Sunday, April 22, 2012

David Cole - The Music Box

Thanks to Phil Bradford for this video taken in the Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Galleries.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We ♥ Letterpress

Or maybe it should be a question like "Why love letterpress?"  I wanted to make a poster specifically for this exhibition because it featured letterpress printing (which is my occupation) and was being shown in Cleveland (which is my "home" city).  I ended up with two posters which will begin a series that I'll call "Heavy Machinery".

I started by taking photographs of my grandfather's tractors on his farm south of Wooster, Ohio. I was interested in the machines' surfaces, moving parts, hoses, electrical lines, signs, nameplates and labels, because I wanted to make a visual relationship with the printing presses I use everyday.

I think letterpress printers usually love what they do for a combination of reasons. Part of it is the end product, but part of it is the process: the problem solving and the satisfaction of making something either with your hands or with a machine which you can see the workings of.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grain Belt Sign (Version 3) Red

On February 6, Creative Electric hosted a silent auction and art sale to raise money for Haiti. I scored this poster of the Grain Belt Beer sign by Adam Turman, who's series of cityscape prints capture the twin cities' iconic signs and architecture with a vibrancy and depth that I truly admire.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The New Land of Milk and Honey

Last night I attended a performance by the group The New Land of Milk And Honey at The Soap Factory. NLoM&H kind of made me think of DEVO's early videos, Danielson's concert performances and Andrea Zittel's desert installations. A profile of the group starts at 2 minutes in the video below, and is followed by more about The Soap Factory.

Soap Factory February 2010 from Soap Factory on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Personal Geography

This month, since I was moving from Brooklyn to Minneapolis, I decided to use Google Maps to chart all the different places I've lived and the routes in between them, although I guess everything has a common point of origin being my hometown of Wooster, Ohio. Someday, I should make this trip as a circle.