David Stafford's Blog – June 2014 Archive (5)

Michael Harford's Book of Many Wonders

Imagine for a moment Michael Harford's joy when he came across this wonderful book in some dank, cockroach infested cellar at an estate sale (some details may be inflated for purposes of drama). The cover alone, without the strangely modern title, would be worth the price of many sighs. But this, as it turns out, was a popular self-improvement book of its time.…

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Added by David Stafford on June 30, 2014 at 5:06am — 2 Comments

Raphael 'L

I received this spare bit of death-infused whimsey last March when Raphael 'L was in the throes of moving and I think she felt like the suitcases were calling the tune. Hence The Dancing Master. 

The envelope has a lovely painterly flair.…

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Added by David Stafford on June 29, 2014 at 1:16am — 1 Comment

Jay Block and Amy Irwen: Together Again

I was strolling past the Museum of Extremely Large Paintings the other day and I decided to spend the $8 to get in. The new exhibit was a joint showing of Jay Block and Amy Irwen's work. Wow! I said to myself. Now there's a coincidence! The docent gave me a stern look as I snapped this picture. I had to slip her a fiver to avoid litigation. She was a decent docent, just doing…

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Added by David Stafford on June 29, 2014 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

Carina Granlund: Straight Outta Petsmo

 I hear the plaintive sounds of the metsästystorvi which means it's time to blog Carina's piece of August 2009, a mash up involving a national geographic travelogue colliding with a comic strip having its own deconstruction issues. As always, there's seems to be a lively animated wit behind it all. 

Here's the rotated version so you don't…

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Added by David Stafford on June 28, 2014 at 11:58pm — 4 Comments

A Felicitous Collaboration

It's been so long since I received this I must guiltily admit that I can't remember whether I added and passed this piece but I thought it looked pretty good upon arrival. I hope you can view this large enough to get the effect that I got of staring down into a dark pool and seeing the various things floating on the surface with others in the center having sunk to the bottom.…

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Added by David Stafford on June 28, 2014 at 11:10pm — No Comments

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