Tag Archives: 1980s

Digital Clutter

This is a followup to my earlier post about the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art. Thanks to the Internet Archive which is probably the greatest site on the internet a number of odd, wonderful and … Continue reading

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The Way It Was

This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading

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ARCO Park

Today we present a  fairly decent view of the way things were. This is ARCO Park circa late 1970s/early 1980s. It sat on Broad Street between Spruce and Pine. It’s all gone now — swallowed up by the massive Kimmel … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook from Heaven

In the past I have written about sketchbooks I have bought that seemed like a good idea at the point of purchase but failed miserably when put into practice. Either the sketchbooks looked handsome on the shelf and proved unwieldy … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago About 4 Hours Away…

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class … Continue reading

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She’ll Be Back

Here’s another of Tina Garceau’s Photo Elective self-portraits that I recently discovered. They were taken as part of a class assignment at The Philadelphia College of Art. Fortunately I found them because I think a stubborn humility would have prevented … Continue reading

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Diabolique

Here’s another self-portrait that Tina Garceau shot as part of a Photo Elective project back when she attended the Philadelphia College of Art. This one is not as successful as some of her recent photographs I posted, but you have … Continue reading

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All That Jazz

Here’s another Photo Elective self-portrait of Tina Garceau. I think I may have taken a few weak, tentative, overly self-conscious shots of myself, but it appears that my darling bride really jumped into the spirit of the assignment with costumes … Continue reading

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Femme Fatale

This is another of Tina Garceau’s shots from a photography elective that all illustration majors were required to take at The Philadelphia College of Art.

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Potemkin

It’s always the case — I was looking for something else and I uncovered another treasure. This time I found a stash of Tina Garceau’s 35mm photo negatives from the Photo Elective course all illustration majors were required to take … Continue reading

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Holiday Fatigue

Somewhere at the end of the ’80s I started dating a girl just after the holidays. I sketched out this little cartoon combining Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter for her as a gag greeting card.

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Gift wrap a bottle of Cutty

Another photo of the Southeast corner of Broad and Spruce Streets shot from the building on the Northwest corner of that same intersection. The last one I posted here was in color and shot about a year after this one.

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Looking West from Broad and Spruce

Looking out the back or West side of the Atlantic Building which was known as Anderson Hall at the time and housed the Philadelphia College of Art.

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Above Broad & Spruce in 1983

This is a photograph I shot from what was once Anderson Hall on the Northwest corner of Broad and Spruce which once housed The Philadelphia College of Art. This is probably the 7th floor where the illustration majors were situated. … Continue reading

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