Monday, November 14, 2011


I can’t believe my 300th photo has just been posted on “Dogs Waiting for Their Humans”. My approach to the project has been quite casual so I must admit I have surprised even myself with the number. Big thanks to Carrie Miller for all her help.

Below is my original project statement:

“I don’t take that many photographs. The fact that this series even exists is still a surprise to me. The pictures were taken in and around my Brooklyn neighborhood beginning in the spring of 2007. I had started to notice dogs waiting for their owners to come out of coffee shops and delis. I also noticed how individually each dog was responding to this brief separation. I felt compelled to document this contemporary urban phenomenon.”

Monday, October 31, 2011


I just learned that my Woodstock '94 logo design will be included with other variations of the dove and guitar poster in an exhibit about David Byrd and Arnold Skolnick, who were the two designers for the Woodstock festival posters. The title of the exhibit will be Byrd/Skolnick: A Tale of Two Posters which will run from April 1 to June 10, 2012 at The Museum at Bethel Woods, which is located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY.

The Summer of 1969 I was a counselor at a children’s arts camp on Long Island. I had been hearing a lot about the forthcoming concert in Woodstock on the radio. A fellow counselor told me she and some friends were going to drive upstate to the concert and asked if I wanted a ride. I thanked her for her kind offer but told her that I was afraid it was going to be too crowded.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Summer Days and Nights

Jim Woodard, Managing Director of the Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival in Big Sur, just sent me this photo of him standing next to a sign featuring one of the logos I designed for the event. Thanks Jim.

Monday, September 12, 2011

No Way, Dude!

Yes way, dude! That is me with an unidentified young woman. The photo was recently unearthed and appeared on the cover of a booklet created in conjunction with the MTV 30th Anniversary Party at Bob Pittman's house in Mexico. Unfortunately I couldn't attend the event. You can see the booklet and more MTV stuff on my oldest friend Fred Seibert's site.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Small World

I was interviewed by David Browne for this recent article in the New York Times about the shrinking album cover.
Check it out here.

Penthouse, etc.

Check out my recent interview at Rock That Font.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tricycle Turns 20

Wow! A few days ago MTV turned 30 -- now Tricycle: The Buddhist Review turns 20. How fortunate I am to have been involved with the creation and development of these two important cultural phenomenon. I am deeply honored to have been a part of Tricycle from its very beginning. I am grateful to the publication's Founder, Helen Tworkov for persuading me to become Tricycle's first Art Director. I was extremely resistant at first, but like Allen Ginsberg said, "I fought the Dharma and the Dharma won." Over the years I have been Tricycle's cover designer, creative consultant and Contributing Editor. Congratulations to James Shaheen, Editor & Publisher; Rachel Hiles, Managing Editor; Fabio Cutro, Art Director; Philip Ryan, Web Editor, and the rest of the Tricycle staff. Rejoice.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Click Click...

Cover for the forthcoming So Percussion CD. Due out this Fall.
(Did you know that this thing is called Newton's Cradle? I didn't.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


August 1 marks the 30th anniversary of MTV. You can read my story about the creation of the original MTV logo here.

Friday, July 15, 2011

One Pill Makes You Larger...

An iTunes digital single cover for a live performance of Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit by Gillian Welch. The first live show I ever attended was a free Jefferson Airplane in Central Park. "Remember what the dormouse said..."

Think Pink

Cover for second edition of Dean & Britta's 13 Most Beautiful... album. To be printed in glorious fluorescent pink. Andy would have approved.

Stick 'em Up!

My contribution to an invitational artist sticker collection.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Round logo for Philip Glass's Days and Nights Festival in Big Sur.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tick Tock

Working on new So Percussion package design. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Harrow & The Harvest

Poster designed for Gillian Welch's tour in support of her new album to be released June 28. See details here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

That's So '90s

Just read that next year The Smashing Pumpkins plan to reissue remastered versions of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995), The Aeroplane Flies High (5 CD box set)(1996), and Adore (1998). I designed the packaging for these albums.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

California Dreamin'

Logo design for Philip Glass's forthcoming Days and Nights Festival to take place this summer in Big Sur. Click here for more info.

Big Bang

Unused logo design.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I was commissioned by Next New Networks to design a limited edition poster to commemorate their just announced purchase by YouTube. They will become YouTube Next. Read all about it here.
Apparently, during negotiations the code name for YouTube was Melissa and the one for Next New Networks was the sharks.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Beastie Byte

Someone e-mailed me this from The Daily Beast Media Gallery: 13 Worst Logo Makeovers. See my post from February 9, 2010.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Elvis Presley Blues

I came across my package design for a radio promo CD for Gillian Welch's Elvis Presley Blues (2001). Cover features a sneaky shakey photo I took at Graceland of one of the King's guitars. (You weren't supposed to take any photos.) Back features my ticket stub from Graceland tour with a photo I took of his pink Cadillacs inset.

Hey Man...

"Hey man, I tell ya the 80's are gonna be just like the 60's!"