North Carolina for family Thanksgiving...more on that later.
Got back and saw a link from Carl to this site called Studio Sport based in Basel.
They've got some good work over there including these great typeface gifs.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Videos etc.

Saturday night was my birthday party.
Kelly made this amazing flier.
Paige DJ'd, lots of great people came, it was a real good time.

My brother is in town from California.
We went to the Frick Collection yesterday afternoon.
Saw a bunch of paintings, bronze sculptures etc.
Real old timey shit.
Big names in there too, Velazquez, Goya, el Greco, Manet, Bronzino.
Some hot stuff.
They had an Annunciation with the Holy Spirit represented as a dove, spitting some gold paint into Mary's ear.
You know I was loving that one, but I can't remember the dude's name.
I'll have to look it up, so more on that later.

Last night I finally got around to editing two of the videos I shot last weekend.
Links below.



Take a look.
You can comment back here if you want.
Let me know what you think.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Glass Lantern Slides Part One: Tipis

Hand colored glass slides by Walter McClintock.
From the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Thunder Tipi

Thunder Tipi of Brings Down The Sun

Rainbow Tipi of Head Carrier

Otter Tipi

Crow Tipi

Blue Tipi or Home of the Thunder

Black Buffalo Tipi

"Pittsburgh native Walter McClintock graduated from Yale in 1891. In 1896 he traveled west as a photographer for a federal commission investigating national forests. McClintock became friends with the expedition’s Blackfoot Indian scout, William Jackson or Siksikakoan. When the commission completed its field work, Jackson introduced McClintock to the Blackfoot community of northwestern Montana. Over the next twenty years, supported by the Blackfoot elder Mad Wolf, McClintock made several thousand photographs of the Blackfoot, their homelands, their material culture, and their ceremonies."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Birthday Present From Google

Today is my birthday.
This morning I read that Google had put about 20 percent of the Life magazine archive online for my searching pleasure.
Followers of this blog can imagine how happy this makes me.

Here are a few pictures.

"Three girls who will be competing in a swimming match sitting in a row boat w. two fully-dressed men and surrounded by others before the meet at Coney Island, Brooklyn". - Wallace G. Levison August 27, 1887

"Mr. Stokes, dressed in a suit w. a bowler and cane, jumping off a stone wall in a park in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn" - Wallace G. Levison October 14, 1886

Two of the very few celebrities I care about, Johnny Depp and Muhammad Ali.
Mr. Ali looks sharp in a suit while Mr. Depp wears a Discharge t-shirt with the sleeves torn off.

Here is Brooke Shields with Snoopy.

Here is Jamie Farr with Snoopy.

And here is a Walker Evans photo from 1960.

Thursday, November 13, 2008