B is for Budziak #1
Seminal Images #1086


Guy Budziak transforms film noir moments -- like this one from Ottto Preminger's 1950 masterpiece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, starring Dana Andrews -- into muscular, hauntingly spare woodcuts. Indulge in the joys of cultural pessimism and check chiseler.org for Budziak's graphic art. The Chiseler adorns all its essays on forgotten authors, neglected stars, and lost languages with surprising imagery... vintage movie posters, original illustrations by the great Tony Millionaire -- not to mention a miscellany of poetic visual detours. Our world-class writers include: Imogen Smith, Dan Callahan, Andy McCarthy, Brynn White, Jim Knipfel, David Cairns, John Strausbaugh, and, yes, Gunslinger's own... Tom Sutpen.

8 comments:

Frank Coleman said...

Marvelous - a great shot from a favorite noir. Thanks much!

Daniel Riccuito said...

Sure thing...
http://chiseler.org/post/47109470576/trouble-in-mind-dana-andrews-where-the-sidewalk

swac said...

Gotta love Tony Millionaire, I frequently wear a Sock Monkey toque.

Daniel Riccuito said...

He illustrated my book, THE DEPRESSION ALPHABET PRIMER.

swac said...

Post deleted due to case of mistaken identity.

Daniel Riccuito said...

Huh?

swac said...

I thought I'd seen your book, but that's impossible since it hasn't actually come out yet. But I have a couple of comedic primers from the late '20s, which I'm guessing were kind of the inspiration for this work, which is now on my Amazon wish list.

Daniel Riccuito said...

Thanks! Actually, the inspiration was a 19thC children's primer I found in a Buffalo book shop! -D