We Buy Your Kids have been on fire lately in my opinion. They have found their style and nestled themselves firmly and confidently within it. They recently did an entire show for the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and I managed to snag a few of the posters. They didn’t get their fair share of love from the poster collecting scene in my opinion but it’s a crowd relatively unaccustomed to contemporary graphic design which is definitely where WBYK leans. I dig it. I dig it big time.
It’s time to browse a unique online art exhibition titled “EMPTYMIXUPFRAME“. Emptyframe is a sales exhibition featuring some of the best Norwegian creatives. It’s also a great way to support some of your favorite Norwegian creatives.
Yokoland Grandpeople YourFriends Bendik Kaltenborn Børge Bredenbekk Kristian Hammerstad Esra Røise Oh Yeah Studio Robin Snasen Rengård Terje Tønnessen Hanne Berkaak Peter-John de Viliers Bureau Bruneau Uglylogo Daniel Brokstad Kristine Vintervold Eivind Vetlesen Camilla Hoholm Jonas Bødtker Ole Fredrik Hvidsten Mattis Folkestad Kim Erlandsen Rashid Akrim Stig Andersen Mustasj Tonje Thilesen Andreas Kleiberg Apparatet Sandra Blikås Magnus Holder Bjørk Jan Ove Iversen Live Schille Ståle Gerhardsen Aasmund Reitan Hegglid Jens K Styve Remi Juliebø Skurktur
I was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit a poster at the grande opening of the Bottleneck Gallery tonight in Brooklyn. The opening show is about artwork inspired by ‘premium cable’. I did a pretty straight-forward take on the Sopranos as it is by far my favorite premium cable show of all time. The poster is 2 colors at 18×24 inches and their will be 50 for sale at the gallery tonight if I am not mistaken. They were printed by the wonderful people at P&L here in Denver. I do have around 25-30 copies left over that I will put up online later this month. More details about the show at Bottleneck’s website. If you are in town please attend. There are some amazing artists in the show and a generous amount of the sales will go to the Michael J. Fox foundation. So buy and support both artists and a good cause. You can see pictures of my poster after the jump. Continue reading »
I am a fan of Silence Television. His work is the perfect combination of tight graphic design and equally tight illustration. He’s thrown some new prints up for sale and you can’t miss with his work on your wall.
Hylton Warburton is a graphic designer and illustrator from Durban, South Africa. There is some fun poster and illustration work with a bit of an antique feel in Warburton’s portfolio. There is a wealth of personality represented in the work.
There is a tongue and cheek kind of a thing happening in the portfolio of David Ryski AKA Talkseek whose father was a firefighter. His love of skateboarding, music and street art apparently diverted him from following in his father’s footsteps.
David D’Andrea’s work harkens back to a simpler and more intricate era of poster design gone by. He takes the time to craft some intricately detailed illustrations that make each poster he creates a genuine piece of art.
I’ve been surprised how little local press Jay Shaw AKA ‘Iron Jaiden’ has received here in Denver. He kind of quietly relocated here a few years back and has since made a major splash in the unique and reclusive world of the poster collector. He recently exhibited his first major show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and it was received with rave reviews. You can see some updates to his personal website as well as some images of the poster created for his show with Mondo titled ‘Don’t Go Out Tonight’ featuring posters for films from the catalog of the cult studio Blue Underground at OMG Posters.
Congratulations on the success Jay.
“Tang Yau Hoong is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He creates art that is conceptual, surreal and fun in a simpistic and unique way.”
I’ve posted Hoong’s work before but he has recently updated with some very clever new reasonably priced prints. I’d think the one above would be a must have for any would-be creative copywriter.
I’ve recently launched my own illustration website. I will be releasing a poster for the classic German silent horror film Nosferatu this summer in conjunction with a gallery in the UK. I can’t say much more about it now than that other than the fact that the posters will be 24×36 with glow in the dark and metallic inks. I spared no expense. I’ll be posting my illustration work now at Chrillustrate and am looking for projects so please contact me if you are interested. Expect lots more in the future.
I was recently turned onto the work of illustrator Laurent Durieux from a poster he released through Dark Hall Mansion. I’ve heard it through the grapevine that he has some upcoming posters being released through Mondo as well. It’s easy to see how he attracted the attention after you take a look through his exceptional body of work.
Man Joshua Smith AKA (the notorious) Hydro 74 just doesn’t f*ck around. The guy’s the real deal. Tried and tested. I recently stumbled upon a halftone print series he is working on and instantly recognized his work but it looked ‘new’ in a way difficult to describe. In short it looks awesome. Yes that is an overused word but in this case it definitely applies. I’ll be looking to get my hands on one of these prints. Keep an eye on his storefront to do the same.
Studio Constantine (The Manual Electric) isn’t the name of some awesome band/album, it’s the name of an extremely talented studio responsible for some inspiring print work.
ussian graphic designer Artëm Gridin has portfolio of work that is raw, classic and contemporary all in equal measure. It’s a bit of a throwback but in all the right ways as the end result is timeless graphic design.
“Gifted is a space for us to work with selected artists, designers and illustrators on creative product ideas. We’re currently working on the full site, but really wanted to get everyone that’s going to be involved next year together and create our first joint project.”
This looks very promising. There are some very smart people involved with this and I would imagine you could count on seeing some great prints come out of this project in the coming year.
I am digging the minimal but artistic silkscreened poster stylings of Primitive Heritage. It’s also doubly nice that they have a storefront full of their interesting works.
Design studio Bandito has kept busy and it looks like there are a lot of new prints in their shop since I last dropped in. I am a fan of their simple, retro and super fun style.
This amazing laser-etched poster for the Coen Brothers version of the Movie ‘True Grit’ goes on sale tomorrow morning at a random time through Mondo. Only 33 will be released and if you have the hefty amount $450 bucks to let loose then it could be yours.