Wednesday, January 19, 2011
For MLK ~ Image scan from a racist ‘parlour’ game, 1898.

For MLK ~ Image scan from a racist ‘parlour’ game, 1898.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A few scans from the college year book. Some iconic, and quintessential moments of the ‘times’. Even at this relatively isolated and ‘new’ school the same tropes manifested, we had our peaceable and muddy ‘Woodstock’ type Fest; and our own mini- Altamont, Overthrew a college President.. etc,
Images are, I believe, by Jean Lemelin ..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
For the SMU gang - A selection from some scans I recently made of my re-envisioned Tarot Card designs that were used as section headers for various aspects of the SMU College yearbook. They look much better as .jpegs than the original cut and paste format - pre-digital by maybe a decade. A remarkable publication, far from the ‘standard’ approach; very far. Some sharp and motivated Graphic Design, Photo, and other students took full advantage of a well budgeted perennial program and produced a radical object / document of the times. I’ll scan some other great photos from this soon. I hope that the UMass library / archive has kept some originals. Everybody at the time was some variation of a Mystic, Numerologist, LSD visionary, Rock Star, Wiccan, what not. What did I know about Tarot ? Not much. I needed the gig. It sort of turns out to be a missed opportunity to have had some great repros made of the looser more expressive drawings I was doing at the time. People liked the cards ok…. But…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
2011 ~  Year Of The Rabbit Via » http://www.theholidayspot.com/chinese_new_year/more_zodiacs/rabbit.htm
Geez, ! It’d be nice if true huh ?

A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year.

Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty.

A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty.

Law and order will be lax; rules and regulations will not be rigidly enforced. No one seems very inclined to bother with these unpleasant realities. They are busy enjoying themselves, entertaining others or simply taking it easy. The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible ..

2011 ~ Year Of The Rabbit Via » http://www.theholidayspot.com/chinese_new_year/more_zodiacs/rabbit.htm Geez, ! It’d be nice if true huh ?

A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year. Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty. A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty. Law and order will be lax; rules and regulations will not be rigidly enforced. No one seems very inclined to bother with these unpleasant realities. They are busy enjoying themselves, entertaining others or simply taking it easy. The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible ..
Sunday, January 2, 2011

TIME ????

Saturday, January 1, 2011

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