Tempt One is “Getting Upper”

Tony Quant aka TEMPT ONE

Tony Quant aka TEMPT ONE at Getting Upper in Pasadena

At the Pasadena Museum of California Art a poster project and museum exhibition is up that examines how communication and typography has been infected by graffiti and street art. Twenty-six graphic designers were each asked to create a silk screened poster that reinterprets a letter of the alphabet in the spirit, but not conventional styles, of graffiti. (more…)

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Interview with the incredible & inspiring South African street artist Faith 47

The Ginko Agency brings us Faith47, a painter and street artist known best for the giant murals that adorn the city of Cape Town.

“Public spaces should be used for the public to engage with each other in. If you look globally the street art scene is huge, and there is a lot of really high quality work being done. It’s really like a new art movement that a lot of people can’t get there head around, but I think in 20 to 30 years from now people will be reading about it in all the art history text books.”

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Freshness from Japan – KAMI & SASU

Renowned for their giant collaborative zen pop murals, KAMI and SASU’s works combine elegant geometry with ebullient, uplifting colors.

KAMI and SASU are collectively known as Hitotzuki which literally means “Sun and Moon”. Another great video by Melbourne based independent film maker Louis Mitchell.

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Glen E. Friedman – Images of the Underground

Glen E. Friedman “Fuck You All”
show @ 941 Geary Gallery
with Shepard Fairey & Justin Giarla

Fuck You All, is an international traveling collection of photographs that span the prolific and influential career of artist, Glen E. Friedman.

Now in its 13th year, this exhibition makes its way to San Francisco for the first time, bringing with it the work that presented some of the world’s most significant photographic contributions to the punk and hip hop subcultures and not only documented the genesis of skate culture, but helped shape it for generations to come.

Friedman’s 941Geary exhibition of Fuck You All will feature several never before seen collaborations with Shepard Fairey, which will be displayed along with the original photographs for the first time. These works are true artistic collaborations, executed symbiotically and inspired from a history of mutual respect between Friedman and Fairey.

To see photos from opening night click here:

flickr.com/​photos/​warholian/​sets/​72157625214123783/​

– A Colin Day Feature –
From Warholian on Vimeo

Barry McGee hits Sao Paolo

“Compelling art to me is a name carved into a tree. Sometimes a rock soaring through a plate of glass can be the most beautiful, compelling work of art I have ever seen.” – Barry McGee

Retna – Downtown LA

Retna crushes murals all over LA. His work is characterized by massive scale, incredibly detailed and cryptic typography, and it is almost always coupled with a figurative piece by his partner in crime MAC. If you ever drive around LA, they are impossible to miss.

Retna lets us peek his downtown LA studio (and coincidentally drives past my studio) and brings us to a recently mural he did with MAC at a church on Skid Row.

Published in: on January 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Wrinkles of the City by JR

The Wrinkles of The City – Shanghai – by JR

Once again JR is on a massive crusade, this time in China’s worn down industrial neighborhoods of Shanghai. JR makes the world his gallery and it’s inhabitants become both his subjects and his audience. His ability to capture the burden of a city’s most subjugated citizens through portraiture never ceases to amazes me.

This is how street art changes the world and for JR this is just the beginning.

To learn more about JR’s projects, visit his website by clicking HERE.

Published in: on January 12, 2011 at 11:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Site of the Stars Makes Me Dream

Van Gogh quote illustrated by Seb Lester

I know nothing with any certainty, but the site of the stars makes me dream.

A quote by a man who needs no introduction, Vincent Van Gogh.

Magnificently illustrated quote by London based type designer, illustrator, and artist by the name of Seb Lester. Check out his website at seblester.co.uk. He has created typefaces and type illustrations for some of the world’s biggest companies, publications and events, including the likes of Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times, The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and J.D. Salinger’s final reissue of The Catcher in the Rye. He is passionate about letterforms.

Black Mountain & Black Angels

Last night I saw two amazing bands at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, Black Mountain & The Black Angels, they both absolutely killed it… I wish I could share all of the art on the vinyls I picked up becuase they are on point, but so are these video’s so I’ll share them instead. Enjoy!

Telephone – The Black Angels

The Hair Song – Black Mountain

SIT – NOIR

SIT - 9HK

SIT is a killer artist based out of Amsterdam. He straight up crushes it with raw talent when it comes to illustration as exemplified through his technical mastery, creativity, and dynamic use of contrast. His new series is called NOIR and for the first time was presented last weekend at Blooom/Art Fair 21 in Cologne. To see an interview and more images click more below.

SIT - Noir - Number 8

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Published in: on November 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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