Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Book of Disquiet @ WESC

WESC will be having a reception for Weactivists Alex Prager and Mercedes Helnwein at the WESC shop on Thursday, December 1st from 7pm to 11pm. These ladies are amazing artists and you will be hearing a lot more about them in the future if you don't already know. Come enjoy refreshments and preview "The Book of Disquiet"!

Also, an instore bbq art afternoon Saturday, December 10th. Featuring the art of Chris Pastras, Andy Howell, and the Weactivists! Live painting from Mr. Howell and Mr. Pastras, food and refreshments, and good times. Some special products may be available that day... stay tuned for more on that too. Yes, there will be an afterparty.

Be sure to check out their book release on Sunday, December 11th hosted by Giovanni Ribisi and Jason Lee. Save the date!

In Summary:
December 1st @ WESC LA- 7-11pm Alex Prager and Mercedes Helnwein
December 10th @WESC LA- 1-7pm Chris Pastras, Andy Howell and friends
December 11th- "The Book of Disquiet" with Alex and Mercedes!
http://www.alexprager.com/ for more info.

WE ARE THE SUPERLATIVE CONSPIRACY
144 South Robertson
Los Angeles, Ca 90048
Shop www.wesc.com

Jeff Soto Book Signing

Subject Matter Gallery & Murphy Design Presents Jeff Soto's Potato Stamp Dreams Book Signing
Meet Jeff, get your book signed and receive the limited edition mini SOTO zine / published by Murphy Design

Signing Opens Saturday, December 3rd 6pm - 9pm
Early Arrival Suggested Copies Of "Potato Stamp Dreams" Will Be Available For Purchase. Already Have A Copy, Bring It By And Have Jeff Sign It for you.
Potato Stamp Dreams - Jeff Soto’s premier book, Potato Stamp Dreams published by Mark Murphy/Murphy Design, is an inspirational assembly of graffiti, fine art, installation and exhibitions. This hard bound collection features, double sided dust jacket, embossed cloth cover, 148 pages and over 200 full color, beautifully reproduced images. Another great feature is the French-fold pocket on the front of the book that holds a 48 page mini Soto zine. Introductory text provided by Black Market’s Dave Kinsey and Jana Desforges.
Potato Stamp Dreams is hardbound, beautifully reproduced, and features : 2 Sided Dust Jacket, Black Cloth Cover with Embossed Design, 146 pages with over 200 full color images. In addition, the first 1,5oo copies feature a limited edition, 48 page Soto mini zine (ISBN 0-9748032-3-5). Jeff Soto/Potato Stamp Dreams is published by Mark Murphy/Murphy Design, ISBN 0-9748032-4-3, Retail $41.00.
Subject Matter GallerySubject Matter Gallery @ the LAB
2930 Bristol St, Suite A-101Costa Mesa CA 92626
tel. 714.668.9887
Monday– Saturday : 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday : 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Sunday December 11th
(11am to 4 pm)

Pasadena Conference Center - Upper Level
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, California

Friday, November 25, 2005

DON'YOKU DUNNY

The Don’yoku 8-inch vinyl Dunny Toy will hit you faster than a Yakuza’s shuriken. When designing this toy, Huck Gee wanted to commemorate the mysterious life and times of the enigmatic Don’yoku. His white fighting garb is a throwback to sumo fighters and the Edo Period Japanese tattoos clearly remind one of his Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) roots.

Don'yoku was rumored to be one of highest-ranking members of the Yakuza. During his long reign the few that dared cross him were quick to learn the error of their ways. The next morning they would wake to find their entire household had been slaughtered while they had slept. No one was spared except the individual that had crossed Don'yoku.

Huck Gee recently completed a series of figures, with Kidrobot, for Barneys New York, which featured the designs of Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, and Duckie Brown. He is currently working on numerous toy designs with Kidrobot, including figures for DJ Qbert and N*E*R*D. Huck presently resides in Northern California pretending to be a racecar driver. www.huckgee.com The Don’yoku Dunny is limited to 2000 pieces and is available for $39.95 on December 1st, 2005 at Kidrobot stores, online, www.kidrobot.com and with select retailers.

