Ivan has been doing big things with his Skulls brand lately. I was traveling last weekend, and didn’t manage to post about his Spring Lookbook shoot with model Alysha Net (Parts 1 and 2), or his awesome pizza bagel-themed “Vinnie’s” Pack. The brand is about to turn two so Ivan is celebrating his own unique way, by releasing more impressive and eye-catching hats.
The Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA is opening what looks to be an impressive group exhibition today, called Signs and Symbols: From Street Art to High Art. Contributors include Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Barry McGee, Heretic, Keith Haring, Cryptik, David P. Flores, and Robbie Conal. Cryptik was invited to do a site specific installation, and will be unveiling the two-story mural later today.
The good people at Giant Robot are opening a new group exhibition called Seasonal Changes at their GR2 gallery space on Sawtelle tomorrow. The contributing artists are Hellen Jo, Jen Corace, Deth P. Sun, and Gosha Levochkin. Doors open at 6:30pm.
The type gurus at House Industries have just released a new Photolettering iPhone app for free. It allows you to take or import photos and then add nice typography from the House catalog to it. The catch is you only get access to 3 fonts for free, and there are many more available for 99cents a pop. Looks like we’re about to start seeing better type all over Instagram…Now available in the iTunes store.
The talented designer, illustrator, and typographer Dan Cassaro (who I interviewed several years back) has recently updated his studio website, adding in tons of great work for a wide variety of clients like Carhartt, Marvel, Time Out NY, Land’s End, and Good Magazine. And don’t miss his State Mottos Project and the Highway Typeface. Amazing stuff. Via Design Work Life.
You might recall I reviewed the recent Sign Painters book by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon from Princeton Architectural Press last year. In it, the authors document the beautiful work of 20 amazing sign painters from around the country. Now there is a Sign Painters Movie to compliment the book. And like any good movie, it has a good trailer. Via The World’s Best Ever.
Paris, Line by Line is a beautiful new title from Universe, which follows the success of Robinson’s previous 2009 re-release, New York, Line by Line. Both titles are actually reprinted vintage gems, originally published in the 1960’s; the result of German artist Robinson’s travel-inspired art. Born Werner Kruse, Robinson was best known for his signature pen & ink style, on full display in this excellent hardcover… [Read More / View Photos]