A past present posting with some daily currency!


April 24th / Todays Post(s)

Train windows through The Valley


April 16th / Todays Post

Happy Easter 2017


April 8th / Todays Post(s)

4 pages from a 2014 illustration sketch book using only black and blue color pencils and pens.


April 1st / Todays Post(s)

Old Valentine postcard and newish Halloween collage for some April Fool foolery.


March 30th / Todays Post

Drawing in an inadvertent “Cubist” style, rotated, and then titled, “Sailboat,” which makes it only so about a hundred years too late. 2017


March 26th / Todays Post(s)

Which is which in an old argument. 2 parodies from 2005 sketch book: Drawing in an “art” vernacular by a graphic designer, and drawing in the “commercial art” vernacular by an artist.


March 24th / Todays Post(s)

“When the moon comes over the mountain,” as a digital phone photograph taken one evening from my suburban driveway, and also as a China marker drawing on black tissue paper that could be a stretch for an excuse to (juxta) post it.


March 20th / Todays Post(s)

First day of spring 2017: An old French postcard with a new California photograph.


March 18th / Todays Post(s)

Current sketch book: Drawing maybe not quite yet.

Current sketch book: Drawing of three things and a triangle.



March 17th / Todays Post

A St Patrick’s Day drawing: “Imaginary snakes flowering in an Irish bog famously cleared out”


March 1st / Todays Post(s)

March: in like a . . . out like a . . .



February 27th / Todays Post

Current small sketch book page. Ballpoint pen and color pencils.


February 23rd / Todays post

Photograph of a thrift store “factory painting” on a rough plaster wall above harsh lamp light, making for a misleading spacial framing illusion


February 21st / Todays Post(s)



February 14th / Todays Post(s)

A 2017 Valentine with a bit of 19th century fancy bookend nostalgia and a funny Prismacolor pencil drawing done in 1982.


February 11th / Todays Post(s)

Today: 2 photographs with 2 light conditions, one looking back and one looking forward on the same street at the same time.


February 10th / Todays Post(s)

2 pages from a 1991 sketch book, ball point pen, color pencil, and collage.


February 8th / Todays Post

79th !


February 7th / Todays Post(s)

1984 and 2004. Two different drawings at two different times with two different ends, other than being on my same continuum.


February 4th / Todays Post

One.perfect day  Two.parent powers  Three.predictable progeny


February 5th / Todays Post(s)

Polaroids: Top, Dual images from my own dirty doddle drawing board desktop as “found Art” 2001, and below, “Grease pencil drawing on half of discarded Polaroid” 2013


February 3rd / Todays Post(s)

2 collages from my brief reductive period during the minimalist 70’s: 8 1/2 x 11 inches on craft paper, titled “Hercules’ Garden (front)” and “Hercules’ Garden (back)” 1973.


February 2nd / Todays Post

Groundhog Day Conjurations  2017


January 26th / 60th Anniversary Post(s)

“Unidentified Factory Object over Detroit River” rubbing drawing, with a bit of fondness, 2017

1957-2017: January. 6oth Anniversary in the profession and academia of graphic design. My first job in a Detroit commercial art studio at age 18, and first designed (including type spec and mechanical) illustrated and, printed piece.  A promotional advertisement for the studio in the Detroit AdCrafter Annual. I had to borrow an empty drawing board to do the project, because as an apprentice, I didn’t have an assigned one yet. Someone had to show me how to use the long metal T-square on the edge of the board to align the type, after which it was rubber cemented to the page. So crude and so 50’s in retrospect !

With my own “board” a year later, 1958, and teaming up with another young designer, we came up with this Detroit AdCrafter Annual ad for the studio. It certainly was a big leap ! Again in retrospect, and 60 years gives you some perspective, it’s already an end to the 50’s, with the 60’s just around the corner !

ADDENDUM: Snapshot of me at my drawing board in the Layout Department, 1957. The guy in the background is Jack Troop, who was the head designer (still called, “a layout man”) at that time. This fairly small room also had 2 other designers working in it. We were on the 9th floor of the Francis Palms Building on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit.  Could I in this photo have been pensively contemplating my future 60 years hence ?  No.