It all started out when Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank found a powerful RGB laser on Ebay for 600 bucks and decided to point it at the canyon walls outside LA. Unfortunately, the light show scared the whits out of an elderly man who happened to also be in the area (the middle of nowhere, to be precise). […]
San Francisco-based digital interactive design studio Stamen have developed these sweet cartographic skins — such as the manga-like Toner, the flaming hot Burning Man and subdued watercolor — for displaying OpenStreetMap data. It’s just too bad these marvelous displays aren’t compatible with Google Street View.
M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi drama may have bombed at the box office big time, but if there’s one highlight of this film, it’s the astounding beauty of Nova Prime – humanity’s new home and the holy land of the Skrel. The man responsible for this vision is Emmanuel Shiu. He is a San Francisco-based concept […]
Want to have some say in what t-shirt will be trending next? Get involved with the guys ar Buy Me Brunch. This cool t-shirt company based out of San Francisco really values customer feedback. It’s almost extreme. You vote on their Facebook page and they print the winning design on their super soft cotton shirts.
San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann uses the city streets as his inspiration in this hauntingly beautiful series. The muggy atmosphere lends a certain existential character to the paintings. The visual renditions may get you feeling a touch nostalgic, like only a walk down a rainy street can.
Superficial Heart is the first in a series of singles that we are releasing this Spring. We wrote the song last summer and it was recorded in October at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. The artwork was done by our friend, San Francisco artist Luigi Savino. We also had our friend Sean Kelly make a […]
Doctor Popular is a San Francisco-based photographer. He’s been using mostly his mobile phone, but has put out some poignant and beautiful pictures of the city around him. After experimenting and working with film for the last year he has decided to put a zine of some of his favorite shots. It will be a […]
Nick Chaboya is a well-known San Francisco-based tattoo artist who is involved in numerous creative endeavors outside the realm of tattooing. Raking Light Projects recently produced a triptych of Chaboya’s works titled Fruit of Thy Womb, Flower of Life and Special Spirit. Originally created with watercolor on paper, they are available on rakinglightprojects.com as limited […]
Inspired by a summer of love in San Francisco, 1960′s space travel, psychedelic revelry and nightmare, music festivals and war, places in dreams, peace, love and nostalgic hauntings. I mix elements of surrealism and pop art in a collage effect. Random characters and inanimate objects inhabit the same space and colours and patterns vie for attention within the composition.
My first solo show, Crossing the Divide, spans two years of art making in the depths of my San Francisco studio without deadlines, diversions or outside influences. In this body of work, I continue to explore the creative urge to perform, and paint the lives of artists and musicians I’m surrounded by in the Bay Area.
I’ve been admiring the works of Scott Barry for years without ever knowing much about him. The San Francisco-based artist, designer and founder of the Birdstand website has had gallery showings worldwide. He also works with the brilliant production studio, Mekanism, and has directed the 50 mini-shorts for their new website.
I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of Brett Amory’s new works at his studio a few months back, one of which was twenty foot wide. Soft spoken, expansively talented and dedicated to his craft, Amory walked me through his almost fifteen step process. Marked by an almost alarmingly soothing color palette, this San Francisco-based artist has been toiling away on a series about ‘people waiting’. Whether waiting for the muni, or watching scooters pass us by on the street, we can’t seem to get enough of art that lets us love the Bay Area that much more. Seeing his pieces in person is what really brings it together, so if you’re in San Francisco, and want to see our home town pride in full effect, hit 111 Minna Gallery this coming Thursday night to see this amazing four person exhibit, Common Descent. I interviewed Amory just days before his opening.
San Fransisco-based artist Alexis MacKenzie must be patient. She has to be in order to create beautiful collages from the vintage books that she collects. There’s an amazing amount of detail in each piece. Elements are painstakingly transplanted from book to paper with scissors and glue. No Photoshop cut n’ pastes here.
The Bay Area is home to many things that remind us of our lost childhood, our forgotten innocence, and deep seeded secrets and dreams. Berkeley-based artist, Kukula, is one of those such reminders. This week she is travelling to Los Angelese with one of her largest exhibitions to date. Dream Catcher will open this Friday, March 14th, at Thinkspace Gallery.
The word Maiko is a Japanese term that describes a young Geisha. The Maiko toy is a collaboration between dodgrr and SKAFFS and the prototype will be launched at the Cartoon Art Museum at the WonderCon Convention in San Francisco on February 24 from 1-5 pm. [see more SKAFFS]