Imprint have a great creative conference taking place in Downtown Long Beach on Friday 4/26. The speakers include John Jay (Wieden+Kennedy), Jonathan Gold (LA Times), Jeff Staple, Dengue Fever, Jack Grisham (author/TSOL), Chad Tim Tim (pro skater), Paul Kwon (Skate shoe designer), and many more. The focus is on a) the unique qualities that make Long Beach awesome and b) how creatives and entrepreneurs can bring more to the table. More info here.
For the month of March, Eagle Rock burger mecca The Oinkster and LA record label Friends of Friends are teaming up to celebrate the launch of Shlohmo’s “Laid Out” EP. That promotion includes some special items on the menu, including the FoF BBQ BFF Burger, and the Shake of the Month: Shlohmo’s Peaches and Lean, as well as limited edition cups, and FoF music on rotation. More at LA TACO.
#BURGERLORDS is a very popular burger-centric Tumblr site, powered by The Oinkster – one of LA’s best (and often touted as one of the whole country’s best) purveyors of fine hamburgery. So it’s only appropriate that they teamed up with the talented LA artist/illustrator/awesome dude Benjie Escobar, who is known for his artist renditions of all things burger and pizza related. Benjie has killed it with this new #BURGERLORDS T-shirt design for them, which is now available at The Oinkster website.
“Dessert Eagle” was Benjamin Escobar‘s contribution to the recent Sweet Tooth group show at Backside Boutique in Echo Park. Aside from being the best-named dessert-themed art piece ever, the print is also currently available for purchase from Benjie’s online store. He just refreshed the site design too, so be sure to look around and make appreciative noises like “Oooh” and “Ahhhh.”
Sweet Tooth is a group exhibit featuring a selection of dessert-themed art from some of America’s most talented contemporary artists and creatives. That includes C.Ann, Sophia Chang, Twinkie Chan, Robert Deleon, Eric Dressen, Ducky, Vernon Easingwood, Benjamin Escobar, Bean, Benny Gold, Bobby Hundreds, Old Man, Mo, Clark Orr, PJ Richardson, Sprkfr, Suedehead, Little Sweeties and Johnny Vampotna. There will also be an appropriately saccharine selection of snacks and beverages on hand. Opens at Backside boutique in Echo Park this Friday (8/31) at 8pm.
LA TACO have just posted a new interview with the talented Patrick Martinez. The interview kicks off with a question about Patrick’s favorite taco spot, and then moves right along into talking about his artwork. Stay tuned for his upcoming solo exhibit at Known Gallery, which opens June 16th.
My high school buddy Austin has been an amazing cook for as long as I can remember. After high school he studied his art, moved to Shanghai, and opened his own restaurant – to critical acclaim. If you’re in that part of the universe, go check out Madison, tell him I sent ya.
Indian street food and psyche funk festival? Sounds like heaven to me. Going down in Glendale today…Via Now Again Records.
Mishka are having an event at their LA store tomorrow…