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Agenda Long Beach

The bi-annual Agenda Long Beach trade show starts tomorrow, and continues through Thursday. I’m looking forward to it – should be great, as always. It’s always nice to catch up with old friends and make new ones at Agenda, plus they always have great food trucks. And it’s in Long Beach! It’s so amazing what Aaron Levant and his team have done with Agenda – from underdog to industry leader in just a decade.

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Shop: Creative Roll

The Creative Roll is a dope little case from SF’s own Benny Gold, perfect for taking your markers, pens, pencils, and other creative tools on the go. The soft case unrolls to reveal 23 pen holders in several sizes, and a mesh zipper pocket too. Constructed with heavyweight canvas, it features leather trim details, and custom brass hardware too. Available now in the Typo Shop!

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SF-based artist Aaron De La Cruz (interviewed) who recently participated in POW! WOW! Long Beach, just released his latest...

Here and Now

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Brooklyn-based artist Scott Albrecht (interviewed) has a solo exhibition opening this evening at Andenken gallery in Amsterdam. The exhibition...

POW! WOW! Long Beach Fort Knocks

Wow, what a crazy week it was last week! I got consumed by POW! WOW! Long Beach – everything else fell to the wayside, including regular meals and blogging here. So I’m overdue to post these eye-catching Knockaround x POW! WOW! Long Beach Fort Knocks, which have sold out over at Knockaround and are currently exclusively available via the POW! WOW! Hawaii online store. They come with a special set of playing cards which commemorates the blank walls of LB.

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Vitality and Verve

An amazing group show opens at LBMA this evening – Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape, includes Audrey Kawasaki, Brandon Shigeta, Brendan Monroe, Craola, CRYPTIK, Tristan Eaton, MEGGS, Nosego, Nychos, Saber, and so much more artistic talent, it’s expected to be one of their biggest openings ever. It was also organized in parallel with POW! WOW! Long Beach and serves as something of an amazing indoor counterpoint to all the murals that are happening on the streets of Long Beach this week. I’ve had a few sneak peeks in there and it’s absolutely incredible.

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Chill Recap

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I missed the Benjie Escobar Chill show / Camera Creeps opening at The Seventh Letter gallery this last Saturday...

PWLB / Dinner & a Mixtape

Today is the beginning of POW! WOW! Long Beach, and the first event of the week is a unique dining and audio experience crafted by DJ Neil Armstrong. Part of a series of his, it includes a special audio mix (which attendees get to download) and a special one-time-only menu to match. Going down at the incredible Federal Bar Long Beach this evening! Just one seating, and it starts at 7pm.Seats are limited and RSVP is required. Find out about the rest of the week’s events here.

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