A little over a year ago I was given the opportunity to create an identity and plant the seeds of brand for Proper Barber Shop based here in Denver. The shop is ran by master barber, craftsmen, and good friend Jordan Weinstein. Recently Sailor Jerry featured Jordan in an installment of their Hold Fast series. In the video Jordan discusses his take on tradition and dedication to craft. Taken from personal experience Jordan is an extremely skilled craftsmen and a very passionate one at that. Jordan broadcasts ‘barber shop banter’ over twitter and facebook, though nothing replaces spending a half hour or so at Proper talking shop with the boys.
MATTER : 12th Annual Printsale & Party
2134 Market St, Denver, CO 80205 USA
December 9th 2011 : 5PM – 2AM
I recently stumbled upon The Ridebook from Harley Davidson produced in collaboration with handful of guest curators: Relic, The Selvedge Yard, The Fader, Urbandaddy, Scot Toepfer, and a A Time To Get. The ridebook is made up of short films, music, photography, and short essays all of which speak to the profound impact this iconic brand has had on culture in America and abroad from 1900 up to present day.
Trek has continually been a strong supporter of the creative community and Artcrank of the bike community. Over the spring of this year, the two teams came together to design (that part was me) and produce a limited edition version of the District, that focused on celebrating art and expression.
The final design was unveiled early September of this year and has since made appearances at each of the coinciding Artcrank events, with an upcoming attendance at this year’s Artcrank SF show at 111 Minna Gallery, here in San Francisco.
For more information on the project make sure to check out the post on Artcrank.com.
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid internetter”, best known for her personal project Daily Drop Cap, she will be speaking at the Denver Art Museum on October 18th as part of the AIGA Colorado Speaker Series. Having found success in a variety of side projects outside of her daily grind, Jessica will touch on the genesis and process that fueled some of her most recent successes, she will also share some recent work and expound up her love of typography while discussing the differences between lettering and fonts.
Tuesday October 18, 2011 : 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm : Denver Art Museum
Tickets Available Online Here
Recently stumbled across this little beauty. Wood bicycle crafted by Jan Gunneweg.
Smash Collective is the collaborative show between two Denver based designers/artists Ryan Lee and Eric Wedum. Their process is self described as being “free-formed and organic. Each addition to every piece was done in a silo away from the others opinion and art direction. Only coming together to decide on photos to be used and color choices. We were interested in exploring where each of our styles would collide with the others. The series grew and evolved as the months past, it melded and turned into something cohesive.”
Smash Collective opens Friday August 5th at The Infinite Monkey Theorem
931 West 5th Avenue. Denver, CO : 5pm – 10pm
Bordo Bello is back for the fourth straight year and looking for artists, designers, and other creative types interested in designing decks for the skateboard art fundraiser.
Visit the Bordo Bello website for more details on how to go about getting your hands on a blank shred stick: www.bordobello.com
Fantastic words of wisdom from the talented Mr Bingo. Unfortunately, most clients don’t get this and wouldn’t dare to engage in a open discussion about money or the value of experience.
In the midst of many other exciting projects, plans and collaborations, I’ve been working with Brooklyn rapper / DJ, Jasmine Solano on the design for her most recent release, “Turn It Up”. This is Jasmine’s second official release and is a precursor for an EP scheduled to drop sometime this summer.
Make sure to grab the track while you can, Jasmine is offering Turn It Up, as a free download on her Bandcamp site.
I’m not particularly wrapped up in the “streetwear” scene, but always find myself excited to hear what local designer and label owner, Benny Gold has to say about design, motivation and the San Fancisco community. Check out what Benny had to say in a recent conversation with Hypebeast.
Don’t forget to to swing by Benny’s new space, at 16th & Albion, on the 30th, for the grand opening soiree. More information on Benny’s blog.
The brand new ARTCRANK site—designed by none other than me—recently went live. The site now provides even more access to news, information, photos and videos from the events and about the contributors as well as other bike / art related greatness.
I feel like this was a pretty big step forward in terms of design and usability, and quite enjoyed working with the talented Scott Agrimson, who built the site, as well as the wise and focused direction of Charles Youel, the founder and curator.