In Tokyo for the first ever POW! WOW! Japan this week, we were exploring Shibuya and Harajuku and stumbled across the current Usugrow exhibition Organic Contrast. Needless to say, it was incredible. I’ve been a fan for years and years, and I still am. The exhibition was located in the Diesel Art Gallery and runs until November 5th. Since Usugrow is a participant in the first POW! WOW! here, it was a very nice coincidence. [See More]
This week’s T-Shirt Of The Week is the brand new POW! WOW! Japan tee. Cop one now and support the POW! WOW! movement – public art, events, music & art education, seminars, and more.
On our first day here in Tokyo for POW! WOW! Japan, talented photographers Brandon Shigeta, Mark Kushimi, and I explored an incredible shop on Tennozu Isle called Pigment Tokyo – funny considering we are here to help paint the town. The visually stunning retail shop specializes in traditional Japanese and Asian brushes, inks, and paper. They also stock 4200 colors of custom pigment, arrayed in an amazing fashion, along one wall, creating a full spectrum of colors to choose from. The staff were exceedingly nice – happy to let us snap photos and ask questions about the lovely products. [Read More]
Here’s a great new video from Highsnobiety, on the awesome Aaron De La Cruz installation for POW! WOW! Long Beach earlier this year. I’m so stoked we were able to bring Aaron back to LB for some of his public art – he’s such a great guy and I’m a huge fan of his work – it was a real highlight for me…
There’s a great-looking event going down at the Modernica Factory located at 2901 Saco Street in Vernon today. Artist duo DABS MYLA open their ‘Before and Further’ exhibition, a 4,000 square foot installation takeover of a workplace building, located on the Modernica property. They have transformed it with their newest paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics, to custom-built lighting installations. The public reception is today from noon to 7PM and will be hosted by Andrew & Shawn Hosner of Thinkspace fame.
Outside the Box: Hand-Drawn Packaging from Around the World by Gail Anderson is a new paperback title from Princeton Architectural Press, which explores the resurgence of hand-drawn packaging in this computer-driven era. She is a former Senior Art Director at Rolling Stone. Her beautifully laid-out monograph documents countless examples of hand-drawn designs, sorted into four main categories: DIY, Art, Craft, and Artisanal Lettering. [Read More]