Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
i made a poster for an Iron & Wine benefit concert and movie event in austin, texas. i'm pretty sure the sonny smith "100 records" show is still up at OK Mountain in Austin, too. myself and amazing buddies Lisa Choinacky and Kyle Field among many rad others are in that show! it's great!
you can read about the concert HERE.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
i was asked by Arkitip (did you get serena's issue yet?) to make a print for this years Dwell On Design event. we each got assigned a house from the past ten years of Dwell magazine (it's their 10th year!) and i got the beach shack. you can get the prints at the fair, edition of 100, 10 different artists: Andrew Holder, Me, Steven Harrington, Mark Giglio, Daniel Carlsten, Dan Funderburgh, Todd St. John, Mike Perry and Adrian Johnson. what an honor to be amongst some great artists and talents like this crew.
read about it: HERE
Monday, June 21, 2010
some art i did for Bob Parins' new album. Bob, among other things, plays bass for the current incarnation of Vetiver. small world!
and this is what the back looks like.
you should buy it and go to his record release shows which will be in new york city, i think, and i will tell you about it all soon.
Friday, June 18, 2010
happy congratulations to good buds Mark and Emma on getting married tomorrow. sadly, i can't be there, but our homey above will appear in my place. emma was one of the first people i met when i moved to the bay area and mark was the last person i worked with on anything arty before i left. rad people both. goooooood vibes for tomorrow and on and on.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
-california people: there is this heavy show opening tonight that will be great. you can go and say you are me and scam free wine. i won't see it for a couple weeks.
-indiana people: damien jurado for free on saturday afternoon. outside! harrison center!
-it's true, there is nothing a little fuzzy bass sound can't cure:
strange things about blogs and the making of such:
-how you can't see the right third of videos because of the links list on the right. doesn't google own blogger AND youtube? get it together, googlers.
-weird japanese porno in the comments. luckily for you, i delete them before you ever see them, dear reader. does this ever work?
-by the end of the summer i'll hit post 1000. what then? maybe form a support group.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
one thing i really love is discovering the magic and weirdness of things i loved and took for granted as a kid: muppets, peanuts, and gumby. we've all seen the jim henson experimental films, which are totally mindblowing, but here's one by art clokey, the guy who made gumby. i love biographies and documentaries about these guys, digging into their process and life journeys. (in fact i'm reading a charles schulz bio right now that is a total bummer) but i find at this age i'm in at the moment that i'm able to connect in a different way with the artists and their work that seems to be more about a sense of discovery and having fun in the world. and i really wish i could have hung out with art clokey before he passed. look at it:
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
hey look at this i get to be in this art show with all these amazing people.
A text-themed group show
Park Life Gallery, San Francisco
June 11, 2010 through July 18, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, June 11th 2010. 7 – 10 pm.
This exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists who deal with semiotics and whose use of type and language is a reoccurring part of their artistic vernacular. The work in this exhibition will both conceptually driven, purely abstract, or may use type expressionistically.
The artists were selected for their ability in uniting blunt technology with a straightforward and user friendly interface. In this way the show aspires to exhibit work that is very accessible, despite its potential to be either easily digestible or cryptic. The ultimate goal is to bring together a set of contemporary artists, designers, illustrators, and writers and examine how their various approaches contribute to the current state of language art.
Dana Dart Mclean