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Thursday, January 21, 2010

What's Vanishing Next?

Not unlike the many landmarks that I photograph in my Vanishing Austin photography series, my Blogger blog is vanishing, too. But like lots of our luckier Austin icons, it's merely moving--to wordpress. Now you'll find it at where commentary (mine and yours) appears and Austin's iconic eye candy lives on in my photographs . . . and fans of Vanishing Austin (if that's not a contradiction in terms) will also appreciate my Facebook page,, where all the latest news, events, images, fan comments plus invitations and special offers for fans appear.

The entire Vanishing Austin series, and purchasing options for signed, numbered, limited-editionVanishing Austin photographs and for the $35 Endangered Species of Austin poster are at my website,, with many more of my photographs and paintings at

Hope to hear from you at wordpress and on facebook!

Here's a parting shot:

So Long from the Ladies at the Boatyard
Vanishing Austin / Boatyard Farewell (c) Jann Alexander 2010

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Austin Arts Insider Features New Vanishing Austin Poster

Above, the new Vanishing Austin poster by Jann Alexander (c) 2009

Austin Arts Insider Rob Faubion features the new Endangered Species of Austin poster in today's column on I'm grateful for the publicity, since sales of the poster help support my on-going effort to photograph Austin before it vanishes (so to speak) for my Vanishing Austin series--there are 68 images to date, published in slide show form on my website,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Endangered Species of Austin unveiled |

Vanishing Austin/Capitol Boots by Jann Alexander (c) 2009

KXAN's Josh Hinkle focuses on Capitol Saddlery's oversize boot to showcase my new poster debut, Endangered Species of Austin (from my Vanishing Austin series) in his on-air piece and online story that aired in conjunction with the poster-signing reception hosted by Austin Fastframe:

Above, Endangered Species of Austin poster by Jann Alexander (c) 2009

The vivid color poster, printed on quality paper and sized 24 x 36" to fit a ready-made frame, features 16 beloved Austin icons and is available for purchase online at and around Austin at many local retailers, including AMOA Museum Store, Authenticity Gallery, Austin Visitor's Center, Austin Fastframe North and South locations; also at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar and the Keep Austin Bizarre Bazaar.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Bitter End for the Warehouse District?

A crane overhanging the vanished Bitter End last year portends its doom--
and maybe that of the entire Warehouse District.
(c) Jann Alexander 2009

Can This District Be Saved? asks Katherine Gregor in the current Austin Chronicle cover story about Austin's Warehouse District. A provocative question indeed. Can Austin find the guts to maintain some of the historic fabric that makes it so attractive or will the City Council let the developers have their way with us?

The Heritage Society of Austin is working to preserve the District's historic character. It has an online petition drive (in its quest for 1000 signatures) at Save the Warehouse District to ask that City Council adopt special protections for the area at the September 24th Council meeting.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Rare Treat: an all-art issue from Rare Magazine, featuring Vanishing Austin

Featured in the Art issue of Rare this month, my work (including Vanishing Austin) is in good company with many notable Austin visual and performing artists:

Rare Magazine :: August/September 2009 :: Art

'Vanishing Austin / Frisco Gold' by Jann Alexander (c) 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009

KUT Asks, What's Historic? And Offers Hope for What's Vanishing

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Today Austin Officials celebrated the City’s designation as a “Preserve America Community.” KUT’s Mose Buchele reports that attitudes towards what types of landmarks should be preserved are changing. — Mose Buchele

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Stars Come Out at Night

Vanishing Austin / Frosty Beer, Wiggy's Wine by Jann Alexander (c) 2009

I have long been fascinated by juxtapositions, and this one always grabs me as I approach downtown in the early evening on West 6th Street. Despite all of the other condos rising high above the Frost Bank building, its lighted tower top seems to always find a spot in my photographs of Vanishing Austin. With neon that's becoming a relic these days in Austin and a loyal following, Wiggy's Spirits, above, doesn't seem to be going anywhere for now, though the little white pedestrian is crankin' along.

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