Tuesday, February 7, 2017


I've started the sequel to "In and Out of Context;" working title, "North"

Monday, January 25, 2016

"In and Out of Context" released Jan. 21st, 2016

On January 21st our book "In and Out of Context" was released at the Duluth Art Institute along with publications by five other local artists. All 25 copies of a paperback edition were sold by week's end. I'd be happy to do another run; just email me via tim @ perfectduluthday.com, and if there's sufficient interest I'll have new volumes made, $21.99 for a 4 color-processed 9 x9" edition.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It's here (I hope)

Tomorrow I will show the image below (II Harbors, 2015) along with this excerpt from Ryan Vine's "Rule 19," and ideally present our book- which with 19 hours yet to go is still not in hand, though I have complete confidence that Jon Hinkel will see us through.

"The weak
they feel a growing distance

between themselves and what they love"

I don't know explicitly what drew me to this verse, but it arrived at a time of profound dislocations and perilous conjunctions; much like the work that grew from these shifts. Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at the DAI, and seeing how rightfully proud we are of this community. duluthartinstitute.org/upcoming-exhibitions

Friday, December 4, 2015

Proofs approved

I can't express how much Pro Print's attention to detail, hand holding, and patience with a process completely unfamiliar to me has meant. With clients of far greater (financial) significance, their level of professionalism has been deeply appreciated. We are now in the DAI's event calendar to present the book on January 21st, and I'm looking forward to handing this hard-won, community-centric work to the community. http://www.duluthartinstitute.org

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Yep, a facebook page...

To follow the readings, performances, and upcoming events of contributors to our book project, go here: facebook

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tight Squeek

This is where the magic will ideally happen. Had a great get together with our book's designer Catherine Meier, and Jon Hinkel who is doing the hand bound letterpress 1st editions. We seem to have gotten all of our ducks in a row, and even took a snow-slick drive near the airport to parse the intricacies of "signatures," "folding and gatherings," etc. with our printers at Pro Print. That's literally going the extra mile (or 5). The Tight Squeek Press is just above Pineapple Arts at 128 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802. 218 722.2910

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Near to printing...

Well, we've hoed a long row but at last are near to printing. I've scheduled a modest launch at the Duluth Art Institute for January 21st, around 7pm- between the annual board meeting, and Sarah Brokke's closing party. Aside from the hand bound 1st editions I hope to have at least some paperback copies available. I also dread having to possibly speak; perhaps some of the more eloquent contributors to the project could do so instead? Here's our page 1 (again, hewn from blurb's inane template. Use ctrl +, alot). The text from Louis is astonishing: "When the wind is right you can hear, even at this distance, the crying of those who have fallen and are unable to rise." From “Sommersault,” The Winter Road, 2004