30 January 2010

CODY HUDSON aka STRUGGLE INC X GROUP SHOW CHICAGO MAR 4th



Let there Be Geo...a group show
*featuring works by Cody Hudson aka Struggle Inc
Mar 4th-Apr 24th
619 S Wabash Ave
Chicago
312.369.8687


" 'Let there be Geo' takes a contemporary look at visual artists who use geometric form in their work. While geometric form is not a new phenomenon, geo forms are appearing in some of the most aesthetically progressive work being made today. The largest advocators of the use of geometric shapes began with Futurism and Cubism moving through the Op Art of the 60s and Neo-Geometric Conceptualism of the 80s. Predominantly cool and impersonal in approach, though often active with content, contemporary 21st century responses to geometric form employ a variety of styles and media from painting to video to photography and sculpture. The works in Let there be Geo explore today’s incarnation of geometric form. Exhibiting artists include Maya Hayuk, Cody Hudson (image credit), Barbara Kasten, Sam Prekop, Geoffrey Todd Smith, and Steven Husby among others."

NICE-1 X CHICAGO WHEATPASTE





























Chicago is almost a complete and total barren wasteland when it comes to wheatpastes...they almost don't exist here. Needless to say, I'm always stoked when someone gets up. NICE off of Halstead & Milwaukee St.

29 January 2010

STEREOLAB X NURSE WITH WOUND 'SIMPLE HEADPHONE MIND'



Originally released in '97 on Duophonic.

BRAD & ANGELINA CALLING IT QUITS...WHO GETS THE BANKSY?!

So, according to every tabloid-rag & gossip television show out there...Brad and Angie are calling it quits. Really, who cares? The only thing that I am remotely concerned in is "who the fuck is gonna get the 2-million dollar Banksy painting Brad bought?!"
It's believed that Brangelina purchased the Banksy painting of 'the King of Pop' trying to lure 2 little kids into his house with a piece of candy.

NEW BROW: CONTEMPORARY UNDERGROUND ART LOS ANGELES SCREENING DATE ADDED



New Brow: Contemporary Under Ground Art, the word is that this Indie Doc is an amazing-must see film. This flick has been doing a whole lot of globetrotting since its release...Miami, Amsterdam, Seattle and is currently set to be seen in London. A screening for Los Angeles (you lucky bastards!) has recently been announced. More details and a confirmed date to follow.

"...Pop Surrealism and Low Brow is a wide spread populist art movement with origins in Low Brow art, underground comix, punk music, hotrod street culture, Kustum culture, Street Art, Graffiti, Graphic Design, Tattoo, Surf Culture, Tiki Culture and other California sub-cultures..."

KINGS WAY - THE BEGINNINGS OF AUSTRALIAN GRAFFIT: MELBOURNE 1983-93



'Kings Way' The Beginnings of Australian Graffiti: Melbourne 1983-93.
384 pages. Hardbound from Miegunyah Press.
Release date: July '09

"A comprehensive account of the first decade of the graffiti-writing subculture in Melbourne, Australia, this compilation pays tribute to the individual writers and crews who established the city’s reputation as a global street-art presence. Beginning with the year 1983, this volume depicts the rapid changes in styles in these early years as Melbourne’s graffiti changed from simple scrawls to intricate murals of astonishing complexity. Part visual encyclopedia and part social history, this compelling record details the events, spaces, materials, and folklore of what made up the lives of the early graffiti artists"

http://kingswaybook.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/kingswaybook

MARK RYDEN BOOK SIGNING X ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

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Mark Ryden
will be signing his newest book 'The Tree Show'
Sat, Jan. 30th 1-3pm

Art Los Angeles Contemporary @ Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave in W. Hollywood

28 January 2010

FRIENDS WE LOVE X DOZE GREEN

OFF THE WALL :: Doze Green - Studio Visit from friendswelove.com on Vimeo.



The good folks over at Friends We Love pulled together another amazing video, this one of the NY graf legend Doze Green.
The soundtrack for this quick flick is from a band called Can 'Vitamin C'...circa 1972.

27 January 2010

THE POST FAMILY X TYPEFACE MOVIE POSTER

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The Post Family
of Chicago offer 2 versions of the TYPEFACE movie poster for sale. The version shown here is a 2-color screen-print created by Rod Hunting and Chad Kouri of Chicago-based design group...The Post Family. Make sure you check this amazing Indie Doc centering on The Hamilton Wood Type Museum if it's playing in a city near you.

TYPEFACE: CHICAGO PREMIERE



TYPEFACE
plays at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center, Jan 29th-Feb 4th.

