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UPDATED STUFF - WHAT’S STILL AVAILABLE
Message or email (amyjbreesman@gmail.com) me if you’d like any - I can ship stuff, too! Most LPs are $7, most 7” are $3. 

SEVEN INCHES:
Big Eyes - Demo 2010
Bitter American - ST
Boom Boom Kid - ST
California X - Sucker/Mummy
Canadian Rifle - Facts
Circus Lupus - Pop Man/Pressure Point 
Death First - ST
Deathrats - Give Up 
Egg Hunt - Me and You/We All Fall Down
Elvis Costello - Welcome to the Working Week Demo
Face the Rail - ST
Fugazi - 3 Songs
Fugazi - Furniture
Grass Widow/Nature Split
Gorilla Biscuits - ST
Guided By Voices covers 7”
Jawbox - Jackpot Plus/Motorist
Jawbox - Ones and Zeroes/Tongues 
LTW/State Violence Split
Mayday/Brown Sugar Split
Mindset - Time + Pressure
Nation of Ulysses - Sound of Young America/Atom Bomb
Permanent Ruin - Hell Is Real 
Pizza/Tideland Split
PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise 
Pliant - ST
Pygmylush - Cold World/Guilt 
Q And Not U - On Play Patterns
Rites of Spring - All Through A Life
See Saw - ST
Shellac/Mule Split
Shoppers/Panzram Split
SOA - First Demo
State Violence - ST
Traveling - End of Summer 
Twerps - ST


LPS:
7 Seconds - Old School
7 Seconds - Walk Together, Rock Together 
A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth of a Corpse - weirdo very good compilation of poetry & 90’s jams
Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore 
Are You With the Band? - female fronted pop punk comp
B-52’s - Wild Planet 
Beach Boys - Endless Summer 
Beat Happening - Fortune Cookie Surprise (your favorite bands covering BH)
Beefeater - Plays for Lovers
Big Eyes - Hard Life 
Bikini Kill - Reject All American 
Bikini Kill - Self Titled 
Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
Black Flag - Everything Went Black
Brain Killer - Every Actual State Is Corrupt
Brown Sugar - Sings of Birds and Racism
Bugs and Rats - Get That Fucking Light Out of My Face
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady 
Chicks on Speed - 99 Cents (DJ Edition)
Chubby Checker - For Twisters Only
Circle Jerks - Group Sex 
Circus Lupus - Super Genius 
Creedence Clearwater Revival - 20 Greatest Hits
The Cure - Standing on the Beach 
The Cure - Hot Hot Hot Single 
The Cure - Head on the Door
The Cure - Disintegration
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys 
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs 
Dead Boys - Young and Snotty
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
Descendents - I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Des Ark - Don’t Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker
Des Ark - WXDU Volume 3
Diana Ross and the Supremes - Anthology Triple LP
Earth, Wind & Fire - I Am
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Eurythmics - Touch 
Exploding Hearts - Shattered
Faith/Void split
Felony - Rock N’ Roll
Flex Your Head comp
Fugazi - In on the Kill Taker 
Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing 
Fugazi - Red Medicine 
Fugazi - Seven Songs
Fugazi - Margin Walker 
Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
Germs - ST
Give Me Back - Ebullition Records comp
The Go-Gos - Beauty and the Beat 
The Go-Gos - Vacation 
Government Issue - Boycott Stabb complete session
Gray Matter - Take It Back 
Gray Matter - Food For Thought 
Lotus Fucker - ST
Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal 
Lungfish - Pass and Stow
Lungfish - The Unanimous Hour
The Marked Men - Fix My Brain 
Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits
Minor Threat - live bootleg, DC 9/23/83
Minor Threat - First Two Seven Inches
Minor Threat - Out of Step
Morrissey - Hold Onto Your Friends single
Morrissey - Viva Hate
The Most Secret Method - Our Success 
Nation of Ulysses - 13 Point Program to Destroy America 
Nation of Ulysses - Plays Pretty for Baby
Nation of Ulysses - The Embassy Tapes 
Not Normal Comp - Welcome to 2013
Les Olivensteins - ST
One Last Wish - 1986
Pageninetynine/Majority Rule split
Pizza - Midnight Creature Party 
Pygmylush - Mount Hope 
Pygmylush - Old Friends 
Pygmylush/Turboslut split
Rank/Xerox - ST
Rites of Spring - ST
Saint Seneca - Last
Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks
Shoppers - Silver Year
Sick Fix - Vexed
Sonic Youth - Evol
Sonic Youth - Confusion Is Sex 
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
Soul Shots - collection of 60’s soul
Swearin - Surfing Strange 
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense 
Team Dresch - Personal Best 
Teenage Kicks - Custodial Records comp
Tender Thrill - ST
Tenement - Blind Wink 
Tenement - Napalm Dream 
The Vinyl Solution comp (1985)
The Waitresses - I Could Rule the World If Only I Could Get the Parts 
Waxahatchee - American Weekend 
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
White Faces - ST