DOMA DUNNY

Kidrobot announces breaking news via South America. The supernatural creatures that swipe body fat, known as lik’ichiri, and are said to haunt the Altiplano (highlands) of the Andes mountains, have been defeated by a new, shining red-ray of heavenly light known as the Doma Dunny. This 8-inch vinyl toy hero has been associated with saving the lives and body fat of many Argentine citizens.

The Doma collective is a group of Argentines that started in the Buenos Aires street art scene in 1998. Doma began doing urban installations, stencils, street-projections and absurd campaigns. Since the groups inception they’ve been creating conceptual universes, different worlds and characters that have been evolving to come alive with the groups specialization in animation, motion graphics and filming. http://www.doma.tv

The 8-inch Doma Dunny, will be available in red (limited to 1500) and blue (limited to 2000) on December 8th, 2005. Doma will retail for $29.95 and will be sold at Kidrobot stores, online, www.kidrobot.com, and with select retailers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Letters First Opening Party


7th letter celebrated its "Letters First" opening party at the RBK store.

click here to check it out

Monday, November 21, 2005

Sekond Hand Projects - New Site

Sekond Hand Projects has just updated their site. I wasn't sure where to post this information, but I figured there is some dope design work and photos in the books, All-City:The Book About Taking Up Space and Bully:It's the Pits, so this section would do it justice.
Sekond Hand Projects is developed from the mind of Paul107. Paul107 is a Montreal, Quebec cat that published two interesting books on graf art and pits. With the new re-designed site, Paul107 has graciuously provided everyone full access to both books, All-City:The Book About Taking Up Space and Bully:It's the Pits. For those who haven't checked them out, please do so. The content, design, and photos are dope!

Once you check them out, I am sure you will want to own them as well. There is nothing better than to actually see the books first hand. Plus, they are great coffee table books!

Peep it... www.sekondhandprojects.com.

VIVISECT PLAYSET (ROUND 2)

Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Opening Reception Dec. 1st.
Show runs through Dec. 23rd.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Art Basel Exposed 2005


University of Miami’s student-run radio station WVUM-FM and Miami Art Lab present Art Basel Exposed 2005, featuring the work of Sam Brown of explodingdog.com, Tavare Hill a local Miami artist & Kelly Tunstall of San Francisco.

Sam Brown has become a popular name from his trademark stick figure art inspired by subjects and titles sent to him via email. On peak days, he receives almost 200 emails with suggested titles. From these titles he draws colorful, imaginative stick figures with quick, comedic wit.
Tavare Hill is well known in the local scene as a leader in the use of urban aesthetic. His works are a blend of lowbrow & outsider with a strong reference to urban life and childhood. Hill also teaches at Design and Architecture Senior High.

Kelly Tunstall is an established artist who’s collected on the world market. Her paintings stunning female form strongly resemble character drawings of the fashion industry of times past. Tunstall’s pixie-like women are highly polished and glamorous beauties.

There will also be a juried art show for local artists. Ten works will be selected by a jury that is comprised of Alfredo Triff of The University of Miami, John Bailly of The Honors College at F.I.U., Tavare Hill of D.A.S.H. and Erik Lopez of Miami Art Lab.

In conjunction with the art exhibition there will be live DJ music from DJ Sticky Rice (Spider Pussy), DJ Benton (WVUM), DJ Lolo (Sweat Records) & DJ Alejandro (Poplife).

Thursday, November 17, 2005

3 Trees Make A Forest

November 19 - December 6, 2005
Opening Reception: This Saturday, November 19th, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Three internationally recognized artists: Ronnie Del Carmen, Enrico Casarosa, and Tadahiro Uesugi, will be exhibiting their new work in our gallery. There will be limited prints and originals available. These talented artists/friends are coming together for the first time in the US to create a show with illustrations of stunning elegance, simplicity and beauty. Ronnie and Enrico will be visiting us from Pixar and Tadahiro will be flying in all the way from Tokyo. This show was born out of the 3 artists mutual admiration for each other and a desire to do something together. Ronnie and Enrico in fact met with Tadahiro last fall in Japan where they invited him to visit them in the US. Thus with great honor we are proud to present the “ Three Trees Make a Forest” show. Mark your calendars, this is a show not to be missed!

