For his 1972 multiple Artball Playing Cards, Don Celender grafted the heads of various artists, critics, and gallerists onto the bodies of football players. Here’s a card for the artist James Rosenquist. Lots more Don Celender here. This post is a Public Collectors Request Line fulfillment for every-th-ing, who asked to see “old trading cards and pen-and-paper role play material.” I have none of the latter but could post a bit more of the former.

For his 1972 multiple Artball Playing Cards, Don Celender grafted the heads of various artists, critics, and gallerists onto the bodies of football players. Here’s a card for the artist James Rosenquist. Lots more Don Celender here.

This post is a Public Collectors Request Line fulfillment for every-th-ing, who asked to see “old trading cards and pen-and-paper role play material.” I have none of the latter but could post a bit more of the former.

An enlargement of a tiny photo collage from the interior gatefold of the Funkadelic album Uncle Jam Wants You, Warner Brothers Records, 1979. On the sleeve itself, this image is about 3” X 3”. It’s unclear in the credits if Funkadelic’s chief artist Pedro Bell made this work, or if it was something he directed someone in his crew to create.

An enlargement of a tiny photo collage from the interior gatefold of the Funkadelic album Uncle Jam Wants You, Warner Brothers Records, 1979. On the sleeve itself, this image is about 3” X 3”. It’s unclear in the credits if Funkadelic’s chief artist Pedro Bell made this work, or if it was something he directed someone in his crew to create.

A small irregularly cut out and photocopied flyer for the Chicago hip hop artist Sharkula, also known as Thig, Thigamahjigee, and Brian Wharton. Sharkula has made countless thousands of photocopied and handwritten flyers like this which are regularly found inside free newspaper dispensers. Undated, but probably from around the early 2000s.

A small irregularly cut out and photocopied flyer for the Chicago hip hop artist Sharkula, also known as Thig, Thigamahjigee, and Brian Wharton. Sharkula has made countless thousands of photocopied and handwritten flyers like this which are regularly found inside free newspaper dispensers. Undated, but probably from around the early 2000s.

Another post to mark the birthday of a late friend, Matt Hanner.
Shortly after his completely unexpected death, I borrowed two boxes of Hanner’s ephemera and mailed art from Anthony Elms - a longtime friend of mine and a close friend of Matt’s. This drawing from 2004, mailed to Anthony, is one of many that was created by modifying a Wolfgang Laib postcard. 

Matt Hanner had a Tumblr blog:  http://matthanner.tumblr.com/. He updated it until one month before his death and it gives an expanded sense of the way he was in the world. More Matt Hanner material on Public Collectors here.

Another post to mark the birthday of a late friend, Matt Hanner.

Shortly after his completely unexpected death, I borrowed two boxes of Hanner’s ephemera and mailed art from Anthony Elms - a longtime friend of mine and a close friend of Matt’s. This drawing from 2004, mailed to Anthony, is one of many that was created by modifying a Wolfgang Laib postcard.

Matt Hanner had a Tumblr blog:  http://matthanner.tumblr.com/. He updated it until one month before his death and it gives an expanded sense of the way he was in the world. More Matt Hanner material on Public Collectors here.

A large collage, spotted in an alley in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. 

A large collage, spotted in an alley in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. 

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A 2005 postcard by the Waukau, Wisconsin-based artist Malok.

A 2005 postcard by the Waukau, Wisconsin-based artist Malok.

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Most intriguing detail spotted at a dilapidated surplus warehouse on Chicago’s   west side this afternoon: an office door collage made from empty snack bags.

Most intriguing detail spotted at a dilapidated surplus warehouse on Chicago’s west side this afternoon: an office door collage made from empty snack bags.

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A collection of men, from a store window in Lisbon, Portugal.

A collection of men, from a store window in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A photocopied collage insert from a 1993 split 7” record by Born Against and Universal Order of Armageddon on Gravity Records,

A photocopied collage insert from a 1993 split 7” record by Born Against and Universal Order of Armageddon on Gravity Records,

A page scanned from Mexico Souvenir Program, a silkscreen and offset publication of collages by Jean-Kristau and published by French graphic extremists Le Dernier Cri.

A page scanned from Mexico Souvenir Program, a silkscreen and offset publication of collages by Jean-Kristau and published by French graphic extremists Le Dernier Cri.