Tuesday, September 28, 2010

old ways is now ways

all this rekindling of the woodcut fires got me rooting around in some old boxes and i found this thing:

first and second page of a little letterpress woodcut book i made about 10 or 11 years ago. i called it crooked arm because i broke my hand skating a few weeks previous. self-portraits were the deal then even though now i find it embarrassing. and then that's how the blog got named because i always liked the way it sounded. i have broken my arm 6 times.

Monday, September 27, 2010

new age monday

i have a small, but steadily growing collection of new age records that i get mainly for the covers and for some inspiration. here's a few selections....

The Golden Voyage Vol. 2 (1978)
Robert Bearns & Ron Dexter
I'm preety sure the art on this one is by Mr. Bearns. loving the description of this... "a galactic exploration through celestial harmonics"

The Vison (1979)
some actually pretty nice mellow acoustic jams in a swami-style. i'm just really into this dude's robe-hood.

Inter Dimensional Music (1978)
i think a noise band re-purposed this art in the 90s. rad little flute-lightning in the clouds. this guy has a myspace page.

Inner Light Foundation (?)
zero information on this guided meditation album. great simple design. it's actually quite soothing but with a sinister undercurrent. same with the logo: no face = creeps

The Heralding: Golden Voyage Vol. 5 (1984)
Robert Bearns & Ron Dexter
some more amazing geometric patterns and styles from mr. bearns. "rainbow light ships... where time stands still!"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

outside outsized in

i don't really think you should take acid, man. it's probably got rat poison and high fructose corn syrup in it. where do you think you are: burning man? the rest are alright though. but "pawn stars" is not a good as show as i was told.

i found this documentary on hall-of-fame dude of YES! on the internet

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

roll models

SHELTER from jason sussberg on Vimeo.


in the interest of not blowing it i went unlocking an old chest: wood

something about working on this stuff is deeply calming to me. like a miniature lumberjack. also the tools just look and feel ancient and good.

moon landing

painted desert

curley cue

like you got a haircut

then you get to ink it up. this is pine and it's like a sponge.

"weird rain" 24 x 24 inches

wouldn't mind doing about a hundred more and then see

Monday, September 13, 2010

9 to 5

desk mascots

office max

nice view to the cubicle opposite

executive washroom

casual friday

Thursday, September 9, 2010

pictures about buildings

in the new Dwell, all the prints from the Arkitip x Dwell collaboration.
10 years of Dwell Magazine. 10 prints. good stuff!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

old brown shoe

Q: where has crooked arm been?
A: dude, i was moving. a new place and a studio and everything.
Q: slack much?
A: yes

in the hubbub i found a bunch of old drawings i forgot about in an old drawer. i think they are from 2006ish, the lobot years.

must have been an idea for a cd face?

early "petal to the metal" version

big pile of grass

nude as the nerd

no idea what was going on with this one

Thursday, September 2, 2010

night shirt

last night i had a dream that i was in target looking at those awful faux old band t-shirts. i dreamt that one of them was this tim buckley shirt. which is weird, because i'm pretty sure they would never have a tim buckley shirt, but if they did, i'm sure it would be sort of frustrating just like this one. what really bothers me though is that i'm wasting a perfectly good dream being bummed out at target.