Thursday, September 29, 2005


Roq La Rue owner Kirsten Anderson gets interviewed in Traffic Magazine


Seattle is absolutely pathetic in the public mural arena. We have that bus corridor between 4th south and airport way but thats about it and even that has not changed significantly in at least 5 years. I would love to see something like barnstormers happen here. I love the mixture of solid contemporary art aesthetics mixed with a pure "gettin' up" attitude they got going on. I wonder if there are alot of supportive business' who would support that type of thing here but are never approached.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Stencil art show

Stencil Graff Opening
w/ Free Kindred & Newo
@ The Vain Gallery & Salon
2018 1st Ave., Seattle WA
(2 blocks up from Pike's Market)

I did a 10 questions with Free Kindred a while back. Newo has done some quite interesting work in the recent past and will sure to be on point here.
Opening is Oct. 6th 5-9pm
Works will be up Through October till Nov. 1st.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Gone to aunties house to bury some yams

A fun as f#@k thing to check out is Google Video. You can search whatever topic you want and you get video footage. Some cool one's are Graffiti, star wars fan, breakdancing, Street Racing

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Babel Box

Ric Stultz is an amazing artist out of Milwaukee. He has a new book coming out called "Babble Box". get it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

LA cracks down on graffiti-inspired murals

An article about the death of one of the only things that keeps LA interesting.

Copywrite Dont Bite

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"Copywrite Don't Bite" new works by Sam Sneke at Sals Barbershop opens Saturday October 1st. Sam is by far my favorite Seattle Graff Writer. The kids hate on him because he holds himself above the Reindeer Games, but do not fool yourself into thinking he does not krush like a piledriver to the dome.The work in this show is a departure from the graff canvases he has been showing lately. some kind of sculptural technique.
Artist Reception 7-9p
1520 E.Olive

Monday, September 19, 2005

Keepin it Real with NGA TUME

I met a most interesting artist at my print class this weekend. Stuart Tume is a Maori artist from New Zealand who is in the states for a while soaking up our "culture". I enjoyed our print session greatly especially the great travel tips and social observations he shared. It's always good to meet artists that are completely unaffected by the "game".

Flix from Hargis at OKOK

Kristian Hargis has a pretty good show at OKOK this month. The work that is showing consists of Kristians great sketches and Illustrations that step away from the pop vernacular this gallery usually shows. OKOK is located at 709 Broadway E on Seattles Capital Hill.

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Takin the battle to the enemy

Hustler of Culture is a nice resource on what is happening in the global struggle against wackness. You must remain Vigilant.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Hot Indie Action

Check out Mark the Cobra Snake, poloroid photographer extraordinaire. He comes off as a twat in his writing but the images are compelling , especially if you are a voyeur like me.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Screenprint class y'all

Hey You, The holidays are steaming at you and you have yet to start the whole shopping madness. well Cut kulture is bringing us releif.... A silkscreen class in which you can at least make the gifts for all of your second tier friends, officemates, postman, doorman, dogwalker, and whoever you want to touch with generosity. check the website for more info.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Also known as....Ya heard

Our friends over at 12 oz prophet are busting out with a brand new book project that should get folks'palms itching. ALSO KNOWN AS will be a 190-page, full-color, perfect-bound, graffiti-obsessed, street culture bible released twice yearly. The focus will be nothing short of dear, dirty destruction; the glorious variety of fuck-you graffiti that offers no attempt to make friends. Absolutely every page will be pure unadulterated content, without room for advertisements or nonsense. they're also supplementing this first release with several inserts including a kiss-cut sticker sheet, a special fold-out poster, vinyl die-cut stickers, and much more. Likewise, the print production orgy they've got planned for this volume includes alternating several sections of the book to one of a series of carefully selected specialty paper stocks, as well as produce each section with one of several spot colors and varnishes specifically chosen to highlight the content we're showcasing. Though each volume of A LSO KNOWN AS will be limited to a total edition of 10,000, some copies will be more exclusive than others by way of a tiered release identifiable by one of three distinctly colored foil stamped covers, each individually inscribed with a unique edition number.
Here are some contributor links:
Thought Ninjas
Cope 2
Uncle Geez
Peter Sutherland
Struggle Inc.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Kristian Hargis at OKOK

Kristian Hargis is having a show at OKOK this friday, September 16. Kristian will be showing all new work, particularly "small drawings". should be good. OKOK is located at 709 Broadway E on Seattles Capital Hill.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Collage Dropout

I really dig CoLLaGeMaNíA. Photocollage is a favorite of mine especially masters like Romare Bearden who I find to be an incredibly inspiring force in American Art of the 20th century.

This just in......

Roq La Rue is
moving to a new location next month! Fortunately they are just moving
next door. The space is 3 times larger than the current gallery, and in
addition to monthly shows they'll have lots more art and prints- as well
as a small bookshop with only the coolest art and pop culture books.
they'll be open in the new space Oct 14th in time for the annual
Halloween art show!
On another Roq tip i have been sitting on some flicks from the Kozik/Krafft show so I thought this would be a great time to share these

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Friday, September 09, 2005


This just in and, well, Its a good thing.

Moxie Sozo, a nationally known design firm in Boulder, Colorado is teaming
up with other designers and design firms around the country to create THE

All poster designers please step up!

THE HURRICANE POSTER PROJECT seeks limited edition sets of hurricane-related
posters from high-profile and up-and-coming artists, designers, and design
firms from around the United States and abroad. The donated posters will be
sold online, and all proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross.

As designers, we have the collective ability to do what we love, AND to
create a difference. THE HURRICANE POSTER PROJECT has been conceived as a
collective effort by the design community to unite and effect change through
our work. In order for this project to be successful, we are counting on
designer participation. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000,000 for the Red
Cross through this project. Please spread the word. Please participate.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Leif Steiner
at: or 720.304.7210. We will have a
website and additional information available shortly

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Bumbershoot Visual Arts recap

Last week I did manage to get to the Preview for the Bumbershoot Arts program. It was aiight, there were a few things I really liked and some I did not like very much, and a bit to which I had absolutely no feelings for. The exhibits I liked were the "Outside In" show, which dealt with Art, Technology, and the environment. My personal favorite piece of the whole festival was by Eric McNeill, who made a low res abstracted video of a crowd assembling and dispersing using LEDs projecting on a wall. The "In Resonance" sound art show was excellant as well. A couple Favorites from this show were Jesse Paul Millers records made from resin with all kinds of flotsam mixed in it, and Thurston Moores comedic video piece with his "Noise Bag". I was pretty disappointed with the Rock poster show, nothing actually stood out. Everything else was pretty typical "conceptual" crap.

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Eric McNeill

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Jesse Paul Miller

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Thurston Moore

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Yo, Castle this!!!!!

This past weekend I was in PDX and unfortunately missed the Castle Me In show at Halo. Lucky for me Mike Kelly has my back and sent me this message:

"The show was a hit! Check out the pics"

Mike is a man of few words.

Mark Mothersbaugh at Roq La Rue Sept 9

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Mark Mothersbaugh
"Beautiful Mutants"
opening Friday Sept 9th 6-10pm

Roq La Rue is pleased to present it's second show by artist (as well as
composer and DEVO frontman) Mark Mothersbaugh. This series, "Beautiful
Mutants" features old photographs manipulated digitally by Mothersbaugh
to create "sickeningly beautiful beings"- genetic abnormalities treated
with fondness and humor by the artist. This series is akin to walking
through the portrait room of the Addams Family mansion, while
questioning the truths in appearances.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Live Painting Event

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Int'l Airport is having another live painting this Friday. Check here fo more info.