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Some of my Designs — One Hour


My name is Thomas Farley and Aloha
and Mahalo from Wakaki in Honolulu,

where I am recording this on Saturday,
September 9, 2023.

It is 05:00 p.m. For this segment.

I wish you peace.

I truly wish that you
have peace in your life.

Wakaki is a great place for surrealists.

Familiar objects and
familiar objects in unfamiliar situations,

as this surfboard rider seems
to be surfing on hot lava.

More on Wauke later.

Starting this off with a photograph,
but I call these Copper Roses at the

New Casino in under
construction in Beatty, Nevada.

It’s going to be a fully developed
vision of steampunk.

And I think it’s I’ll look up the name and
put it in on the screen for you later.


This is photography.

I’m in between the brush people

and photographers, so I don’t
try to do this too often.

But this made and I don’t
have a picture of it.

A nice work on fabric.

Goldfield, Nevada a balance of desires.

I have my four main Goldfield business

posters balancing on the back of her back.

It started out as
some sort of rice advertisement and one

of the dozens of books from Japan and
China that I pick up to use as clip arts.

This was eventually
about 40 inches tall by 18 inches wide.

Astrid at Enigmata Esoterica has
one of these prints.

She quite likes it.

This is the pleasures of going to the ANW

in Tonopah, which is about 30 miles
west of Goldfield, Nevada.

Goldfield, Nevada is between

Las Vegas and Reno, about the center
and this sort of thing.

I think if I tried to ask to photograph

her from the front,
she would just automatically reject, and

it just seemed like
an opportunity to do something colorful.

Although I know it may have a
I’m not even gonna try to I’m tired.

I’ll look up that later.

Word later.

Bardot Forever.

This started out as a very small,

low res screen grab, probably in the late
1950s of her holding a puppy.

Bardot was is a great welfare
animal rights activist.

And this was
the thought balloons, as I’ll call them.

They were on a template.

The background is mostly of an office

building that I took a photograph of in
February of 2022 when I was in San Diego.

And then that was
hypersaturated with color.

I made this design into a jacket.

I might show that later.

My protest against ubiquitous omnipresent

Ted Talks, which used to be a really nice
look into the future with some really

genius people, and now
they’re just book tours.

There’s a Ted Talk for everything silly,

stupid, and they really
devalued their brand.

So I have this as talking about a new

Ted Talk to
focus on the triumph of American barnyard

discipline as compared to Soviet
collectivization to achieve the same.


the rooster Foghorn Leghorn going after
the barnyard dog in his usual fashion.

The failure of Soviet
collectivization to achieve the same.

I don’t have a foot fetish,

but I do like high fashion
and high fashion photography.

Everything about fashion, even, of course,

it has trends, but is focused
on making something beautiful.

Beautiful photography, beautiful products,
beautiful shoes, beautiful clothes,

and all of that on beautiful women
in beautiful settings.

You’re just trying to make something

pretty and wonderful with no apologies or
explanations from some idiot art professor

trying to tell you that something
ugly is actually beautiful.

Everyone knows what’s beautiful.

And you’re not fooling anything,
professor, with your nonsense.

This is a poster that was done

in the 1920s by a MercedesBenz
automobile dealer who was trying

to attract the very rich
time traveler crowd.

And as you know,
they have a lot of options.

A lot of choices.

So he knew that he had the pyramids,

which is a great draw,
but needed something more.

So the plan is,

and was to bring in Cindy Crawford
from her days with MTV’s House of Style.

So she’ll be signing autographs

in the market square here in Cairo in July
of 1927 to help

promote the sale of MercedesBenz
automobiles in the kingdom of Egypt.

I happen to miss the appearance,

but I can talk to you about
my relation with Cindy later.

Here we have a Mile poster redone

to celebrate His Highness His Holiness I’m
sorry, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama,

whom Mao certainly would
have had shot on site.

These political posters are
very easy to rework because

the composition, the artistry,
is so beautiful.

To begin with, I

simply substituted His Holiness’s picture
for Mao, took away Mao’s picture,

and then bled in the Tibetan
flag into the background.

The Chinese people support Tibet.

That is accurate as far as
the lettering and wording goes.

Free Tibet.

I gave away the digital rights to.

This to in the UK.

In case they want to use it for merch,
and they were happy to get that.

Sharon Artlip, the town
mother of goldfield.

The Gemfield gem claims
Gemfield probably was a site.

You’ll see it on maps.

It’s an area to collect colored quartz.

Calcidony people endlessly discuss

the differences between Calcidony
and Agate and jasper.

Basically, it’s all colored quartz sio.

Two jasper in a thin section
will not have translucency.

Agate will.

Agate’s generally
marked by a wavy type of pattern.

