Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I was recently contacted about a small number of posters discovered in a basement somewhere in Queens. I had all but forgotten about this Manhattan Design-ed poster until I received an e-mail with the above photo attached. The image was based on one of my line drawings from a comic. The brightly-colored and technically amazing poster was printed by Ambassador Arts in 1987. It was the seventh in a series of quarterly calendars. Fortunately the printing specifications were included in the lower left corner: Silkscreen printed on 10 pt. Chromolux in 13 match colors, including transparent, fluorescent, matte, glaze, frosted and opaque inks. There are only about 30 mint condition copies of these posters. I just signed them and they will be for sale online hopefully in the near future. Once the details are worked out they will be posted.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I'm mostly awful at promoting myself. Here's an exception from the vault. A large promotional print piece (measuring 24 x 17 inches when folded open) for my good old studio Manhattan Design. Shown above is the fashionista cover photo of my partner Pat Gorman and myself taken by Caroline Greyshock and the inside spread, which required my extreme x-acto blade typography work. Can you believe the copy?!: "Billy Idol sums up their work as 'fuckin' brilliant" and "The whole world looks to Manhattan Design". Whoa!
An abecedary is an alphabet book. I created this one sometime around 1990 after attending workshops with Mayumi Oda and Peter London. Mayumi is one of my all time favorite artists. Peter is the author of No More Secondhand Art: Awakening The Artist Within. Shown above is the title page and the page for the letter "N". The caption reads: "N is for Now - There's no other Time." The artwork for this book was created with ink and xerox copies, and the lettering was created on an old typewriter. I made a few copies of the book and gave them to friends as a gift.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
My author photo from What The Songs Look Like: Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs, a book I created with the band (mostly David Byrne) in 1987. Shot on film. No retouching. Just bright lights and face paint. Taken back at the good ol' Manhattan Design studio by my gifted friend Deborah Feingold.