A past present posting with some daily currency!


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.



January 25th / Todays Post(s)

10 pages from a 96 page 2007 sketch book: bits with a bit of wordage. 4 color ballpoint pen with yellow white and blue Prismacolor pencil, 5 x 8 inches.


January 24th / Todays Post(s)

Two pieces of “found (with contemporary eyes) art”  A child’s dabs on endpaper from a 1890s book and an old stereo card where the photograph has completely faded away with only the paint from the handcoloring remaining.


January 20th / Todays Post

Inauguration Day fashion statement for CalArts Student T-shirt show.


January 19th / Todays Post

In 2008: Two postcards for a hopeful Obama campaign.  By 2016: A truly decent man soaked in an indecent oppositional reign.  Farewell!


January 14th / Todays Post(s)

Speeding through San Fernando Valley via Metrolink.


January 13th / Todays Post(s)

Some pages from a current and ongoing small gray paper sketch book.


January 12th / Todays Post(s)

2 surreal images: one a 2010 cutup and rearranged drawing and the other a recent sidewalk photograph. Both are reminiscent of Max Ernst, an early and lifelong sway.


January 7th / Todays Post

Found images in random juxtapositions seemingly meaningless or, maybe really so.


January 5th / Todays Post(s)

Drawing series: “Fragments of Neo Moderne,” based on what came to be called Art Deco, Prismacolor sticks, 2 colors with white, collage on folded paper, 2016


January First / Todays Post

Happy New Year 2017