"In TYPEFACE, handmade wooden type in an astonishing range of sizes and styles comes to life in new and unique combinations when seasoned craftsmen, the masters of an obsolete but beloved technology, throw open the treasure trove of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in the historic town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, to contemporary artists and graphic designers. This exploration of the art of putting letters on a printed page from world-renowned Kartemquin Films (HOOP DREAMS) finds the human story in the preservation of the centuries-old printing process when artists of the digital age discover the tactile delight and limitless possibilities of working with the real rather than the virtual."

AMERICAN ARTIFACT: THE RISE OF AMERICAN ROCK POSTER ART



American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art

"American Artifact chronicles the rise of American rock poster art since its birth in the '60s...Director Merle Becker crosses the country interviewing rock poster artists from the different eras to discover that America is currently in the midst of a 21st century "rock poster art movement", where thousands of artists around the country are doing silk screened rock poster art inspired by their local scene, the music of our time, and the spirit of our era..."

CHICAGO PREMIERE: GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER
Jan 29th-Feb 4th
*Artist/ Director appearances on sat Jan 30th
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
ph 312.846.2800

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS LIVE AT CHICAGO'S OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC

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On March 7th & 8th, New York songwriter & producer, Stephin Merritt, of the 'The Magnetic Fields' hit the road again and are playing 2 nights at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago...Praise Jesus! The last time time The Magnetic Fields played at the Old Town School of Folk Music they sold out 6-shows.

26 January 2010

CURATED by ARKITIP X EVAN HECOX MACBOOK INCASE

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Peep Arkitip's 6th installment of the 'Curated by Arkitip' campaign. Incase X Evan Hecox whip out 3-versions of the 15" MacBook sleeve. These babies hit the streets Feb 9th.

THE RUNAWAYS starring KRISTEN STEWART & DAKOTA FANNING





3-things I really dig!
1: Joan Jett...whether solo, with the Runaways or as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. What is one of the very best concerts I've ever seen? Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at the Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1981 or '82. I'll have you know that the Surf Punks, Foreigner & Charlie Daniels all played that same gig, too.
2: Kristen Stewart...yes, even in 'Twilight'! I sat through much pain while watching 'Twilight', just to geek out over Kristen. I crush hard for her because secretly I want her to hate me and make me feel like crap.
3: Dakota Fanning...I think I like Dakota so much because I think she straddles the fence, between sane and insane.
'The Runaways' premiers at 2010 Sundance Film Festival. This movie is set to release to the rest of us normal people this Spring 2010.

25 January 2010

MR OIZO 'FLAT BEAT'





I thought, shit, since I just posted the Mr Oizo vs Doom track a minute ag0, I might as well post the whole 'Flat Beat' jam from Mr Oizo...but wait. It ain't over. Does anyone out there remember that Levi's commercial featuring Mr Oizo, from about 10-years ago...here it is.

MR OIZO vs MF DOOM



Daedelus' "Impending Doom" featuring DOOM vs Mr Oizo's "Flat Beat". I wish this track was about 10-minutes longer, son!

DOOM X MOS DEF AT CHICAGO'S CONGRESS THEATRE FEB 13th



MOSDOOM featuring DOOM & Mos Def in Chicago.
New date: Feb 13th at the Congress Theater...Friday's Jan 29th gig got scrapped because of management miscommunication.

SKREW: CHICAGO GRAFFITI














SKREW just off the train tracks somewhere in Chicago

24 January 2010

BIGNOISE FILMS: WHITEPOWER U.S.A.

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Whoa! Hold your horses. Before you get all bent out of shape, I just want to link you to a very controversial Indie Doc from BigNoise Films, 'White Power USA'.
*My blog is neither for or against any movement and I NEVER condone the physical harming of any human being, ever. My goal is to make sure you have exposure to all sides of any argument. No matter how big or how small. If you pretend it doesn't exist, it only gets stronger. Watch the 28-minute version of White Power USA on Big Noise's site. They (Big Noise Films) have an amazing collection of human interest docs worth viewing. I personally favorite is the Latin King's flick.

TWELVE SOUTH BOOK BOOK MACBOOK CASES












The low-down on Twelve South's BookBook cases:
*A totally unique, handmade case designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro
*Hardback cover and spine offers the superior protection of an actual hardback book
*Vintage design offers stealthy security
*Totally Awesome!

21 January 2010

ABOVE CITY SERIES 'BUENAS AIRES' PRINT RELEASE

ABOVE has just released the newest installment of his 'City Series'...this round is titled 'Above Buenas Aires'.
The hand-pulled screen prints are limited to an edition of 25 hand finished pieces and measure 22"x15".

