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David Larson 2000 Calendar & Bio Pics

In 1999, David was working pretty fulltime at the Habitat Re-Store, and a stack of bright white 1 ft. square chipboard panels came in. David started designing images on them with Sharpie marker, a concentric frame of his art deco style with an interesting natural figure in the middle. After I had seen several of them, I told him if he finished 12 of them, we would publish a calendar. Everybody was going nuts over Y2K, from millennial prophecy to worldwide mainframe crashes from two missing digits, and I thought we could make something of that. The result was a monochrome calendar that sold very poorly with two exceptions: to friends at Paper Plant events and to customers at Habitat, who received a very deep discount. (and David got all the money).  Nevertheless, the calendar has become a wonderful way to save and send a nice sample of David’s work.

I remember this as a wonderful and well-attended event at our house on Person Street. Many Larson laughs heard at this event!

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My favorite feature of the project was the bio sketches that David did (or had already done) which we used to illustrate their noted birthdate in the calendar. David regularly did this kind of work, using a photo, and turned them into stickers which he shared with friends. A spread of calendar pics in followed by some of this work.

The final image is David Larson, born 12/3/55.

 

from Mark H

 

from Mark H

 

from Jane H

 

from David N

 

from Sasser St John Lee Hooker

 

from Evan W

from Evan W

from Evan W

from Art D

from Art D

from Art D

 

from Bill H

 

from Richard B

 

from Mary R – Tolouse Lautrec

 

                 Sasser Street charcoal

 

from Alan Bowling, de facto executor of David’s art.

David Larson Art webpage

January 22, 2022 - Posted by | art, David Larson | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Wonderful collection, thank you for making it available to view!

    Comment by Lisa Kenion | April 23, 2022


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