Posts tagged "Danny J. Gibson"
Paying It Forward / Four-Letter-Word: HELP Spread the Word about DJG

Paying It Forward / Four-Letter-Word: HELP Spread the Word about DJG

Look at those Chiclet teeth. That innocent face that seems to say, “I have big dreams! They’re going to come true, too!” If you like Danny’s work, please do me a favor: 1) Tell him you like it. Send him a tweet @DJGKCMOUSA or an email at dannyjoegibson@gmail.com. 2) Send out this tweet: #FREE 35-song...
My Book: The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope

My Book: The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope

Above: “The Nirvana-Shaped Hole in My Heart,” by Danny J. Gibson. More high-resolution images of the art from The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope can be found here. About the Book  Author Chad Thomas Johnston’s The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope: Essays at Play in the Churchyard of the Mind is an essay-driven creative memoir that explores life through the lenses of theology, pop culture,...
Introducing Dakno Gurpstan & His Art for My Book, "The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope"

Introducing Dakno Gurpstan & His Art for My Book, “The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope”

It is difficult to effectively photograph a piece of art that is eight-feet wide. But Dakno Gurpson’s (Left) art for my book, The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope, is eye-popping enough (at least in my estimate) that, until we get a professional to shoot this artistic albatross, the picture below will suffice. I told Dakno I wanted the art...
Guest Blog Post: "Pank Catalac," by Danny J. Gibson

Guest Blog Post: “Pank Catalac,” by Danny J. Gibson

Kansas City’s greatest unsung son, Danny J. Gibson, is a future and present great in the art world. He has been interviewed by NPR, featured in numerous magazines, had his works published in books all over the world, lectured at universities, and made over 2,000 pieces of art. He is only 32. Then there is...
Danny J. Gibson: The Life, Times, & Visual Crimes of an Artist

Danny J. Gibson: The Life, Times, & Visual Crimes of an Artist

At my request, Kansas City-based artist Danny J. Gibson has posted his Pictorial Essay of DJG Historical Essentials on his Web site. It was originally going to be a feature on my blog, but there are so many photos I am not sure how make it all work on my site.  That being the case,...
Willard the Whale

Willard the Whale

Meet Willard. He’s no ordinary whale. He lives in Danny J. Gibson’s basement, and Danny thinks he is inanimate. His voice sounds suspiciously like mine…
Book Art Video (Starring Porchie the Cat and Elliott Smith)

Book Art Video (Starring Porchie the Cat and Elliott Smith)

Danny J. Gibson shot this video yesterday.  Enjoy! Porchie Doing What She Wants to on the Book Art
Black Tuesday (9/11 Art by DJG Design)

Black Tuesday (9/11 Art by DJG Design)

A fitting tribute to Sept. 11, 2001 by DJG Design.  One of my favorite pieces of his. www.djgdesign.com This one proved a bit more baffling to me when Danny unveiled it in 2008, but I really like it now.  It’s called “Pause and Reflect.”
Let's Get Monochromatic!

Let’s Get Monochromatic!

In the fall of 1999 I was in Bruce West’s black and white film class at Missouri State University.  I found a collection of photos from that class in an old brown paper sack and decided it was high time I gave them their due on the Web.  I spent hours in the darkroom, developing...
"Howser' Book, Chad?"

“Howser’ Book, Chad?”

Art above and below by DJG Design for the forthcoming book, The Stained Glass Kaleidoscope. Ever since I took it upon myself to wrap up work on my book by September 15th, people I see on a regular basis say the same thing whenever they see me:  “Howser book?” This means “How’s your book?” At...
An Open Letter to KC Artist DJG About "Inception"

An Open Letter to KC Artist DJG About “Inception”

Photo above by DJG (www.djgdesign.com). “Deer” DJG*: Remember two years ago when The Dark Knight came out and we called it The Dork Newt?  We thought it was a snoozer, and we suspected the film critics were raving simply because the film featured the recently deceased Heath Ledger.  Although I have generally liked Christopher Nolan’s...
The Stained Glass Collide-o-Scope

The Stained Glass Collide-o-Scope

My collaboration with DJG in picture form.