Wednesday, September 26, 2012

call ampersand response

Some photos of our exhibition at Artexte in Montreal. The show featured all the source material from our book Call Ampersand Response, published by Artexte and Nieves.

Micah Lexier and I will be at this year's New York Art Book Fair (which starts tomorrow). On Friday at 2PM, we'll be sitting with our book at the Nieves table (table Z02) .  Looking forward!

photos by Paul Litherland, courtesy of Artexte Information Centre.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Otto and the Magic Potatoes by William Pène du Bois, The Viking Press, NY, 1970 (binding illustration)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Snakes & Swans

Snakes and Swans, set of puzzles designed by Fredun Shapur. made in Switzerland by Spiel-Naef for Creative Playthings.  

see them in mint condition with box here.

a surprise in today's mail. thanks P+W!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Offices of British Olivetti Ltd., London, Misha Black & John Diamond designers
from Form Space and Vision: Discovering Design Through Drawing by Graham Collier, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1963,1967 (Thanks S.H.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

whale rights/snail rights

Enough about human rights from H'art Songs by Moondog, 1979

Monday, September 17, 2012

Suspended aerial reflections and afterimage kinetics.

Plastics for Kinetic Art by Nicholas Roukes,Watson-Guptill Publications/Pitman Publishing, 1974

thanks Abi!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Simon Hughes at Galerie Division. Opens today!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Contramio from the LP Tonspuren by Moebius, Sky Records, 1983
The kids can't get enough of this album---top spot in car rotation for the last few weeks.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

misc. bookshelf at fifty fifty modern

Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba: Checklist and Keys by Alex Fedoruk, Province of Manitoba, Department of Mines, Resources, and Environmental Management, 1971
Delhi and its Neighbourhood: Archaeological Survey of India by Y.D.Sharma, Director General Archaeological Survey of India, 1964 (1974)
There Is No Finality...: A Story of the Group of Seven by Harry Hunkin, Burns & MacEachern Ltd., 1971
Signs In Action by James Sutton, Studio Vista/Reinhold, 1965
Making Pottery Without a Wheel by F.Carlton Ball & Janice Lovoos, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1965
What Makes a Shadow? by Clyde Robert Bulla, Illustrated by Adrienne Adams, Scholastic, 1962
International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Expo 67, Montreal, 1967
An Introduction to the American Underground Film by Sheldon Renan, E.P. Dutton, 1967 (cover by Seymour Chwast)
African Sculpture: From Canadian Collectors, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1973
Wood Carving by Freda Skinner, Bonanza Books, 1961
Advanced Rockcraft by Royal Robbins, La Siesta Press, 1982

If you live in Winnipeg, Fifty Fifty Modern will be opening a new storefront soon and I'll be providing the shop with a very small rotating selection of books for sale. Come visit.

Grand Opening: Thursday, September 13th, 8PM. Located at 911 Corydon Avenue (at DIN Projects).

Thursday, September 6, 2012

metallic silhouette

Metallic Silhouette Shooting by Elgin Gates, DBI Books Inc., 1979

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

light becomes fuel

Harnessing The Sun by Y. Borisov and I. Pyatnova, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, no date

Saturday, September 1, 2012


(front endpapers) Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot, Harper & Row, 1958
(back endpapers) Skoal Scandinavia by Edward Streeter, Harper & Brothers, 1952

fire chain

Lay out a pattern of wax paper strips. Each burning strip sets two more afire.

from Fun With Science by Mae and Ira Freeman, Random House, NY, 1943 (1956)