Thursday, December 31, 2009


Hello, amazing-creative-hilarious people who speak to me
through this box...
Go and have a great new decade!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Alpha Cap M (as in Murray)

It also occurred to me that this could be an "MMT"
But I decided not to push it, since it's Christmas :-)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Journal Excerpt: Assistant Art Directing in1987

The production end of graphic design was
so drastically different back then.

When I graduated from Art School, I was hired
as the assistant art director, at Success! Magazine.
One of my responsibilities was to "order the display type."
Back in the day, headlines & decks were
set on a machine called a typositor.
Lettering Directions is the company we used,
and some sassy lady named Fran
was my contact there.
Sometimes she would say things like:
"Ach, we're so busy today, people are waking-up
from the dead & ordering type!"

Is Fran alive somewhere, dreaming of heads & decks?
Caps & Small caps?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow Day...12/20/09

So many faces in the snow...

Currier, Ives & Herbert.

A change in direction.
Perhaps too late.


...on pins & needles.

A selfless act...

Temporary suspension of varmint status.
(granted for shoveling Mina's steps.)

Great job, #1!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

NYT Help Wanted, 1989

The frigid weather & threat of a weekend snowstorm
has me looking inward once again. Last winter, some of
were the most commented on, of all my posts.
This time, I'll start gently, with a help wanted ad,
saved from the New York Times.
How would my life be different today,
had I gotten this chic job?!
Where is the person who labored
over these tightly writ sentences?
Are they still creative directing somewhere?
Or have they been one of many lay-offs in the past 5 years?
Maybe they quietly slipped away to an upstate farm?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Why Is 6 afraid of 7?

Because 7 8 9!

Get it???
7 8 (ate) 9!!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Alpha Cap M

or an E, face-down on it's nose.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Skyline, 1982

I did this drawing in 1982.
I found it in Mom's house on Thanksgiving,
and smuggled it home in one of the varmint backpacks.
I can't stop looking at it:
1) for obvious 9/11 reasons
2) how the phuck did I ever have the patience to draw all those dots??
3) and umm... why does the hand have 6 fingers!!???
4) why would Art School admissions
allow me in, with a 6-digit hand?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Special K

I was shooting for the V, but went with the K.