Chris Ware mural on facade of Pirate Supply (at 826 Valencia)


T F m
November 27, 2015

A very old man with enormous wings

A very old man with enormous wings, created in 2014-11


T F m
November 27, 2015

A very old man with enormous wings

A very old man with enormous wings, created in 2014-11


T F m
November 27, 2015

books

This is the first post in the “books” category. I have been making books for thirty years beginning in college with artists books made from copper-plate intaglio etchings. during that time I also began to experiment with toner-based laser-printing technologies. later I served as a Michener Publishing Fellow at the University of Texas Press under the tutelage of George Lenox. I have continued to…

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T F m
November 27, 2015

books

This is the first post in the “books” category. I have been making books for thirty years beginning in college with artists books made from copper-plate intaglio etchings. during that time I also began to experiment with toner-based laser-printing technologies. later I served as a Michener Publishing Fellow at the University of Texas Press under the tutelage of George Lenox. I have continued to…

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T F m
November 27, 2015

A very old man with enormous wings

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A very old man with enormous wings, created in 2014-11


T F m
November 27, 2015

books

This is the first post in the “books” category. I have been making books for thirty years beginning in college with artists books made from copper-plate intaglio etchings. during that time I also began to experiment with toner-based laser-printing technologies. later I served as a Michener Publishing Fellow at the University of Texas Press under the tutelage of George Lenox. I have continued to both make books, at least one per year, and to teach others how to make books.


T F m
November 27, 2015

What of the older artist who is left out of this process? As one becomes older one’s own authenticity becomes of great comfort. In the words of my old friend Bobby Beers, “After 30 years you either made the art or you didn’t. It is not a question of being promising, of being talented or of being precocious. Art is one of the things one becomes better at with age.” As Quentin Crisp once cautioned me “Time is kind to the non conformist.

Penny Arcade: Nothing Recedes Like Succes | Blog | Run Riot

the process in question is funding and markets that privilege new and emerging artists over established ones in the UK. the tendency is generalizable as markets everywhere seek to commodify and consume the new new in order to keep the wheels turning and the gears churning.


T F m
November 26, 2015

What of the older artist who is left out of this process? As one becomes older one’s own authenticity becomes of great comfort. In the words of my old friend Bobby Beers, “After 30 years you either made the art or you didn’t. It is not a question of being promising, of being talented or of being precocious. Art is one of the things one becomes better at with age.” As Quentin Crisp once cautioned me “Time is kind to the non conformist.

Penny Arcade: Nothing Recedes Like Succes | Blog | Run Riot

the process in question is funding and markets that privilege new and emerging artists over established ones in the UK. the tendency is generalizable as markets everywhere seek to commodify and consume the new new in order to keep the wheels turning and the gears churning.


T F m
November 26, 2015

If you are inclined to think, as I am, that we are all cyborgs — perplexing mixes of flesh and tech — it might not be possible to divide “information” and “people” so cleanly. Once information started to be produced as something relatively autonomous from the material substrate that sustained it, it really does appear to have some agency. It seems to “want” to be shared like a gift. As I put it in a different riff on the same meme: information wants to be free but is everywhere in chains.


T F m
November 26, 2015