Sunday, March 29, 2009

Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire De Melody Nelson and Limited Edition Poster

I illustrated the liner notes for the Light in the Attic reissue of the Serge Gainsbourg album Histoire De Melody Nelson.
I also illustrated and signed and numbered 100 limited edition posters which you can buy from Light in the Attic. The album got a 10 at Pitchfork and this website seems to be excited about both the album and the poster.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Professor Jack's Patriotic Gallery

Inspired by the book Tattoo by Albert Parry © 1930. I found the book at the Olympia Goodwill. Excerpt featuring Professor Jack:
"It is useless to make a trip to New York's South Street. There the tattooing pursuit is as dead as the two other ancient trades of that street: the making and selling of sails, and the carving of ships' figureheads. Professor Jack was the last permanent artist in this section; no one knows where he is now." (p. 54)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mustache Town on Stilts

Printed at the Montford Press with handset type
Typeface: P.T. Barnum
Printed on: Vandercook Press

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Birth Of The KGB

Originally inspired by the book KGB and the artwork of the late Russian outsider artist Alexander Lobanov. (In particular, the wreath and guns imagery)
However, the one with the AK-47's is too large to fit in the scanner.