Sunday, October 30, 2011


October 2011

October 2010

October 2009


from The Forecast Your Own Weather Book by Reuben A. Hornstein, McClelland & Stewart/Environment Canada and the Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, 1980 (image uncredited)

Saturday, October 29, 2011


from Family Fun: Things to make, do, and play by Susan Stranks, Barron's Educational Series, NY, 1979

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


from JUNIOR (The Canadian Red Cross Society magazine for school children), Vol.L, No.5 , Toronto, May 1971 (detail of removeable poster)

Monday, October 24, 2011

when you're tired and fall

How Does it Feel to be a Tree? by Flo Morse, illustrated by Clyde Watson, Parents' Magazine Press, NY, 1976

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Micah Lexier's exhibition Things Exist opens today at Birch Libralato, Toronto. Wish I could be there. "Things exist, we do not have to create them, we only have to grasp their relations." -Stéphane Mallarmé
(Micah and I have been working on a book together, to be published early next year. I hope to post more about that soon.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

alley, candle, rubbish, stripes

details from The Young Readers Press First Dictionary by John Trevaskis & Robin Hyman, illustrated by John Seares Riley, Young Readers Press, NY, 1967 (1973)---I'm looking for anything else John Seares Riley may have illustrated. Google has let me down so far.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hippopotamus in earthenware, with copper alkaline glaze, Egyptian (Middle Kingdom) about 1900 BC
from Animals in Pottery and Porcelain by John P. Cushion, Crown Publishers, NY, 1974

Monday, October 17, 2011

du Noun

from Herve DiRosa: Robots du Noun, Centre Cultural Aragon, Oyonnax, 2009 (french language) Herve DiRosa's collaboration with Bamoun artists, Cameroon.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


R. Buckminster Fuller: Conceptuality of Fundamental Structures from Structure in Art and in Science, edited by Gyorgy Kepes, George Braziller, NY, 1965 (Vision + Value Series) (previously)

Friday, October 14, 2011


K. Nicol's exhibition hundreds of things volume 1 opens tomorrow at MKG127

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


from Building an Igloo by Ulli Steltzer (text and photos), Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 1981
Tookillkee Kiguktak and his son Jopee demonstrate building an igloo. They live in Griese Fiord, on Ellesmere Island (Canadian arctic).

Monday, October 10, 2011

sad sound

"Kay's painting of a sad sound"

from Early Experiences, Macdonald Educational, London, 1973

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Henry Moore Falling Warrior 1956-57 from Modern Sculpture by Alan Bowness, Studio Vista, 1965

Friday, October 7, 2011


Three Song (Song of Three) from Sesame Street, episode 1, November, 1969
12.45 Lunch from I am Curious Yellow, directed by Vilgot Sjöman, 1967