Give Incorrect Information Everywhere
Give Incorrect Information Everywhere

There is an excellent movie from the 90s titled Zero Effect. Our hero, Daryl Zero, is a dysfunctional, genius private detective. Daryl is a Sam Spade for the Clinton Years—he’s another deeply flawed male archetype that we wish to be like…Even his name is cool…Daryl Zero. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”.

Hang in there Baby
Hang in there Baby

The inspiration for this image is the iconic 1970s poster of a cat hanging on a rope with the quote “Hang in there Baby.” Only I wanted to make mine humorously threatening by using a kind of ransom note typography. The images of Mr Tastee, Don Draper, and a Ford Mustang clicked with me intuitively. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”.

Old Milwaukee
Old Milwaukee

Every time I visit my father in the hospital I notice this convex mirror in the elevator. He has Alzheimer’s Disease, which is a terrible fucking disease because it doesn’t get any better than this…it only gets worse. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Everythinggate
Everythinggate

With this President* we’ve grown numb to the constant scandals. I give proper credit for inspiration to the excellent AIDSGATE poster from Silence=Death. Black, Green, and Red Ink on Paper, 12”x9”.

Now we're getting nowhere.
Now we're getting nowhere.

Hawkeye Pierce and Don Draper, profoundly flawed icons, and despite those cavernous flaws they are admired. Because there are traits to admire—both overcome severe mental damage and trauma to excel at their crafts. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

Gravity Denying
Gravity Denying

In the future we can all live like George Jetson. It’s funny how much of advertising and pop culture train us about how our lives will be perfect…eventually. And by “funny,” I mean they lie. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Nevermind you're nonsense.
Nevermind you're nonsense.

While examining male role models from pop culture I am struck by how many of them are deeply flawed if not actually awful people: Indiana Jones and Don Draper are two from a long list. The woman in this drawing is a from a remake of the excellent Falco song “Rock Me Amadeus”—The past is never dead. It’s not even past. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

And so,,,, we meet again,,,.
And so,,,, we meet again,,,.

One day, a few years ago, I was thinking about Salmon in a washing machine in a laundromat, and so while googling washing machines I came across this image, and the curiosity stuck with me—What happened here? Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

Untitled (Fletch Series)
Untitled (Fletch Series)

I read a variety of books. I’m particularly fond of the Fletch detective novels.  These text drawings of mine typically incorporate text from a wide range of sources with the kind of commercial advertising imagery that has become my life’s work after years of teaching the history of design.
Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

Untitled (Columbo)
Untitled (Columbo)

Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Untitled (Basement at Frenny's)
Untitled (Basement at Frenny's)

My grandparents, like many upper middle class suburbanites, owned quite a bit of mid-century furniture, I didn’t inherit any of it. Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Untitled (Eve 2)
Untitled (Eve 2)

Black, Pink, Red, and Violet Ink on Paper, 12”x9”

Untitled (Marlboro 1)
Untitled (Marlboro 1)

Black, Blue, Orange, Violet, and Yellow Ink on Paper, 12”x9”

Untitled (Wassily Chair)
Untitled (Wassily Chair)

Black, Blue, Green, and Violet Ink on Paper, 9”x12”

Legen Sie ihr Geld in Dada An
Legen Sie ihr Geld in Dada An

This vacant Jetsons scene bears a famous saying from the Dada Movement. I’m not sure what Hannah Höch and the definitive 1960s cartoon vision of the future have in common, maybe not much, but probably a lot. Invest your money in Dada, invest your money in Hanna-Barbera. Also the space-age vision for the future of Modern design is cool, although we all still wait for our jetpacks. Multi-colored Ink on Paper, 9”x12”

Untitled (Rolex)
Untitled (Rolex)

Black and White Ink on Paper, 8.3”x11.25”

Untitled (The Jetsons 1)
Untitled (The Jetsons 1)

Black, Blue, Green, Red, Violet, and Yellow Ink on Paper,8.5”x11”

Untitled (Richland)
Untitled (Richland)

Black, Green, and Violet Ink on Paper, 9”x12”

Portrait of My Father with Alzheimer's Disease
Portrait of My Father with Alzheimer's Disease

Black Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Untitled Merit #11 (Futility or Jubilation)
Untitled Merit #11 (Futility or Jubilation)

Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, and, Violet Ink on Paper, 12"x9"

Untitled Merit #12 (Nothing)
Untitled Merit #12 (Nothing)

Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, and, Violet Ink on Paper, 12"x9"

Untitled (Merit #9 Breakaway)
Untitled (Merit #9 Breakaway)

Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, and Violet Ink on Paper, 22"x30"

Untitled (Copenhagen)
Untitled (Copenhagen)

Black, Blue, and Violet Ink on Paper, 22"x30"

Untitled (Modernist Icon)
Untitled (Modernist Icon)

Black ink on paper, 12"x9"

Untitled (Columbo)
Untitled (Columbo)

Ink on Postcard, 7”x5”

Untitled Merit #10 (Click)
Untitled Merit #10 (Click)

Black, Green, Red, and Violet Ink on Paper, 7"x5"

Grant
Grant

Black and Green Ink on Paper, 7"x5"

Untitled (Silvia in Michigan)
Untitled (Silvia in Michigan)

Black and Violet Ink on Paper, 12”x9”

Untitled (Silvia in Dessau)
Untitled (Silvia in Dessau)

Black and Green Ink on Paper, 5”x7”

