Friday, December 22, 2006

print of the month: year of the thing

this month i made something half-way useful: a calendar. a zodiac calendar. 2 color silkscreen on yellow paper. 15.5 inches wide and 23 inches tall. suitable for framing, thumbtacking, or rolling up and hiding in your closet for 20 years until your child finds it and hangs it in their dorm room with black lights shining upon it, finally releasing years of hidden mojo. Edition of 50, signed and numbered. $25 shipping included, paypal: nb_russell (at) if you order today i can ship tomorrow for a new year's delivery. i am better at shipping quicker now, having worked out some kinks from last month.

thanks again to all the subscribers and patrons. i appreciate each and every one of you and also love you.

wanna be guaranteed to take part in next month's print? send me your shirt size.
thanks again,
your buddy

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

rad dude association

i was in home economics class in 7th grade with my friend joe. we took a written test about food and joe knew he would fail. so he filled in funny answers to questions. such as:

q: how long should one cook fish?
a: until it's done

q: what does RDA stand for?
a: rad dude association

i have nothing knew to post as i have several buns in the oven. but if there was rad dude association, these guys would be on the board of supervisors. their art was their life and their life was art. top to bottom: antonio frasconi, ray johnson (photo by bill wilson), and harry partch.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Mollusk Family Show opens this Friday

Art by Johanna St.Clair, Jeff Canham, Alex Kopps, Orion Shepherd, Laura Flippen, Thomas Campbell,
Jay Nelson, John McCambridge, Dave Mueller, Nick Allen, Jeff Manson, Tyler Manson, and Nat Russell

With music by the Mumlers

Friday, December 15th, 7:00-10:00, 4500 Irving Street (@46th Ave)

Monday, December 11, 2006


happy birthday. john minardi. i'm never giving you back your shorts.


man, have you seen the wallace berman "semina cultire" show at berkeley art museum? it will change your life. it made me want to make some collages, anyway. with props to my favorite collagester: erik bluhm. visit him at

Thursday, December 7, 2006

old man baby

these are some photos of some stuff that was in a show i had in may that i forgot about. aw hell. my friend john minardi helped me hang that whole show out of the goodness of his heart, and all i ever did was borrow a pair of shorts and his vhs copy of the wicker man and never give them back to him.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006


this is the bathroom door at Mollusk Surf Shop in San Francisco, California. you should go there and spend a million dollars. and then just chill.

Monday, December 4, 2006


this is a picture from the website Used Future in Switzerland. they just published a zine for me called "Mongo Fever", and here it is sitting on a table in a Basel art fair. third from the top on the right. boosh.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

good old desk

again, an old picture: this was my wall and desk when i lived in berkeley about 3 years ago.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

the return and the beginning of the official print of the month program

ok. so it took me a long time, but this is it: the OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF THE PRINT OF THE MONTH PROGRAM.
what is the print of the month program, you may ask? well, i'll tell you. the print of the month program (henceforth referred to as POTM) is this:
every month, i make a limited edition print. that print may be a poster, a book, a shirt, or anything, really, as long as it is a print and made in a limited number, that number being 50 (fifty). i then make this print available to those if us who like artwork, prints, limited editions, etc for a reasonable price, that price being $25. cheap art using the most democratic of mediums, the print! many people love to look at things, enjoy the visual in life, appreciate the handmade, but that stuff can be pricey sometimes. also people often ask me what i have for sale, do i have anything new, and this is a way to say: yes, look at this stuff i made. so there you go. that's about it.

SO, here's the deal with this month, the OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF THE PRINT OF THE MONTH PROGRAM. i decided to make a book. it's a two-color silkscreen, accordian-fold, hard cover, handmade thing. it's about 11 inches tall and about 4 inches wide when it's folded up, and about 11 inches tall and 17 inches wide when it's all unfurled. keep it on your shelf and take it out to enjoy, place it on your mantle, perhaps. sometimes you just don't want to have to frame something. the title is GOLD LIGHT, it's a landscape/cityscape scene of victorian buildings that become ferns and vice versa. plants that eat the street, old wood becoming gold. check it.

here's details on the POTM:
-all prints come signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.
-$25, shipping included. just got my username is nb_russell (at) be sure to include your address, hand delivery in the east bay and maybe sf.
-subscriptions available for $150 for 6 months. subscribers are promised a print in the low numbers, the same one every month. you also get 2 (two) free bonus items. not sure what those will be yet, but let's just say if you subscribe, give me your shirt size.
-next print becomes available on december 15th. who knows what it will be!

again, pass this on to friends who you think might be interested! and thanks so much for looking at this.

your buddy,


here's a recent poster made in honor of the event of the levitation of the Pentagon in 1967. look here:
it seems like it might be a good idea to try it again. as soon as i get another van, it's on. a psychic van.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

sweat bros

i did this drawing for my tight bro adrian's company, isweats. it's little sweatshirts for ipods. this is an ad in an upcoming issue of MACaddict magazine, in which he won an "ipod accessory of the month" award.

big sir

here's a poster i made for the "2 days in autumn" festival in big sur over the weekend. two-color silkscreen on some nice rives lightweight paper. the real thing looks nice, this is but a digital representation. edition of 40, signed and numbered. 15 left, $15 shipping included. crookedarm (at)

Friday, November 17, 2006

dream kat

until the long-rumored and fully functional website is complete, this will be a repository for drawings, posters, prints, and pictures. these two are from a series called "mongo fever" coming out any day now from Used Future, a swiss art zine.