22 December 2011

Evian x Star Wars

Get your geek on! Evian pairs up with the Star Wars brand to release these special edition bottles. Not release date yet.
Shoot an email to Evian and bug 'em...I did!


Evian x Star Wars by billy craven
Evian x Star Wars, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

20 December 2011

Tony Fitzpatrick 'Nickel History...'

Firecat Projects presents:
Tony Fitzpatrick 'Nickel History: The Nation Of Heat'

Runs thru Dec 24th

Firecat Projects
2124 N Damen Ave
Chicago, ILL
Firecat Projects

Estevan Oriol '2012 L.A. Woman' Calendar

"The new calender is comprised of shots of women from in, and around the Los Angeles area. Some of the L.A. women featured through the 12-month calendar include XXL's 2009 Eye Candy of the Year, Rosa Acosta; models Justene Jaro and Erica Ocampo; and TV host Emily Rose, Angela Copeland, and Amiee Josellia, among others..."


Waxing & Waning curated by Tom Billings & Glenn Wexler

'Waxing & Waning' a group show curated by Thomas Billings & Glen Wexler.

Runs thru Jan 7th

Featuring the works of: Christine Huck, Glenn Wexler, Thomas Billings, Sam Rosby, Tim Anderson, Thomas Masters, Paul Weston, Paul Sierra, Paul Elledge, Jenny Hellman, Kumiko Murakami, Robert Billings, Martin Garcia, Eric Wulkowicz, Andres Garcia-Pena, Ken Ellis & Jared Metzner

Waxing & Waning
in the Ashland Office Building [2nd floor]
755 N Ashland Ave [Chicago Ave]
Chicago, ILL


M-CITY en México from Filmaciones de la Ciudad on Vimeo.

17 December 2011

Judith Supine 'Give Up The Ghost and Put On Flesh'

Paper Monster squeaked a new Judith Supine print...just in time for the holidays.

Each print is:
-Edition of 50
-Hand Painted Relief Print on Archival Paper
-Acrylic and Watercolors
-Dimensions: 21.25" x 34.5"
-Signed & Numbered by Judith Supine
...It'll set you back 6-bones

Paper Monster

15 December 2011

Die Antwoord-Live at Metro Chicago

Metro Chicago presents Die Antwoord
Feb 15th [2012]

3730 N Clark St
Chicago, ILL

Buff Monster

"Limited Edition tea cup and saucer set! The bone china cup & saucer are made in Stoke-on-Trent, England in an edition of 250 sets. The cup (Full sized for Tea/Coffee drinkers) stands 60mm (2 1/2") high and 87mm (3 1/2") across and the saucer is 160mm (6 1/4") across. The set comes packaged in a special box with an artists signed and sequentially numbered print, and costs a mere £39..."


Buff Monster

Buff Monster by billy craven
Buff Monster, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Sham 69 'If the kids are united'

The Modernist

The Modernist

The Modernist by billy craven
The Modernist, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Brock Blake x Pawn Works x Art Basel Miami [2011]

Chicago - Miami from Brock Brake on Vimeo.

14 December 2011

Sailing Ship Screen Print

This is a limited edition, hand pulled screen print that I just completed. The original illustration is from a found image [Christmas record from the 60's] that featured wood-cut artwork on the cover.

All prints are hand pulled, screen printed original artworks....made by hand. I did not press the 'print' button ;)

Each print in this limited edition [of 25] is signed, numbered & dated on the front [below the image, in pencil].

Available: HERE

Sailing Ship Screen Print by billy craven
Sailing Ship Screen Print, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Tom Sachs 'Incinolet'



Alphabetic Equestrian
Maison Hermès
5-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
On display until January 17, 2012

"Sired from custom cut solid Wisconsin cedar and equitationally interlocking House Industries letterforms, our hand-drawn Hermès horse gracefully canters through a harlequin carousel of letter-borne livery with exceptional alphabetic dressage. Stoutly-sculptured cedar characters draped with signature Hermès stablemates carry on our motif throughout twelve animated window installation..."

Brooklyn Street Art 2011

Brooklyn Street Art 2011. Images by Jaime Rojo for BrooklynStreetArt.com

Kembra Pfahler [Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black]

Seventeen Evergreen 'Angels'

Mao Zedong

Just finished these last night...the original image is from a long lost & recently found series of Chinese paper-cut posters, hailing from the Cultural Revolution.

