03.19.09

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Alright, this is a little something different. Let’s face it, it’s a tough time right now and a lot of us are hurting. That’s just an unfortunate fact. So maybe there is a way I can help and we could all work on something together.

This is probably a big announcement to make to the amount of people that read this blog, but I am currently about to purchase a home here in Denver, Colorado that actually has a small private art gallery separate from the house in the backyard. The deal isn’t completely done yet, but if it goes through I will have that space to start doing some exciting new things with through Changethethought.

I have been watching the Omega Code project evolve and have really just been amazed by how many people have contributed. It’s insane really, and I think it shows there are just a lot of people out there who want to collectively contribute to a project to have the opportunity to just be totally creative and get there work out there in front of a larger audience. I also think the small parameter of having to only use the  Omega Code logo gave everyone a subject to start with but still express their own individual brand of creativity through that subject.

So, I am not officially kicking this off yet until I finish buying my home, but I was thinking… How would you out there feel about creating A3 sized posters using a template with the Changethethought logo (pictured above only in a simpler black and white version) in whatever way you choose?

I would be curating the poster selection and featuring the work permanently on a Flickr page similar to the Omega Code. At the end of the submission segment of the project, I would choose 100 posters to show at the Changethethought gallery at my new house. This might not all take place until the end of this summer or early next fall but each artist could then ship me up to 50 of their posters (25 minimum) that they could then sell  at the gallery. The gallery would keep 30 percent of the sales for tubes, entertainment and shipping so the profits could be mailed back to the artists in the show.

I think it might be a really cool project that would bring some art from all over the world to Denver and offer some people who may not have had the chance to sell some of their work. You could print your poster however you wanted. Digitally or screenprint, it would be totally up to you. The poster would need to use the Changethethought logo, but that would be it. The rest would be up to you. The 70% profit made from the sale of your poster would then be shipped directly back to you as soon as the show was over. I would keep the show running for several weeks to a month giving as many people the chance to purchase your work as possible. I might also be able to put the posters up for sale via the Flickr page for a limited time so people could purchase them via Paypal. The point being, that as much money as possible would go back to the artist.

I am just throwing this out there because I may or may not be able to do it yet, but I would really like to know what you think about the idea. Leave a comment after this post or send an email via the contact section and let us know. Best wishes to all of you out there in these difficult times. Keep your heads up and keep creating. I appreciate your support of this blog very much and thank you for reading. I hope to do more for you in the future.

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01.01.09

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Justin Ponmany has exploded the faces of already fascinating portraiture subjects to create an even more memorable image. The result of which is something that you won’t soon forget.

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11.22.08

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Lifelounge has put up the official Some Type of Wonderful store and there are still several A1-sized prints available from some very renowned typographers and illustrators. The only catch is they are not cheap.

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11.05.08

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“Using digital technology, graphic designer Hans Weishäupl has carefully reconstructed portraits of 13 dictators over the past 100 years. However, the photo montages, which measure 1.8 m x 2.3 m do not contain a single piece of original picture material, but are made of countless tiny, specially shot portraits of the citizens of the country the dictator ruled over. Christian Lechelt and Hans Weishäupl photographed over 350 people between November 2007 and March 2008, in Hamburg, Munich, Vienna, Dresden, Frankfurt, Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow, Belgrade, London, Barcelona, Paris and Milan.

The portrait of Hitler is made up of 37 people. His nose belongs to an estate agent from Berlin, his upper lip is from a locksmiths in Dresden, and so on. Each wrinkle, each mole, each eyebrow was reconstructed to resemble the original.”

Wow.

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10.19.08

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The Some Type Of Wonderful09 Exhibition will be held at the McCulloch gallery in Melbourne from 22 – 25 October, 2008

If you’re in the area drop down and have a beverage or two and get up close and personal with the final individual artworks on the opening night:

THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER
FROM 6 – 10PM

McCulloch Gallery
8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne

Featured Artists:

Alex Trouchut
Merijn Hos
Jesse Hora
Si Scott
Hellovon
Merda
Timba Smits
Puzle
Justin Lee Williams
Niels Shoe Meulman
Steve Espo Powers
Luke Lucas

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08.13.08

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If you are interested in contemporary photography I am sure David LaChapelle needs no introduction. However, his recent exhibition was really amazing and if you haven’t visited his site for a while it is worth checking out. His site runs very slow and I have no idea why but if you can spare the patience, the photographs are just amazing.

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07.17.08

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Their website may take a little patience but I’ll be damned if there isn’t some just downright awesome work up for viewing pleasure at the oh-so-German Gunter Rambow. There are some real diamonds in that mine. Big shiny ones.

Not to mention the fact that they could start a kick-ass German speed metal band and not even have to change their name.

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06.25.08

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Super attractive typography in the portfolio of Philippe Apeloig. Smart, clean – very lovely.

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04.07.08

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Notorious stencil artist Banksy will be exhibiting in Hong Kong late this month at the “LOVE ART” show curated by Fabrik Contemporary Art. The exhibition will also feature the work of several other high-profile controversial artists such as Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Romero Britto, and Mel Ramos. I can’t thin of another exhibition where such an infamous group of artists have all been grouped together. I only wish someone would buy me a ticket to Hong Kong so I could see it for myself. The details of time and place are listed below.

Place:
Hong Kong Arts Centre:
2 Harbour Road,
Hong Kong

Time:
Opening Night:
April 23 (Wednesday) | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dates:
Exhibition dates:
April 23rd (Wednesday) – April 28th (Monday) | 10am – 8pm

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