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Graffiti & The Internet

Here is an excellent talk by super accomplished Kiwi artist Askew One, whose roots are in graffiti, and is currently one of the top muralists in the world. Considering he has serious graf chops, and a place in the contemporary art scene, he has an interesting perspective on the subtle ways both his old and new schools of art overlap and differ. Is it street art? Is it post-graffiti? Watch and find out.

In a Dream (En un Sueño)

A couple weeks back, when I went over to Brand Library to check out the current Nexus group show, curated by Thinkspace Gallery, I also admired the concurrent solo exhibition on display by Mexican City-based artist Edgar Flores a/k/a SANER. Entitled In a Dream (En un Sueño), the exhibition includes onsite installation work, framed original art, and some sculptural work too. Saner’s current work is heavily influenced by Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore, which is right up my alley. It’s thoroughly impressive and well worth a visit. [See More]

Adrift II

“Adrift II” is the latest from Los Angeles-based artist James Jean – a signed and numbered time-limited edition of giclée prints. They will be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PST this morning, and ends at 7:59 AM PST on Tuesday, November 22nd. The edition size will be limited by the number of prints sold during those 24 hours and never reprinted. In James’ online store now.

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TSOTW: Champion Sound

T-Shirt of the Week this week is this beauty from Selector – both an homage to classic sporting goods, and, more importantly, sound system culture, which started in Jamaica, and has spread around the world.

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Numeric

Good morning. SF-based artist Aaron De La Cruz (interviewed) just released a new Numeric Print series, illustrating numbers 0 to 9, which was originally released during ComplexCon a couple weeks back. The signed and numbered 12 x 12″ giclee prints are on 310gsm museum smooth cotton rag paper ship flat with a record sleeve cover. Available now in his online shop.

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Nexus

Happy Monday. Finally made it over to Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale to check out the current art exhibition Nexus: Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement, curated by the good people at Thinkspace Gallery. I’d never been to the library before, and it’s absolutely beautiful, set in a lovely park. The contributing artists for the current show includes major talent like Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto, CRYPTIK, Drew Merritt, Mark Dean Veca, and many more. . [View Gallery]

TSOTW: Kapache | AX Tee

This week’s T-Shirt of the Week is by my talented friend Kaplan a/k/a Kapache, in collaboration with Kauai-based label Aloha Exchange. Aside from looking amazing, proceeds from this design go towards the family of Lucas Makana Riley – a young man from Hawaii who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver. Available for both men and women.

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