The colors reflect the geology
of the area, what elements are present,

and Sharon does a great
job managing these claims.

The rocks are a dollar a pound.

I can hear him now.

This is from Life magazine.

This is the.

Son of Franklin Delanor Roosevelt running

for governor of California
after World War II.

And the crowd this is
a Life magazine article.

This is triple exposure.

The Life magazine reporter thought

that many people in the crowd thought
they heard echoes of Roosevelt SR.

When Roosevelt Jr.

Was talking.

Hence the title.

I can hear him now.

Unfortunately, he was oh,

maybe fortunately,
he was defeated in a total landslide.

In that governor’s race walking in Ibiza,
but dreaming of goldfield.

That direction sign in the middle is

from Silver Peak, which is
in Esmeralda County, where Goldfield is.

And so she’s walking around
this is from some catalog.

She’s walking around Ibiza
and dreaming of goldfield.

The direction sign is, as I said,

from the center of Silver Peak,
which is a mining town for lithium.

As we say in Esmeralda County, life,
liberty, and the pursuit of lithium.

No services, really,

and even less services in Silver Peak
right now than goldfield.

But things are never quite the same
over the history of the Great Basin.

Kate Moss, one of many things I’ve done
around her and about her.

She seems to be, over the years, decades,
one of the most durable models.

I understand that she has a reputation

for just showing up and never asking for
any explanation from any photographer.

She’ll just pose however you want,

never complains, never explains herself,
just appears and disappears again.

She doesn’t have a hammer.
Hold on.

Copyright on Etsy you can find all sorts

of images of her for sale,
apparently not going after

any of those people for reproducing
her work without permission.

The nine lives of John Charles Fremont.
The Explorer.

My cat, he’s actually a silver tabby,
but I put him into a buff or brown color

for this, with a radial blur that makes
it look like they’re tree rings.

And then I started his history,

which you can read
when you see the real poster up front.

But essentially he was born in Catalonia,

possibly involved in the great tuna train
robbery around 1917,

because cats have nine lives,
so you have to do a lot of research.

Much of this was covered up by other
people trying to hide his past.

But the real problem was the free catnip
movement that he started in the later he

had to disappear most of his
opposition in Argentina in the 80s.

It’s a long story.

Reno poster.

I’ve watched Reno downtown literally die
away since when I was a young child.

It was a pretty amazing
main street, the biggest little city

in the world,
and it was a vibrant downtown with Harris

and Harold’s, and there’s just
homeless all over the place now.

It’s a wreck, it’s a mess.

El Dorado Casino.

They have an off duty sheriff

officer at every elevator bank
to keep the criminals out.

the car collection, harris car collection

is long gone, but they do have
the Bowling Hall of Fame there.

It’s sad, no posers
in authentic Goldfield, Nevada.

Of course, if you look like any of these
women in profile like that,

I think that we would be happy to have
you walking around town posing like that.

And the background is filled
in with what you may see later.

The front of my old gallery,
which is called the Stop,

and the adjoining BNB rentals
are called the Stop in.

It used to be the Elite trading
Post when the Faucis took it over.

About eight years ago.

And then I made it into my gallery

for a while and simply didn’t get any real
traffic at all, except for the people

running out of gas or
wanting to use the bathroom.

So there’s no need
to be in there all day, every day.

This is one of my very
few political posters.

Goodness, I don’t know who consumes more

Chinese baloney, the Biden administration
or my family through social media.

So this is a life illustration
for deviled ham that’s been converted.

Tricky part is putting
into texture the dark spaces.

Just charcoal black doesn’t work,
especially for printing.

You need to have some sort of texture,
some sort of lightness in an all black.

Otherwise all black really goes toward

being a photograph and then you’ll
have to print it out on glossy paper.

It goes away from being poster art,

it goes to being photography
with more black.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of lithium.

As I said, this is the Esmeralda County.

Well, it’s my unofficial
slogan for the county.

And this is a old Soviet Union
political poster.

But I just simply inverted it, added the
lettering, adjusted the color a bit.

But it does look like
people off to a salt mine.

And with lithium,
it’s more like a Brine mine.

You take the soil of the Great Basin

and put water in it, make it into a brine,
extract the minerals from there in a place

that doesn’t look like a mine at all,
it looks like a factory.

You’ll see steam coming out of
the main vent at Silver Peak.

You can always have the Dinky Diner

in Goldfield, Nevada, whereas you
might never have Paris in the rain.

How true.

Paris in the rain.

Somebody that you love
under that umbrella.

Very difficult, especially to have that
sick looking, very cool looking Pontiac.

But you can have the Dinky Diner,
of course.

