Tag Archives: Curt Cobain

going gutbucket: aesthetics of leftovers

by Art Chantry: i LOVE gutbucket, crappy cheapo printing. well, in all honsety, i love all printing processes (except inkjet. i think inkjet stinks). but, there is something about bad printing, that sort of printing you get when you spend … Continue reading

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the spoken word and its double

Weird Stuff.But brilliant. Steve “Jesse” Bernstein. Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Lou Reed; looking under the rocks of the American fantasy and examining a sensibility of the irrational when fantasy and reality are at each other’s throats. An American product but … Continue reading

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the fiction of them and us

A very astute look at consumerism and what drives the spending cycle, though not everyone may agree. He debunks some long held and often cherished assumptions that have been mainstays since the Frankfurt school’s Adorno and Marcuse and proposes the … Continue reading

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post punk: johnny rotten

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) I’m not very comfortable with the new popular label “post punk”. to begin with, it denotes a time frame – it comes after ‘punk’, right? ok, so how do we define 1) “punk” and IT’S time … Continue reading

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smile : happy days were once again…

by Art Chantry ( art@artchntry.com) THIS logo was used on a very popular little (3/4″) button that was a very trendy item worn in the punk scene in seattle. it gradually was lifted and used on a tshirt for the … Continue reading

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d.i.y. perfection

you draw it stupid!!!… by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) this is one of the most brilliant and perfect logos in design history. “K” records was formed in olympia, washington, in the early 1980’s as a little indie record label intending to … Continue reading

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in the name of love… some kind of wonderful?

Godzilla with a skirt… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) TODAY’S weird piece o’ crap that i’m posting is this little note from courtney love. orpheum records on broadway in seattle was a small independent record store (long gone) that used … Continue reading

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skulling with the morbid angel

“secretly important men”; a severe intensity that dissolved into a vanishing… Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): This strange little comic is a sort of trifecta of mad genius. Drawn by the inimitable Blair Wilson and written by the exquisitely peculiar Wilum Pugmire … Continue reading

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BAD MOON RISING: THE PEREGRINE PROPHECIES

”Shakespeare’s plays mirror the debate of his time between those who believed that the macrocosm of the stars influenced the microcosm of human life, and those who dismissed astrology as “excellent foppery.”┬áThe phrase comes from Edmund in King Lear, who … Continue reading

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