Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Art In The Streets (Part 2)

Here's some more shots of the Art In The Streets exhibit at the MOCA/Geffen. As stated above, be sure to check this one out. For graffiti artists especially, this is the closest thing to Disneyland so far.
 The acclaimed 'Street Gallery' installment by REAS, TWIST and ESPO. Complete with 'Style Wars- The Musical' video clip!

 Upon inspection of the 'Graffiti Magazine' table, I find my own old graffiti magazine sitting in the display. This pushed the show into the hyper surreal for me.

 The soul of graffiti has always been the subway car for me, and this entire wall devoted to subway photos reminded me of that.

 A great sample from LEE 163d's sketchbook.

A sample of the 'can wall' showcasing all of the classic, discontinued paint colors (Jungle Green, Krylon was the holy grail of paint colors)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Art In The Streets (Part 1)

The MOCA Geffen gallery in Little Tokyo/LA had the Art In The Streets exhibit running til about mid-august. I can't recommend this show enough.

 It ended up being much more of a comprehensive overview of Graffiti/ Street art than I thought, including just about every street artists who's ever touched a wall. From the 'Razor Gallery' exhibit to the Patti Astor run 'Fun Gallery', to, an entire display devoted to classic spray paint brands, there's not too much they missed in putting this gallery together.

Classic LA Artists MEAR One.

3 Dimensional Piece by Banksy

Banksy Canvas

The famous 'TNT Crew' pic from Subway Art, with the actual 'Howard The Duck' painting 
right above it.

Original 'Fun Gallery' piece by Revolt.

Original 'Fun Gallery' piece by Lady Pink.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Red, Black & Green

We we're in San Francisco a few weeks ago (for my impromptu bachleor party), and it happened to be 'National Record Day'. We were at Amoeba, and Kurt pointed to the wall of records for sale, and said 'Look":

It was the EP of Kurts first group, Red, Black and Green from 1991. The fact that it was on the wall for 350 buck ellicited an 'Oh Shit!!' moment. With the state of the music industry as it it, it's a wonder that the few vinyl records anyone can actually sell are on EBAY for hundreds of dollars.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wild Style Intro Animation

At the amazing Art In The Streets show at the Geffen MOCA right now in Los Angeles (which I'll be posting the dozens of photos taken), on the of the more mind-blowing exhibits was the 'Wild Style' display.

They'd actually got a hold of all of the painted cells from the opening credits of the classic 1982 movie, and had them sequentially displayed on the wall:

And here's a homemade GIF of the frames from pic 1 and 2 above:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1985 Display

This is one of a few I put together a while back (pretty easily I might add, getting the print mad was the biggest hurdle so far). They'll be a small version and larger one (shown here). A couple shops have agreed to feature these guys, so, they were just in time for Christmas.

Monday, April 18, 2011


This is pretty awesome...Definitley owes some props to MUTO:

Credit Confidential 'Mural Man' from Passion Pictures on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Charlie Harper

A couple of great images I came across. These ar featured in a chilrens biology book Charlie did Illustrations for:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Weekend Murders

One of my favorite trailers (though I've never seen the actual movie). Great use of a gun barrel/ clock as graphic device for the titles. Reminiscent of Saul Bass' work, and pretty original.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Infographics 2.0

 In this every growing multi-cultural, lingual world of ours, the opportunities for visual , iconic storytelling are endless. Especially in the realm of data display, and tutorial application. Below is an example of a company who does just that:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Quote Of The Day #189

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”