Thanks for the much needed reminder @adamjk #jktoday
Two weeks into the year and I’ve been sending a small treat every day. So far I’ve sent postcards, ribbons, and a pack of balloons… anything really!
It’s free to sign up for USA addresses at adamjk.com/today
1:01 pm • 17 January 2014 • 41 notes
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I’ve completed 120 “week in scraps” collages since August 31st, 2011, one per week with the exception of a single collage for January 2013. The best thing about doing this is being able to give focus to the overlooked ephemera of daily life, and find new ways to treasure small things. Some weeks are boring, but it’s always honest. You can see each individually here.
Along the way I’ve been very inspired by other artists’ work. Janice Wu does gorgeous watercolor illustrations of “seemingly worthless objects.” Nicole Lavelle uses collected objects and scraps to perfectly compliment the sentimentality of her work. Jason Bartell does meticulous charcoal drawings of bands’ set lists. Kate Bingaman-Burt has drawn a daily purchase for over six years!
Photographer Devin Castro has been following this blog for a few years now, and three months ago he started posting his own week in scraps on instagram. His #myweekinscraps hashtag has taken off, and there are currently over 350 different collections! It caught me by surprise, but it’s so awesome to see these from others, especially transit tickets from other cities, which is my favorite!
Share your own with hashtag #myweekinscraps on tumblr, instagram, or anywhere else. It’s amazing what you can make out of almost nothing at all.
12:50 pm • 15 January 2014 • 131 notes
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With last year’s projects behind me, it’s time to focus on my main endeavor for 2014, the ADAMJK 2014 BRAIN SUBSCRIPTION. It’s going to be a ton of fun making new and ridiculous gift items, and I can’t wait to share them.
The idea is that having a core group in advance helps hit the minimum order for getting objects produced, usually somewhere between 48 and 72 pieces. Some will be available separately afterwards, and some won’t, due to upfront expense.
Like last year, you’ll be encouraged to work together to create something to share, maybe find a new pen-pal, and of course just be fucking surprised four times a year. Sound good?
11:29 pm • 3 January 2014 • 68 notes
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My WHAT IS THIS? tees are in this month’s issue of Alternative Press (AP) magazine! Somewhere, my teenage self is doing a fist-pump at Hot Topic.
1:53 pm • 14 November 2013 • 29 notes
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Blood of the Young Zine: BOTY Q&A with Adam J. Kurtz
I’ve been trading email and real mail with Adam for a while now after my sister turned me onto his work. While the stuff he makes isn’t necessarily the kind of thing we’d typically share on BOTY, I think it’s safe to say that our whole crew loves some good word play…
BOTY just posted a little interview — I don’t quite fit with their usual focus, but I think there’s some crossover and I love what they do. Thanks, guys!
1:31 pm • 30 October 2013 • 43 notes
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My new 2014 “Unsolicited Advice” weekly planner & journal is now available through Kickstarter — get a copy for just $15 (plus lots of other fun rewards) and we’ll take on the new year together!
8:51 am • 22 October 2013 • 231 notes
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my AT LEAST YOU’RE STILL TRYING Ribbon is finally available on it’s own from my Gift Shop! SAD GIRL orders were packed up and there are some leftover ribbons, so go ahead and get one or ten. Pairs well with my new HEAVY HEART lapel pin.
11:52 am • 1 October 2013 • 316 notes
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new pins for #NYABF, will be online soon but come get one in person if you’re here! table A61 in the corner :) (at MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center)
12:31 pm • 22 September 2013 • 101 notes
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re-launched my INTERNET GIFT SHOP today, added some old & new stuff, including the very last of my WWJKD wristbands and I LOVE YOU LIKE coffee mugs
the new shop will make things a little easier for both of us i think! ok now go check it out and get gifts for everyone you know.
10:52 pm • 31 August 2013 • 17 notes
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I forgot to mention that SAD GIRL FAN CLUB t-shirt preorders come with this cheerful “AT LEAST YOU’RE STILL TRYING” award ribbon, in either red or blue.
8:14 pm • 23 August 2013 • 1,862 notes
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(via What’s on Your Mind? - NYTimes.com)
I did a scraps collage for the NYT Drafts blog this week! It was really fun to work on something for them, and the Drafts blog is all about writers writing about writing. Perfect!
10:28 am • 14 August 2013 • 368 notes
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