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A Day in the Life

You might have noticed I’m slacking in the blogging department lately. I’ve been meaning to post this A Day in the life of Jasper Wong video via fashion & style blog High Snobiety about the founder of the Hawaiian mural festival POW! WOW!. I interviewed Jasper for the ICL 8Qs series about two years back, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with him lately, as Imprint are helping produce POW! WOW! Long Beach this summer.

Class Acts 3

The good people at Knockaround have brought back their awesome Class Acts campaign for the third year running. They let elementary school kids design sunglasses, and the winning design gets produced and sold to fund raise for arts education and resources in under-funded elementary schools around San Diego. Epic stuff, really. These ones were designed by 4th grader Evan Bui.

Better Man

I’m a sucker for that ole early R&B sound and Leon Bridges does it amazingly well. This should be on his debut LP next month. The video fits the vibe perfectly too. Via Okayplayer.

Pizza Lovers Recap

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I wasn’t able to attend the recent Benjie Escobar “Pizza Lovers” exhibition opening at Rose City Pizza, unfortunately, on...

Invasion Essentials

The good people at Hypebeast recently featured my all-time favorite street artist Invader on their Essentials series – where they investigate what one keeps in one’s pocketses. They recently did one with former employer/current colleague Jeffstaple too.

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Xenograph

In case you missed it, LA-based artist James Jean is taking pre-orders on his next book, Xenograph. Of course, it looks amazing. Large format, cloth bound, and filled with tons of his work over the last 4-5 years. Check out James’ web store for more info on the various different editions.

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1xRun Pow Wow Vid

Here’s a great video recap of POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 from the good people at online art mainstay 1xRun. The art retailer was involved in this year’s art summit in several ways – sponsoring specific artists to fly out, producing prints with participants like SABER, and even showing up in Hawaii to have an awesome print release party at Fresh Cafe. Read more about the video here.

Tools of Dissent

There’s a great new series of limited edition serigraph prints out from LA-based graffiti writer extraordinaire SABER. They were inspired by a line from an interesting Walt Whitman poem: “I Hear That It Is Charged Against Me That I Sought To Destroy Institutions.” Check the variations out in his online shop.

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