October 3, 2013

collage triad
Triad II
Originally uploaded by lexly87 aka Duc N. Ly.

Triad II

I started a series of collages on found paper and drawings of geometric shapes.  The work of Euclid fascinates me so I wanted to repeat some of his simple definitions of lines, circles and triangles called triad.  The set of various collages I’ve done over the years was featured on Glossom. 



July 14, 2009

By Duc N. Ly
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Mad magazine Fold In.

April 23, 2008

A good example of how paper can translate to the internet/interactive:

Typical Period 5 Ship

June 29, 2007

Typical Period 5 Ship

Originally uploaded by Dave Seah.
I’ve been thinking about doing a grid project featuring grid papers. These charming drawings by David Seah captures a childhood period. I’ve done some, perhaps we all have drawn these space crafts. Although mine are not organized into folders. Thus they are lost, completely gone. Grid papers are good for making Dungeon and Dragons campaign maps. I have a few done in gawdy markers, pencil, and ink. Looking at them elicits this sort of gut response:
Oh wow – I used to draw spaceships all the time (when I wasn’t drawing dragons). This brings back memories – and also has me wanting to track down some of those old sketches.-Anton Peck

David mentions Star Cruiser Yamato (Star Blazers here in the US) as on of the influence. I’m reminded of Starcraft’s Battleship Cruisers with the Yamato Cannon.

It seems Mr. Seah has gone back to the memory bank of the past and re capturing them in a series of two projects. First is the spaceship drawings ( and second is the Modern Day Spell book. The Spell book is David’s personal scripts for computer games. He has taken the time to re copy some of these into a new notebook. I’m interested in the particular notebook that he uses:

What can we learn from this? Well organized files help preserve valuable paper. There is a connection, for some, between the old notebook, lost or given away, and the need to recreate them. I’m thinking about copying some of my found quotes from an old book into the new book.

Cubist Lit

April 18, 2007

This is the work of art is by the talented Cubist Lit on I had asked him permission to post it a long time ago. Now just seems the right time.

Prospero’s Book

March 14, 2007

prospero’s book

Originally uploaded by lexly87.
I open up shop on Etsy. Check it out. Elizabeth from Seattle has purchase this one but there are other prints in limited edition.

Prints are now availible at

A little bit about the book. I bought this blue suede journal from Eddie Bauer clothing store in downtown Portland. It has gold edge, and a fine silk beige book-marker. The line is very faint of the page. It’s almost too smooth.

UPDATE:  7/14/2009   It’s been two years since I posted this.  At the moment, I’m working on a Blur book about this project.  It  will be published tomorrow and I will provide a link for preview.

Painting:  monk-yellow-robe

Tab Index Card Drawings.

March 12, 2007

Originally uploaded by Ramon Martins.

Ramon Martins draws on old used vintage Tab Index cards. I thought this was such a good idea. I often want to draw on old paper back pages behind the cover as you can’t age a new paper the same way. Only time can age the paper properly.