Sunday, March 29, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Scans and photographs copyright © 2015 Ten Speed Press / Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo, and George Moyer.
Firecrackers is brightly illustrated from cover to cover with label art and photography that will light your fuse. There are insightful anecdotes peppered amongst the chapters by people of importance who noted and quoted the visions of their times in reference to firecrackers and their usage. The spiritual and patriotic side of firecrackers is explored in all its splendor.
Firecrackers: The Art & History will show you how firecrackers are manufactured and distributed back in the olden days of China and how some of these processes have changed little to our present day. There are insightful tips on how to collect fireworks with warnings to the wise of the ills and spills of collecting way too much. Caution: This book may be hazardous to your heath if you don't use common sense in engaging and lighting firecrackers properly. Safety 1st!
So what is the "appeal" of collecting firecrackers and their label art? Why anything... and everything one finds of interest can be appealing in these powder packed pieces of paper. From childhood memories of playful mischief to the aesthetic value one as a collector finds in collecting labels of various themes like Animals, Patriotic Wars, Folklore, Movie Monsters, and even Cowboys and Indians. Firecracker labels have lasted throughout the decades and are on display in this book which is a must for the avid collector or curious spectator.
Firecracker: The Art & History will make you explode with joyful exuberance!
Authors Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo, and George Moyer are all experts in the collecting of firecrackers and their label art. Each one brings to this book his pyrotechnics knowledge as authors, technicians, and collectors in the making of this somewhat explosive book.
For a free look and a place to buy, check out Firecrackers: The Art & History @ Amazon.com.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Artworx copyright © 1968 Bob Zoell and clients.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Artwork and designs © 2015 David Kirk and Hoobert Toys.
David's toys for Hoobert Toys are delightful and can be viewed @ davidkirktreehouse.com.
Great artwork on the boxes to match.
Those Stacky Skellies are Tops!
Monday, February 23, 2015
Artwork copyright © Martin Mull / Samuel Freeman Gallery.
Nothing WOW"S me more than Mull's Surreal Suburban America paintings. And yes, this is Martin Mull the comedian/actor of Fernwood 2 Night!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Artwork and photos © 2015 Jacob Lewis Gallery.
This is the artists’ inaugural exhibition with Jacob Lewis Gallery, on view from February 20—April 4, 2015, with an opening reception:
February 19, 6-8pm.
521 West 26th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
How and Nosm were born in the Basque Country of San Sebastián, Spain and grew up in Dusseldorf, Germany. The pair began experimenting with aerosol spray paint and tagging as teenagers. Upon moving to New York in 1999 they developed their signature style and unique reputation for bold and highly detailed murals.