The car was added, the parking lot added,
the building in the back,

that’s the hotel,
which actually isn’t in that position,

but the diner has kind of a poor looking
location, so we could fix that up.

The map in the background is
an old town map of Goldfield.

The large one, probably 24 x 32,

is in the Dinky Diner if you
want to go in and see it.

The Burgers of Calais.


I’m sorry if I can’t pronounce this.

This is Rodan, of course.

I don’t know how to pronounce French

correctly, but these are the six or
seven guys that sacrificed themselves.

Their town was under siege.

The whole town was going to be completely

wrecked and ravished
and destroyed and looted.

Townspeople killed.

These six or seven volunteered to

sacrifice themselves, to be killed
themselves if the town were spared.

And that is what happened.

These are these people at the moment.

They realize that they’re
off to their deaths.

A sight for sore eyes.

Goldfield, Nevada.

Here we have Alfred E.

Newman and also Flash,

which is the resident plywood donkey, or

another parody, just copyright.

I’m not sure I should talk about this,

but Mad Magazine is famous for well,
if you do an original work,

you can mock social commentary, do
anything you want on any public figure.

That’s what editorial
cartoons do every single day.

Recognizable people Mad Magazine would,

and they’re still in business,
would parody things like Star Wars just

by changing the z and changing
the war s making into a z.

Great beauty suggests the invisible
presence of the gods.

This is Giselle italian edition of Vogue.

After she broke up with Tom Brady and

I had heard that she had
appeared in this issue.

I just didn’t know that they devoted

probably twelve full pages
to her in different outfits.

It was just a remarkable issue.

Every one of those ten or twelve pages had
her in a different costume,

with a different look, and just still
an incredible top model.

Great beauty suggests
the invisible presence of the god.

This is the only thing
I’ve done on my condition.

Looks like I don’t have
the lettering here.


It’s more about nightlife in goldfield,

but that’s the way it’s been for
all the cities I’ve gone to.

Just two in the morning,

three in the morning,
in the darkest hours of the soul,

it is always 02:00 in the morning,
or three, according to Elliot.

He’s very true.
Got the cat, the sleeping medicine

that doesn’t work,
the clock that never moves any faster,

the nightmares that are always coming

and always reappearing.

Flowers at Rayleigh’s
supermarket tona Pot, Nevada.

This is through.

A program called Adobe Express.

You can get the app for your iPad.

It’s interesting how this application,
it’s incredibly crazy good on the iPad.

The version of it Photoshop Express
for the iPhone is much more limited.

The version for doing collages

on the desktop using Photoshop Express
is almost crippleware.

It’s just practically no good.

I don’t understand the variations
between the platforms,

but this is an easy peasy
with Photoshop Express

just using flowers that you walk into
and find at almost any grocery store.

Elysium Fields Tobacco more than
a Pipe Dream I caught JCF

smoking some catnip and I asked him where
he got it from, and apparently

he had been on the sly fronting or
promoting Elysium Fields Tobacco

in Goldfield on his own
without any authorization.

This is him generated by AI.

I fed or gave the service 20 photographs

of Fremont, and they turned around
and gave me 50 different variations.

This is one of them.
The clip art is mine of the woman

with the pipe and colorized that
got the correct font

and the lettering and the writing
is correct for Elysium Fields.

But we are very disappointed in JCF.

He is on the pipe, as he says,
on the pipe, off the pipe.

It’s all about the pipe.

Operation Doomtown.

This is carried out in the early 1950s
at the nearby Nevada Test Site where they

for a long time did above
ground nuclear testing.

This was a truly crazy
operation in the 1950s.

They did a bunch of tests on what would

happen to buildings if they
exposed them to a nuclear blast.

Well, I think we could tell them.

One of the things that I don’t see here is

in the original poster I have,
the Nevada Test Site does not want you.

It is closed.

Believe me, it is closed.

This is Area 51 is in there.

That’s about 35 miles from Goldfield.

But there are a lot of people
that do work out on the test site.

They’re bust in usually and it’s secure.

They’ll find you at the fence
if you get even close.

This is Kokomi.

She’s a flutist,

a young woman, classical flute artist and
also fashion model, as you can see here.

Although I don’t think she’s quite
tall enough for high fashion.

But this would be my reimagining
of a Vogue cover, magazine cover.

Ovals aren’t done much.

I really like them,
but you don’t see them anymore.

So this is how there is some writing.

It sideways,
but that’s artistic expression.

This is a moschino ad.

Perhaps an L.

I doubt it was in vogue.

Note these are two different
positions for the model.

It was a two page spread.

You can see the model that I did a find
edges filter on in the background.

Has her arm more akimbo.

So I kept the original.

I highlighted the edges on the original,
which you can see on the left.

