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Barry McGee retrospective

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By Jason Dean in New Events on Friday 17 February 2012

For those of you familiar with the work of Barry McGee (as you should be), you’ll undoubtedly be excited to know that California’s Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive have been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation to put together a retrospective showing over two decades worth of his work. Catch it all in Berkley from August 23 through December 9.

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Clams Casino: I’m God

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By Jason Dean in New Music on Friday 17 February 2012

While best known for the beats he’s supplied for rappers like Lil’ B and Soulja Boy, Clams Casino’s hypnotic, ethereal instrumentals are nothing like what you would expect from someone labeled as a Hip Hop producer. Tracks like I’m God arguably hold up better without interference from vocals, so I’m glad he’s released much of […]

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Screen-printed posters by Sonnenzimmer

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By Jason Dean in New Design on Friday 17 February 2012

Sonnenzimmer is the Chicago-based studio of artists Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. While their work has mostly been screen-printed posters, the thing that separates them from the herd of ubiquitous gig poster designers is the fact that most of their prints begin life as paintings, and often could be easily mistaken as such.

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The Walking Dead: Dale’s RV print by Jason Dean

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By Jason Dean in New Design on Friday 17 February 2012

I’m the one-man-machine behind The Best Part, a printmaking, graphic design, illustration studio in Orlando, Florida. My current work is an attempt at combining elements of humor, surprise and pop culture within the constraints of the screen-printing process.

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Mat Brown

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By Jason Dean in New Illustration on Wednesday 15 February 2012

Mat Brown is one of those artists whose work is so ridiculously detailed you could stare at it for hours and still find things that had previously gone unnoticed. Thankfully, he’s working on compiling all his endeavors as a single work in book form. I’ll be impatiently waiting.

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Conrad Botes

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By Jason Dean in New Art on Wednesday 15 February 2012

South African painter/printer/comic artist Conrad Botes has been an obsession of mine for quite some time now. His imagery deals with the interrelated themes of religion, violence, and good vs. evil in a graphic style that demands your attention. As one half of the team (the other being Anton Kannemeyer) behind Bitterkomix (published 1992-2009), he […]

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Kenichi Hoshine

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By Jason Dean in New Art on Wednesday 15 February 2012

Born in Japan, raised in New Jersey and educated in New York, Kenichi Hoshine combines dreamlike abstracted elements with seemingly random bits of realism that appear from behind his gestural brushwork to form some of the most interesting and beautiful paintings I’ve seen in a while.

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Seattle Hip Hop duo Shabazz Palaces

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By Jason Dean in New Music on Tuesday 14 February 2012

As a fan of Hip Hop who grew up in the 80s, it’s sometimes difficult to reconcile with what the genre has recently become. Few and far between are the artists who continually attempt to push the art form toward its next iteration. But they do still exist. Most recently, I’ve become enamored with the […]

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Niall McClelland

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By Jason Dean in New Art on Tuesday 14 February 2012

Niall McClelland takes the everyday and flips it on its ear for some truly stunning effects. Using media such as Xerox copies, chain link fencing, printer cartridge ink and random street detritus, you wouldn’t expect to find a final product as stunningly beautiful as his.

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