James Jirat Patradoon: Updates

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One of my favorite pop illustrators has very recently updated his portfolio with some imagery from a recent gallery show. James Jirat Patradoon also got down on generating some animated gifs for the show that played on old televisions. Cool idea.

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Nelson Balaban

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One of my favorite young designers who is now becoming a shit-hot illustrator, Nelson Balaban participated in his first ever solo exhibition a few weeks back. The show was titled ‘Selfish’ (hence the great self portrait above) and he managed to generate some very inspiring imagery for the show. You can take a look here.

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My Name is Wendy

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I kind a just gave up searching the entire blog anymore for reposts since it’s been tough since I started the studio and had a kid just to keep up on the blog so forgive me if this is a repost (because it looks familiar) but the work of French studio My Name is Wendy caught my eye again today. They’ve got some tasty gallery work that really mashes up a lot of different influences from both the design and illustration world and they are good at creating in both realms.

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Pogo: Behance

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Argentinian design and illustration studio Pogo has been posted here before but they have some newer and excellent work in their Behance-folio including some red hot exhibition work.

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Coarse – Glimpse of Truth

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The first solo exhibition of Coarse titled ‘Glimpse of Truth’ goes on display July 16th at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago. It looks pretty promising if you can make to to the show. Coarse crafts unique vinyl figures that draw influence from both Eastern and Western cultures. The ‘toys’ combine geometric forms with animated sculptural figures. You can find out more about the show at Coarse’s website.

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The Brighton Freak Show

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The Brighton Freak Show features the work of some of the South Coast’s most unique image makers and is a part of the Brighton Open House Festival. Exhibitors include Shan Jiang, Mega Munden, Luke Insect, Hello Marine, Imakethings and Steve Wilson amongst several others. The show opens April 30th from 7-9 PM and will run the length of the festival in May. The show takes place at St. Peter’s Church, York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU United Kingdom.

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WK Interact: How to Blow Yourself Up

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WK Interact is currently exhibiting at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery. The Show is titled ‘How to Blow Yourself Up‘ and looks like typically provocative work from the street-honed art/pop culture philosophers.

Here is a little more about the show from Subliminal’s website: “In How to Blow Yourself Up, WK Interact twists and inverts the fatalism of end-of-the-world prophecies, turning destruction into a matter of free will.  “If you believe the world will end in 2012 and you can’t do anything about it, maybe it’s better to blow yourself up when you feel like it,” says WK.  To that end, he has turned objects of control and personal movement – skateboards and bicycles, as well as three-dimensional panels – into instruments of self-destruction, equipped with what appear to be pipe bombs and other menacing apparatuses.”

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Aaron Ray – Non No-Sense

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Occasional Changethethought blogger, artist, illustrator, motionographer, entrepreneur, guitarist and fellow personal friend Aaron Ray will be exhibiting some new work this Friday at Indyink here in Denver, Colorado. The title of the exhibit is Non No-Sense and the show will start at 7pm. You can find out more about the show including the address at Indyink’s website and look into some of Aaron’s work at his personal site.

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Some Type of Wonderful Prints

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A calendar as well as individual prints created for each month from the contributing artists have been made available at Lifelounge from this year’s Some Type of Wonderful. Siggi Eggertsson’s print (above) turned out nicely.

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Lubalin Now

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This is the inaugural exhibition in the newly re-located
Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography.
Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) is best known for his wildly illustrative typography and his groundbreaking work for the magazines Avant Garde, Eros, and Fact.

On view in Cooper Union’s new gallery, the installation includes recent posters, publications, and motion graphics by internationally recognized graphic designers that spotlight an emerging trend toward expressive lettering and typography.

Original sketches, magazines, logotypes, and posters selected from the Lubalin Center Archive will illuminate Lubalin’s influence on contemporary graphic design.

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6 – 8pm
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square Gallery [ MAP ]
This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibition On View
November 5, 2009 – December 8, 2009

Gallery Hours
Monday–Thursdays 12–7 pm, Saturday 12–5 pm
Closed Fridays and Sundays
Closed November 26, 2009–November 29, 2009

Featured Artists

  • Marian Bantjes
  • Deanne Cheuk
  • The CW Network
  • Ariel Di Lisio
  • Marcus Eriksson
  • Oded Ezer
  • Gretel
  • Jessica Hische
  • HunterGatherer
  • Justin Thomas Kay
  • Like Minded Studio
  • Brett MacFadden
  • Christopher Martinez
  • Non-Format
  • Matt Owens
  • Post Typography
  • Roberto Quiñones
  • Alex Trochut
  • TV Land
  • Herb Lubalin

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Si Scott – Electrik Sheep Show

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Artist/illustrator, Si Scott will be getting all swirly at the Electrik Sheep Gallery on Newcastle’s busy Pink Lane tomorrow night (September 3rd). The show starts at 6pm and should offer a rare opportunity to see some of Scott’s work in person. His work will be available for purchase both at the show and at Electrik Sheep’s website through the month of September.

