Monday, March 31, 2008


I'm going through the Stanley Mouse tapes this week. For those of you who know me, you know I'm an obsessive '60s-era history buff. So, you can imagine how much I enjoyed this interview. The time spent at Stanley's studio is something I'll never forget.

His studio is surrounded by this huge apple orchard. Before the interview, he picked several yellow apples which we ate throughout the day. Each one had this very sweet, distinct taste, and the flavors varied depending on which tree it came from.

Also, for those of you who know Stanley, you know that he is an extremely talented painter. We were surrounded by his beautiful paintings - paintings of women, music-inspired art, etc. It was hard to focus on filming while being surrounded by his amazing body of work.

And lastly, (and most importantly), for those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting Stanley, you know that he is one of the KINDEST, and most GENUINE people you will ever meet. He's got this sparkle in his eyes that immediately makes you aware of the good karma within. (If you've met him, you know what I'm talking about!)

So there we were, eating yellow apples, looking at beautiful paintings, and listening to a first-hand account of the San Francisco scene in the '60s from one of the kindest people walking this earth. I couldn't have asked for a better day.

Here's a pic:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Latest...

We've gotten a slew of inquiries about the poster documentary recently, so we decided to set up this mighty-fine blog to keep y'all informed.

Filming has (mostly) wrapped (some interviews still pending). A huge, huge, THANK YOU to all the poster artists, printers, authors, collectors, and general enthusiasts we spoke with. We felt extremely honored to have such heartfelt responses, and to be given a bit of time from your busy schedules.

Highlights from the filming included: (in no particular order) bunny ears at Chuck and Ron's, complete destruction of Frank's blinds, philosophical lunch conversation with Judy and Jeff, general nonsense with Jay and Mat, Flatstock, Jermaine's crazy town, Winston's beer-drinking cat, mind-blowing tour of WV, following Art through two states, EMEK's secluded paradise, Grushkin's equally secluded paradise, Mouse (need we say more), finally meeting Victor (again, need we say more), the secret room behind D.King Gallery (ask Mr. Imagine), TRPS, Artrock, COOP's ride, Arminski and Detroit, "How To" with Andy S., sweating our ass off at MM's, Lindsey's new ramp, interviewing in the middle of renovation with Scrojo, sneaking the cam into Kinkos with SW, hemp and oil talk with Pollock, Letterpress "How To" with Jim and Kevin / Julie, Hampton and Seattle, Derek and his animals, Gary's kindness, Jello, Penelope, The Fillmore, meeting Clay, memorabilia in the basement with MG, Tara and Brooklyn, and for the first time in our history, having a tape in our library labeled "Stainboy".

It's all editing now...

(Paul G. sent this picture that he took:)