So the Imprint Culture Lab event I helped produce last Friday went really well in my opinion. Which is nice considering it took about two months to organize everything. Martin Wong, of Giant Robot fame, who curated the content and lined up the day’s speakers and panels, has put together an initial Long Beach: Work In Progress Recap with some photos, notes, and links. Highlights included John Jay’s keynote, Jonathan Gold’s insane genius, Dengue Fever’s acoustic jam, and Jeffstaple’s roundtable session.
The super talented SF-based artist Aaron De La Cruz (interviewed) is just about to unveil a collaboration with sunglasses maker Look/See. I’ve thought Aaron’s work would translate onto a wide variety of products exceedingly well for some time now, so it’s great to see that idea reinforced here. Available this Friday, limited to 100 pieces.
This is kind of meta. A print called “The Artist” by Jeff Soto, the artist. So, a self-portrait of sorts, arguably, although I don’t see the resemblance, personally. I can speak from personal experience when I say if you don’t invest in one of your very own, you will regret it eventually. Lands at Prints on Wood this Thursday at noon.