Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

back in the saddle

 just spent ten days in the beautiful bay area and took hardly any photos. but i made this display of things.

i made some lithographs!

 i spent quality time with friends!
i took a personal day!

i'm gonna get some installation shots of the art show, but in the meantime, the entire show is up in the mollusk store HERE for all of you who live amidst other zones.

also this!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

space place tonight

art show tonight at mollusk in san francisco. 7-10pm. come listen to andy cabic play records, look at these new things i made, and hang out for a while. it's rainy but we need it!

Friday, March 23, 2012

today at 5

i got interviewed and you can listen to it on the internet at 5pm today here

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

sporadic updates this week as i am in san francisco working on my art show and i forgot my camera cord so no photos for a while either. in the meantime, until tomorrow, take a lunch break with bill dance:

Friday, March 16, 2012

packing peanut

it really doesn't look all that impressive when it's all wrapped up and ready to ride the rails. dear post office: don't lose my art show, thank you.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

space is a place

the time has come for me to alert you all to an art show that i have coming up in beautiful san francisco, california, usa. it's with my friends at mollusk surf shop out in the sunset district. this is my third show there, the last was way back in 2008! i've been working hard the past couple months getting it all ready and i'm hoping you will come and check it out at your convenience. all the work in the show is about a loose and changing idea of space: cosmic and personal, infinite and inner. there's drawings, prints, and some sculpture things happening. the opening reception is on saturday, march 24th, from 7-10pm (4500 irving street, sf,ca) and our good buddy andy cabic, of vetiver, will be playing records to get the conversation flowing and the hips swaying. i'll be there, so please come by and say hi. i'm looking forward to seeing all my friends, old and new!

ps here's the official press release with more information, etc:

Mollusk Surf Shop is pleased to present Space is a Place, a solo exhibition by Nathaniel Russell.  This collection of recent works falls under the broad theme of SPACE: inner space, outer space, personal space, negative space, infinite space, and our place as humans within all the realms of space.  Russell’s work has continually explored notions of dream thoughts and our common subconscious connections.  This exhibition includes drawings, prints, various objects and sculptures.  This is Russell’s third solo exhibition at Mollusk. 
Born and raised in Indiana, Russell studied printmaking at Ball State University in Muncie. After graduating with a BFA, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, making work and teaching letterpress at Kala Art Institute, working at a record store and a record label, and getting involved in art exhibits and events at various galleries, shops, and warehouses around Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco.  His work has become closely affiliated with the group of artists and designers associated with Mollusk, designing many of the shop’s graphics.
Russell’s work has exhibited in numerous solo, group and traveling exhibitions nationwide and internationally.  Russell’s drawings have been published as zines by small presses in Scotland, Canada and Germany. His illustrations and designs have been featured in the Listography series of books, Dwell Magazine, and album covers for record labels such as Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Asthmatic Kitty, Brushfire, and many others.
Space is a Place, March 24 through April 7, 2012.  Opening Reception, March 24, 7-10pm.  With Andy Cabic playing records. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

week in review thus far

katie made a happy egg to make the day go better

rascal dawg showed us the pleasure path to freedom

shocked egg!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


(sam and i seen here in happier times)

attention all texans: tragedy has struck the vehicle of my buddy sam flax en route to the burger records showcase at sxsw! they are currently stuck in alpine (hour east of marfa) with no prospects of escape! as somebody who's been trapped in west and east texas, this will not stand.
does anybody ANYBODY have a car/van for rent/borrow/drive, room in their touring van, space in the back of a shipping container so that these dudes can get to austin?! help me out and not only is there good karma for life but you'll be getting a care package from me with artwork, prints, and a live kitten. send me a message and let's do this! let us rescue the band!
shoot me an email if you've got any tips!

Monday, March 12, 2012

romantic comedy

a new buddy film from the people that brought you "weasel farm part two: the reckoning" and "susie's made a new scuplture (of the devil)".

Friday, March 9, 2012

hot times

here's some labels and some ouutakes for some hot sauce for the dudes over at saucesome in portland. it's tasty and makes food better with itself! more info to come on these.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


recently finished up this poster for a festival that i'm sure will be plenty of fun. what a line-up! i'm really stoked that i got to do this and be a part of such a good thing. i'll see you there?

Monday, March 5, 2012


 went to cincinnati to make things out of these

saw this mural (yes, that is urkel). also sandwich dog.

 watch your fries, lil' homie
 grillin it up
 this part is amazing. old tymer's cruising through time and space.
this is what got made, thanks to kindness and generosity of my talented friend, chris vorhees. now to fill these things up with stuff.

Friday, March 2, 2012

typical taco

 klassic klicker

power struggles

personalized parking

curb removal needed asap

conceptual bread art

spuds mackenzie junior