Archive for November, 2008

WHOLE EARTH CATALOG.

November 9, 2008

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Steve Jobs described the Whole Earth Catalog as the precursor to the internet. WOW. It’s a total overflow of info, in the best way. Totally counter culture late 60s style design, ideas and communications. Everything you need to know to start your very own commune and much more! I am most thankful to Jen Sharpe who inspired this post, I discovered the archive link through her new rad blog!

via Whole Earth Catalog the complete archive of Whole Earth Catalogs.

FACE FAKE COLLAGE.

November 8, 2008

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Ray Johnson letter to Lucy R. Lippard, 1969 May 3.

Super Brilliant Collage. Wow. via Smithsonian Archives of American Art

BERENICE ABBOTT.

November 2, 2008


Abbott’s book cover proposal for Changing New York.


Margaret Anderson Paris, 1930


Lucia Joyce 1930


Ginger New York, 1932


James Joyce Paris, 1926


Daily News Building; 42nd Street between Second and Third Avenues. Nov. 21, 1935.


Murray Hill Hotel; From Park Avenue and 40th Street. Nov. 19, 1935.

This post is dedicated Routine Investigations who introduced me to Berenice Abbott last night. In 1919 she moved to NYC and lived at an anarchist house in Greenwich Village. In the 1920s she moved to Paris, working for Man Ray. In the 1930s Abbott returned to New York after seeing its photographic potential. In 1935 the Federal Arts Project named Abbott Project Supervisor and created the book, Changing New York. I only wish they used her proposal cover for the final book.

via Berenice Abbott portraits and Smithsonian Archives of American Art and New York Public Library