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BANKSY FILM 'EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP' 2010 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Banksy drops a new film "Exit Through The Gift Shop'...a documentary. He unveils the flick at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 24th. Word on the street is that 'Exit Through...' is SICK!
The Banksy website is up, but there isn't a whole lot happening yet...keep checking back.

19 January 2010

MR. BRAINWASH: NEW PRINT. NEW SHOW

Stencil/ wheatpaste madman, Mr. Brainwash is crazy-busy these days...he's building up for his huge NYC gig 'ICONS' this February. How big is big, you say? I'm told that he's high-jacked a 15,000 square foot space in NYCs Meat Packet District AND he's donating a portion of his sales to the American Red Cross for Aid to Haiti.

Each of his Mondrian inspired, 8-color screen prints are on archival paper and hand finished, splashed with spraypaint, signed & numbered by MBW. He's even included his thumb print on the flipside...for that added bit of authenticity. The 36"x36" print drops January 20th.

4 of the eight prints that Mr. Brainwash will donate a portion of the sales for the Red Cross

PAPER MONSTER DROPs NEW BAST PRINT 'THE WIG'

Brooklyn graffiti artist, BaST releases his newest print today. 'The Wig' is available in 2 versions. In editions of LESS THAN 10! What?! Less than 10?! Ya heard right. These sons-a-bitches'll set you back $1200 each...US dollars. Not Pesos. Not Yen. Dollars.
Boogie your sweet little buns over to Paper Monster and get yours.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm about to hit the Bodega downstairs and buy a handful of 'scratch-offs'.

18 January 2010

BARRY McGEE aka TWIST X THE GAP X SFMoMA COLLAB

The Gap, yes, The Gap have teamed up with SFMoMA to celebrate their 75th anniversary and to kick it off proper, they've hooked up with 9 artists...releasing limited edition t-shirts. You can either boogie over to SFMoMA's website or to select Bay Area Gap stores to get yours.

"Gap and SFMOMA are proud to celebrate the museum's 75th anniversary with limited-edition T-shirts designed by inspiring artists. A lauded cult figure in a bicoastal subculture that comprises skaters, graffiti artists, and West Coast surfers, McGee was born in 1966 in California, where he continues to live and work. In 1991 he received a BFA in painting and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. His drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations take their inspiration from contemporary urban culture, incorporating elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, working on the streets of America's cities since the 1980s, where he is known by the name "Twist"."

Barry McGee Tee

VANS X BROOKS SADDLES COLLAB

I know that there are a lot of you fixie-freaks out there who are already wetting your panties over the forthcoming collab between Vans & English bicycle saddle makers, Brooks. These sweet, sweet kicks combine premium leather and the copper tones synomous with Brooks saddles. I don't know the date for this drop, but I do know these babies ain't going to be cheap.

Vans x Brooks

17 January 2010

FULL BLEED: NEW YORK CITY SKATEBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY

PowerHouse has what appears to be a pretty damned interesting book coming out soon, 'Full Bleed: NYC Skateboard Photography'. They're taking pre-orders for the $35 read.

"The shots in Full Bleed span 30 years, with contributions from over 40 photographers. This is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the one of the most diverse and rich skating locations in the world, bringing together legendary skaters and iconic photographers."

PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.666.3049

15 January 2010

THE FAITH OF GRAFFITI by JON NAAR

Brooklyn's Powerhouse Arena is having a kick-off party to re-launch Jon Naar's "the faith of graffiti" book.

"This classic, definitive look at the birth of graffiti pairs Norman Mailer's fascinating 1974 essay with the internationally acclaimed Jon Naar's stunning photography. At this event, Jon Naar will present a slideshow of his photographs followed by a panel discussion on the topic of "Graffiti: Keeping the Faith! How one book challenged and changed the dialogue about the role of art in our society," with photographer Jon Naar, graffiti writer Chris Pape (a.k.a. Freedom) and Wicked Gary."

Thurs, Jan 21st, 7–9pm
PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn

CLOWNSOLDIER X GAIA

A rare piece by Brooklyn's Clownsoldier and his homie Gaia.

ADIDAS X STAR WARS COLLAB

Adidas & Star Wars collab...get your geek on! This shit just dropped...get yours.

ART MOSH PARIS

Art Mosh hit Paris last November with some SERIOUS heavyweights, including Herakut and Pam Glew. If you're in Milan Feb'10 or London Mar'10...don't miss out, crash that party!
Chew on the video footage brought to you by Charlie Inman.

Art Mosh Paris from Charlie Inman on Vimeo.

