30 June 2011


MIKE MURDER a video by billy craven on Flickr.

OK...these aren't for sale...I just put them in my Big Cartel folder, cause I felt like it!

Dig the mini-postes I just completed for my homie Mike Murder. Grabbed the original image from one of MM's stickers.

Printed on French Paper. 100lb Cover. Speckletone. Starch White
Measures: 13"x9"

Music: Abner Jay "I'm So Depressed"...Shout out to Freight Bandit/B-Sides

Cody Hudson at Columbia College

Columbia College Digital Photography Lab
600 S. Michigan Ave [11th Floor]

Mon-Thurs: 830a-10p
Fri: 820a-5p
Sat & Sun: Closed


Columbia College is hosting an amazing body of works from Chicago's Cody Hudson *2011 Summer Digital Artist-In-Residence on the Photography Dept


*word is, that Cody will also be showing at Columbia's A+D Gallery. Don't have those dates but, check back around the end of July.

28 June 2011

CUAS presents The Post Family

Chicago Urban Arts Society [CUAS] present The Post Family's "Collections"...an exhibit of discarded beauty, overlooked treasures & unexplainable collections.

Opening reception July 8th [6p-11p] and runs thru Aug 27th.

2229 S. Halsted st [near Cermac]


Longman & Eagle presents The Post Family

L&E present a sight specific installation from some fine chaps better known as The Post Family.
Unveiling and reception are tonight [June 28th] at 10pm.
*Be sure to show Chad Kouri some love by bringing him a bottle of Templeton Rye.

2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL

The Post Family

Wooden Craven

Wooden Craven by interstates
Wooden Craven, a photo by interstates on Flickr.

Ha! Was flippin thru Flickr and saw a shout out from my homie, Wooden Axle. Stay Up!

26 June 2011


Hanks by billy craven
Hanks, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Tom Hanks illustration from the crew over at Lie-Ins and Tigers.

24 June 2011


CLOWN SOLDIER - Chicago by billy craven
CLOWN SOLDIER - Chicago, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

CLOWN SOLDIERs 'Butterfly Soldier' install found on Milwaukee Ave at Wood.

Pawn Works presents Clown Soldier 'The Human Cannonball'

Pawn Works
1050 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL
June 24th 7-11pm



GATOR x LIVE x MILK by billy craven
GATOR x LIVE x MILK, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.


19 June 2011

Abner Jay-a Folk Legend

Abner Jay-a Folk Legend by billy craven
Abner Jay-a Folk Legend, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Image & text 'borrowed' from: Jon Sievert [the Music Photographer]

"...Abner Jay, April 8, 1982, San Jose Flea Market. 58-15-33. Abner Jay (1921 - 1993) was an American multi-instrumentalist, who is best known for performing eccentric, blues infused folk music, as a one man band. His idiosyncratic lyrics and style can also be considered within the realm of outsider music..."

Get more from Jon's site: Jon Sievert

See/Hear more Abner on YouTube: I'm So Depressed

Shout out to my homie: Freight Bandit for the mix-tape!

12 June 2011

Mike Perry 'i heart everything'

Brooklyn's Mike Perry is one bad-ass artist with a numbers of published books under his belt. If you don't know, then what are you waiting for...check him out!


Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Beyond 1941-1945

Opens July 29th
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave

"Posters designed by the Soviet union's news agency, TASS, were an important means of bolstering support for the Russian war effort during WWII. Impressively large [between 5ft-10ft tall] and striking in the vibrancy and texture of the stencil medium, to serve as international cultural ambassadors to rally Allied and neutral nations to the Soviet cause..."

Belligerent Encounters: Graphic Chronicles of War and Revolution 1500-1945

Opens July 29th
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave

"Drawing from the art Institute's permanent collection, this exhibition serves as an overture to the concurrent exhibition 'Windows on the War', highlighting works on paer that address aspects of war and revolution..."