Sunday, April 29, 2007

print of the month (moment): double positives

here is the new print of the month: double positives.
so i've been thinking about posters and design and protest and inspirational messages and this p.o.t.m. is those things in a nutshell and a future project in its infancy. as i was making this one on a beautiful sunday afternoon, i got to thinking about how (i believe) one used to be able to go to a shop and buy a poster with a peace sign on it, or a picture of a cat, or a feminist propaganda image, or a flower power picture. can you still do that? you should be able to do that. and then i got to thinking about protest posters and how these are protest posters: they protest despair and hopelessness. the promote promise and the power within us all to do great things and be good people.
this is also kind of a two for one: two inspirational posters, perforated in the middle for easy separation or keeptogetherness. the guy on the right, the wise old kat guy, he's saying don't worry so much. or don't be on your "don't" trip, or just don't freak out, keep it together and make something good happen. the guy on the right, the flower and wheat bunches: host with a line through the o is danish for harvest. so plant your seeds now so you can reap the benefits later. harvest yourself and pour it out like one of those cornicopias (sic) from thanksgiving. all over the place.

-$25 with shipping (paypal nb_russell (at)
-4 color silkscreen, edition of 40, 18x24 perforated in the middle (i am quite proud of the perforation)
-i printed these on different colored paper: white, grey, pink, blue, and yellow. tell me which color you want and a second choice just in case
-for more inspirational information i recommend investigating Cobra, Sister Corita, Wallace Berman, and going to see my friend sam flax keener play with his band at 12 galaxies in san francisco on wednesday night.
-thanks for looking, i appreciate it.

Friday, April 27, 2007

sfk 4evs

happy birthday to my number one spirit brother: sam flax keener!
the dancing minard-i-gram is in on it's way!

sage advice

new double POTM on monday...

black mountain

if i was alive in the 50's or earlier, i would have snuck into black mountain college and audited joseph albers' class. check out bucky in his studio! why did everything that was good go down before i was born? google it, sucker. i quit.

brothers from different mothers

recently, i have been thinking a lot about spike, snoopy's brother. snoopy was very important to me in my youth, and his brother spike was always a mysterious figure to me. he lived in the desert. a draft-dodging hippie, i'm pretty sure he made a stoner folk album in '71. i did some research on the subject, and came up with this shocker: snoopy had some other brothers, too. and they visited him in the hospital. as seen above. and as you can also see, spike was the philosopher of the bunch. i heard he partied with ram dass at esalen. not least is the fact that these dudes are telepathic and communicate via thought. obviously, all characters and images are copyright Peanuts or Charles Schultz or whatever.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

learn to love to pay

another inspirational poster that we'll get around to making one of these days. right after i finish watching Kung Fu, sesaon two.

hair peace

ever listen to the song "werewolf" on michael hurley's album, armchair boogie? you should listen to it ten times in a row. heavy.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

archival footage

the only known performance of epic trance ambient group "Tofu Gravity Children". during this show, a kid in the front row had a flashback and had to be taken to he hospital. that kid was later discovered to be a total genius.


just some dudes hangin out, no big whoop.


these are from my rejected portfolio of christian nature protest images.
coming to an Upper Room near you.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


we do, doodley do,
doodley do, doodley do,
what we must,
muddily must,
muddily must,
muddily must,
until we bust,
bodily bust,
bodily bust,
bodily bust.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

full bloom

flower power, current things:
graham nash: wild tales
lightning bolt at lobot last night
nyabinghi jamz
jack black: you can't win
chris johanson: please listen i have something to tell you about what is

Friday, April 6, 2007

Thursday, April 5, 2007

i knew i should have worn a beret


Comment: Nat Russell tells me that his competent contemplative mildly disquieting introspective drawings represent characters and/or concepts that inhabit a hypothetical universe.


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

dolphin pound

in the spirit of finding old stuff i forgot about, i just stumbled across this email-invite for my thirtieth birthday party. we went to this ritsy restaurant and dan ate some crazy liver pasta and i got carboard cut-outs of my cats. at the time i had grand visions of making these two giant cut-out dolphins with robotic arms that would constantly be giving each other the "pound". one day all my dreams will come true.

Monday, April 2, 2007

we live by night

photos from the opening at mollusk...
courtesy nick allen,

check out john mingling

my buddy lauren made a ton of life-changing food and dips!

the celestial mom... first drawing of the show and my personal favorite.

what the right wall looks like. homemade oak frames... learn to love the shabby craftsmanship.

what happens when you sleep

we live by night

in the egg!

alpine heaven (this is for bruno taut and my sisters of the swiss persuasion)

king of the wooden rainbow #2

coconut... delicately rocking jamz. sorry everybody was so chatty.