Friday, September 30, 2011

boxes and weirdos

Just a Box? by Goldie Taub Chernoff, illustrated by Margaret Hartelius, Scholastic, 1971
I Know a Lot of Things by Ann & Paul Rand, Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1956
Ed Emberley's Little Drawing Book of Weirdos by Ed Emberley, Little Brown, 1973
Lion by William Pene Du Bois, The Viking Press, 1956 (1974)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

M-O-D-E-R-N Graduates

Clipper Art Book, Hignell Printing Limited, Winnipeg, no date

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

spirits and spirit helpers

Harpoon head, Lazaroosee Akspaliak, 1975, Arctic Bay & Harpoon Head-figure, Dorset Culture, Igloolik area / Shaman's teeth, Dorset culture, Igloolik area, ivory / Mask, pre-1913, Coastal Ungava, sealskin and sinew / Shaman's mask, pre-1925, East Greenland, sealskin, fur, twine, and sinew / Harpoon head, artist unknown, 1963, Cape Dorset & Flying Bear, artist unknown, Eskimo Point / Man, Dorset culture, Igloolik area, ivory
from The Coming and Going of the Shaman: Eskimo Shamanism and Art by Jean Blodgett, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 1978 (cover here at R4TH (I finally found it))

Monday, September 26, 2011


The Way of an Ant by Kazue Mizumura, Thomas Y. Crowell Co., NY, 1970

(title page detail)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Aux tout-petits qui vivent avec Dieu, Collection ecole de Catechistes d'Ottawa, Ottawa, 1966

Saturday, September 24, 2011

bad day

Tomi Ungerer from Bad Day, Issue 11
a great issue all around, also featuring David Shrigley, Tauba Auerbach, Steven Shearer, Martino Gamper, Mike Mills... Thanks for the heads up Mondoblogo, and thanks for the magazine, PVK!

Minibeasts and Coloured Things

Time, Ourselves, Minibeasts, Early experiences, Structures and forces, and Coloured Things, Macdonald Educational (A Unit For Teachers), published for the Schools Council by MacDonald Educational Ltd., London, 1972-1973 (For me, the contents don't quite live up to the covers, but I'll try to post the best of in the near future.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011


A few more from today's Children's Hospital Foundation Book Market (paperback sale), Winnipeg.


Stack from a tour of Fargo and Minneapolis thrift stores. Back to posting soon.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Rien (nothing) by Remy Charlip, illustrated by Eric Dekker, Editions MeMo, Paris, 2005 (french language)

I'll be away from here for a week or so. Bye for now.

Friday, September 16, 2011

ant and bee

from Ant and Bee and the ABC (Book 0, The First Ant and Bee Book) by Angela Banner, illustrated by Bryan Ward, Kaye & Ward Ltd, London , 1966 (1973 printing)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Love, my reluctant but faithful enemy

Jon Pylypchuk at galerie hussenot, Paris



(detail from) The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Disney, Random House, NY, 1973

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art Education 17

from Art Media and Techniques: A Resource Book for Secondary Schools. Province of Manitoba, Department of Education, Winnipeg, (no date)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


(binding illustration from) Quartz by Herbert S. Zim, William Morrow and Co., NY 1981

Monday, September 12, 2011

secrets in stones

Secrets in Stones by Rose Wyler and Gerald Ames, Scholastic, 1970

Sunday, September 11, 2011


from Edith and Little Bear Lend a Hand by Dare Wright, Random House, NY, 1972

Friday, September 9, 2011

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back cover of Lombard Handicraft, 1970 (previously)

Wuppertal, 1963

Nam June Paik and Wolf Vostell at Exposition of Music, Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal, 1963
This crumpled photocopy was pinned to my studio wall for years (the source book long forgotten). I dug it out tonight after seeing these amazing photos over at ROLU (thanks Matt!)