Happy Monday! Here’s a great video from Booooooom compiling “Best of Seb Lester’s Hand Drawn Calligraphy Videos” to get your day off to a great start. This video is a companion to Jeff Hamada’s in-depth interview with accomplished British typographer Seb Lester which you don’t want to miss.
One (great) artist, one epic Moleskine notebook, and three years (2010-2013) of sketches. Can’t believe I haven’t shared this amazing James Jean video from earlier in the year. Enjoy!
Check this new tribute series from the SHAOLIN JAZZ crew – Byrd Over Staten; an EP dedicated to the works of the the iconic Jazz musician and teacher, Donald Byrd. It features select songs and breaks from Donald Byrd’s vast collection, fused with lyrics and sound bites from the legendary Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan. “Love & Heat” is the first single from the EP. And don’t miss the accompanying T-shirt design.
The new Watts T-shirt by LA-based artist Reef Kills Pop is definitely T-shirt of the week as far as I’m concerned! Reef is a subversive powerhouse – nobody is safe. Not even Eastern philosopher Alan Watts. Throw your sets up! Only at Hutch LA. Check out my 2014 interview with Reef for more on his work.
You might have seen the fascinating Kickstarter project to reproduce the 1976 NASA Graphics Standards Manual – a lot of people shared it including Jeff at Booooooom. Interestingly, NASA seem to have responded by quietly releasing a free PDF of the graphics manual, which you can enjoy here. According to this Motherboard article it sounds like the Kickstarter project will continue as planned, with higher-quality scanning than you’ll find in the free PDF.
Because it’s only Wednesday and I’m already daydreaming about the weekend. Artists Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and João Ruas have teamed up to open a new exhibition called The Gilded Age at Culver City gallery Thinkspace this Saturday. Should be impressive – I’m a big fan of Esao and Aaron having seen their work during POW! WOW! Hawaii and also at LBMA currently.