T-Files 040: Erik Otto

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Erik Otto is a gifted SF/Bay Area-based artist with over a decade of creative work under his belt. His portfolio includes an impressive roster of group shows and solo exhibitions at art galleries around the country, around the continent, and around the globe. The list of clients for his commissioned work includes major heavyweights like Microsoft and Red Bull, as well as universities, architectural firms, cutting-edge record stores, and even the American Red Cross. Similarly, his work defies easy categorization, deftly spanning an overwhelming range of (mixed) media and disciplines, including found objects. [Read More]

T-Files 038: ABCNT

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It’s been quite a while since I last posted an interview here. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with one of LA’s most prolific street artists. If you live in or around the City of Angels, you’ve almost definitely seen the work of ABCNT wheat pasted heavily across the landscape. Unlike myself, he is a man of action, and of few words, but read on to learn about life, the universe, and Iranian Vampire Westerns. [Read More]

T-Files 037: Sam Rodriguez

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San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez was kind enough to find the time for an in-depth interview. I first met him earlier this year when he was visiting LA for the Sesame Street group exhibit at Known Gallery. Brandon Shigeta was shooting his sketchbook for Hypebeast, so I got to see some of Sam’s work up close and in person. He created some artwork on the spot too, which was nothing short of impressive. Since then my appreciation for his artistic abilities has only increased. [Read More]

T-Files 036: Aaron De La Cruz

After spotting the work of Aaron De La Cruz over on La Brea a few years back, I was hooked. The super talented SF-based artist was kind enough to take the time to chop it up with me about his art and stuff, so read on to find out more about the man behind the geometric madness. [Read More]

T-Files 035: Alan Ariail

Since you’re visiting the site, it’s a safe bet you know I’m a little bit of a typography hobbyist. A fan. A weekend warrior. Alan Ariail, however, is the real deal. As if to prove the point, his website is Alphabet Guy and he has TYPO in his phone number. Typography is a lot more than a hobby for him, it’s his profession. [Read More]