And then totally did a fine edges

for the second image
and then did this sort of double exposure

when in fact, they are
two different shots.

This is at the International Car Forest
of the last church in Goldfield, Nevada.

It’s a thing.

Lots of cars buried into
the soil of the Great Basin.

This profile is of Richard.

He is the wife of Astrid.

They own Enigmata esoterica
of which I’ve done a poster for them.

This is his silhouette.

I’m not sure the story behind it.

And I’m not showing the original
photograph, but basically

completely in black and white and some
mix of colors on the graffiti.

This is a very poor I took a photograph.

All the images you’re now seeing are
not from the original digital files.

They are photographs taken of printouts.

That’s what I have here at the time.

The color correction here
is very poor, very blotchy.

This was difficult because
of the perspective.

I couldn’t figure out what
I was doing incorrectly.

Very difficult.

Of course, the car multiple
exposures of the same car.

The car in the background

has to be in proportion
to the cars in front.

The cars in front have a wider look.

It’s a perspective challenge and
I’m not sure that I really got it.

This is a portal looking window at the
Administration center on Treasure Island.

In San Francisco Bay.

The administration building
was owned by the Navy.

It’s now in private hands.

This treasure island has been turned

into some sort of high tech center
and low cost housing project.

Anyway, this club apparently
opens on the weekend.

And you can see on the left is

the original photograph
and how easily this was

put in with several different
filters and framed.

Devised this.

It looks like a frame,

but devised it digitally to make
it more painterly looking.

From Jubilate agno.

This is a very large poster
gentleman named Scott.

I’m not sure if I can read this.

I have to look up his name.

Even with my reading glasses.

I’m not sure I can read
this on the screen.

But the best cat poem ever written,
if you have a chance to look it up.

This is just a segment from a much,

much longer epic poem that Scott did
hundreds of years ago, and still the best.

I should have mentioned that the cats

that you saw on the left were AI
generated from the previous discussion.

I mentioned the Cat Gallery in Chicago.

Those are variations,
AI variations of our leader,

John Charles Fremont, the explorer,
seen here in fully AI.

That is, artificially intelligence
generated in the background.

Now I put Elysium fields.

That’s correct.

I had a person,
a Chinese gentleman, produce that.

the story goes that I found him smoking

catnip and then later found out he was
being sponsored by Elysium Fields.

And they’re up to no good.

The lady there with the hookah

with the pipe is like a 1920s
photograph that I colorized.

This is probably from l
French the the French edition.

One month.

Interesting how they have some really
women’s magazine.

Obviously women’s magazine.

And yet the pictures inside,
especially for this photo shoot,

were far more,
I think women would say,

in the United States,
if they were looking at Sports Illustrated

swimsuit issue, they would
say they were exploitive.

Much more, quote unquote,
exploitive than Si.

But obviously the French don’t have

a problem with beautiful women
and maybe women as art,

because the layout is very,
I shall say, explicit, but beautiful.

Maybe we just can’t tolerate
that here in the States.

But speaking of France, this is one of a
number of things, paint by the numbers.

If you see this in person,

this is a rarely popular piece where I
took a standard paint by the numbers

illustration and then just pasted,
blended in color from all over.

Disregarding the lines.

I have something of myself.

Portrait in the easel on the right,

and Bianca Salming is
on the left of my portrait.

She’s a Swedish athlete.

I’m kind of stalking from a distance.

We used to call it a secret admirer.

I guess that term is
no longer in currency.

But, yeah, this is very well received.

Here’s a look at some of the landscape
orientation images that I’ve done.

This is a cute couple.

They actually fell off this boat for me.

But I was unable to capture that moment.

This is off of wakaki.

The front edge of that surfboard
actually was missing.

I used AI to put the oh,

I would say 20% of the board created.

AI created the tip of that board.

Very complex to do by hand
that hemispherical shape.

Experimenting with some textures.

This is a design that hasn’t gone to

The white foam is blown out.

There’s no real texture in it.

Very hard to get that correct.

Here is a find edges filter.

And then I laid in with
the original photograph.

A room with a view.

This is from the Hyatt Regency
Wauke Beach Resort, 19th floor.

Took the original photograph and then laid
in cut in the green belt, essentially.

It’s kind of a nice contrast.

This is just done at the airport.

A mix of the new plane and the old black
and white photograph of the old field.

And this is something I did
at the Hilton in Davis.

Kind of looks like
an architectural rendering.

They were pleased to get it.

I gave them a frame 16 x 20 of this.

And there’s another place in Davis.

The Varsity Theater.

I did one quick doodle.

Davis, California.

All the hallmarks of a dangerously
innocent culture.

