Friday, April 4, 2014

Watch and Clock Faces

Various Designs

Bird O'Clock
(respective times below)

                                               10.40                                                              2.10       
                                                 9.35                                                              6.12

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Book Cover

Denizens of the Murky Deep

The average depth of the oceans is about four miles.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tale of the Uninherited Prince

Now, don't you want to read more of this story?  No, no, not the Lorem Ipsum part, of course.  

This artwork was inspired by the Descriptions of Holy Cities, which are Islamic graphic-layouts of various cities, stylized and labeled.  They are bound in small, Beatrix Potter sized books.  The Met Museum has two of these which I regularly go to peer at.  The museum opens them to different pages from time to time.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Design for a Table

Table for a Tatami Room.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Simplicity + Subtlety

With a cursory look, you might not notice the gray dots on the dark center.

The image modified.  I like the faint, scattered, bright specks.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Orcherstrated Cloud Progressions

More interesting than the photos here themselves is the process.  I took a two cloud photos, superimposed one on the other, then slid the top one to create movement.  I am drawn to cloud studies; saw some beautiful ones at the Met this year and later adored Magritte's simple, painterly studies at his MOMA show.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mr. Abercrombie, The Amazing Speedreading Dog

What a fake!  He just memorized all the Harry Potter Books.  He can't read at all.  I should have known, no dog can read.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Season's Greetings, Viewers

Japanese snowmen are made of two boulders, not three.  But how can you tell a snowman from a snowgirl?

Answer (backwards). . .    sllabwons

So, nowadays it's hard to think of something never thought of before because of the internet.  Rubber chicken soup, done.  Snowman ice cream cone, done.  Years ago I thought up and improvised in whole tone scales to find out Debussy's flag was already atop that mountain.  But I was not trying to be first, just to play around and understand the structure of music from the inside. 

Anyway, when you google pictures of snowman ice cream you get cute pictures like these.  Try it if you're interested.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Stove Bird

My grandmother had an old fashioned stove, on the front was a small graphic of a chick hurrying out of it's shell. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Challenge of Modern Life

My Designs for Punctuation Marks

The Typeface will be called Termite or perhaps Target Practice.  What do you think?  The typist can choose between two sets of alphabets and marks.  One is whole, as above.  The other has "termite holes."  The frequency of the termited font could be set from never through rare to frequent through always.  If this is too difficult another solution would be -

It could have a Bold function which would allow the typist to choose which specific letters and marks are termitted.  An alternatively holed type would be accessed through the Italic function.  This would give a varied and more natural look to the text.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013


A modern yet retro look.  I should move the first u over to the left a smidgen but I am just dedicating an hour or so to this project from concept to execution and posting.  Perhaps I should align a couple other things too but I actually like the imperfections.  Only the small case t and r are bespoke.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Woody the Kitsune

Elias Inkwell, Conductor


See Bosco in his first cartoon sketch.  It was made back when he was just a kitten.  Just click him anywhere, but don't poke him in the eye please.  He will take you to his cartoon.*  

*If you click after the day I made it, you may have to scroll down that site to Nov. 23 to find the sketch.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Elements of a New Animation

Click the red ball the see these elements combine and then animate.  You need to be able to view the animation on a non-mobile device due to Flash.  The hosting site is glitchy occasionally, the best way is to view it is two or three times in a row, somehow it gets smoother in the repeated viewings.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Two Graphic Designs

Candy Maker, above.  Quiet Stained Glass, below.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Artwork Derived From the Design Elements in the Previous Post

If you click on the above image, you will be transported to a subtle animation, (for you students at Hogwarts, it's like a portkey).  However, it was made in Flash and will not work on muggle mobile devices, only muggle computers.  To quote Professor Gilderoy Lockheart, "It's like magic!"

Read my previous post for the story of why I had to make this all by myself. 

I was once in the Wildenstein Gallery when they were talking about a Nevelson sculpture which hung on the wall.  It was upside down and had just been sold.  They pondered if they should tell the buyer. 

You can click the below picture to see a nice version of my faux-painting set in a pleasing white/negative space.  But I'm not going to tell you that it's hung sideways in case that's the way you like it... Oops!

My New Assistants

"C'mon cartoon interns, I just got some new design elements in, some colored squares.  Let's see what you can do with them."

"You think they look great just as they are?  Well, they kinda do but you always say that.  I think you're just lazy.  Try moving them around a bit, adding some other stuff.  Maybe text."

"After coffee break?  Oh, never mind, I'll do it myself.  And make sure to leave me a chocolate brownie!"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Funny Little Story ENTIRELY in Palindromic Lines

Hannah Wara and Bob are talking when Otto comes along.

“Now I won.”
“Now i won
a raw tar-rat, Wara.”

“U won now?  U?”
“I won now, I...
a raw tar-rat, Wara,
and DNA.”

"And DNA?"
"And O, not a ton o' DNA."

“Bob, how?  Oh, Bob?”
“A raw tar-rat, Wara,
a Toyota
and DNA."

"Hey, yeh!"

“I won now, I

Otto?” “Lotto!”

U, Hannah, u?
"I did, I."
"A tub-kayak but a...

Hannah says she needs a stiff drink after that story of mine.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Representation of Molecules Showing the Number of Protons in Each Element

This is just a quick idea of how to represent molecules/atoms so that people especially students can easily get a feel for what the atoms/molecules actually are.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Crowned Pastec, Mother and Chick

Pastec, Italian for pastel, was also a store of beautiful Italian clothes and items.  It was first in Soho, then in the East Village, and now is a closed venue.   It was one of my favorite stores along with The Smiths, Zona, Lyme Regis and After the Rain, back when Soho was fresh and not So so.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Nony Cat

I couldn't find a nony mouse, he wasn't listed.  So I hired this nony cat for my illustration.

Don't we all want to be noticed, acknowledged, liked, appreciated?  Well, if you have a short piece of writing or a small artwork you want an audience for, please click the cat and he will usher you to your personal audience.  But first, hold your writing or artwork to the left of your computer screen and keep it there. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cattail World, 1 + 2

We all know colors appear differently to us depending on the other nearby or background colors our minds compare them too.  Here is the color of the cattails.  The first was sampled from a cattail in the top picture.  The second color swatch was taken from a cattail on the second/bottom picture.  It's hard to believe.  I had to check it myself by pulling the swatches over the pictures.