31 December 2009

CRO aka RAY NOLAN: REPUBLIKLAN

CRO aka Ray Nolan anti-Republican artwork from Chicago based Lumpen Magazine. No 113. Vol 18. Issue 2

UNCOMMON iPHONE CASES X MQ + DAVID ELLIS

Uncommon offers a variety of iPhone cases, with a HUGE roster of graffiti artists in their stable and will also produce a custom case just for you...with your graphics...yes, your graphics. SICK! They have some fancy-schmancy 3D TATT robot thingee that rams the inks DEEP into your blank case. Check them out, they kill it!

MQ started painting graffiti in New York in the mid 80s. He is also known as MQUE or MQIZM. MQ has earned himself legendary status for his relentless painting. Around the world you can see his colossal throw-ups, gigantic block letters and subliminal tags. Today MQ’s works is geared towards making poster, paintings and metal stickers. His art works are multi layered; often combining stickers and reflective vinyl with abstract shapes and subliminal writing. His core palette of silver and black with elements of graffiti makes his works easily identifiable. His work is fresh, innovative and constantly evolving.

David Ellis is an artist born into a family immersed in music. In his youth Ellis had little patience with piano lessons or reading sheet music. Instead he absorbed everything on The Super Mix, a Saturday night radio program broadcast from the nearby Fort Bragg military base. Each week a new cassette tape of emerging New York hip-hop found its way into the life of a child growing up in a log house in North Carolina. By the time Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 released The Message, Ellis was writing rhymes and banging out beats with his friends on the desks at school. Things have since become much louder.

FUTURA 2000 'ODYSSEY TWO' INTERVIEW: BERLIN

Futura gives his piece on the NYC graffiti scene back in the day while at 'Odyssey Two' in Berlin earlier this year.

BROOKLYNs GAIA X CLOWN SOLDIER

Brooklyn artists Gaia & Clown Soldier, somewhere in Manhattan...kickin' out the jams, mutha-fukka


SUBCONSCIOUS ART OF GRAFFITI REMOVAL by MATT McCORMICK

'From Tugboats To Polar Bears' (a collection of short films) is an Indie-Doc from 2002 by Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick, combining original sounds with abstract observations of contemporary culture.
"Towlines" explores the role of the tugboat in modern society; "American Nutria" examines the plight of a species imported to our shores and now reviled; "The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal" observes how destroying one art form creates another; "The Vyrotonin Decision" reflects on some of advertising's most embarrassing moments.
McCormick received the Golden Gate award in '02 for Best Short Film.

BILLY CRAVEN X JFK SCREENPRINT


















Dig the 3-color screen print I recently completed of my man, JFK.
Measures approx 24x36
Interested in getting your very own JFK print? Hit me up at billycraven@gmail.com

A VIEW FROM THE DRIVERS SEAT

This is a view from my drivers seat this morning...somewhere is the flat-lands of Illinois.

SOFIA COPPOLA by PAUL JASMIN 1993 for INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

Easily one of my fave pictures of all time. Paul Jasmin shot this image of Sofia Coppola for Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine some 17 years ago. The image was recently re-published in Interview's 40th Anniversary Issue.

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30 December 2009

GARY TAXALI X CHICAGO READER COVER

Gary Taxali featured artist on the cover of the December 24th issue of Chicago Reader.
*holler at me if you want me to mail you a copy.


27 December 2009

SPECIAL EDITION: DOC MARTENS RED PACK

Dr. Martens kicks up the volume with a seasonal red-black edition. They come with red welt stitching, red upper stitching, red laces and a red-black heel loop (on the boots, that is).

The red-black combo is available at the Portland, Seattle & London stores, plus select stockists around the globe.

There's a huge buzz on the streets, as in the past, black Doc's with red laces is said to have been worn by many fascist punks. Groups on the other side of the agenda-fence have vocalized concerns as to why the good Doc would a release red-black combo, in light of their past relationship in the political/ punk arena.