And, yeah, it needs something
up in the upper left.

Maybe a happy moon or some such.

So this image is incomplete.

I have a much more finished
one in the gallery.

This is my rejection of the Ted Talks,
which are now just a bookselling tour.

They go into such obscure
subject now subject.

So this is a new Ted Talk to focus
on the triumph of American barnyard

discipline and the failure of Soviet
collectivization to achieve the same.

This is a number of things I did
kind of envisioning.

Heaven’s waiting room where
you’re hoping for admittance.

You can see Biden there in the center,

just still watching over your life,
trying to control you.

This is Claudia Schiffer.

Still modeling well into her 40s.
Good for her.

One of the most beautiful
women who have ever lived.

This is a well received montage.

Possibly the most complex
photo montage I’ve done.

Notable is my cat with this thousand
mile stare in the driver’s seat.

And there’s an image of a woman
off of an old Cars record album.

Some clip art.
The American flag woven into everything.

This took some time.

This is a Kylie Jenner
comparison between the pink of the 50s or

perhaps today because it’s
going to soft pastels today.

And the hot pink of the this
is the Fouts house.

This is one variation.

I like the one with my tarot
card border better.

This was an earlier attempt.

This is Jerry Fouts.

This is my first private commission.

And this was photograph
and then posterized.

There’s a woman in the clouds.

There’s a lot of details here.

About two and a half days to get this

mount columbia
wasn’t scaled until the mid 60s because

of yeti lot of abominable
snowman there goldfield.

Yeti they have an attitude.

Apparently the first time it was
climbed was in the mid sixty s.

A group of hippies under acid.

Somehow they were able to climb up

Columbia and communicate with them
under the influence and what else?

So this is the hood of a car
at the International Car Force.

The last church, Goldfield, Nevada,
recently sold eight by ten of this.

And then Goldfield
and Anime and Magna Magma.

I still can’t.
Magma magna.

I still don’t get it.

And these young girls are questioning

Goldfield as well as I
question this whole art form.

What’s seen next?

Here is a poster I did
for the Johnstons in Perrump.

It was originally intended to highlight

their RV, but it turned
out to be a memory board.

In the driver’s and passenger side window

I have a reflection of their dog
that used to ride up in that position.

Now he’s gone.

His name was Buddy, but he’s now
in their vehicle forever.

This is a very complex montage.

You’d have to really look at it in person.

Each of these stamps, each of these
people are having personal problems.

Nothing to wear in white in Rhodesia.

Another woman is missing her peloton.

Another person suffering
from ANWI and malaise.

Another one of Alicia Newman.

Really need the original to show you

what’s going on with think this was a fine
edge filter and then inverted the image.

These are just some of the ones that I

have done in landscape
rather than portrait.

Well, this one deserves a

lot more attention perhaps than
I can give it here in a minute.

It started out as a low res green grab.

You can see in the lower left
bardot holding a puppy.

She’s always been a great
animal welfare activist.

And this was converted this to color.

Very, very difficult to get her
skin tone down and blonde hair.

The background is actually
a building in San Diego.


Took some photographs of for a shoot I
was doing for In Focus, my old employer.

And then the whole thing
colorized up and gone crazy.

This was fairly unretouched
photograph in a fashion magazine.

And it’s just her against a wall.

I know they’re trying to set this

tough girl attitude, but I thought I could
make it into something more interesting.

This is the Japanese flag.

Portions of it in the rising sun motif.
In the background.

A lot of black, red.

That’s a dependable combination.

I’m not even sure if she is Japanese.

Don’t want to guess at that,
but still I think it works.

Operation Doomtown, early 1950s.

For some reason this is very near

Goldfield, Nevada,
where I lived early 50s.

They were experimenting
with nuclear weapons.

Above ground testing.

Set up an entire house to see what
a nuclear bomb would do to a house.

And yeah, you can guess what happened.

But this is really an incomplete version.

I’m not sure where the original is.

Where I have the Nevada test site does not

welcome you at the bottom
and there’s a red border.

This one’s not showing it.

So this is an incomplete version.

And it’s big, so that you
can read all of the text.

Can’t do that here.

This is the one poster
I did on my condition.

There’s John Charles Fremont
in the right hand corner.

But I don’t want people
to feel sorry for me.

But this is just
even here in Waka Key, this hotel has

1100 rooms, thousands of employees,
thousands of guests.

I’m the only one,

literally the only person walking
around at 230 in the morning.

Three, four o’clock.

I am.

It with me.

Just me and my so it goes.

Here’s Jay Law.

Another color photograph
trying to put into a sketch type effect.

I don’t use Actions,
which you may have heard of.

Actions are little tiny programs
that you can buy to do different things.

