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.
This coming Friday, September 23rd, Japan-based non-profit PangeaSeed in collaboration with San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural transcontinental art exhibition, Sink or Swim, featuring original works from 30 internationally renowned artists such as Dave Kinsey, Josh Keyes, Dan May, Jim Phillips, Jeff Soto, Skinner, Denver’s own John Fellows and many more. This gathering of widely acclaimed artists from around the globe will address one of the biggest threats facing the health of the world’s oceans today and the rapid and mass depletion of sharks.
Sink Or Swim : September 23-25
Opening reception Friday, September 23rd 6-10pm
Spoke Art Gallery : 816 Sutter St. : SF, CA
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
Recently stumbled onto Death Grips through the video above. Hard to classify the sound… hip hop (ish) vocals on top of fuzzed out madness. Check out their Exmilitary album currently available as a free download from their site.
It’s been nearly four years since Amon Tobin has come out with a new album. Fortunately, in the case of Amon Tobin, his albums tend to get better and to grow more experimental with each new project regardless of the space in between them.
Isam, the first of three expected releases set for 2011, appears to be taking a powerful stab at a full audio/visual experience as well as an indescribable list of other interesting marketing tactics and design choices.
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.
I just came across a really well done video shot for Supakitch and Koralie‘s mural project at the Världskultur Museet in Gothenburg, again, tonight, while doing some research and wanted to share. A video that manages to reveal a peek into an artists process without being pesky or overbearing, always manages to capture my attention; not to mention the music is pretty on point.
Curated by artist Jeremy “THINKMULE?” Pruitt and presented by Illiterate Gallery, Jolly B 13 explores our personal affinity for symbolic value, contentious associations with specific numbers and objects of superstition. An exhibition of 13 artists, each will lend their own varied association and unique perspective to the number 13.
New works by: Ryan Bubnis • Bill Dunlap • Mike Egan • John “YOYOGI” Fortes • David “MEGGS” Hooke • Travis Lampe • Jason Limon • Jeremy “THINKMULE?” Pruitt • Melanie Pruitt • Brian Raszka • Jesse Reno • Gabriel Shaffer • Betsy Walton
John ‘Yoyogi’ Fortes
Jolly B 13: Curated by THINKMULE? Opening Reception: May 6th | 7PM-11PM Illiterate Gallery: 82 S. Broadway | Denver, Colorado | 80209