Our New Business Card – designed by some orphaned Australian kids

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We held our annual “Design Our Business Card” contest and we’re proud to share this year’s winning design.  The artists were some Australian orphans.  For their winning entry, they hired a professional photographer to capture them illegally posting an original Joe Moma Unfoldable in a Sydney, Australia strip mall.  Along with having their photograph on our business card this year, they also received $10 USD and a certificate.  Please join us in congratulating them!

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Campaign Cycles

I’m continuing to work on Unfoldables – they are made by arranging and gluing 16 photocopies onto single, large sheets of paper.  Certain areas are then painted.  Here I’m exploring an antithesis to the avalanche of campaigning that will undoubtedly inundate our lives through late 2016.  – JM

3 more solo shows in Detroit

Artists: if you want to show your work, simply bring your work into public and show it.  Here are 3 more solo shows I completed in Detroit this past week.  1…at fancy vegetarian restaurant Seva (Diego #1 and fat frog #1 (ode to Diego) in the bar area).  2…at homey Traffic Jam and Snug (fat frog #2 (ode to Diego) is currently posted on their wall).  3…at independent Source Booksellers (Golden Parties from the America series hung inside, facing the sidewalk viewer).  In all, we showed and left 21 pieces in Detroit.  – JM

Robert Peary, and Robert Peary’s Toes

These are unfoldable odes to the explorer Robert Peary and they turned out great.  Robert Peary is credited (controversially) with being the first human to reach the top of the world.  For his entire life Peary was crazy intent on being the first person there.  Unlike me, he was apparently immune to freezing temperatures.  Once, after enduring weeks of sled travel in sub-zero temperatures, he reached the northernmost outpost.  Inside, his partner Matthew Henson pulled off his sock, and the men heard what sounded like twigs snapping – only it was Peary’s toes snapping off and staying clung to the sock!  Unbelievably, Peary quickly learned to walk without toes, and he spent the rest of his life returning to the frozen north until he finally declared that he was first to the top of the world.  These 3 unfoldables will be left about Detroit to be found by participants in the city’s Free Art Friday program.  I’m excited about giving them away.  – JM