Dec
13

Post #1197 – RIP George Manney

Really bummed to hear about the passing of George Manney – I had the pleasure of recording with George when I was in The Situation, and he produced the track (What Keeps You) Keeping On from the Reece Nasty EP. We didn’t always see eye to eye creatively (who does?) , but he was a solid guy, a true gentleman with a good sense of humor and a generous spirit who donated his time and helped us out because of his love, dedication and belief in the beauty of rock-n-roll. RIP George. Much respect.

 

Dec
10

Post #1196 – Leo

cut paper collage on paper
12″ x 12″
November 2015


This is from my series of 12 collages based on the signs of the zodiac, that was created for Glamour Magazine Germany’s Januar 2016 issue.

Dec
10

Post #1195 – Signs of the Zodiac series

Glamour Magazine Germany recently commissioned me to created a series of 12 collages based on the signs of the zodiac – you can check them out in the Januar 2016 issue, which just hit the newstands.  I had a great time creating these and it was a true pleasure to work with everyone at Glamour Deutschland.  More photos to come – stay tuned!

Nov
26

Post #1194 – National Collage Society’s 31st Annual Juried Show

I was very surprised/humbled to receive an award in mail this week from the National Collage Society – I had previously received notification that my piece Night Shifting Shadows had been selected for inclusion in their 2015 Juried Show but had no idea it was also one of 11 collages given an award from guest judge Jonathan Talbot.  Thank you to Gretchen Bierbaum and everyone involved at NCS for all that they do. It’s an honor to be included with so many other great artists in this show. Much respect.

You can view the entire NCS 2015 Juried Show here.

 

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Nov
24

Post #1193 – The Oh Hellos

I was very excited to work once again with the good people of World Cafe Live in Philly on another gig poster, this time for the sold out show by The Oh Hellos.  The image is a pen and ink drawing I did of a vintage mail truck, which ties into the letter/postmark theme the band has been running throughout the promotion of their latest album,  Dear Wormwood.  These were previously only available at the band’s merch table, but I do have a very small quantity for sale over in the shop so pick one up while you can. 2 color screen print on 100# cover Whitewash French paper. Size 19″x 25″

Oct
28

Post #1192 – When Last I Saw Henry

cut paper collage on paper, created for the book ABCurdities, a collection of collage art paired with poems by Helen Reiss, published by Benzine Editions.  Pick up a copy here.


18.5″ x 18.5″
September 2015

Oct
13

Post #1191 – Totem (for the soul of America)

cut paper collage on paper
original is 11″ w x 18.5″
October 2015

Prints, etc. available via society6 and saatchionline.

Oct
6

Post #1190 – Bull Run

cut paper collage on paper
16″ x 16″
Oct 2015

Prints, etc. available via society6 and saatchionline.

Sep
24

Post #1189 – The Districts

Stoked to work with The Districts on some posters for their upcoming Fall 2015 US tour.  The first one is this  2 color silkscreen gig poster, printed on 100lb cover French paper. These will be for sale at the bands merch table so pick one up when they roll through your town because once they’re gone, they’re gone. Tour dates here.

I also designed these promo posters for the tour, which feature my collage “The Jackal” on them – look for these at venues and record stores around the country.

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Sep
23

Post #1188 – 30 Days

cut paper collage on paper
11″ x 16.5″
Sept 2015

This piece was created for The Districts‘ upcoming Fall 2015 US tour, and will be used as their stage backdrop as well as on a limited edition gig poster. More on that soon…