Wednesday, October 27, 2010

in Seattle Kelly Mark
For this exhibition of over 20 works on paper, Kelly Mark utilizes the now-outdated graphic design tool of dry transferable lettering and patterns known as “Letraset” named after its manufacturer. Popular with designers in the 1970s and 80s, Letraset transfer sheets were available in a large range of typefaces, symbols, graphic elements, and patterns. These graphic elements were transferred to paper by hand-rubbing the vinyl forms down in order to simulate typeset headlines or to add patterns to illustrations. Although still available, this tool has largely been replaced by digital design and the computer...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Alasdair Gray, Glasgow Piranesi

Alasdair Gray is best-known as one of Scotland's foremost novelists, the author of groundbreaking works including Lanark and 1982, Janine. However, he is also an artist: as well as illustrating his own works, he is a remarkable portrait painter, and his odd, brilliant murals can be found on the walls of private and public buildings in his native Glasgow. A collection of his artwork, A Life in Pictures by Alasdair Gray, is newly published by Canongate...

The Official Website of Alasdair Gray

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Circle Line Manhattan

the late Arthur Penn's fascinating Mickey One on TCM tomorrow by Stan Getz...