These last weeks have been somewhat of a rollercoaster. I visited my father in Texas to see if he is dying (it seems he is not), I completely crashed every reserve of my finances, I obtained a visa to perform in Moscow, I took a job as noise-maker in a rather large theater production, and then—all of the sudden and when all hope had abandoned me—I won some kind of well-respected German art prize.
So please forgive me if I must withdraw from the random and sundry visual pleasures of Tumblr while I sort this whole mess out. Please contact me privately if you require further details.
My best wishes to you all. D.
1:44 am • 4 April 2014 • 17 notes
Need to take a break from here for a while. Hit my ask box for email contact if necessary. Best wishes. Derek
9:29 pm • 21 March 2014 • 5 notes
who’s gonna be my sugarmomma tonight?
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4:47 pm • 21 March 2014 • 25 notes
Timm Ulrichs Typotexture (1962)
From: Typewriter Art Alan Riddell, 1975
10:54 pm • 20 March 2014 • 10 notes
Never too late for a change of career…
The Lion Tamer of the Russian circus, Captain Jack Bonavita, poses with some of his lions. 1905.
(Source: historicaltimes, via necrozoofilica)
1:09 am • 20 March 2014 • 1,876 notes
Putting the leather-and-hickory tote bag from whitebrowndad's 1880's factory to good use. Thx amigo!
5:22 pm • 17 March 2014 • 17 notes
Amigo! Yeah, it was super cool checking out the scene there. For those who might not know what “1880’s factory” means, let me just throw out a few keywords:
Hand tooled leather gun holsters, cotton duck vests, hickory stripe, ticking jacket lining, pinstripe trousers, and of course the ever-popular concealed-carry-inside-pocket. In fact, if I had any bit of business sense in my head, I would probably get you guys to do up a western-workwear-cum-country-gentleman-style line for me…
And as I had no idea what I was getting into before I showed up, I must say I was pleasantly surprised. And also a little bummed I didn’t bring my own camera! There will be a next time. Thanks for the time you had! D.
Great day today. I just got to meet an internet bud, Raggedglory. He was coming through town on his way back to Berlin and decided to say hi. Folks always take that wrong turn at Albuquerque. I think he was spending some time down in Marfa, TX.
Super interesting guy. A wandering musician. I wish we could of hung out longer and a grab a beer & whiskey but I’m heading out of town.
I gave RG the 50 cent tour of my 1880’s factory and hung out a bit. I’m kinda bummed, I forgot to snap a photo to put up here. I also forget my factory life is a little different and maybe others might be interested. He encouraged me to blog more about. Maybe I’ll make time.
Well, thanks for stopping by. Please give me a holla next time you come through town, amigo.
5:22 pm • 17 March 2014 • 19 notes
Leftover Rightunder: Finding Architectural Potential in Found Materials
by Wes Janz (Halfletter Press, Chicago, 2013)
Our planet’s poorest people are also its largest construction force. Whether recent immigrants to growing cities or the last residents in shrinking cities, these occupiers have a great need and, often, no choice but to self-build. They use whatever can be found to create places to live, to work, and perhaps hide. Leftover Rightunder highlights selected projects from ten years of Wes Janz’s efforts to showcase these people’s work in the design and education communities of which he is a member.
8:56 pm • 16 March 2014 • 11 notes