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  MS RUBY NOEL OF KANSAS  Journal entry; Thursday, May 10, 2018 Ink on paper Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

MS RUBY NOEL OF KANSAS
Journal entry; Thursday, May 10, 2018
Ink on paper
Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Ludlow plaid,, 2018
Ink on paper
Adobe Illustrator
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection

 

PATRIK KUSEK
The Pizza Boy Delivers, 2018
6.25 × 4.75 × 1.75 inches
Oh Boy Artifacts Journal
Ink on paper
Collection of Oh Boy Artifacts

 

DAVE SALANITRO
Journal entry January 1, 2018
Graphite on paper
Oh Boy Artifacts Journal

 

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
— Ernest Hemingway
 

DAVE SALANITRO
Journal entry April 28, 2018
Graphite on paper
Oh Boy Artifacts Journal

 

DAVE SALANITRO
Oh Boy Artifacts journal in progress, 2018
6.25 × 4.75 inches
Multimedia

Oh Boy Artifacts Pocket Book prototype, 2018
5.5 × 3.625 inches
Ink on paper

Oh Boy Artifacts notebook in progress, 2018
9.25 × 7.25 inches
Graphite and ink on paper
Collection of the designer

Expect select pages to be made available by the designer (under duress) going forward.

 

  RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER  Page from the diary of Robert L. May, 1939 Ink on paper Rauner Special Collections Library Dartmouth College  May considering several other names for his protagonist before settling on Rudolph.   

RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER
Page from the diary of Robert L. May, 1939
Ink on paper
Rauner Special Collections Library
Dartmouth College

May considering several other names for his protagonist before settling on Rudolph.

 

GIOVANNI BOLDINI
The Black Sash, 1905
Portrait of Ava Lister, Baroness Ribblesdale; née Ava Astor
Oil on canvas

The inspiration for our thick black band.
 

Most of it’s just whining, but every so often there’ll be something I can use later. It’s an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. ‘That’s not what you said on February 3, 1996,’ I’ll say to someone.
— David Sedaris on keeping a journal
 
  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Cheese, April 10, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Cheese, April 10, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Portrait of Miami Beach, April 5, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Portrait of Miami Beach, April 5, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Vocabulary, April 6, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Vocabulary, April 6, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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JOHN LENNON
Imagine, 1971
Ink on paper

Lennon composed the song sitting before his Steinway for a mere few hours one morning, leaving only two stanzas to be completed later on.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

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JOHN LENNON
Forever Love, 1969
Ink on paper

 

  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Dear Mischa, April 2, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Dear Mischa, April 2, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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JOHN TRUMBULL
Alexander Hamilton, 1806
Oil on canvas
Washington University Law School

Over a period of ten months, Hamilton wrote 51 of the 83 essays (83,570 words in all) that comprise The Federalist Papers. It is estimated that Hamilton spent 54,000 hours quill to paper, tirelessly exhibiting immaculate penmanship.

 

GEORGES SEURAT
Woman Walking with a Parasol (study for La Grande Jatte), 1884
Conté crayon on cream laid paper
Art Institute of Chicago

Once described as “the most beautiful painter’s drawings in existence,” drawings from Georges Seurat’s sketchbooks and other works on paper played a crucial role in his career.

 
White. A blank page or canvas. …
So many possibilities…
— S. Sondheim, J. Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George, 1984
 

OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Gigot,, 2018
Ink on paper
Adobe Illustrator
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection

 

PATRIK KUSEK
Untitled, 2018
5 × 3.625 inches
Oh Boy Artifacts Pocket Book
Ink on paper
Collection of Oh Boy Artifacts

 

  MS RUBY NOEL OF KANSAS  Journal entry; Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Ink on paper Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

MS RUBY NOEL OF KANSAS
Journal entry; Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Ink on paper
Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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DAVE SALANITRO
Journal entry January 25, 2018
Found object, crocus
6.25 × 4.75 × 1.75 inches
Collection of the designer

 

If you’re asking what Pocket Book goes best with your suit, you have it all wrong; you should be asking, “What suit looks best with my Pocket Book?” It‘s not just us, plaid is the fad.

 

  MNEMONIC   I  BEFORE  E   I  before  E , except after  C , or when sounding like  A  as in  neighbor  or  weigh , and except  seize  and  seizure, weird, height,  and  either, their  and  neither.    

MNEMONIC I BEFORE E
I before E, except after C, or when sounding like A as in neighbor or weigh, and except seize and seizure, weird, height, and either, their and neither.

 

OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Pocket Book In Butorfléoge, 2018
5.5 × 3.625 inches
Lithography
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection.

