Keeping the spirit of Benjie Week alive, here’s a link to coverage of the latest opening at Slow Culture gallery in Highland Park. It was a double whammy – Ryan De La Hoz ”Rise From Your Grave” and Leo Eguiarte ”Holographic Conjuration.” Hit the link for more photos by Benjamin Escobar and Desiree Garcia.
Well, it’s definitely Benjie Week here on the Typo blog. Can’t seem to escape Benjie-related news for some reason. I posted about the Benjie x Basecamp tee contest yesterday, so here’s a link to Basecamp’s coverage of the installation, which was painted live during Agenda Long Beach last week.
If you missed the last Agenda in Long Beach you missed some great art – art by Benjie, art by Hannah, and art curated by Sophia. But never fear! At least you can still get your hands on this great Benjie Escobar x Flexfit Basecamp tee which was only available at the trade show. Contest runs for the next 5 days or so – enter on Benjie’s website.
The good people at Hypebeast just posted a feature on Andy Song, Marketing Director at Flexfit hats, and the man behind all of their amazing Basecamp collaborations. So check out The Tradeshow Grind: A Day with Andy Song of Flexfit at Agenda Long Beach. Andy also gets the credit for asking Benjie Escobar to paint during the latest Agenda trade show in Long Beach, as well as a slew of talented artists at prior trade shows, including Jeff Hamada and Aaron De La Cruz. As if all that’s not enough, Andy is also Director at the Pow!Wow! School of Music
2014 is already off to a good start as far as I’m concerned – I recently got to interview NY-based artist Craig “KR” Costello, the man behind KRINK, graffiti’s first luxury brand, considered to be some of the best ink you can get. The interview is on the Imprint Culture Lab website – part of their 8 Questions series.
Benjie Escobar (who will be painting the Flexfit Basecamp booth at Agenda today and tomorrow) has just released a selection of prints which were previously unavailable – including the Burger Eyes and Pizza Eyes prints which went up on the streets of LA a few months back. Check out his online store for more.
If you’re in the clothing game you probably already know that Agenda LB opens up tomorrow. The west coast leg of the incredibly successful fashion trade show, which I always look forward to. You can count on seeing some great old brands, some fresh new ones, lots of art, old friends, and a good time all round.
Australians are taking over California, have you noticed? Between DABS MYLA and MEGGS, half the active artists in LA I follow seem to be Aussie transplants like me. Founded in 2005 in Melbourne, Australia and currently located in Vista, California, Ninety Calibre is the freelance face of designer Mexi (John Parry). Dude has done some epic decks for the likes of Stereo and Lurkville Skateboards and tees for the likes of BlankTM and Melbourne’s well-respected Burn Crew too. Check ‘em out.