All the Buildings in New York is a tremendously sentimental and skillful ode to the very fabric of New York City – its amazing architecture. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Australia, artist, illustrator, and compulsive draw-er, James Gulliver Hancock has attempted to document all of the buildings in New York, sharing much of it on the project’s blog. This new hardcover title from Rizzoli/Universe is the first book based on Hancock’s blog, and also includes bonus illustrations which were not featured on it. I was slightly concerned about how much time Hancock must have invested in this effort, but he seems to be doing very well, professionally speaking anyway, managing two solo exhibitions last year, as well as work for an impressive range of clients. [View Photos]
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.
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]
Arrested Motion have just posted a recap of many of the murals that went up on the streets of Kaka’ako during POW WOW 2013. The photos were supplied by the very talented Brandon Shigeta, who also works for Hypebeast, and is a certified architect no less. Check out all the AM coverage of POW WOW 2013 here.
Tomorrow, Riverside-based artist Jeff Soto unveils his latest print on the Prints on Wood website at noon. Seeing Jeff paint and hearing him speaking about his work during POW WOW was a real highlight for me. Turns out this new print was inspired by Jeff’s time in Hawaii during that event. Via Arrested Motion.