Here's a handy-dandy lace color chart...just in case you are wondering how to state your politics:

* White = White power/white pride, but also traditionalist/non-racist since it was so common
* Red = Neo-Nazi/National Front, but alternatively used to identify Left Wing or Socialist
* Blue = Killed a cop. Also worn by SHARPs/anti-racist
* Yellow = Worn by SHARPs/anti-racist
* Green = Neutral/non-racist
* Black = Traditionalist skin, punk kid, neutral, or wearing the laces the boots were sold with
* Black + White = Two Tone/into ska or racial unity
* Plaid = Non-racist/neutral

Dr. Martens Red Pack

SAAB 001 CONCEPT TOY CAR X PLAYSAM

Scandinavian toy maker Playsam bring us their interpretation of the Saab 001. Sixten Saxon's 1946 prototype of the Saab Concept Car 92001 inspired this wooden toy, one of the most modern and futuristic car models...ever.

Product info:
Length: 220 mm
Color: black
Material: wood



THE GHOST VILLAGE PROJECT X AGENTS OF CHANGE

The Ghostvillage Project was created over 3 days on the west coast of Scotland. 6 artists - Timid, Remi/Rough, System, Stormie Mills, Juice 126, Derm - were given free reign to paint in an abandoned 1970s village. Working together on huge collaborative walls and individually in hidden nooks and crannies all over the site the artists realised long held dreams and were inspired by the bleakness and remoteness of the site. Drawing on the history of the village the artists' stated intent on completion of the project was to populate the ghostvillage with the art and characters that it deserved.

The Ghostvillage Project from Agents Of Change on Vimeo.

GAIA: CHINATOWN NYC

NYC street artist GAIA documented painting the roll-down gate at 223 E Broadway St, NYC.

26 December 2009

VERS BAMBOO iPHONE CASE

VersAudio drops one sweet iPhone case. The case is made of bamboo and'll cost you 39 bucks.

Features:
• Top loading, wood-framed display
• 100% screen access, full in-case access
• Connector & camera openings
• Quick-eject rear finger detail

Specs:
• Hand-crafted from solid bamboo
• Steel pin reinforced corners for added strength
• Soft scratch and shock resistant lining
• All wCompatible with the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.
Measures 2-3/4"W x 4-3/4"H x 3/4"D.

25 December 2009

MR BRAINWASH NYC

Mr Brainwash in NYC June '09...Houston at Bowery/ Keith Haring tribute wall (just before Os Gemeos went over it) & Meat Packing District.
Tunes: Four Tet featuring Percee P.

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20 December 2009

PIXACAO: BRAZILIAN GRAFFITI

CoolHunting put together a doc on Pixacao...a form of graffit that's only found in Brazil. Hit up YouTube for a ton of other Pixacao related videos.



ARNAUD JOURDAIN X SERGE GAINSBOURG

Some serious 3-dimensional animated graffiti from Frenchie Arnaud Jourdain...a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg.

18 December 2009

MF DOOM X BURLESQUE DESIGNS PRINTS

Minneapolis' Burlesque Design do some serious print work...and you know I love me some MF Doom!
Dig the 3-color, 2004 tour poster on French paper (30"x23").

Burlesque of North America and First Amendment Arts:

1101 Stinson Blvd #12
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612.379.4151

http://burlesquedesign.com/store/p_mfdoomgreen.jpg

10 December 2009

SHEPARD 'OBEY' FAIREY X ANTONINO D'AMBROSIO: AN EVENING OF ART & MUSIC

Shepard Fairey and Antonino D'Ambrosio Present:

A FURIOUS HEARTBEAT- AN EVENING OF ART & MUSIC
Dec 19th / 8-11pm

Live Performance by Wayne Kramer (MC5), Antonino D'Ambrosio + special guests

Selected works on Display
Dec 19th - Jan 9th, 2010

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS GALLERY
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213.213.0078


MATTHEW FEYLD: SASKATOON DELIVERS ANOTHER AMAZING ARTIST

Acrylic panel by Mathew Feyld...another amazing artist from up North - Saskatoon, Sk, Canada, to be exact.

