Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Remy Charlip: What Is The World?

Endpapers by Ray Johnson

What is the World? by Betty Miles, illustrated by Remy Charlip, Knopf 1958. Charlip illustrated two more books for Betty Miles: A Day Of Summer (1960) and A Day Of Winter (1961), but this is by far the best of those collaborations. Contains contributions by Ray Johnson (endpapers), John Cage ("snow flakes") and Norman Solomon ("postcard"). Remy Charlip was friends with Johnson and he appears in the extra footage of the great film How To Draw A Bunny.
More Remy Charlip posts to follow.

In the forest, 1968

The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by The Incredible String Band, 1968

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fredun Shapur: Playsack

PLAYSACK designed by Fredun Shapur for Trendon (Made In England by Trendon LTD.Malton.Yorkshire) 1969. Found at a local thrift store and gifted to me (Thanks M.D.!!!). My package contains Panda, Leopard, and Bear.

From Design Council Slide Collection

United States Patent

Homemade knock-offs featured in Sunset Book - Things To Make For Children (revised edition) 1973, 1975



More Cardboard Records

7 inch records by Mingering Mike.
Images saved from the original SoulStrut posts in 2004.
(It's nice to see Mingering Mike was a fan of Melanie)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Esoteric Truthfulness

The College Of Psycho-Therapeutics: Series Of Lectures by the Principal R.P. Beesley at Caxton Hall, Westminster, S.W.1---White Lodge, Kent, England 1970

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Shelf inspired by Ita Meshi's page divisions. Part of my exhibition at MKG127 , October 2009.

Ita Meshi

A Child's Hebrew Picture Dictionary, Illustrated by Ita Meshi, Sabra Books, NY (no date, but an online search shows 1970, republished in 1985) . I can't find any information on Ita Meshi. Anyone? I'd love to see more. (gift from Suzie Smith---Incredible. Thanks.)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cardboard Record

side one
side two
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes,

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ray Johnson

Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud. Cover design by Ray Johnson for New Directions, 1957

Sigmar Polke

The Higher Powers Command: Paint the Upper Right Corner Black!
Sigmar Polke, 1969

Lisl Weil

The Very First Story Ever Told, Lisl Weil, Atheneum, 1976, NY

Saturday, January 23, 2010


"Vanguard CASH BOOK", Made In Canada, year unknown, rubber stamped book no. 3800, Blank.

Creative Growth

Marion Bolton and Olivia Rogers collaboration, Collage Party at Creative Growth, Oakland, 2007

Friday, January 22, 2010


THE ANIMAL KINGDOM By George S. Fichter/Illustrated by Charles Harper, Golden Press, 1968. My best thrift store find of 2009 (Value Village 99cents).

fischli and weiss: swiss punk early work

kleenex: U/you---Peter Fischli cover art, 1979

LiLiPUT: You Did It/The Jatz---Fischli & Weiss cover art, 1983

Liliput: Liliput LP---Fischli & Weiss cover art, 1982

Right On!