Along with picking apples, growing a beard, and carving pumpkins, Fall is also the season for watching scary movies. Horror and science-fiction films have always provided artists and designers with vivid and surreal sources to create images they never would have created otherwise. It is impossible to imagine a movie poster created today without an actor's airbrushed portrait prominently displayed, proof of the films worthiness. These vintage posters communicate the various film's subtleties without the crutch of a beautiful star.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
presents Soul-Train Party @ Space Gallery
Come and get a special-edition gocco print mounted on vinyl at 41 Wharf St
...in the meantime, tide yourself over with this jam
Loose Joints "Is it all over my face" (female version) 1979
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Somewhere between kitsch, rustic beauty, and old world ideals of craftsmanship lies Chainsaw Carving. State fairs, small town gas stations, and the deep woods are good places to find examples of this (mostly) American and Canadian tradition. Something about cutting down a living thing five times older than you and forming it into a smokey the bear statue seems to embody manifest destiny.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010
With their craftsmanship, detail, weight, and aged beauty, Bookends remind us that owning things made out of plastic kind of sucks.
Around the end of the 16th century books began to be stored vertically. As libraries and monasteries's collections began to grow, weight was needed to keep the volumes from falling off the shelf. Bookends were born out of concern for reader's safety, and grew into the functional beauties that were created in the early 1900's (the bookend's golden age).
Posted by adam at 4:28 PM