I know I'm only writing this for my own amusement; that I'm really the only one who reads these posts on purpose, but I figure maybe someday when I'm gone, someone in the family trying to figure out what made ...Read More


"...And all those moments will be lost in time like the rain..." For some reason I've recently encountered several references to an iconic film that entered my consciousness in young adulthood and was instrumental in helping shape my fascination of, ...Read More


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International. It also marks the 50th anniversary of beautiful and evocative poster art created for the organization. Check out some of the best of these with a slideshow at Guardian UK: Read More

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Intermezzo by Frank Vandersalm"][/caption] I stumbled across the website for Frank Vandersalm last night, just before bed. I ended up staying up to scroll through every image in the gallery before I could tear myself away. These ...Read More

We should append to the list of "trends to watch to create greater marketing success" our own list crafted to create success. I developed this list almost 30 years ago when I was still a kid. I may've changed them ...Read More

I have fallen down on the job of maintaining this blog. If not for my faceless readership—assuming they exist—then for myself. I extend my busy summer schedule as a feeble, hackneyed excuse. I'll try to do better. Read More

I had Jay for freshman art appreciation way back in the day. I consider him something of a mentor, though I've been in the Pacific Northwest now for so long, and have been out of touch with most of my ...Read More

From the WTF file, here's the Governor of the State of California hawking soft drinks. Read More

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Like vintage travel posters, there's a certain romance to fruit crate art. I don't know if it's just me: I grew up in a place where there used to be nothing but fruit trees, and now there's nothing but tract ...Read More