St. Bernard's Pass

My name is Brandon Bernard. I'm a graphic designer, storyboard and layout artist, and writer. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and lived in Los Angeles for 12 years, then in Austin, TX, for about a year, and I'm now in Brooklyn, NY. This blog is a virtual scrapbook of things that inspire me. Unless otherwise specified, the work here is not mine. Anything else you'd like to know? Feel free to hit up my "ask" box!


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    Margaret Bourke-White, Hats in the Garment District, New York, 1930

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    Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NYC, New York
    Historic 1930s Photo, NY Public Library Digital Gallery

    1000 kinds of awesome. See Wikipedia for the history of the library. Present-day pics would be most welcome.

    From NYPL:

    Brooklyn - Grand Army Plaza  [Brooklyn Public Library]

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    Tullio Cral, Before the Parachute Opens, 1939, Oil on panel

    Part of the exhibition, Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe at the Guggenheim, New York, February 21–September 1, 2014

    via Blouin Art Info

    I love futurism! I gotta be sure to check out this exhibit.


    Q Train by Nigel Van Wieck.

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    So Hopper-esque. I love it. And the Q is my ride — I want a print of this!


    Central Park 1954, Edward Pfizenmaier


    Bracing for today’s winter storm? LIFE remembers the great blizzard of 1947 that buried New York City. 

    (Photo: Al Fenn—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)



    Harry Callahan

    Skyscapers, New York, 1978

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    Today is the first day of my favorite season of the year, and I’m thrilled to have recently moved to New York, a city that actually gets autumn: for so many years, I’ve lived in cities with summer temperatures that extended deep into October, sometimes as far as November!

    To commemorate the season, I’m offering up this link to “Little Ghost Blues,” a mix of fall-inspired tunes.

    If this year’s summer mix was rock heavy, the fall collection is jazz-infused. Of course, there’s Louis and Ella singing “Autumn in New York.” But I’ve also been interested recently in how often Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” is used to capture New York life, whether in cartoon form or in classic celluloid. Here, Duke Ellington kicks things off with a distinctly burlesque rendering, while a more traditional version of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” closes out the mix. In between, Tegan and Sara walk with a ghost, Jack White makes it with a ghost, poor Billie Holiday doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance with the object of her desire, and Sam Cooke blows smoke rings into Clifford Brown’s and Max Roach’s eyes. In addition to the White Stripes, this year’s collection features one half of the Black Keys (Dan Auerbach). Norfolk and Western turn up with “The Longest Stare” (last year’s fall mix featured their “Shortest Stare”). Rounding out the collection are Cab Calloway, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frederic Chopin, and the Cold War Kids. It’s a menagerie as mottled and colorful as the autumn leaves themselves — sung about here (in French!) by Nat “King” Cole. Talk about an American in Paris.

    I hope you enjoy listening to the mix as much as I enjoyed putting it together.


    Will Eisner - The late train


    Loft in Brooklyn, New York by Andrea Sensoli

    The renovation was completed in 2012.

    Hey! I didn’t authorize this picture… How did you get into my apartment?


    Oh, yeah… That’s right. That’s nothing like my apartment.

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    Cousin John’s Bakery
    on 7th Avenue between Lincoln & Berkeley Places in Park Slope


    Charlie Parker, NYC, 1954 Photo by Dennis Stock

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    Will Eisner - Street casino

    typeverything: - Ting Ting Lee for New York Magazine.

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