February 29, 2008

Saatchi and Saatchi

At the end of last year I was contacted by the Dutch branch of the ad agency, Saatchi and Saatchi, and was asked to do three small paintings that would be part of an ad campaign for the Dutch Cancer Society. The campaign addresses the idea that children who watch their parents smoke are twice as likely to end up smoking.

Well, I’m done and here are the finished paintings. I added the text (the diary entries of the kids) in Photoshop; this is not the final version. In the final version of the ad, the diary entries will be handwritten.

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February 26, 2008

New Book

Last Fall I was contacted by Upset Press's Robert Booras who asked to use my painting, The Sloth and La Pachamama, for the cover of a new book of poems, The Comeback's Exoskeleton, by Matthew Rotando. Now the book is hot off the press and I just received some copies(the cover looks great!). I'm looking forward to reading it.

Here's a review:
Incorporating the density of Spanish surrealism and a sprawling Whitmanesque line, this amazing first book finds Rotando engaged in a poetic biathlon that draws equally from maximal and minimal traditions. There are tight, economical poems, free verse forms derived from the sonnet, poems leaping about the page, but my favorites are the wonderful prose poems tumbling over and under themselves toward gnomish statements that feel both didactic and self-parodying.
-Tim Peterson, Since I Moved In (Chax Press, 2006)

Here's another review and you can buy the book HERE.