Archive for January, 2008

Moneta

January 29, 2008

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moneta/min 2nd

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Yr no mystery to me

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Drawing has been awry recently. Yesterday I was digging the pattern on this funky soup pot, and decided to cop the pattern for a collage (Moneta is the brand of cookware). The second piece happened late last night.

Hummingbirds + Knives

January 28, 2008

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c. 2005

Curse Capital

January 28, 2008

cursecapital
c. 2002

Stationery

January 27, 2008

teeth-cloud-stationery


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A flyer sketch for a show that never happened, with information extracted. November 2007.

Cloud, Skull

January 22, 2008

Clusters galore in ’07. The Shattering Skull was the last. It turned into a slightly cryptic show flyer. Not even a flyer, more of an intensely detailed logo.

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The clusters were pretty tight at first. They started to disintegrate in the predecessor to the above piece, from early this fall, which is kind of undercut by the recent ‘mouth-eyes’ trend that it seems to have drawn from the same archetypal aether as.

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Skulls seem to be reaching a saturation point in popular imagery. It’s too bad because I think they’re symbolically potent and beautiful objects. Before the plant-clusters took any shape, they were mostly just clouds, kind of randomly formed in the repetitiveness of their making. I also did a couple of drawings of oil rigs reconstituting plant matter–a magical inversion of the geo-epic process that results in petroleum. Rig No. 1:

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rig no. 1

Various Locations

January 21, 2008

My primary design pursuit since The Teen Ages has been making rock show flyers. For bands I’ve played in, and also occasionally shows put on by friends + associates. Actually I think the first flyer I ever did was for a show at The Bandstand in St. Martinville, LA. I was 14; a friend of mine named Jeremy put it on, and Urbosleeks, October Groundfly, Yellow Dye #5 and Stitch played. I saw the flyer once on the Fiddy Cent Draft Blog, but the page with it is gone now. I hope I run across it again sometime, I don’t have a copy. That show changed my life, in particular seeing Steve Miller play bass for the first time, and break a bass guitar string (something which has been a frequent occurance for me lately, for whatever reason). I also seem to recall doing a flyer for a show at The Wall on Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette, LA, not sure if that was later on or even earlier [both would be late 1993 or 1994].

Nonetheless, here’s a couple of recent pieces for my current band, Air War:

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I’m pretty stoked about the Tube flyer being printed in color. It’s a rare luxury. I’ve noticed Holocene’s flyers lately seem to be one-color using red or purple toner–pretty brilliant. I did once do a two-color xerox and spraypaint side for (The) Frames of Reference:

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This image is slightly different from the printed/posted flyers. The sky [pink] is a scrap from a test of the stencil, attached to a handbill and scanned. The 11×17″ posters were all spraypainted directly, and the clouds went across the top, making a more pronounced horizon.

There are a couple of other Frames items I’ll eventually post–in my year and a half of playing drums in the band, I did several broadsides, a t-shirt and a couple of album covers.

no. 1

January 20, 2008

mouthful / min 2nd

A brief vision during a seance-like game of Hot Dice, of a mouth, full or haunted. And today, a scanner + printer combo cast off and into my arms. At EK’s suggestion, this: a blog of the art and concerns of Cord Bueker, Jnr. I am learning to do this, and doing it, gradually. Thanks for looking at it. Please look at it again, eventually.