I've taken the liberty of screen printing these rad red 3-color posters on Arches paper. Posters measure: 18.5"x13.75"

Available: HERE

Mao Zedong by billy craven
Mao Zedong, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

13 December 2011

Ltd Ed Mission Workshop Waxed Canvas Rucksacks

"Limited Edition 'Sanction' [small rucksack] built with one of the oldest and most proven waterproof materials...waxed canvas. As with the standard issue Sanction, it features multiple weatherproof pockets, urethane coated zippers, and an internal frame sheet. The large zippered pocket fits most 15'' laptops..."

-Made in the USA
-Lifetime warranty
-Measures: 12'' x 18'' x 5'' 
-Capacity: 1,000 cu.in. [16 Liters)]
-Bag weight: 2.6 lbs [1.2 Kg]

Mission Workshop

VINZ 'Feel Free'

VINZ Flickr
VINZ FaceBook

12 December 2011

Tad Carpenter: World of Whimsy

Netherland 'The Next Gig'

Rotofugi Toy Gallery presents Netherland 'The Next Gig'

"Hey everyone. That's right, my first show in Chicago in close to 2 years and my first solo show since showing with Shag in Palm Springs in February. I'm hoping to make this Rotofugi's highest attending show since we've moved to our new location so I need you there! Hope you all can make it...."

Netherland 'The Next Gig'
Jan 13th [2012] 7p-10p

at Rotofugi Gallery
2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, ILL

Netherland 'The Next Gig' by billy craven
Netherland 'The Next Gig', a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Bill Barminski and Christopher Louie

10 December 2011

Martha Cooper x Lady Aiko

Urban Folk Art hosted the release of Martha Cooper's latest book 'Tokyo Tattoo 1970' tonight. The event was also co-curated & works shown by Lady Aiko.
Give Urban Folk Art a holler and get yourself a signed copy [$35]!

Urban Folk Art
101 Smith St
S. Brooklyn, NY
*photo borrowed from Urban Folk Art Gallery's FaceBook stream:

Martha Cooper x Lady Aiko by billy craven
Martha Cooper x Lady Aiko, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Barry McGee for SF/MOMA

ZEVS Unmasked

ZEVS interview...unmasked. I only wish I spoke French!

Veuillez installer Flash Player pour lire la vidéo

Reggies Rock Club presents Kool Keith

Reggies Rock Club presents Kool Keith
Jan 22nd, 2012
Tickets 12-bucks

Reggies Rock Club
2109 S State St
Chicago, ILL

The Sisters Of Mercy 'Black Planet' [1985]

The Sisters Of Mercy 'Good Things'

The Sisters Of Mercy 'Good Things' [Peel Session-Sept 07, 1982]

09 December 2011

Guerrero Gallery 'December Group Show'

Guerrero gallery presents their December Group Show

Feature Artists: Richard Colman, Andrew Schoultz, Paul Wackers, Glen Baldridge, Frohawk TwoFeathers, Ted Pushinsky, Ben Venom, Andy Diaz Hope, Devin Troy Strother, Libby Black, Aaron Noble, Jeff Canham, Alisha Kerlin, Steve Powers, Sean McFarland, Heidi Zumbrun, Chris Duncan, Joseph Hart, David Jien & Ala Ebtekar

Opening reception:
Sat, Dec 10th, 2011

Runs thru:
Jan 7th, 2012

Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Ste
San Francisco, CA

Martha Cooper x Lady Aiko

Urban Folk Art hosted the release of Martha Cooper's latest book 'Tokyo Tattoo 1970' tonight. The event was also co-curated & works shown by Lady Aiko.
Give Urban Folk Art a holler and get yourself a signed copy!

Urban Folk Art
101 Smith St
S. Brooklyn, NY
Urban Folk Art Gallery

Martha Cooper x Lady Aiko by billy craven
Martha Cooper x Lady Aiko, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Radiohead x Joy Division 'Ceremony'

ArtUp Kickstarter Program

A cause worthy of supporting: KickStarter ArtUp

"ArtUp: Growing Public Art in the LES
Last year, your generous support helped us get the paint, supplies and expertise we needed to open the FAB Café & East Village Visitors Center as a community and creative hub.

This year, we ask for your help again, to meet growing demand for our ArtUp program, which animates underutilized spaces through public art and community partnerships. ArtUp transforms construction sites, scaffolding bridges and vacant spaces in the Lower East Side into street-side galleries.

