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Ink and Flow

One of the highlights of POW! WOW! Japan for me personally was seeing Japanese artist Usugrow at work. I also blogged about his current exhibition Organic Contrast on display at Diesel Gallery in Harajuku. This video was playing at the exhibition so I was stoked to find it online this week. It really digs into his work, his tools, and the philosophy behind his work. Fascinating stuff from an incredible creative talent.

POW! WOW! Asia Tour Prints

POW! WOW! crew have teamed up with the good people at online print retailer 1xRun to drop timed-release prints from many of the participating artists in the events during POW! WOW! Japan and POW! WOW! Taiwan. So head over to 1xRun and check them all out! Some have already sold out.




Yesterday, I was lucky enough to catch up with the super talented homie CRYPTIK and hang at his great new studio space for a few hours. It was so nice to break bread and chop it up on living sustainably and the joys of composting. Overnight, he’s launched some great new product offerings in his online store, including a sick black-on-black Cryptigram Snapback hat, and the awesome Moksha tee in three great colors too. [See More]


I’m just back from three weeks in Asia for the POW! WOW! Asia Tour which started in Japan and then went to Taiwan. I’ve posted some BTS recap photos over on the Imprint Culture Lab website if you’d like to see another perspective on the epic events.


B.I.B 999

My talented friend Toronto-based artist Allister Lee is opening a new exhibition at One Grand Gallery in Portland this evening. It’s based around 999 black markers from his famous collection, and also includes archival documentation and illustration. The show runs until November 30th, if you’re in Portland, check it out! And here’s our 2012 interview for Imprint Culture Lab for more insight into Allister’s collection and his work.