I’m happy to present the latest T-Files interview with accomplished Angeleno artist Francisco Reyes Jr., a/k/a Never Made. Francisco is an accomplished artist/illustrator, and he also works at Studio Number One, alongside talent like Shepard Fairey and, formerly, Cleon Peterson. With Never Made, Francisco presents his creative vision across a wide range of items, including lapel pins, T-Shirts, sculptures, and limited edition screen prints. He has also worked with brands like REBEL8, Hurley, Primitive Skateboards, Epitaph, Hellcat Records and Urban Outfitters. Big thanks to our mutual friend Eddie Zammit, Melbourne’s own tee game Godfather, for connecting us earlier in the year. I’ve really enjoyed following Francisco’s art and design work, and was eager to learn more. [Read More]
Good morning. SF-based artist Aaron De La Cruz (interviewed) just released a new Numeric Print series, illustrating numbers 0 to 9, which was originally released during ComplexCon a couple weeks back. The signed and numbered 12 x 12″ giclee prints are on 310gsm museum smooth cotton rag paper ship flat with a record sleeve cover. Available now in his online shop.
Happy Monday. Finally made it over to Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale to check out the current art exhibition Nexus: Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement, curated by the good people at Thinkspace Gallery. I’d never been to the library before, and it’s absolutely beautiful, set in a lovely park. The contributing artists for the current show includes major talent like Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto, CRYPTIK, Drew Merritt, Mark Dean Veca, and many more. . [View Gallery]
This week’s T-Shirt of the Week is by my talented friend Kaplan a/k/a Kapache, in collaboration with Kauai-based label Aloha Exchange. Aside from looking amazing, proceeds from this design go towards the family of Lucas Makana Riley – a young man from Hawaii who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver. Available for both men and women.
For this week’s installment of T-Shirt of the Week, I nominate this beauty from accomplished Los Angeles artist Patrick Martinez. Patrick has a history of speaking out on social and civil rights issues, and this time, he stands strong with the Standing Rock Souix, and the other tribes and protesters heading up the NoDAPL movement, which is in opposition to the proposed/ongoing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run from oil fields in North Dakota, down to the Mississippi, and which would potentially threaten the drinking water of several tribes whose land it would cross. The Army Corp of Engineers has all but ignored the concerns of the local tribes people, and so a large protest movement has grown around the issue. These tees are currently free for protestors, and not available for sale. #NoDAPL
This Saturday, Thinkspace Gallery will unveil an impressive lineup of artists at the beautiful Brand Library in Glendale. The event includes a performance by Lucien Shapiro, murals and installations by CRYPTIK, Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto, Drew Merritt, and more. And the long list of contributing artists roster is just as appealing.