Tuesday, January 31, 2006

listen up

Here is a podcast of Jay Ryan, the Chicago based poster designer who recently had a show at Olivo Doce
courtesy of Bat Segundo

Subjects Discussed: How Jay Ryan transforms a concept to music poster, whether or not squirrels attack astronauts, Shellac, Werner Herzog, hand-drawn typography, grumpiness, what happens when bands get an unexpected poster, printing on a mechanical press, smudge marks, bleeding, Rockwell Kent, apocalypses, getting involved with Michael Chabon, book covers, unintentional obliqueness, Fugazi, subtext and association, observing people through the window, planting a seed, the disadvantages of Photoshop and Illustrator, and working within limitations.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


Amsterdam has made a call to its"vandals" to try to hit up a prototype subway car. They want to see if it really is Vandalism proof. Check out the whole story here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Boh! It's a roughneck reality

I got a lil video for you to see.
Jamalski has kept it real since jump. Here he channels a b-boy nostradamus in 1992. I saw this and couldn't stop smiling.

Chris Crites at TwentyTwenty in Ballard

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Hey You!!!
Go check out the bagpainter hisself:
Chris Crites
Saturday, February 11
5208 Ballard Ave. NW
(NEW location! Across from Tractor Tavern and Bop Street Records)
Seattle, WA 98107

Not sure what time but am guessing evening, ya dig.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


I saw this incredible lil video by Urban Medium on Wooster

Monday, January 16, 2006


Just a bit of rainy day reading.
Time poses the age old Question

Myspace news report

All points bulletin in from Jonny Cupcakes :

johhny cupcakes!!!!

Urban Outfitters ripped off one of my shirts and is now selling it in some of their stores. They have a shirt with a jet dropping cupcakes(with a different color scheme),. Last year Urban wanted to carry my shirts & they had a few Johnny Cupcakes shirt samples I had sent them....the Jet dropping cupcakes being one of them. They never sent my samples back after I told them I didn't want to buisness with them

A friend of mine that works in an Urban Outfitters e-mailed me today, telling me that she thought they got Johnny Cupcakes shirts in.... except they had an "Urban Renewal" tag on the inside of em -which is Urban Outfitters notorious clothing line that rips off small, independant artists & designers from all around the world.

I am talking to a few lawyers next week to see if there's anything I can do. They may of changed the design around enough so that they can't get in trouble. Major bummer.

If you google "Urban Outfitters" and "Infringement" - you will find a couple hundred court cases about Urban Outfitters fucking over young/small designers & clothing lines. Urban outfitters makes 856 Miliion dollars a year. They put small shops out of business. They're the Wallmart/Hot Topic of clothing stores.

Below you will see the Red Jet t-shirt dropping cupcakes that I originally sent to them, as a sample, before I decided to keep my shirts out of Urban Outfitters. They KEPT my sample shirts, copied one of them so far, and is now mass producing them with their 'Urban Renewal' company name on the inside(the various webcam picas towards the bottom).

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These cupcakes will be the death of us all

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The urban outfitters copy

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The urban outfitters calling card of death

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

lil reading break

here are a couple interesting articles to peruse:
New Yorks new Anti_Graffiti Laws
Seattle's Art World Ascendancy

jay ryan at Olivo Doce

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Renowned to the poster art world, Chicago artist Jay Ryan is on a US tour with his new book, 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels. Olivo Doce is proud to host him on the second stop of his West Coast leg.
Friday, January 13, 2006, 7-11pm
Copies of the book will be for sale and Jay will be signing copies. Please, for your sake, do not miss this!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Rich Werner destroys Ballard Jan 14

go ahead shawty, click that picture

Monday, January 09, 2006

Installation 3 hits Roq La Rue

Yo this is gonna be ill:
Installation 3- the Scion Art Tour hits Roq La Rue
Tour artists are: David Choe, Coro, Crash, Daim, dez Einswell, Jeremy Fish, Blaine Fontana, Kofie, Mad, Mike Giant, Kenton Parker, Ricky Powell, Rammelzee, Dr. Revolt, Rostarr, Seak
Reception Friday, jan 13 6p-10p
Live art by iosefatu sua
DJ sets by Mr Supreme and Evil One
Show runs 1/13-1/26
Roq la rue is at 2312 2nd ave in Downtown Seattle

I'll see you there.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Artist Accused of Vandalizing Urinal

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Marcel Duchamp's Fountain

I was reading this great bit of news about a 76 year old man that keeps trying to mess with what has been called "The most influential piece of Modern art", Marcel Duchamp's"Fountain". I guess this guy is keeping it real inna DaDaist stylee. This time he attacked the urinal with a hammer, previously he pissed in it. I actually think the most dadaist thing about the whole ordeal is that a pisspot that was tagged is the most "Influential" piece of art and is valued at $3.6 million. Kinda speaks volumes about modern "Art"

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Faesthetic 5 year issue out now

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Faesthetic 5 is available now.
Faesthetic's 5th anniversary issue is 174 pages of original black & white art, photography, graffiti and design. Offset printed on 70lb Luna Matte paper, perfect bound with a spot varnish on the cover. Only 1,000 copies are available, and each copy comes poly-bagged with a Quiet Life "Think Faest" button designed by Andy Mueller.

#5 features 80 artists! (in order of appearance):
Sara Hanken, Bwana Spoons, Tim Biskup, Ryan Burghard, Maureen Gubia, Gael Cecchin (YUCK), M-City, Larry Mayorga, Sean Donnola, Pablo Marques, Neuville, Mike Maxwell, eThos, Paul Schiek, EPHKA, Mike Giant & Mario Peralta, Jason Brunson, Lilly Piri, KAS, Siloette, Mark Sarmel, Guillaumit, Gregory Jacobsen, Gluekit, Dan James, Aaron Paula, Aaron Winters, Dutchpress, lmac, Koadzn, Drout750, Delta, Dave & Debbie Crosland, Thought Ninjas, Steven Harrington, Robert Hardgrave, Fourteen, Anne Michaux, EVIL, MAGMO, Chris Silva, James Paterson, Derrick Hodgson, Joshua Davis, Adam Garcia, Scott Rench, Prateā„¢ Computer Channel, BuffMonster, Ryan Santos, Shepard Fairey, Paul Clark, Joey Harrison, Jackson Hoose, Andreas Karaoulani, Jon Burgerman, Alexandre Braga, Martin Smith, DEVI, Anthony Sheret, Anthony Brennan, Aye Jay & B+, Alexis Mackenzie, Tommy Penton, Verbnine, BSHIT, Porus Walker, Alex Sacui, Funkfu, Britt Ehringer, Abe Atri, Teitsma, Phil Ashcroft, Neuarmy, Skullphone, Nanospore, Andy Rementer, Mark the Cobrasnake (featuring photos from the set of Kill Girl Kill), Fumi Nakamura, Mars-1 and Lee Misenheimer.
Cover by Smile Maker.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Maniacal Leakage 1/6 at OkOk

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Ok Gallery presents James Short and Robert Hardgrave in

Friday January 6th, 2006
7 - 10 pm

709 Broadway East
Seattle WA 98102

Monday, January 02, 2006

happy new year

I know this is old news but ya gotta love the Wheedles Groove documentary.