Monthly Archives: August 2011

Beavering Away

Here’s today’s task list, which is a pretty average task list for a pretty average workday: 1. I have to start and finish an artist’s book for the 4th Annual 4ever Morgan Conservancy Open House and Silent Auction. I committed … Continue reading

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Two Amazing Books

The first one is Tom Phillips’ A Humument App, which you can read about on the Eye Magazine blog and then buy, if you’re so inclined, over at the App Store. I won’t write about it too much now, except … Continue reading

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Typos

My status today is: overwhelmed already, even though school’s hardly even started yet. But, whatever. I could be back in my old cubicle, building databases and running queries and moving taxpayer money around in a sort of listless fashion from … Continue reading

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‘Pyotr & Uta’ eBook Cover

I’m trying to learn Fireworks at the moment but it’s going to take me a while, I guess, to get the hang of it. I don’t know if I need to adjust my tablet or what, but all the lines … Continue reading

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Survival Tips

One more year of residence and then I can go out into the whole wide giant world and print my thesis wherever I want. Like, right now I’m thinking Borneo. Or Tierra del Fuego. Or Novaya Zemlya. But mostly Borneo. … Continue reading

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Artwalk Poster

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2011 Paper & Book Intensive @ Ox-Bow

Obviously, I’m not a photographer, so these are pretty non-photographic pictures, but they’re the best I’ve got of a bad bunch. I mean, I could blame the camera, but it was a really nice brand new camera, so I don’t … Continue reading

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Scrape Not Scoop

Good advice anytime, from the Print Studio at the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, spotted during the 2011 Paper and Book Intensive. All my classes were in other studios, and they were all great, but I wish I’d … Continue reading

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Random Book Note: “The Fourteenth Voyage”

Way back when I was sixteen or so and first found out who Stanisław Lem was, I should have made a lifelong resolution then to read the account in The Star Diaries of Ijon Tichy’s trip to Enteropia at least … Continue reading

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MACBA Portable Notebooks

Okay, so, I like this a lot, because it’s maybe a good sign that I’m vaguely on the right path with the research project I’m doing. Of course, you never know about the rightness of paths, not really. Anyhow, here’s … Continue reading

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Random Book Note: Phyllis Gotlieb

I’m reading about sixteen different books at the moment, although as usual most of them aren’t helping improve my middlebrow status much. I think for better or worse dead middle is the permanent level of my brow. Oh well. Anyway, … Continue reading

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XYZPDQ: An Imaginary Press

Apparently, I’m now the proprietor of the completely imaginary virtual press known as XYZPDQ Press, which is a division of Picture Engine Advancer Mercantiles. And, yes, XYZ etc. is the acronym for the warning, “examine your zipper pretty damn quick.” … Continue reading

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