More Matthew HERE and HERE and HERE.

screenshot6-1.jpg Matthew Feyld image by TokyoBunnie

KRS ONE 'THE GOSPEL OF HIP HOP' POWERHOUSE BOOKS BROOKLYN

KRS-ONE aka The Teacha will be doing an in-store at Brooklyn's Powerhouse Arena. Meet the man, hear the talk, ask your Q's, Get your A's, buy the book, get it signed...and there's a FREE poster too.

When? Dec 16th. 7-9pm
Where? Powerhouse Books. 37 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 37 Main St. 718.666.3049

"The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the first book from the I Am Hip Hop imprint, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set in the format of a self-help holy book, this 800-plus-page opus is a spiritual manual for citizens of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and practical knowledge, for a fascinating, in-depth exploration of Hip Hop as a life path. Known as "the Teacha," KRS ONE developed his unique outlook as a homeless teen in Brooklyn, New York, engaging his philosophy of self-creation to become one of the most respected emcees in Hip Hop history. As Hip Hop's true steward, KRS ONE painstakingly details the development of the culture and the ways in which we, as "Hiphoppas," can and should preserve its future"

Meet The Teacha 12/16/2009 at pH Arena

09 December 2009

QUODDY RING BOOT

Quoddy Ring Boot moccasin with hand-sewn crepe soles is my absolute favorite.
Each pair of Quoddy boots is finished completely by hand-no glues, staples, plastic molding or other more advanced processes are involved. You'll own these babies a lifetime. Quoddy will replace the sole for you anytime.

ALL CHILEAN ART SHOW: CARMICHAEL GALLERY 'CHILE ESTYLE'

W. Hollywood's Carmichael Gallery has a killer show lined up. An all Chilean artist exhibition. Curated by Pablo Aravena
Featuring: Agotok, Cekis, Horate, Inti and La Robot De Madera
Dec 10th-23rd

YOYOI KUSAMA: THE POLKA DOT PRINCESS

Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots is a feature documentary work-in-progress about avant-garde artist Yoyoi Kusama. The paparazzi nicknamed her the Polka Dot Princess in the 60's when she lived in NYC. At that time, she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention. Now in her late 70's, Kusama is considered Japan's greatest living artist.



A peek into Yayoi's Show at Gagosian Gallery, W. 24th St., NYC, Mar-Apr 2008

LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING: PINK SKULL POSTER

HEY, anything worth doing, is worth doing twice...at least. With that in mind, the bionic-duo from Milwaukee aka The Little Friends of Printmaking brought back one of their favorite designs from earlier this year, a gig poster that the originally created for Sonic Youth.

This edition is done up in a yummy Neapolitan ice cream colorway.
Each print measures: 25"x19" and only costs 25-Yankee Doodle Dollars!

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The Little Friends of Printmaking
1755 N Humboldt Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 America

NECKFACE - DEVIL'S DISCIPLE VIDEO

Chew on this footage of the NECKFACE show that took place Halloween 2009 at Miami's OHWOW Gallery. NECKFACE is the fuckin' man, man!

ANDY MARTIN 'DO YOU SPEAK COKE'

I'm diggin' on a recent Coca Cola commercial for their 'Secret Formula' campaign. Just your basic stop motion animae, set to the tune of Malcolm McLaren's 'Do You Like Scratchin?' in a NYC subway car. I've also gone over to Strange Beast TV...an INSANE collection of animation shorts by various artists, including Andy. What a hoot!

Check out Andy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/handymartian.
His website: http://www.andymartin.info/
Strange Beast TV: http://www.strangebeast.tv

08 December 2009

OBEY VS JASPER JOHNS: PRINT RELEASE 12.10

OBEY drops his newest print of world famous artist Jasper Johns on the 10th of December.
2 versions. 1 red & 1 cream. Each sold separately. Each sold at random times. 55 bucks.

