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The Red Hand

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A red palm print near an otherwise immaculately maintained doorway in Santa Monica. It resists inclusion in the visual marginalia that defines most urban sites. The red palm is the sign of the gypsy, of the palm reader, of the … Continue reading

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Ephemera Kabinett: Ad seeking volunteers to test HIV Vaccine

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EK ACCESSION#: ICI-21768 TITLE: Newspaper Ad in a Seattle Newspaper seeking volunteers to test an HIV vaccine. DISCUSSION: An ad found in a Seattle ‘give-away’ journal from the late 1990s. To our eyes, the visuals seemed bold and adventurous, perhaps a … Continue reading

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FIELD WORK DOCUMENT: Please Take Off Your Shoes Sign

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Last Supper Mints

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21811

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EARTH SAMPLE: Pond of Ashes from Birkenau, Poland

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21641

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ICI Corporate Seal

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When we became incorporated in the state of California we received an embosser with our corporate seal. We never understood the intended use of the seal but over the years we have experimented with the embosser on a number of … Continue reading

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We did this all…

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This is our favorite photo from the documentation of our research trip to Tinkertown, an outsider artist project in New Mexico and we use it as both beacon and salvo for our own project even though (or maybe, because) it’s … Continue reading

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Sound mirrors

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This is a sound mirror in Denge, UK. Over the years we have continually bumped up against these concrete ears. Their initial 1920s function (to hear approaching enemy aircraft) was quickly usurped by advances in radar but the mirrors have … Continue reading

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Mason’s Lodge

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Behind These Bricks

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