FABnyc started ArtUp in 2008 in partnership with Joyce Manalo of ArtForward to transform the negative of local scaffolding into a positive, and has been rapidly growing the program to include multiple partners, including Keith Schweitzer of MaNY Project, and a variety of new sites..."


07 December 2011


"Ramblin' is the documentary of a nationwide search for the anonymous and unknown artists of freight train monikers. This art form has been prevalent on the rails since the Great Depression but is often overshadowed by larger, aerosol train graffiti.
The film features artists such as the Colossus of Roads, The Rambler, Smokin' Joe, The Kodak Kidd and Conrail Twitty.
Ramblin' is still in production and we are actively seeking all moniker artists. Please contact 7demonbag@gmail.com..."

DIY Reggae Sound System

An upcycled Reggae Sound System from thousands of Red Stripe beed cans...


Russia's CHO CREW wreckin' shit up!

CHO "Комендантский Час" from CHO on Vimeo.

Chronicle [2012]

06 December 2011

Giro x House Industries Collab

House Industries teamed up with Giro for this graphic collab.
House used their 'Banjo' font to deck out this rad brain cage...using the letter 'H' over and over and over.

Set to retail at 60-bucks
Model: Giro 'Reverb'

House Industries
Giro Helmets

Alexander Girard

"This massive monograph on seminal designer Alexander Girard covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career. One of the most prolific mid-20th century designers, Girard's work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture. Exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled by designer Todd Oldham, this tome is the definitive must-have book on Girard's oeuvre...."

AMMO Books

Post No Bills 'L.A. Print: Edition 2'

Presented by the LACMA Prints & Drawing Council
Sat Dec 10th [12-8p]

5905 Wilshire Blvd
LA, CA 90036

Ramon De Larosa master-print maker for Post No Bills will be speaking at 6pm to attendees
*Ramon printed the attached Morley poster
Post No Bills


'...July-September 2011, five street artists were invited to NHH Norwegian School of Economics to give their comments on capitalism directly on the schools huge white walls. The project was a collaboration with the Nuart Festival, and what Escif, M-City, EINE, DOLK and Hyuro came up with...'

SuperBlast...The Exhibit


SUPERBLAST clip pushing his book 'Neo-Utopia'


Ignore the fact that the announcer sounds like David Hasselhioff!

Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke 'Shipwreck'

05 December 2011

Paul Insect

Paul Insect 'Bear Faced'

Edition of 50.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
52 x 73 cm

8-colour hand pulled screen print with fluro overlay
Somerset Velvet 300 gsm


Paul Insect by billy craven
Paul Insect, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.


Zevs 'Liquidated Louis Vuitton [Multicolore]'
70cm x 48cm
17-colour screen print
Arches 88 300gsm paper
Edition of 50 signed by the artist
Available 16:00 GMT Tuesday December 6th 2012


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

Matt Eaton

"A Fool's Ideology" by Matt Eaton.
An edition of 13 mixed media pieces on wood panel.
Each one totally unique, hand crafted layer upon layer, using a variety of techniques and media.
Each 16"x16" piece comes framed and ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

1xRun x Matt Eaton

Matt Eaton by billy craven
Matt Eaton, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.

Love Of Everything 'I Don't Wanna Dilemma'

Lo-fi fuzz fun from Chicago's Love Of Everything

02 December 2011

Karen O x Trent Reznor 'Immigrant Song'

01 December 2011

Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff

Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff by billy craven
Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.
Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff [Fugscreens Studios] Gig Poster is featured in the Chicago Reader's "B-Sides" [Dec 1st Issue]!

Also see his work at Maxwell Colette Gallery 'Text. Drugs and Rock & Roll'. Opening reception Dec 2nd 6pm...Tomorrow!
908 N Ashland Ave. Chicago

EVENT LINK: www.facebook.com/events/270789172965361/

Mark O'Brien x Weed Wolf

Mark O'Brien x Weed Wolf by billy craven
Mark O'Brien x Weed Wolf, a photo by billy craven on Flickr.
Mark O'Brien [London] x Weed Wolf [whereabouts unknown] featured in the Chicago Reader Newspaper [Dec 1st Issue]!
See their work at Maxwell Colette Gallery 'Text. Drugs and Rock & Roll'. Opening reception Dec 2nd 6pm...Tomorrow!
908 N Ashland Ave. Chicago

EVENT LINK: www.facebook.com/events/270789172965361/