Give Incorrect Information Everywhere
Hang in there Baby
Old Milwaukee
Everythinggate
Now we're getting nowhere.
Gravity Denying
Nevermind you're nonsense.
And so,,,, we meet again,,,.
Untitled (Fletch Series)
Untitled (Columbo)
Untitled (Basement at Frenny's)
Untitled (Eve 2)
Untitled (Marlboro 1)
Untitled (Wassily Chair)
Legen Sie ihr Geld in Dada An
Untitled (Rolex)
Untitled (The Jetsons 1)
Untitled (Richland)
Portrait of My Father with Alzheimer's Disease
Untitled Merit #11 (Futility or Jubilation)
Untitled Merit #12 (Nothing)
Untitled (Merit #9 Breakaway)
Untitled (Copenhagen)
Untitled (Modernist Icon)
Untitled (Columbo)
Untitled Merit #10 (Click)
Grant
Untitled (Silvia in Michigan)
Untitled (Silvia in Dessau)
Give Incorrect Information Everywhere

There is an excellent movie from the 90s titled Zero Effect. Our hero, Daryl Zero, is a dysfunctional, genius private detective. Daryl is a Sam Spade for the Clinton Years—he’s another deeply flawed male archetype that we wish to be like…Even his name is cool…Daryl Zero. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”.

Hang in there Baby

The inspiration for this image is the iconic 1970s poster of a cat hanging on a rope with the quote “Hang in there Baby.” Only I wanted to make mine humorously threatening by using a kind of ransom note typography. The images of Mr Tastee, Don Draper, and a Ford Mustang clicked with me intuitively. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”.

Old Milwaukee

Every time I visit my father in the hospital I notice this convex mirror in the elevator. He has Alzheimer’s Disease, which is a terrible fucking disease because it doesn’t get any better than this…it only gets worse. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Everythinggate

With this President* we’ve grown numb to the constant scandals. I give proper credit for inspiration to the excellent AIDSGATE poster from Silence=Death. Black, Green, and Red Ink on Paper, 12”x9”.

Now we're getting nowhere.

Hawkeye Pierce and Don Draper, profoundly flawed icons, and despite those cavernous flaws they are admired. Because there are traits to admire—both overcome severe mental damage and trauma to excel at their crafts. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

Gravity Denying

In the future we can all live like George Jetson. It’s funny how much of advertising and pop culture train us about how our lives will be perfect…eventually. And by “funny,” I mean they lie. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Nevermind you're nonsense.

While examining male role models from pop culture I am struck by how many of them are deeply flawed if not actually awful people: Indiana Jones and Don Draper are two from a long list. The woman in this drawing is a from a remake of the excellent Falco song “Rock Me Amadeus”—The past is never dead. It’s not even past. Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

And so,,,, we meet again,,,.

One day, a few years ago, I was thinking about Salmon in a washing machine in a laundromat, and so while googling washing machines I came across this image, and the curiosity stuck with me—What happened here? Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

Untitled (Fletch Series)

I read a variety of books. I’m particularly fond of the Fletch detective novels.  These text drawings of mine typically incorporate text from a wide range of sources with the kind of commercial advertising imagery that has become my life’s work after years of teaching the history of design.
Multicolored Ink on Paper, 12”x16”

Untitled (Columbo)

Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Untitled (Basement at Frenny's)

My grandparents, like many upper middle class suburbanites, owned quite a bit of mid-century furniture, I didn’t inherit any of it. Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Untitled (Eve 2)

Black, Pink, Red, and Violet Ink on Paper, 12”x9”

Untitled (Marlboro 1)

Black, Blue, Orange, Violet, and Yellow Ink on Paper, 12”x9”

Untitled (Wassily Chair)

Black, Blue, Green, and Violet Ink on Paper, 9”x12”

Legen Sie ihr Geld in Dada An

This vacant Jetsons scene bears a famous saying from the Dada Movement. I’m not sure what Hannah Höch and the definitive 1960s cartoon vision of the future have in common, maybe not much, but probably a lot. Invest your money in Dada, invest your money in Hanna-Barbera. Also the space-age vision for the future of Modern design is cool, although we all still wait for our jetpacks. Multi-colored Ink on Paper, 9”x12”

Untitled (Rolex)

Black and White Ink on Paper, 8.3”x11.25”

Untitled (The Jetsons 1)

Black, Blue, Green, Red, Violet, and Yellow Ink on Paper,8.5”x11”

Untitled (Richland)

Black, Green, and Violet Ink on Paper, 9”x12”

Portrait of My Father with Alzheimer's Disease

Black Ink on Paper, 16”x12”

Untitled Merit #11 (Futility or Jubilation)

Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, and, Violet Ink on Paper, 12"x9"

Untitled Merit #12 (Nothing)

Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, and, Violet Ink on Paper, 12"x9"

Untitled (Merit #9 Breakaway)

Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, and Violet Ink on Paper, 22"x30"

Untitled (Copenhagen)

Black, Blue, and Violet Ink on Paper, 22"x30"

Untitled (Modernist Icon)

Black ink on paper, 12"x9"

Untitled (Columbo)

Ink on Postcard, 7”x5”

Untitled Merit #10 (Click)

Black, Green, Red, and Violet Ink on Paper, 7"x5"

Grant

Black and Green Ink on Paper, 7"x5"

Untitled (Silvia in Michigan)

Black and Violet Ink on Paper, 12”x9”

Untitled (Silvia in Dessau)

Black and Green Ink on Paper, 5”x7”

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