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Sample 1

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“Sample is a bi-annual exhibition bringing together local creatives and showcasing bespoke design created exclusively for this event.”

There is a bunch of new and interesting work at the Sample website.

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Seb Lester – Electrik Sheep

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Both Seb Lester and Electrik Sheep have gotten in touch with me about Lester’s upcoming show at the Electrik Sheep gallery. As opposed to me butchering the description from there, you can see a video of the color-changing ink used for one of the posters above and get all the details about Lester and the show below.

“Electrik Sheep Gallery Presents… Seb Lester

Electrik Sheep is proud to be hosting Seb Lester’s first solo show of exclusive prints and originals.

The Electrik Sheep Gallery, Newcastle will be showing a full body of work from Seb Lester this August including a number of new limited edition prints and originals exclusive to Electrik Sheep. These will complement a selection of his well known back catalogue of work which documents his recent foray into the world of art.

Seb is “passionate about letterforms” which form the basis for his pieces. He brings letters to life with his innovative approach and bold sense of humour. Often drawing on racy subject matter and a dazzling array of lettering styles he manages to produce thoroughly modern work that would look as good on the wall of a New York loft apartment as it would in an English country house.

Seb was trained at the renowned Central Saint Martins School of art and is internationally known for his typeface designs and illustrations which have been used by many of the world’s biggest companies and publications including Intel, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Penguin, Faber & Faber and GQ Magazine.

Following on from other exclusive solo shows from Faile, Eelus, Eine to name a few the show will open on August 6th at 6pm with one of Electrik Sheep’s infamous street parties and an after party at the Forth Hotel. All pieces will also be released online at the same time for those of you unable to make the trip.”

August 6th 2009, 6 pm

Electrik Sheep
22 Pink Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Tobias Madison

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New Jerseyy gallery founder, Tobias Madison created some very unusual work for his latest exhibit entitled, ‘Yes I Can!’

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Mars-1 – Billy Shire Exhibition

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There is a glimpse of some new work by artist Mars-1 at the Billy Shire Fine Art Gallery website. He remains one of my favorites. Such strikingly beautiful imagery.

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Art for a Dollar

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Tattoo artist, Scott Campbell, recently exhibited at the O.H.W.O.W. gallery in Miami, Florida. Part of the exhibition consisted of a series of laser-cut etchings on stacks of 1 dollar bills. The collection is entitled “Make It Rain” (which undercuts with razor-sharp irony).

More at Divine Caroline.

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Artcrank Denver Recap

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Artcrank went amazingly well this weekend in Denver. There was a massive turnout and the posters sold like crazy. They were priced very reasonably, I think the most expensive being $30 and the least $10. You can see some photos from the event here and the Minneapolis event here. I think I came close to selling out my poster (pictured below in red, white and blue).

You can still visit and buy posters from the Denver show until May 2nd. Don’t miss your chance if you really want one because a lot of them are almost gone.

You can see some images of the posters created from the Minneapolis event here and the Denver posters should be uploaded sometime in the next couple of weeks. As soon as they are I will let you know. The image above my poster is the poster that was created by the almighty poster Gods, Aesthetic Apparatus for the Minneapolis show.

I am considering reprinting my poster in a different color to sell through my store but haven’t made up my mind yet. So until then, stop by Artcrank here in Denver if you really want one. Word is the show will be traveling to a new location featuring local artists again from that specific location.

Stay tuned for more.

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Artcrank – Denver

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ARTCRANK is a new art exhibition hitting the Denver scene that will be showcasing bicycle-inspired original poster artwork that you can enjoy looking at and actually afford to take home. The show rolls out in Minneapolis this Saturday, April 4, and in Denver next Saturday, April 11.

A good friend of mine here in Denver is helping host the show at 8pm this next Saturday. You can see my poster above (the red, white and blue one). I screenprinted them here in Denver. I did a little overprinting and was pretty pleased with how it came out. It is one of those posters that reads different up close and at a distance. I suggest standing back about 10 feet. I printed 39 (kept one for myself) and the rest will be available signed and numbered at the exhibition for $30. I did a really large print (18×24 inches) so it will take up a nice chunk of wallspace. I decided to go old school on this one and toss out my sometimes heavy digital style. I am the worst Colorado resident ever gracing the mountains only a few times a year so when I ride my bike, it is usually almost always in the city. But that is kind of the way I like it (haven’t ridden hardly at all this year though).

My good friend and occasional CTT blogger, Aaron Ray of Legwork Studio also did two really nice prints that you can see above as well. Great work Aaron.

If you would like to come out and have a beer with us next Saturday we would love to see you and meet you at the show. Below are the details. Plan on a party. Oh and ride your bike. I will do another post next week to remind those of you who might forget.


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