Archive for July, 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009



project M.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


Project M was created by the always daring John Beilenberg. It is a “summer program designed to inspire young graphic designers, writers, photographers and other creative people that their work can have a positive and significant impact on the world.” That’s the very talented John Bogan pictured in the hat. He was our beloved intern and still freelances here when he isn’t touring with his band or being creative somewhere else. He’s a Project M alum.


Wednesday, July 29th, 2009


It has been a year since the signs we designed were installed at the Shawmut Gardens. The garden was designed by Maryellen Sullivan of Rosewood Gardens and an ethnobotanist. We learned a ton working on this project. It was nice to see how lush it all looks. Head on over, the alpine strawberries are ripe, delicious and act as a natural bleach. (Use on face and teeth.)

stirring it up!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


The Yes Men have a new movie out. We saw them speak at Pop!Tech a few years ago. They are fearlessly subversive, aggressively provocative and very funny. You can see their talk at P!T here. The poster artist is Brian Butler.

No Sleep.

Monday, July 27th, 2009

We were chilled to the bone. (To the bone I tell you!) The quiet, eerie, otherness in the performances of the 2 young actors is startling. The pace, lighting, sounds (gah…) and the low-fi effects make it feel like a ’70s movie. We mean that as high praise.

A Hero Named Gratuity.

Saturday, July 25th, 2009


A favorite at my house. Hilarious, great illustration and he trusts his young readers to get it. It is out in paperback. See Adam Rex’s other work.

Saturday, July 25th, 2009


Photographs of Carmen De Lavallade, Pearl Bailey, Eartha Kit and Alvin Ailey. The photographer is Carl Van Vechten. We first saw these on the great blog, Nothing is New and followed their link to Beinecke Library Collections. If you go, look for his portraits of Billie Holiday. She is no-clothes bare and soul bare.

explosion #2,3,4,5

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


In the late 70s my dad made slide show documentaries about social justice or injustice (depending.) My brothers and I took in all the images and information. Many were about the arms race. I saw these today and remembered that I’ve forgotten to be afraid.  source

explosion #1

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009



Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009