In preparation for the POW WOW Hawaii art summit in Honolulu next week, nice guy that he is, Jeff Hamada of Booooooom fame has put together a mix tape, for the whole world to enjoy. Track list available on the SoundCloud page.
Somehow, on top of handling all the work that goes with being Senior Designer for The Hundreds, Benjie Escobar still manages to work on amazing stuff on his own time. His impressive original Pizza Bandanas are back again, in three colors now: Black, Navy, Red, and there’s 3 Pack of all the colors too. Stay Weird Forever.
…Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a really entertaining fiction novel I’m reading at the moment. I don’t post about fiction much, even though that’s mostly what I read in my free time. Written by Swedish journalist/author Jonas Jonasson, it tells the bizarre, unlikely, and incredible story of Allan Karlson – an easy-going Centenarian with a knack for ending up in the middle of a remarkably unlikely turn of events. It retells his life story, while a new adventure unfolds in the present. I’m already looking forward to Mr. Jonasson’s next title, whenever that might arrive.
My friends over at ACCLAIM have just made an announcement about who’ll be speaking at their CARBON Festival 2013 event, in Melbourne this April. The line-up already boasts some impressive names including Shawn Stussy, Ronnie Fieg, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Eddie Huang, Jeff Hamada, and Woody from Sneaker Freaker. Hit the link for more deets.
ART IN THE DANCEHALL is an exhibition of Jamaican dancehall illustration and design, from 1979 to the present. The collection was curated by Al Fingers and Shimmy Shimmy, and was first shown in the UK last year. I’m looking forward to checking it out now that it’s here in LA, opening at Subliminal Projects tomorrow evening.
Here’s a brand new print from Ernesto Yerena, called “Our True History.” The aim of this image is to “get people to question borders / colonization / nation states built over our ancestral nation / our indigenous diet / our connection with nature / womyn and men dynamics / medicine / and many other types of KNOWLEDGE.” Limited edition of 100, available today via the Hecho Con Ganas webstore.