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Richmond, Virginia

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artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books
Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)

artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books

Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)

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Currently.

Currently.

seanhaughton:

emily

Sean Haughton

seanhaughton:

emily

Sean Haughton

nathanpearce:

Nathan Pearce

nathanpearce:

Nathan Pearce

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tarot-magazine:

Errol Morris (Book Made Simple) 

tarot-magazine:

Errol Morris (Book Made Simple) 

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“When did you last die? What gets you out of bed in the morning? What became of your childhood dreams? What sets you apart from everyone else? What is missing from your life? Do you think that everyone can be an artist? Where do you come from? Do you find your lot an enviable one? What have you given up? What do you do with your money? What household task gives you the most trouble? What are your favourite pleasures? What would you like to receive for your birthday? Cite three living artists whom you detest. What do you stick up for? What are you capable of refusing? What is the most fragile part of your body? What has love made you capable of doing? What do other people reproach you for? What does art do for you? Write your epitaph. In what form would you like to return?” —Sophie Calle 

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willbryantplz:


PORTFOLIO SITE

"How many categories is too many categories?"

Making decisions is hard. Making decisions on how to best display your work is real hard. I have been “kinda” working on a new site for over a year. Do you have a portfolio site? I’m not talking about a tumblr or a behance. Unless you’re going to utilizing these platforms like Olaf BreuningSean Schumacher, or Jason Sturgill do. 

I’m talking about an actual site with thought behind it’s organization of your work (please note: it’s images of YOUR work, not images you found on the internet that you think are cool).

Lots of folks utilize existing tools like Squarespace, Cargo Collective, indexhibit, Virb, SiteLeaf, or 4ormat to showcase their work in a professional manner. These are all great and each have credentials that make them worth exploring. Custom sites built on Wordpress are also nice. Whatever you pick, I’d look into a custom domain and make sure you have good hosting. 

Bullet Point #PROTIPS

  • Show the work you want to be making. 
  • Let your work be the focal point. 
  • If you don’t do web design, don’t code your own site (unless you’re awesome at it and have the time). Outsource things you don’t want to do or you’re *not capable of. 
  • You want a site that isn’t a burden to update and allows you to make changes whenever you want.
  • Update your site with consideration. Monthly? Quarterly? Randomly (whenever you don’t have client work on your plate)?

I feel like I do a decent job of updating projects and blasting the web with new content, but I don’t think my work is always displayed as best as it could be. Especially in regards to accessibility for viewers to filter through various projects. 

With all of this in mind, I have been asking myself a lot of questions and seeking advice from my friend Cody. He is a very talented designer and is quite familiar with my work. AND he loves torturing himself by *overthinking every possible decision. 

