Graphic designer Craig Ward has stepped into the world of directing. In a new video for British composer Ryan Teague, Ward and his team create a groundbreaking work using electromegnetic fields, sub zero temperatures, and 2000 volts of electricity to grow their very own icicles. Take a few moments, put on some headphones, and prepare to trip out on this mysteriously […]
December Editions, a special group show of prints on paper, just opened at the ADC Gallery in New York. The exhibition features works by designers who have produced their work through a variety of limited edition printmaking processes, including Paula Scher, partner at Pentagram, ADC Hall of Fame Laureate and winner of last year’s ADC Design Sphere Awards, and ADC Young Gun winners Andrio Abero and comics destroyer, Paul Pope, along with some of my work. Stop in to have a look at the candy-colored great wall. The show runs through December 23.
Herb Lubalin’s influence as a graphic designer is undeniable, and now his name graces the side of the new building at Cooper Union. The inaugural exhibit of the Lubalin Center just opened with the beautiful Mike Essl-curated show, Lubalin Now. I’ve been noticing recently that design exhibitions have been blowing away more traditional fine art […]
A favorite from my more perverted days — I’m saying they are behind me — Robert Crumb has once again shocked his audience. This time by not getting dirty but rather completing a 207 page word for word illuminated version of Genesis. The Hammer Museum in LA is currently exhibiting this Magnum opus. Crumb definitely […]
Fellow alumni William Powhida has a fantastic new exhibit up at Los Angeles’ Charlie James Gallery, No One Here Gets Out Alive. In this new Series Powhida’s aptly named fictional character, Powhida, flees the New York Art World for a stab at destroying LA, indulging in all of our favorite vices, booze, coke, sex and sometimes art. We read about this debauchery in Powhida’s trompe l’oeil notebook pages, newspaper articles and obsessive lists. I even found myself enjoying an issue of 944. Incredible! The show remains open until December 5.
Chemically inconvenienced, distinguished, at peace with the floor, every single ‘-faced’ prefix, all phrases amongst the 2,964 synonyms for being totally wasted. DRUNK, The Definitive Drinker’s Dictionary by Paul Dickson, has been illustrated by former New York Times Art Director, recent GOOD Magazine Guest Art Director and current temporary Stockholm resident, Brian Rea. His hilarious and whimsical pieces are hanging right now in Brooklyn’s own Melville House. Stop in for a look, check the book and exit immediately to the nearest glass of whiskey. Being drunk never has been so explicable.
This weekend is your last chance to go immerse yourself in the macabre fantasy world of the Brothers Quay. An extremely rare exhibition of their terrifyingly elaborate sets is on display at the New School in New York right now. Explore Dormitorium and get a sense of what makes the minds of these twins work. I couldn’t wait to go sleep after and see what kind of nightmares I could conjure up.
Ex-Throbbing Gristle, ex-Psychic TV, ex-Thee Majesty frontman and current collage virtuoso, Genesis P-Orridge has a new exhibition, a retrospective spanning 30 years of collage work, running until October 18 at New York’s Invisible Exports.
My friend Paul Pope is back hurting my mind again with his killer stories and even more incredible illustrations. DC Comics has debuted its Wednesday Comic series with a twelve-part episode of Pope’s Adam Strange story. Coloring by the amazing Jose Villarrubia. They are off the shelves quick so keep an eye out.
The Redefining The Line exhibition features some of the top illustrators of the female form showing works that have been influenced by the Art Nouveau movement. If you happen to be in southern California, the decorative arts haven’t looked this good since the days of Alton Kelley, or perhaps even Gustav Klimt. Redefining the Line: Art Nouveau and the Female Figure, featuring Deanne Cheuk, Aya Kato, Pomme Chan and others is at Cal State Fullerton Main Art Gallery until October 2.