Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Miami Art Fairs / Road Trip

I spotted this in a Home Depot parking lot in St. Augustine.

Blogging has been and will be slowed down for a little while because I'm on a Florida road trip until December 13th. The main reason for the trip is to attend the various art fairs going on in Miami from the 2 through the 5th. We are also visiting a number of relatives around the state of Florida. We are thrifting as we go so I'm hoping to find a ton of great new stuff for the blog. I'm also planning on doing a lot of scanning of my Grandfather's books in St. Petersburg.

If you are in Miami, I'm showing, my faux books with Black and White Gallery at the Pulse Fair and I have two pieces at the Aqua Art Fair (at the hotel) that are part of a William Brovelli project about contracts with Horse Trader Gallery. I'll be posting more about all this later.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bed Bugs for Halloween

We dressed up as bed bugs for Halloween. As you can see, the masks were in keeping with my recent work.

Daily Book Graphics #583 / A Severed Head

©1961

Monday, November 8, 2010

Some Things About Cycling


This picture of me taken by Charles Lewis appeared today in the Buffalo News as a small picture announcing the weather section with the caption, "Sunday trek: Julian Montague of Buffalo rides his bicycle on an overcast Sunday in Buffalo’s Delaware Park." I was watching a Cyclo-cross race that was being held in the park. It was pretty cool and the yellow tape marking the 2 mile zig-zagging course would have been quite effective as an art installation.




The bike I use for city riding is a 2009 Raleigh One-Way (single speed 42t –16t) [my touring bike here] I've made some changes, adding long metal fenders and creme colored tires. Unfortunately, for ergonomic reasons I had to ditch the Brooks saddle that comes stock on the bike, a somewhat severe aesthetic sacrifice. I tried to ride a little of the course after the races but the mud was like a kind of paste, after a few minutes so much of it got jammed between my fender and tire that the wheel stopped turning.

Daily Book Graphics #582 / WNY Buyers Guide & Roster

©1978

Sunday, November 7, 2010

4 Roy Kuhlman Covers




©1961 / ©1969 / ©1960 / ©1960 / A couple of these don't have a design credit, but they are the from the years that Kuhlman was doing covers for Grove Press, if anyone has any evidence that they are by somebody else, let me know.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Recent Work

these are some of the pieces I have designed over the last couple months.

Poster 11x17

Poster 11x17

©2010 / University of Michigan Press / Design and photography by me

postcard 5x7

Program booklet cover 8.5x5.5

11x17 inches

Daily Book Graphics #580 / Human Performance

©1967 / Design: Baum (possibly Willi Baum)
I went to a great book sale yesterday so I'm now fully stocked for the next couple of months.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010