Friday, August 29, 2008
Upper Playground’s flagship store in . will be signing his new skate deck and of his book titled “Awful | Homesick" on Sun., , 2008 at
Alex Pardee’s unique artistic style draws upon influences ranging from horror films to graffiti. His work has been described as representing a circus sideshow cemetery, combining random shapes and colors with torment and absurdity.For more information on Alex Pardee, please visit: www.EyeSuckInk.com
Sunday, September 7, 2008 from 2–4 pmAddress:
220 Fillmore St. (at Haight St.)
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I've mentioned my sister a few times on this blog. I head off to Ottawa tonight to visit her, my nephew (affectionately known as the monkey butt), my brother-in-law and his son. I don't get to see my family anywhere near as often as I'd like. Both my sister and I need this time together badly. Anyway, I'm there until Tuesday so I might not be as good about posting, but I'll do my best.
Joe Miller curated a show I previously posted about here on graphic designer Otl Aicher's Olympic exhibit. He's now doing a solo show at Space 47.
Here's their description: "An installation of new typographic works by Joe Miller feature delightfully abrasive to violently sentimental poetic excerpts rendered in unexpected materials—from fallout shelter signs to stolen paintings and family heirlooms."
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
On the Wall is new exhibition featuring artists from Galería de la Raza and Kearny St. Workshop, presenting a cross-cultural response to current immigration debates. For more information: http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits/curr_exh.html
Jeremyville is an Australian artist and designer. His work is fun, inspired by the psychedelic cartoons I loved as a kid (and as an adult for that matter). If you happen to live in or by Sydney you should stop by 20/20/20 tonight presented by Palmer Projects. The idea is 20 artists, 20 edition prints, $20. For more information check: http://www.palmerprojects.com.au/
September 6th—October 4th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6th, 7pm—9pm
That weekend Jonathan Levine also presents:
134 artists, one continuous piece curated by Jordin Isip and Roger Stevens
September 6th - October 4th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6th, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Nest is the debut line from Ooba, a Chicago-based furniture company founded by pro-designers Scott Wilson, Kathleen Brandenberg, and brand strategist Dan Kraemer (all first-time parents). The pieces are the perfect example of simple beauty and great design. The bassinet converts to a play table and toy bin. If I ever have kids this is the set would be perfect.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Bart Hess' designs are creepy and beautiful. He's the other half of the previously posted about art team of Lucy and Bart. His work is amazingly artistic and innovative from metal fur to breathing shoes. You can find a great interview with him here.
Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo is a part of the Rocket World created by Patrick York Ma. The characters of the "Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo" were created as irreverent commentary of how our zoological heritage & natural world are being decimated and squandered. Part of the proceeds from purchases made from this area of Rocket World are donated to a variety of non-profit groups and organizations such as the Gorilla Foundation, the International Rhino Foundation, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group, Friends of the Sea Otter, and the World Wildlife Fund.
I've had a IWP wallpaper on my Mac Book for the last year (amazing now that I think of it that I never changed it) and it makes me giggle every time I see it.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Via the Vinyl Pulse blog, here's the first of a multi-part look at the development of the Big Yeti coming later this year from Ningyoushi and Gama-Go from my buddy and kick ass story teller, co-founder of Gama-Go Greg Long.
Check it out here.