Nucleus
30 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
www.gallerynucleus.com

Thursday, November 10, 2005

project: PROPAGANDA

project: returns for its eighth installation this Saturday with PROPAGANDA. With 100s of artists and 1000s of pieces of work, this is the largest undertaking project: has taken yet. Nothing has been censored, nothing has been left out of the show... This one will visually blow you away!
Including Shepard Fairey, David Choe, Eric Orr, UPSO, Vulcan, and more...

project: PROPAGANDA
Sat, Nov 12th
8pm-1am

5016 Venice Blvd (at La Brea), LA 90019
$10 admission/Open bar

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Chad Robertson



Just an awesome painter that I think everyone should know about.

http://www.chadrobertson.com/

Friday, November 04, 2005

Attention Designers - Worldwide Logo Contest


Deadline for submissions is November 9, 2005.
More information @ http://www.globalinheritance.org/NORFdesign/index.html.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The MUNNY Shows and Contest

The MUNNYs are coming!! The MUNNYs are coming!!
With the release this Thursday, November 3rd, Kidrobot is celebrating the launch with amazing charity events in 3 cities... Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Kidrobot has compiled an all star cast of talented artists to customize the MUNNYs. These one-of-a-kind MUNNYS will be auctioned off to benefit children affected by Katrina.

Here is your chance to win some MUNNY!

Submit your MUNNY design now for you chance to win MUNNY.

Grand prize winner will receive a set of 3 MUNNYs (Black, White, and Glow-in-the Dark). 2 runner ups will be able to select one MUNNY of their choice.

Subject Matter Gallery - Consumption Manual & Slaughter House

Consumption Manual Issue 002
“Ninja’s Sailing Pirate Ships” Magazine Release Party Issue Two, “Ninja’s sailing pirate ships”, debuts October 26th and features the revolutionary work of Dave Flores, Joshua Krause, Stutter, Audrey Kawasaki, Tim McCormick, Chris Silva, Jophen Stein and a 16 page bonus feature developed by the Scrawl Collective. Editorials include interviews with world renowned companies such as Instant Winner Skateboards, 5 Boro Skateboards and an in depth look at the Relentless Skateworks. Guest artist and layout designer for issue two will feature the stunning artistic abilities of bay area artist Erik Otto, collaborating with our incredibly talented resident design artist Blaine Fontana.

Reception held in conjunction with "SlaughterHouse", an art exhibition featuring the work of Zach Johnsen, AZStar78 & Tra Selhtrow
Saturday, November 5th 7pm-12am w/ DJ's Subject Matter @ The LAB
Subject Matter Gallery @ the LAB
2930 Bristol St, Suite A-101
Costa Mesa

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

LAS CHICAS DE BURQUE

The Lab 101 Gallery & URB Magazine Present: One year in the Culver City Location anniversary exhibition: "LAS CHICAS DE BURQUE" featuring new illustrations and photography by Mike Giant.

NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 5, 2005
Opening Reception: SATURDAY . NOVEMBER 5 . 2005 7-10pm
Beats by DJ DAZE free event and gifts for the 1st 100 attendees
Open bar provided by RED STRIPE. Please drink responsibly.

THE LAB101 GALLERY
8530-B Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
http://www.thelab101.com

Reworked Revamped

Workhorse Gallery presents
Jeremiah Garcia
A Collection of Artwork on Salvaged Materials
www.n10z.com

Saturday, November 5th From 7-11pm
Workhorse Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 666-6163

A Live DJ set will be provided by Cody, Patti Cakes and Princessa Vanessa spinning electro, old school and new wave.

Complimentary Refreshments and Fun Provided by:
RED STRIPE
ICE CREAM MAN
GUITAR CENTER
CRUZAN RUM
MOCHI ICE CREAM


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