SUPERHEADZ- HARINEZUMI DIGITAL 8mm CAMERA

Japan's Superheadz have recently made available the 1st digital camera that records images in an old school, silent, lo-fi, super 8mm camera stylee. These bad-boys have finally become available on this side of the ocean...and boy howdee, am I stoked!

silla-viento-peces from nick dangerfield on Vimeo.

04 December 2009

DELICIOUS DESIGN LEAGUE: 2008 COMMEMORATIVE OBAMA PRINT

Chicago's Delicious Design League, they pump out some seriously insane band posters and prints.
2008 Obama Commemorative Poster

SKEWVILLE: BROOKLYN BEEF PRINTS

As part of their "Brookly Beef" series, Brooklyn's SKEWVILLE have recently released a new series of one-of-a-kind prints...multiple Silkscreen prints torn and varnished to a framed pegboard. Measures: 18"x24"x2"

OBJECTIFIED: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN DOCUMENTARY

"Objectified is a documentary by Gary Hustwit about industrial design; it’s about the manufactured objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them. On an average day, each of us uses hundreds of objects. (Don’t believe it? Start counting: alarm clock, light switch, faucet, shampoo bottle, toothbrush, razor…) Who makes all these things, and why do they look and feel the way they do? All of these objects are “designed,” but how can good design make them, and our lives, better?..."

Build.poster

03 December 2009

FAILE: NEW PRINTS & BRONZE SCULPTURES

Faile released a new print this afternoon, "Warriors of the Night" -an edition of 24...yes, just freakin' 24! They've also released a few originals from the Lost in Glimmering Shadows series and a new Sex Ad. All were available on their site: http://www.faile.net/...yes, WERE! Like all Faile gear, they get released, they get sold, in seconds flat.
Along with the new works on paper, they also released 2 fresh sculptures today. The 1st is a bronze Scuba Horse (seen below), a piece that’s been long in the works with Raneri Sculpture Casting and sculpture Charlie Becker. These sons of bitches will set you back twelve-thousand-dollars...US! Only 8 of these are being released. One will be released today and the rest through email request as the edition is completed. Faile also released a new version of Bronze Bunny Boy (that is so sold out!), the 2nd in the bronze series sporting a lusty British Racing Green patina.

02 December 2009

CRO: REVOLT WITH A VOTE - OBAMA COLLAGE

Here's an Obama campaign related piece from Chicago's CRO aka Ray Noland. Grabbed this pix from a gallery in Obama's Hyde Park neighborhood.

DJ KRUSH feat MOS DEF 'SHINJIRO' HARSH MIX

DJ Krush featuring Mos Def 'Shinjiro' (Harsh Mix). This track is like, damn! It's so nothing like what Krush best is known for. It's fuckin' amazing! Absolutely fucking amazing.

WK INTERACT: HIS MOTORBIKE GASTANK

Check out the gastank on WKs motorbike! Pix taken in NYCs DUMBO neighborhood.


01 December 2009

BROOKLYNs - THE PENCIL FACTORY: POSTER 'ZINES

Promotional newsprint poster zine by the illustrators and designers in The Pencil Factory, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Includes Kim Bost, Josh Cochran, Jennifer Daniel, Gilbert Ford, Jessica Hische, Grady McFerrin, Ted McGrath, Alex Eben Meyer, Chris Silas Neal, Zacharia O'Hora, Leif Parsons, Rachel Salomon, Joel Speasmaker, Jillian Tamaki, and Sam Weber.

*Ted McGrath

PAM GLEW: UK ARTIST

UK artist Pam Glew is a freakin' amazing artist whose focus is on the female figure, vintage cinema & bleached American flags.
http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.103048737.jpg
Get hooked up with Pam here:
http://pamglew.blogspot.com
http://www.carmichaelgallery.com
http://wwww.flickr.com/photos/pamglew
http://www.myspace.com/pamglew
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pamglew