GARLAND JEFFREYS 'WILD IN THE STREETS'

Brooklyn-born Garland Jeffreys video-collage for 'Wild in the Streets'. The single was originally released in 1973 and still kicks a bit of ass!

13 January 2010

OBEY POSTER RELEASE 'YOUR EYES HERE'

OBEY releases another print this week (Jan 14th) titled 'Your Eyes Here'.
An edition of 450. 45 bucks measuring 18″ x 24″.
These babies will be released at random.

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12 January 2010

NECKFACE 'DEVILs DISCIPLE POSTER X TURNTABLE LAB

Turntable Lab (NYC, LA & Tokyo) is giving away FREE Neckface "Devil's Disciple" mini-posters with any purchase. Don't know how 'mini' a mini-poster is, but who the hell cares?! TTL is offering you a hook up, so run your butt over to their website and get yours, son!

11 January 2010

DOUG KEYES X BERND BECHER 'WATER TOWERS'

I'm all about water towers and I love-love black and white photography, no matter what the subject matter (generally)...just as long as it stops me long enough to take a '2nd look'. Doug Keyes is a photographer that's got my attention and what do you think I found on his site? A photo of a Bernd Becher water tower...amazing!
Doug currently has a show underway at the Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, NY through February 26th. I'd strongly recommend checking it out.

KlompChing Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
January 7 - February 26, 2010

Becher-Water Towers







03 January 2010

ANNO DOMINI 'FRESH PRODUCE' feat RODRIGO OBRANCO

FRESH PRODUCE 09
-9th Annual Invitational Group Exhibit and Art Sale

-50 artists from around the world have created hundreds of works of art for this highly anticipated annual exhibition and sale. These artists were invited based on their unique artistic vision and contribution to urban/contemporary arts and culture. Each artist has submitted up to 10 works of original art, all affordably priced.

Exhibition & Sale begins: 1st Friday, December 4th at 8 pm
Doors open at 7pm for preview
On view through January 9, 2010

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 So. First Street map
San Jose, CA 95113
408.271.5155
http://www.galleryad.com

*Below image by Rodrigo Obranco from Sao Paulo...one of the many artists on show at Fresh Produce.

02 January 2010

VINTAGE BROOKLYN TROLLY CARS

A Brooklyn pigeon marches past a couple of neglected electric trolly cars in Red Hook Brooklyn.

CHICAGO GRAFFITI: RETIRED TRAIN TRACKS

Chicago, September 2009.
Music from Radiohead's Thom Yorke 'Black Swan' (Cristian Vogel rmx)

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GRAFFITI IN CHICAGOs PILSEN NEIGHBORHOOD

Graffiti in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
Music by Diplo 'Florida'

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THOM YORKE X BANKSY X RAYMOND SALVATORE HARMON

(I posted this back in Sept 09 and it seems Mr. Yorke had all unauthorized video releases yanked, thanks buddy!)...A graffiti montage featuring Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Raymond Salvatore Harmon directs 'Hollow Earth' and has been set to Banksy images.

01 January 2010

CONVERT YOUR OLD LPs TO MP3s

Love it!

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VINTAGE NYC SUBWAY GRAFFITI X KING KOOL 156

King Kool 156 tag on the Lex Express in NYC

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VINTAGE NYC SUBWAY PHOTO

What's more cool? The white dude taking this hot dog on like it's the best damned hot dog in the world? The Asian guy's look on his face? Homeboy lookin' like he's sound asleep in Math class? Or the whole damned photo?

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ADAM KIDDER: COVER OF CHICAGOs NEW CITY NEWSPAPER

Adam Kidder does some pretty amazing comic/ illustration work. He was featured on the cover of Chicago's New City newspaper. Roll on over to Adam's website to see more.

CUSTOM MOLESKINs featuring RYAN BUBNIS

'FACES' by Portland artist Ryan Bubnis. He incorporates a range of mediums which include, found objects, paper, wood, canvas, spray paint, acrylics, vinyl, sandpaper, pencil and India ink. According to Ryan, “This piece is all about flowing, growing, connecting and just all around good vibes.”
See more of Ryan’s work at ryanbubnis.com

Hit up Moleskins' website to see more and while you're over there, send in your jpg and get a custom Moleskin, lickity-split.

THE FLYING DRAWBRIDGE OF THE NETHERLANDS

This monster is called the "Slauerhoffbrug," and it hails from Leeuwarden in the Netherlands...home of Death-Metal and SICK ass bridges! The road section is lifted on a single massive counterbalanced arm up to 90 degrees in the air.
Hit up frozenly.com for additional views.

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