What they do is a little program that runs
in Photoshop that may do 1520 operations,

enlarge, reduce focus filters,
blah, blah, blah, blah.

This isn’t doing that.

To get the sketch effect, I’m using
HDR Toning, which is not an action.

And then the color half
Toning is another filter.

But when you’re not using Actions, you’re
not going to look like everybody else.

You’re going to have your own look.

This is Ron Mathaney

of Diamondfield Gulch, which is about
9 miles outside of Goldfield, Nevada.

Diamondfield Gulch was
a real small mining town.

He has an event center out there.

He’s an amazing guy.

Very conversational.

Heavy equipment operator in great demand

all over the area for his
expertise with heavy equipment.

The event center is rented out.

It’s amazing.

This is the unretouched photographed here.

And you’ll see what I did with it.

He wasn’t smiling,

but I got him into that doorway
to at least frame him and his shot.

He later said that he looks like
a homeless person, but he smiles

when he says that because his kids
apparently really like the poster.

And here he is.

You’ll note that he’s smiling here.

That’s courtesy of Photoshop
neural filters.

If you’re very careful,

you can tweak something of a presentable

smile, but you have to be really careful.

They’re so good, you can even get
Megan Fox to smile a bit.

You can’t stop her from drinking blood,
but you can possibly tweak out a little

smile, although on her it
looks unnatural and weird.

This is another very poorly rendered.

Again, what you’re seeing here
are photographs of prints.

They’re not the original digital files.

So the loss of resolution,
color, everything is just gone.

But I just don’t have time to put
together I don’t have time to.

Find all these files and put them.

Into a video format like this.

But this is at the a w and Tonapa.

Getting permission to take a photograph.

On the front these days is very,

well, difficult, and you’re
going to look like a creep.

So I guess it’s better just to be
a creep from the other way around.

Here’s more myth building

for John Charles Fremont,
the explorer likening him

to Stephen Seagal, who we really
don’t know where he got his training.

He just sort of appeared on the scene,
sort of like JCF.

And this is a old
karate or kung fu magazine.

And then this photo montage of him.

About how everybody owes JCF a debt.

Of gratitude for his martial arts skills
and influence far more than Bruce Lee.

This poster simply acknowledges that debt.

And this one is super complicated.

As far as the subject matter, Chandra Voz,
not sure I’m pronouncing that correctly,

he was a strong man of India
compared to Gandhi.

Gandhi, well, big subject, but Chandra.


Was going to wrest power away
from the British.

He was not going to wait until they got
around to granting freedom for India.

He was going to take it.

it’s only because of the British

eventually being civilized
people that they let it go.

This peaceful, nonviolent stuff,

it’s only allowable,
it’s only possible when there’s

a government that you’re dealing
with that is willing to talk,

even with mountbatten’s mistakes
and cruelty at times.

The British government was
a civilized government.

This is about the hypnotizing power
of cigarettes and advertising.

This is advertisement from Life magazine.

All of the people.

This is multiple exposure, of course,
but there are probably

15 or 20 individual celebrities
and other personalities all endorsing

Camel cigarettes
and just spiraling into addiction.

And of course, not as much was.

Known then, but.

My ode to Colonel Sanders.

Yeah, chicken.

Got chicken if you want it.

Did I say chicken?

What part of chicken
do you not understand?

If you want chicken, you talk to me.

Got chicken.

Chicken all day, chicken all night.

It’s all about the chicken.

Did you know that I am a Kentucky Colonel?

All of us colonels.

Like our chicken gonna form a goddamn
army full of chicken eaters.

You’ll see, I was thinking about chicken

the other day, and I got see,
I got this thing about chicken.

Anyway, it goes on and on.

And this is about the decision making

process, about if you’re considering
buying a Thomas Farley original design.

So you have a lot of chicken.

A lot of chicken, yeah, a lot of choices.

None of them hear about chicken.

You can go back to the previous one.

Basically, no matter how you work this,

you’re going to wind up whether
you can afford it or not.

So even if you’re
making payments on a second girlfriend or

a card that doesn’t actually run,
this chart will point you to the way that

buying a Thomas Farley original is
the best choice each and every time.

Art rules and bill collector’s drool.

This is a lot more green than

the original, although I like the top
dark green band and the lower green,

darker green band here
more than the original.

This was from some

Italian fashion magazine.

And it’s part of what you can’t see.

Which was to print out a print on,

put it in a frame without
glass or an acrylic shield.

So you have a fairly nice wood frame.

But this would just be heavy Bond paper.

And this came out really well.

This work isn’t my own.

It was in a old Nevada Highways magazine.

Uncredited author.

I have a lot more about this at my

and my Adobe Portfolio site,
which I’ll link somewhere.

