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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jello Time.

Travis Lampe sent me this a while back and I was going through my emails and saw it again. Good way to break up the day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First Big Snow

First big snow of the year about the 4th snow overall. A pretty impressive snowfall. It has been snowing all day and I would say there is about 14 inches of snow so far and it is still going. Funny thing is they are saying it is going to be in the 50's this weekend. Gotta love Colorado.

Chris Jordan-Midway Series

Next time you throw out that little piece of garbage and think it doesn't matter think again. Photos by Chris Jordan show the effects of carefree littering.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Public Spaces Typography

flickr collection of signage from around Europe. Some great examples of 3-d typography.

Submit some MailArt

Mail Me Art 2 will run until 31st March 2010. For more information about the project, please click here. If you’re after some inspiration, you can see examples of work from the first Mail Me Art project here.

Stationary Odyssey-Free JohnFriend EP

As an accompaniment to the 8-track mini-opus 'Sons of Boy', Stationary Odyssey offer this free digital EP. Artwork by TM.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fu Manchu-KING of the Road

I hope to see these guys this week. Saw them last year and they killed it. They played all their best stuff and I was like 5 ft from them.

Ryan Bubnis-

Some pictures of a studio visit of the talented Ryan Bubnis. I always enjoy seeing where and how artist work.

+_+_+_+_+_MULE TALES_+_+_+_+_+

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Henrique Oliveira

I love the scale of his work and the amount of movement. Makes me want to do something huge.

Bordo Bello-

I will be taking part in a charity art show in Denver. Skate deck art. I have done one in a while. So, should be interesting with the new style. Wood and all.

For the second year in a row, Bordo Bello is about breathing life into the Denver arts community. Our goal is to expand the audience of AIGA Colorado and open up the design community to incorporate the related artistic fields that help shape our culture. Bordo Bello’s funds go directly to two charities, Access Gallery and Youth Design Denver.

Meg Hunt

I have always like to browse Meg's site. She has so many interesting approaches to her work from lettering, to children illustration to woolies....

Tube Duel

Welcome to the San Francisco branch of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League (CTFL). The CTFL was created out of a desperate need to better train and arm citizens with cardboard tubes. While many speculate that our fore fathers, when drafting the constitution, originally intended the second amendment to refer to fire arms, there is now a small group of non-academics who believe that they were more likely referring to elite militias of card board tube wielding ninjas. While this training often takes place during childhood, it is discarded by adults who remain uneducated about the importance of such practices. The goal of the CTFL is to provide organized cardboard tube based events that help spread cardboard awareness. Among these pages you will find information, history, and event listings for duels in the San Francisco area.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Esther Aarts-Good Luck Set

Ed Fella

Ed Fella has his book up on his site Letters on America. It is one of my favorite books. So much great found typography and great use of polaroid.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Square America's-Booth Portraits

Ravishing Beasts-theatrical taxidermy

One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur - TRAILER

Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel, “On The Road” made him a literary rock star, but the fame led to his unraveling. So three years later he headed to a friend’s cabin in California to battle his demons and his alcoholism. The result was a second novel, “Big Sur.” The real life events behind the book are documented in a new film and CD, both called “One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur.” Jay Farrar, leader of the band Son Volt, puts the words from the novel to music on the CD and joins us from St. Louis to talk about it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Matchbox Labels

Great set of vintage matchbox labels off of flickr. Amazing collection of work. Makes my collection look pretty tiny.

Where the Wild Things Art-TM upcoming show

I am in a show coming up in Denver next month. Working on a piece that is about 36x31 inches. Should be an interesting show.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Masters Of Metal

I found this on ebay the other day. This was one of the first LPs I bought when I was a kid. Ok, I will fess up I bought it off of ebay for $2.29. $2.29 well spent.

Ruby Magazine #41

Ruby has made some changes! now you are able to learn a little more about the artists included. before seeing the images you can read the artists statement or a brief text they provided. i hope you enjoy this! Issue #41 includes the work of heike weber, caterine ryan, zephirance, annalisa vobis, kalle katalia,  amy bennett, tracciamenti and tommy støckel.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


A former schoolmate of mine, Kris Kuksi has some new works.

