Friday, December 30, 2011

Still Lifes: Series 2

As 2011 draws to its close, a special treat for you - and you alone! - Dear Reader: four variations on a still life theme, and a bid for a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pretty Poison: Series 3

Pretty poisons. all in a row, there to tempt you...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pretty Poison: Series 2

Series 2, in Technicolor... and glorious B&W; in kandy kolor... and blanc et noir.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pretty Poison: Series 1

Here are the first four images for a new series, Pretty Poison, it taking its title from the 1968 film starring Tony Perkins and Tuesday Weld.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bring Your Checkbook!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one! Come all! The KAC doors fling open Monday, December 12, 2011! A print jubilee!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pop Grids

Here is a new series, variations on grid patterns with a Pop accent. More and more, I enjoy working with a grid within a square, using circles and squares. Other inspirations come from unexpected sources. For instance, the blue and the yellow-green came from an ad I saw in the background of a scene in a 1980s episode of "Murder She Wrote" on Netflix the other night. I made a note, wrote down: blue and yellow-green.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Holidays, 2011...

I'm wishing various and sundry a Mod / Pop holiday season!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Still Lifes: Series 1

Variations on an interior theme.

Sunday, November 27, 2011



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Colors & Forms: Series 23

A composition... set in time... suspended in animation... for the ages... just around the bend... a memory of a ghost, footsteps down the hall... or so it would seem.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Colors & Forms: Series 22

Further adventures in geometry, something I flunked as a teen - and still would today.

These are inspired by the logo for Square Stamping Manufacturing Company in Barneveld, NY. The first image is a pretty direct nick, basically just color changes. The rest are extrapolations from the previous.

When I saw the sign I thought, "That's modern art. On canvas in a gallery or a museum it's minimalism a la Ellsworth Kelly or Sol LeWitt."

The company's original building next door has a sign with old-timey lettering that looks like something that could've been done by cartoonists Robert Armstrong or R Crumb.

BTW, besides Kelly and LeWitt, some of the artists who influence me are Richard Paul Lohse, Stuart Davis, Paul Klee, Auguste Herbin, Joan Miro and the Pop artists, especially Andy Warhol. All are constant sources of inspiration, along with many others.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Wither goest the conversation when it stagnates? At said juncture, a new conversation is called for, complete with a fresh vocabulary. Enter Bloc, a duo intrepid, mixing the brash with the anodyne, wondering where or when...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

This is a promo card I created for Sculpture Space.

Sculpture Space is Utica, NY's international artist residency program, 35-years-old and going strong. The Sculpture Space site can be seen here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Alcohol is "out" - too old fashioned. Today's switched-on youth are into pot and pills. They're turned on, tuned in and dropped out.

In their mod/pop/op styles they au go-go the night away to rock bands with bizarre names, the weirder the better: Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Freudian Slips, The Velvet Underground, Jefferson's Airplane, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Ultimate Spinach, Charlie & The Chaplains. Special fave-raves at the hippest discotheques this month is a "fuzz-box" group, Vanilla Fudge.

Only in 1967, kids! Only in 1967!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Last week I created a dozen icons, apps for an iPad version the USPS magazine, "Deliver." Here are my favorite nine of the batch.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Day in Dubrovnik

Here are four images created this week while listening to and being inspired by The Modern Jazz Quartet's 1987 album, "Three Windows," especially the suite, "A Day in Dubrovnik."

The Modern Jazz Quartet were like a Swiss timepiece, if a watch could swing. They enjoyed a certain degree of popularity in the postwar years. Indeed, they provided an apt soundtrack to that era for those in the know. If you're unaware of their eloquent and sophisticated approach to jazz, seek them out. Criswell predicts, you shan't be disappointed...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Today's Washington Post

Here's my cover for Capital Business magazine in today's Washington Post. The topic is businesses "rebranding." Big shout-out to Meredith Bowen, one savvy art director!

Sunday, July 31, 2011


I really do
remember what you did.
And what you did
can never be undone,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mister Puss

Mister Puss extends a cordial luncheon invitation to all the local mice. He says, "Come one! Come all! You'll be most surprised to see what's on the menu..."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Graphics a la mod...

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Got some time to waste? Drive around aimlessly.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1105 Media

Here is a recent job I did for 1105 Media, a trade publication. The topic is a server feeding a variety of devices for students.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beatnik Silkscreen For Sale

I am extremely happy with the job Bruce Hilvitz did on this three-color silkscreen, a signed and numbered edition of 100, for Water Row Press, they are publishers of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Plymell, et al.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Today's Wall Street Journal...

These illustrations are for the cover of The Journal Report section of today's Wall Street Journal, the top one for the print, the bottom one for the iPad edition.