This was rescuing these wonderful images.

Scanning them and then putting them online
for anybody to use.

This is the low rise Las Vegas strip
before everything went totally crazy.

Just very pure line art.

A lot of zipotone
which was used for shading.

One artist thinks that a lot of it was
done actually in pointillism style.

But I’m not buying it.

This was round about Easter.

I did two posters celebrating
Rio or Carnival.

And this image was
another stock photo taken

from But then
it was natural skin tone, natural color.

Very confused street background.

And I eliminated the street background,
added the lettering.

The oval the curve of the oval cropped.

It just substantive change.

That’s for sure.

This is probably 18 x 24.

This was a design that I might

have done for a record album.


The record is called I Like Them Girls.
That’s it.

That’s all the words in the song.

It’s sort of an electronic
dance music anthem done by Black Vneck.

And just this tattler.

The Russian edition
with that woman on the COVID And this

spiral that looks like a cleft note is one
of the few things I’ve done with Curves.

This is done in freeform,
which is Apple’s new drawing tool.

This is my sort of tribute to Waco.

It’s just a tragedy.

I don’t expect rationality of anyone

like him or any religious zealot.

But I do expect rationality

from the United States government when it
has a gun in its hand and the power

to arrest you and even
kill you if necessary.

I expect total rationality
from a weaponized government.

And there was none there at Waco.

Not during the process.

Not cover up was Bungled total mess.

And here’s Fomke.

She was a Bond girl in one of the movies.

And this was a gentleman’s quarterly

I’m showing the illustration
for Funny Girl because

what you’ll see is how the next
slide is how I would have

one possibility is how I would present
this poster instead of her complete image.

I couldn’t even remember
what I was channeling.

But it must have been
the Funny Girl poster.

And you’ll see how I would have treated
the opening of this article otherwise.

Just funky very much.

I think this works.


These major design houses aren’t
going to hire me, that’s for sure.

And I just started graphic design

about two years ago, but there was never
chance of anything ever going into this.

When I was younger,

I have a severe learning disability,
so I can’t even pass algebra.

So I went to work with my hands.

And all of this design equipment would

have been in the province of workstations
and other equipment only available

at universities or very
expensive trade schools.

So that was never going to happen.

They would have never let somebody do

layout for Vogue or L without a degree
and without heavy industry training.

The International Car Forest

of the Last Church and Han Solo’s
strange explanation.

They asked him about whether the
Force was real, and he replied instead.

He must have been really tired or drunk

about how
he didn’t think the international

Car Forest of the Last Church was
real either, until he saw it.

And then

he saw the tiny town of goldfield and cars
planted in the desert and

tells the questioner who remains confused
to this day about how it’s true.

All of it.

Cars in the desert.

It’s all true.

Second poster for Enek Mata esoterica.

The first didn’t have this title bar

at the bottom, and that figure
is from a famous painting.

I can’t recall the artist.

I think one of those Dutch masters,
I think it’s called The Ambassadors.

There’s two of those guys,
and one of them now is in the title bar.

I will look up
a little more detail added this time,

although I did lose some of the desirable
color and the foreground.

That sparkly blue I was going for is
a little reduced in this version.

And Goldfield, Nevada.

Many things to many people,
perhaps too never.

I think I never printed this out in poster
form anything bigger than eight by twelve.

It has so many elements going on.

I think it may work a little bit,
but it doesn’t work that well.

I do like the rabbit and woman
in the upper right I’m not sure about.

Middle center would be Bianca Salming.

Others I lose track of.

And this one here is Bauhaus style.

BA house.

This is much nicer in person.

This is a really nice, warm set of colors.

Kate Moss life as art.

I’ve also done a conceptual video
with this, where today,

if you’re on Etsy or some other seller,
you can have your artwork displayed

on these virtual walls
in these virtual buildings.

So I have this video that’s kind of neat

about going from one room to another
in these buildings that don’t exist.

And on every wall there’s a poster
of her in that bathtub.

I think she’s reading a book
on how to help your man succeed.

But of course, what else would she be?

And we have here
not an art exhibition, but an Art T.

Johnson exhibition, if you remember Lapin,
which I’m sure you don’t.

Artie Johnson was, let’s see,
what Rank was he perhaps a colonel.

He would dress up in a Nazi uniform, and

if somebody said something
silly, he would come out.

And his tagline was very interesting.

So you can see here,

this is a template done in Adobe Express
where I originally printed it out.

And I had forgotten about his tagline.

So that, of course, makes the poster to
people that recognize it or remember it.

Very interesting at Goldfield.

This is sort of a one off.

Not much to report.

It’s a magazine cover.

People freak out about this.