From Kris:
Two of my latest works featured in this exhibit are "Anglo-Parisian Barnstormer" and the infamous "Churchtank Type 7C". This exhibit will last from October 13th to February 10th 2010 and is curated by Art Donovan.

Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack

Inside Karen O is a Wild Thing - as singer for the Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs, her wild thing is in your face, vulnerable, obnoxious, tender, exciting... a self-proclaimed "spazoid." To Oscar-nominated Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze, however, Karen O and her music possess something of a child-like innocence, a guileless charm that put her exactly on the right emotional wavelength to sonically capture the film, be it a tender moment or a wild rumpus.
To compose the music, O enlisted friends and fellow musicians she believed had a musical intuition that would bolster her intent to marry sound to vision. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, these include Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska), Nick Zinner, (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and an untrained children's choir.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Winter Works On Paper

Simple and powerful typography of New York City subway destinations c. 1940's.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Juxtapoz Poster Art Book

I was fortunate enough to get some work in this great book of poster art by Juxtapoz.

The third book in an ongoing series from the seminal West Coast art and culture magazine, Juxtapoz Poster Art focuses on the art of screen print posters. In the past 10 years screen printing has ballooned in popularity and a new class of artists has emerged. These artists stepped away from the psychedelic posters of the '60s and developed their own aesthetic-incorporating everything from hand-drawn type to found objects. Their posters have become sought-after collectors items for art and music fans alike. Featured artists include: Jason Munn, Michael Motorcycle, Little Friends of Printmaking, Jesse LeDoux, THINKMULE, Paul Insect, Seripop, Brandy Flower, Aesthetic Apparatus, Decoder Ring, Nick Butcher, Rocky Grimes, Tyler Stout, Tim Gough and more.

Tractor logos flickr set.

Great set of vintage tractor logos and machine typography.

Brutal Legend. I need this.

House Industries Show

Came across House Industries show set on flickr the other day. Some very cool 3-d type creations.

New piece

Started an new piece this week inspired by the Book where the wild things are. It is going to be a bigger piece around 36 inches x 36 inches. Should be fun.

KISS themed M&M's

What won't they put their faces on.

rikcat-smashed cans

Long time fan of his work. He posted on facebook the other day about his can flickr set. Nice stuff.

Vintage Pixels

Vintage Pixels is a large database of historical, high quality, free-for-use images which allows people to share their archived photos. You can download images for print, or use in graphic design, as well upload images to add to the ever growing album of vintage images. The best part - it's all free! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cool filckr set of vintage bottle caps!

TM Smoked Chicken Kabobs

Made chicken kabobs in my smoker the other weekend and they came out great. Really easy to do. Maple smoked bacon wrapped around some chicken breast. Brushed on olive oil. Then make a rub 1 tsp. dried mint, 1 tbl. garlic salt, 1 tsp. onion salt, 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper, 1 tbl. red pepper power. Sprinkle rub on the 'bob then dizzle with honey! Smoked at 220 with hickory until was about 170 degrees.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Travis Lampe

Travis is one of my old schoolmates. He is tearing it up on the art scene and has a nice shop full of fun art goodies.

We Love Typography

Its a lot like fffound but with typography. Can't get enough of typography these days.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Wild Things Contest via BOOooOoooM

Winner gets a “Wild Things” Edition XBOX plus a magnificent bus shelter-sized Where the Wild Things Are poster not available in stores!

Where The Wild Things Are is filled with references to building a world out of things from your everyday life and that’s exactly what we want you to do!
We want you to create a fort! Use garbage bags, tree branches, tablecloths, prosthetic limbs, wood, gold, whatever you got!
Snap a photo, and email it to me, here.
Contest ends next Monday (October 12th), so get on it!
If you need some inspiration, take a look at this photo series by Kelly Burgess. She asked people to construct forts and fill them with what they love.

Robert Hardgrave-Dell Video

My friend Robert aka FarmerBob did some art for Dell and this is a video about him talking about his art.

Heiko Mueller-Stay Awake

Saw that Heiko Mueller an old Art Dorks (artist collective-now defunct) friend has a show in SF.

Stay Awake
Solo exhibition

49 Geary, Suite 418
San Francisco, CA