120 blank 70 lb text weight, thread-bound pages; solid and patterned soft covers with coordinating end sheets and 0.5 inch elastic band

See the 2018 collection in development

 

DAVE SALANITRO
Notebook entry April 21, 2018
Match color map (in progress)
Graphite and Pantone® chips on paper
Oh Boy Artifacts Journal

 

OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Notebook In Ludlow plaid
in Butorfléoge (below), 2018
9.25 × 7.25 inches
Lithography
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection

132 ruled 80 lb text weight, lay-flat, Wire-O bound pages with hardboard, stain-resistant, moisture-repellent covers

 

  OH BOY ARTIFACTS  Pocket Book, 2018 5.5 × 3.625 inches Lithography Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection  120 blank 70 lb text weight, thread-bound pages; solid and patterned soft covers with coordinating end sheets and 0.5 inch elastic band   See the 2018 collection in development    

OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Pocket Book, 2018
5.5 × 3.625 inches
Lithography
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection

120 blank 70 lb text weight, thread-bound pages; solid and patterned soft covers with coordinating end sheets and 0.5 inch elastic band

See the 2018 collection in development

 

LEWIS CARROLL
The Mouse’s Tale, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, 1864
A handwritten page from the author's  notebook.
Ink on paper
The British Library

 

Crocodile, 2018
Ink on paper

Pocket Book, 2018
5.5 × 3.5 inches
Collection of Oh Boy Artifacts

 

  SYMBOL  ASTERISK A linguistic crutch for avoiding profanities, “G**h d**g-it! This is  fr**king bullp**p. G***y-s***ks Mister, "said the young man of privilege as he got out of his BMW and approached me, “this really s**ks, it was brand new.“    

SYMBOL ASTERISK
A linguistic crutch for avoiding profanities, “G**h d**g-it! This is  fr**king bullp**p. G***y-s***ks Mister, "said the young man of privilege as he got out of his BMW and approached me, “this really s**ks, it was brand new.“ 

 

SARAH PURSER
William Butler Yeats, 1898
Pastels on paper
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Art, Dublin

 

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
— W.B. Yeats
 
  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Crazy Shit my Grandma‘s Said, April 4, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Crazy Shit my Grandma‘s Said, April 4, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  EMOTICON  ICON Another way to express those three little words. It doesn’t matter how you say them; what matters is  that  you say them; it matters that you say them every chance you get.   

EMOTICON ICON
Another way to express those three little words. It doesn’t matter how you say them; what matters is that you say them; it matters that you say them every chance you get.

 

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine
— Emily Dickinson
 
  RUPERT BROOKE  The Great Lover, 1920 Ink on paper  The Year’s at the Spring  Brentano’s New York  Illustration: Clarke, H, (1920) Footprints in the Dew  …These I have loved: White plates and cups, clean-gleaming. Ringed with blue lines; and feathery, faery dust; Wet roofs, beneath the lamp-light; the strong crust Of friendly bread; and many-tasting food; Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood; And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers; And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours, Dreaming of moths that drink them under the moon; Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen Unpassioned beauty of a great machine; The comfortable smell of friendly fingers. Hair's fragrance, and the musty reek that lingers…   READ MORE   →   

RUPERT BROOKE
The Great Lover, 1920
Ink on paper
The Year’s at the Spring
Brentano’s New York

Illustration: Clarke, H, (1920) Footprints in the Dew

…These I have loved:
White plates and cups, clean-gleaming.
Ringed with blue lines; and feathery, faery dust;
Wet roofs, beneath the lamp-light; the strong crust
Of friendly bread; and many-tasting food;
Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;
And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;
And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours,
Dreaming of moths that drink them under the moon;
Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is
Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen
Unpassioned beauty of a great machine;
The comfortable smell of friendly fingers.
Hair's fragrance, and the musty reek that lingers…

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HAMILTON
Pages from the initial draft of the musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2013
Ink on Paper

 

STEPHEN SONDHEIM, JAMES LAPINE
Sunday in the Park with George, 2017 revival, 1984
Musical
Huntington Theatre Company

Georges Seurat
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884
Oil on canvas
Art Institute of Chicago

Georges Seurat, a Neo-Impressionist and the inventor of pointillism, is most remembered as the creator of A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. The painting inspired Sondheim’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George a century later. It all started in 1884 in a notebook.

PATRIK KUSEK
Untitled, 2018
5 × 3.625 inches
Oh Boy Artifacts Pocket Book
Ink on paper
Collection of Oh Boy Artifacts

 

Progress, but only that
Bramble plaid, 2018
Canon ink and inkjet Luster paper
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection
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DAVE SALANITRO
Journal entry May 2, 2018
2.5 × 2.5 inches
Harris Tweed woven wool, plaided swatch
Collection of the designer

 

  SYMBOL  ELLIPSIS  A series of dots indicating the omission of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.   

SYMBOL ELLIPSIS
A series of dots indicating the omission of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.

 

OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Untitled,, 2018
Ink on paper
Adobe Illustrator
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection

 

i.e., regarding journal entry January 1, 2018: magnificent

DAVE SALANITRO
Journal entry March 18, 2018
Found object, button in plastic bag
1 × 1.75 inches
Collection of the designer

 

OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Notebook In Toffee
9.25 × 7.25 inches
Lithography
Oh Boy Artifacts 2018 collection

132 ruled 80 lb text weight, lay-flat, Wire-O bound pages, hardboard, stain-resistant, moisture-repellent covers

 

HOW TO MAKE TOFFEE

1 cup butter (only real butter can be used in this recipe)}
1 cup sugar
0.25 cup water
0.5 teaspoon salt
3 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares or 0.5 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely broken pecans

 

In a heavy saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, water, and salt.

Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon (do not try a plastic spoon; it will melt) until it forms a thin hard-crack surface (300°F) 

Immediately pour into an ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Let it cool at room temperature until it hardens.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until smooth and spread over toffee. Sprinkle with nuts, pressing them into chocolate.

Let stand three hours before breaking into bite-size pieces.

 

  MS RUBY NOEL OF KANSAS  Journal entry; Thursday, May 3, 2018 Ink on paper Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

MS RUBY NOEL OF KANSAS
Journal entry; Thursday, May 3, 2018
Ink on paper
Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  DIACRITIC  THE PRIME The prime symbol ( ' ) represents units of measure, time, and degrees. E.g., Whereas the highest note I can hear is somewhere around C'''''' (16,768 Hz, or one octave above the highest reach of the piano); Pete registers sounds three times higher at about C'''''''''''''''''' or 50,000 Kh.   

DIACRITIC THE PRIME
The prime symbol ( ' ) represents units of measure, time, and degrees. E.g., Whereas the highest note I can hear is somewhere around C'''''' (16,768 Hz, or one octave above the highest reach of the piano); Pete registers sounds three times higher at about C'''''''''''''''''' or 50,000 Kh.

 

PETE
Unbidden entry to Pocket Book prototype, 2018
5.5 × 7..25 inches
Mud on paper

The tracks begin and end in the journal. No trace of mud anywhere else. Maybe the entry is meant to convey something. I don't know how to respond; Pete is a dog of many ethnicities.

 

LEWIS CARROLL
Page from the diary of Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, 1862
Ink on paper
The British Library

Carroll on telling the story of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground for the first time and musing draft titles.

 

  SALVADOR DALI   A Caucus Race and a Long Tale for  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,  1969 17 × 11.5 inches Gouaches on paper, signed in pencil, published as heliogravure with woodcut remarques  In 1964 a collaboration of epic proportion took place as the Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by Salvador Dali. The suite contains 12 heliogravures—one for each chapter of the book and an original signed etching in four colors as the frontispiece. Visit  http://bit.ly/dalisalice  to view the rest of the collection.   

SALVADOR DALI
A Caucus Race and a Long Tale
for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1969
17 × 11.5 inches
Gouaches on paper, signed in pencil,
published as heliogravure with woodcut remarques

In 1964 a collaboration of epic proportion took place as the Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by Salvador Dali. The suite contains 12 heliogravures—one for each chapter of the book and an original signed etching in four colors as the frontispiece. Visit http://bit.ly/dalisalice to view the rest of the collection.

 

THE IPA
The International Phonetic Alphabet has been under fire for its nonsensical instead of common sense approach to teaching basic linguistic skills.

 

W.B. YEATS
The Second Coming, 1919
Ink on Paper

W.B. Yeats disturbing vision of a rough beast, slouching toward Bethlehem was not, as some have it, predicting The Second Coming. Yeats portended chaos and upheaval in the form of Nazism and Fascism—he saw Europe brought to its knees. The poem is more relevant today than it has been in nearly a century.

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  PHRASAL VERB  to generate or increase something, especially by dubious or dishonest means: fake news is  fake  news, don't let them gin you up on ridiculous rhetoric and lead you down their rabbit hole. #literacymatters   

PHRASAL VERB
to generate or increase something, especially by dubious or dishonest means: fake news is fake news, don't let them gin you up on ridiculous rhetoric and lead you down their rabbit hole. #literacymatters

 

 

Hi Max,

I look for you every day, and I find you somewhere between my heart and the moon, right where you always are.

I love you,

Dave

 

  JESSIE SCHIEWE  And I'm Feeling Good, April 3, 1018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
And I'm Feeling Good, April 3, 1018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  SONNET  Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016 Miranda’s acceptance speech upon winning the Tony Award for Best Original Score, delivered only days after the June 12 Orlando nightclub mass shooting:  My wife's the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one, our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they're finished songs and start to play. When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day. This show is proof that history remembers. We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers. Remembrances that hope and love live longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. As sacred as a symphony, Eliza tells her story and fills the world with music love and pride.

SONNET
Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016
Miranda’s acceptance speech upon winning the Tony Award for Best Original Score, delivered only days after the June 12 Orlando nightclub mass shooting:

My wife's the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one,
our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
until they're finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
that nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers.
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.
We rise and fall and light from dying embers.
Remembrances that hope and love live longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
As sacred as a symphony, Eliza tells her story and fills the world with music love and pride.

 

LETTER
Stephen Sondheim, 2002
Engraving; Ink on paper
6.5 × 9 in
Dave Salanitro, Oh Boy Artifacts