To The Future

Los Angeles-based artist El Mac has done some of the best walls in the city in the last few years, in my opinion. I’m a huge fan. Check out this wall he did in Toronto recently, via Mashkulture. It’s too bad that he couldn’t make it out to POW! WOW! Hawaii this week.

3rd Annual POW! WOW! Print Show

The 3rd Annual POW! WOW! Print Show presented by 1xRUN opens at Loft In Space / Fresh Cafe in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kaka’ako this evening. 6-10pm. It’s a chance to pick up some of the limited run prints that 1xRUN have available online here, including some that have already sold out.

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Shop: Lost Art book

I’m very pleased to have the Lost Art book in stock in the shop. It’s a great source for vintage Los Angeles tattoo flash with an interesting story behind it, published by Incognito Tattoo. The flash art was discovered, unsigned, in a flea market in the early ’90s, and it wasn’t until recently that the work was attributed to Harry Lawson – a little known Los Angeles tattoo artist of the ’20s and ’30s.

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T-Files 044: Friends of Type

Aaron Carambula

Friends of Type is an incredibly visually-arresting website dedicated to “original typographic design and lettering,” maintained and operated by four creatively gifted friends: Aaron Car├ímbula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong, and Jason Wong. Together, they create and post a majority of the featured work, along with some occasional guest contributors. What started out as a bit of a joke between friends has become one of the best outlets for creative lettering around. [Read More]

Avalokiteshvara

This amazing new Avalokiteshvara framed print from LA’s own CRYPTIK is being released on art retail site 1xRUN right about…now. The signed, numbered, and framed edition of 75 is a 24″ x 24″ 7-Color metallic ink screen print on 250gsm Black Arches fine art paper. Check out the whole POW! WOW! 2015 print series on 1xRUN here.

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Esoteric Alphabet

This new print from LA-based artist Alex Kizu, aka Defer, is part of the 3rd Annual POW! WOW! Hawaii Print Exhibition available in conjunction with art retailer 1xRUN. Looks like the signed, numbered edition of 50 sold out in less than 12hrs, as did the three other offerings from Defer which were released yesterday! Check out the whole series here. Stay tuned for a great CRYPTIK print which drops later today.

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Invader in Tanzania

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French artist Invader, probably my favorite street artist, has recently done some impressive and remarkably well-placed installations in Tanzania....