Chicks with guns is a thing that’s true,
but this is actually paintball guns.

I had a couple of posters

like this, but I kept them in the back
room because people are ignorant

and they see what they want to see,
and they will make no effort to

distinguish good from the bad as
long as they can be frightened.

They don’t explore their fears.

They just.

Buy into what the media says.

it’s sad, but people are

generally stupid and ignorant and don’t
want to learn more, just paintball guns.

And this is about the featureless maps

that the United States Geological Survey
are producing now.

They’re no good for anybody
except land planners.

They’re not any good for anybody trying to
navigate across the ground.

Absolutely impossible these days.

They stopped sending their own people out

in the field due to cost cutting,
I think, years ago, 1520 years ago.

And ever since then,

all the windmills and water tanks and

old schoolyards are just been obliterated.

They’re just literally blank.

And I give examples about how all of our

history disappeared when they
made this new map of Tonopah.

And yet those maps were the most popular

thing that they did, and they just
destroyed it, continued to destroy them.

Secret British artist colony revealed.

And this is about Tristan Deck Goldfield

in the middle of the Atlantic,
where you get sent if you criticize

the Queen and are forced to work
on artistic endeavors like

painting her corgis or racehorses,
but with very limited tools.

Not enough paint, never enough
paint, not enough canvas.

But it’s another one of these
things that meant to be read.

And I think the big size
is what makes it go.

And so many posters, so many
advertisements have nothing to read.

Whereas if you look the magazine ads

of the 60s, it’s quite often half text
and half illustration or half photograph.

People actually wanted to read new
and different things, and now

we just need high impact or the
advertisers think that’s what we want.

And of course, based on test results,
they’re probably right.

It’s the dumbing down of America.

This is Alicia Newman in opposed shot.

And I don’t know exactly why I have this

here because I don’t have the oh,
I have the this is the before.

I have the AfterShot on another video.

So maybe the two will get
together at some time.

This is an illustration from life.

Mag no, actually could be
Life or Playboy beef eater.

Gin and I think I used the find edges

feature here and a lot of playing
around with the saturation.

And this was also well, yeah, put in the

you can see the pink border
in there, the half border.

Sometimes it’s partial border.

You don’t have to frame
something completely.

And you need to know when an image
should go outside the frame.


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And Then Sometimes You Just Want to Make Something Colorful

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One of Cleopatra’s Chicks

The year is 1963 and the film is Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor. Over-the-top extravaganza. Playboy Magazine was around the back lot taking pictures of the extras. I liked the self-assured stance of this woman.
As usual, however, I didn’t know what to do with it and I still don’t, as far as an element of a larger design. So, I played around with colors and then went with some collages to see if that would lead anywhere. Still not sure that it does. I usually alter the appearance of people but not here. I didn’t know where to go or what to do. Leaving it uncorrected for now. And I could have color corrected and done better light adjustment but that goes toward the world of the photographer and not the graphic designer.

These were done with Photoshop Express on an iPad. The collage feature on Photoshop Express for the Mac desktop is so inexplicably limited and crippled that it needs crutches. Matter of fact, the collage feature on the iPad is far more creative than I am, these designs are very simple compared to what it can do. And I fed the program four different sizes of this same image, hoping to better accommodate the collage program.

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Chairman Mao Would Not Have Approved

I’ve turned an old Chinese propaganda poster idolizing Mao, into a poster celebrating the Chinese people’s support for Tibet.

How do I know they support a free Tibet? I think they must as the caring people they have always shown themselves to be, irrespective of whatever government holds them by the throat.

And if some have reservations, well, it’s our turn at propaganda.

Here’s the first version.


And there’s the second.

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Pushing Pixels 26? Little Red Corvette

New For 1963 & 1964

New for 1963 and 1964. Part of a larger project targeting the Corvette market. This is an original poster design that I made from old book photos (all half-tone screened, of course,) and internet scraps. Still, it works. Yes, Billy Mitchell was wearing an entirely red suit, probably at an event to promote this vehicle of his which became known through the singer Prince as “the little red Corvette”. 24″ X 36″ (60.96 cm x 91.44cm) on heavy bond paper. Lo-res version image below, click to enlarge:

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Good Clip Art Goes A Long Way

While searching my paper files and folders I came across this graphic I did in the mid-1990’s. I had gone to Def Con II the previous summer and I was getting ready to go again. Dark Tangent called for poster ideas and I thought this would be fun. Or as we used to write it, pHun.

Good clip art was freely available through many zines and all I had to do was to mashup two images and type in some stencil font lettering. I never did submit it. Poorly representing hacking I thought. Still, I liked it.

Click image to enlarge. Those are dollar signs in the eyes of that corporate greedhead.

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