Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Alvin Lustig was an amazing graphic designer. Much of his work was seen on book covers, but he also had a big part in some amazing ad campaigns in the 40's and early 50's. You can see his entire campaign for Knoll done in Arts & Architecture Magazine.
Society6 is an international artist community representing more than 70 countries worldwide. Together with Urban Outfitters they have put together a "print shop" that makes available some of their best work as prints, laptop skins, & iPhone and iPod skins.
Mulitforce by Mat Brinkman is definitely one of my all time favorite comic books. I purchased it last fall at a art/comic book store in Chicago. I don't even know how to describe it. It's so intricate and densely drawn. You can purchase your copy here.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Only in Your Fondest Dreams
New Works of Brian Flynn
April 9th – May 2nd, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, April 2nd, 6-10pm
View the Online Preview
Here’s a sneak peek at the gargantuan 8-foot fiberglass totem that Brian Flynn created for Friday’s show. Insane! Be sure to come out for a great show featuring a performance by Petticoat in the courtyard at 9pm.Originally from Texas and now living in San Francisco, Brian Flynn is a graphic designer by trade, and his work celebrates an extreme love for illustration and japanese pop-culture. To say that Brian is a busy man, is a major understatement. His impressive client list includes Juxtapoz, Nike, and Microsoft, and Brian and his wife Dora are the genius behind Hybrid Design, Hybrid Home, Super7 magazine, and the Super7 Store in San Francisco.
The San Francisco premiere of Exit Through the Gift Shop, the debut film by renowned artist Banksy, and the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, will be presented in San Francisco exclusively by Upper Playground on April 14th at 7:30PM at the Victoria Theatre. Immediately following the screening there will be an after party occurring at SOM. Bar which is located just a couple doors down from the theatre. The premiere is invitation only, but, Upper Playground has opened up a contest to win invitations to the premiere. The guidelines are:
The first 50 people to submit a photo of them standing next to a cop with a handmade sign that has the movie title (Exit Through the Gift Shop) on it wins:
*$100 Gift Card to Upper Playground
*One ticket to the San Francisco Premiere of "Exit Through the Gift Shop"
Submit photos via Upper Playground’s Twitter or Facebook pages. One submission per person, so make it count. Don't bother with your photoshops we will be checking for authenticity... Plain-clothes police officers do not count. Submissions must be in by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 13th.
Upper Playground Website: http://www.upperplayground.com
Upper Playground Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperplayground
Upper Playground Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/upperplayground
Victoria Theatre: http://www.victoriatheatre.org/
SOM. Bar: http://www.som-bar.com/
Extended Trailer of the Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0b90YppquE
About Upper Playground:
Based in San Francisco, CA, Upper Playground is the leader in today’s progressive art movement with its innovative apparel and accessories line and art galleries. Since 1999, Upper Playground has been recognized as a catalyst for the fusion of fashion with fine art. UP apparel and accessories are designed by local and international artists including Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Estevan Oriol, David Choe, and Alex Pardee. The Upper Playground collection is sold in over 300 boutiques worldwide and online. In addition, Upper Playground has stores and galleries in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Mexico City and London.
About ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’:
Banksy is a graffiti artist whose global reputation and work can be seen on walls from post—hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner – with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader,s and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, “It’s basically the story of how one man set out to film the un—filmable. And failed.”
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Adam Wallacavage, Albert Reyes, Alexis Mackenzie, Andy Diaz Hope, Brian Cooper, Chris Yormick, Cody Hoyt, Cody Hudson, Frohawk Two-Feathers, Greg Lamarche, Jacob Whibley, James Hopkins, James Marshall, Jay Howell, Jon Bocksel, KC Ortiz, Kelsey Brookes, Michael Rea, Michael Swaney, Mike Davis, Ryan Jaenke, Scott Anderson and Ted Pushinsky.
Date Farmers Smother Your Mother
Solo Exhibition April 10—May 8, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10, 7—9pm
at Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC
to learn more about the Date Farmers check out this great video on Current TV
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Opening: April 3rd, 2010
show continues through April 30th
live performance by THE ONE A.M. RADIO
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Jason Munn aka the Small Stakes is one of my current favorite graphic designers. He has a new book out of his music posters. You can purchase it online at the Curiosity Shoppe or you can wait for his book signing at the Shoppe on April 10th from 5-8pm. You can learn more about him from the previous posts I have done on his work.