Big moves I have been thinking about:

  1. Splitting up my work into two practices “art” and “client”—in a similar way to Cody Hudson or Geoff McFetridge have done for several yearls. OR having two completely different sites like my pal Ray Fenwick does (Art / Illustration). For now, I’ve come to the decision that my work is stronger when shown in it’s entirety. It’s more complicated/interesting this way. I think in the future as my art practice further develops, it might need to live on its own. 
  2. How big do you make yer pictures?! 1200px-1600px wide seems to be as large as you’d want to go (according to my friend). I’ve been hanging around 900px and feeling real lazy about changing all of those files.
  3. Landing page or “Splash” page. Seems like a thing of the past has made a recent comeback. I’m into it—but will be implementing a featured project section instead of a straight up splish-splash page. This way I get to have some big flossy photos upfront that shout “hey neato” but then a viewer could easily scroll down for a quick overview of my project buffet. 
  4. Filtering system. How are projects organized? The bombardment of the amount of work I show is the point (I think), but it would benefit me (potential clients) if it was broken down into more digestible bites. Or snack stacks. So I will be implementing several categories to filter projects. I also plan on archiving older work and condensing some pieces into more broad overviews, i.e. “lettering” “identity” “patterns” (picture me saying these terms with air quotes).

So when is this gonna be ready? I dunno. Why am I posting about this? That I really don’t know. For some reason I had an urge to treat tumblr (this blog) like a xanga page and write about my feelings. But, I also teach and will likely share this with my students. (Hi students!)

Perhaps my woes of *grad school are wearing off. I might even go read a book now. One with words, not just pictures. 

Wait a second. Did you really read all of this? Wow. If you’re wanting something more critical to read, I recommend this artnet article on instagram and art theory, The Ways of Seeing Instagram by Ben Davis. Very interesting read.

FOOTNOTES:

Cody hasn’t had an updated portfolio site in what seems like a decade. Does this make me an idiot for trusting him? Nope. Just because he can’t make decisions about his work, doesn’t mean he’s not filled with great ideas about my work. 

There are times to learn new skills! Doing heavy web lifting isn’t a skill I wish to have—unless I didn’t have to go through the process of “learning” and messing up and getting frustrated over and over and over and over. Code makes me sleepy.

In regards to over thinking here’s a link to my MFA tumblr filled with diaristic entries on spazzing out. 

Last note: I’m not an authority on this :) these are thoughts of a simple Rad Dad. 

the
exact
issues
i
am
facing

why does a portfolio site matter? who cares? do people check regularly or is it only for new visitors and potential clients? is it a business card or an archive? does it matter at all? what is work and what is not?

my own site has split sections for “work” and “play” — except my “play” is becoming my “work” and my “work” is never updated because my actual “work” is mostly internal client documents and uhh it’s advertising so i have signed like 8,000 non-disclosure agreements.

so now what? who knows. but will’s brain is always a few steps ahead so this is very relevant and useful.

1. Go to an art school that doesn’t cost too much. Those who go to Yale and Columbia might get a nine-month career bump right after graduation, but you’ll all be back on the same level in a year, and you won’t be in as much debt.

2. Envy will eat you alive.

3. Stay up late with each other after all the professors go to sleep. Support one another.

4. You can’t think your way through an art problem. As John Cage said, “Work comes from work.”

5. Follow your obsessions. If you love the Cubs that much, maybe they need to be in your work.

6. Don’t take other people’s ideas of skill. Do brain surgery with an axe.

7. Don’t define success by money, but by time.

8. Do not let rejection define you.

9. Don’t worry about getting enough sleep. Worry about your work.

10. Be delusional. It’s okay to tell yourself you’re a genius sometimes.

—Jerry Saltz (via thegoldeneternity)
It’s an odd feeling to be a photographer with a million tools and knowing that your favorite photograph you’ve taken in quite some time is one that you shot on your stupid cell phone. 21st century shit. 

It’s an odd feeling to be a photographer with a million tools and knowing that your favorite photograph you’ve taken in quite some time is one that you shot on your stupid cell phone. 21st century shit. 

spencermadsen:

from you can make anything sad

spencermadsen:

from you can make anything sad

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