I recently asked my dad to peruse through his time capsule of graphic endeavors from yesteryear. Pictured above is one of my favorites. A killer greyscale intaglio etched print from 1972. Abstract Geometry. Timeless. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
And here he is looking all young and vintage. Stay tuned for more Flashback Friday goodness from other family members. I am truly blessed to have so much creativity in my family tree.
Honored to have a bunch of work featured in this new 3 Book Box Set : FRESH 1 + 2 + 3 by my friends at Slanted in Germany. Each book in the set focuses on a different aspect of Graphic Arts : Object, Public, Print. In total there are over 1000 pages of killer contemporary creative work across disciplines. Truly amazing stuff. Learn More & Buy This Set. You wont regret it :)
Always a fan of a massive project back story, I was pleased to find This Post by the Slanted Jury Crew showing just how much work goes into curating a 3 book box set. Long live print!
In collaboration with my friends at 1xRUN in Michigan : Infinity Knot Theory. A large 18"x24" screen printed poster. 7 colors! 140lb French Paper. Signed & Numbered (x/50). Available for 1 week only. Act quick!
*Also check this simple Animated GIF I made to illustrate the printing process build up.
Mixing custom ink to match Pantone swatches is an exact science. Registration too...
7 Color poster? Yeah that's 7 different layers. Respect to the Screen Printer. It was hot last week!
Purchase Online. Big thanks to Rob and Jesse at 1xRUN these turned out fantastic! Zoom.
Just as I was wrapping up this Mural at OFFF Festival in Barcelona last month the good folks from FormFiftyFive stopped by for a chat.
Kudos to Glenn & Crew for coming up with some unique questions I've never been asked in an interview before. Daps to Graphic Design OG Erik Spiekermann for the unexpected cameo. He even put me in a headlock. Ha. Big thanks to everyone at OFFF Festival this year. Already looking forward to next year!
VERY excited for this release! A real honor to work with these guys (pronounced : geniuses) on this incredible project. Available now in the MWM Online Store. "This project is a collaboration between 44rn (Digital Fabrication/Design), Paper Fortress Films (Video Production), and MWM Graphics (Vector Artwork)."
Robot Drawings! Aarn explains – "Vector graphics are converted into a tool path and then a machine language which controls a 3-axis CNC Machine retrofitted with a special fixture that holds a marker and mimics hand pressure during the act of drawing. Thirty-three mechanical drawings in three designs were produced using this process." Each drawing comes with one of the Sharpies used and is shipped safe in a 4" mailing tube. Created on beautiful French Dur-O-Tone 80lb paper and signed/numbered with pencil. Enjoy :)
# 1 : Twelve Points. Available Now. 24"x18". Signed & Numbered (x/33). Zoom.
# 2 : Sacred Geo Grid. Available Now. 24"x18". Signed & Numbered (x/33). Zoom.
# 3 : Spacetime Continuum. Available Now. 24"x18". Signed & Numbered (x/33). Zoom.
I recently worked with the good folks at FormFiftyFive on this abstracted type treatment for their "FFF" branding. Big fan of the work they are doing with the website, videos, and design community involvement. Thanks Glenn! *Stay tuned for my FFF TV Interview dropping tomorrow.
Here's the blueprint. It's fun to look at as well. On that Frank Stella Black tip.
My friend JURNE and I have been working around the clock on a new series of paintings. A true collaboration. And a real honor. I've been looking up to this guy since we met in 2001 and we've had fun times over the years Painting Big Stuff. Here's a sneak-peek at one (of many) of the panels we've been working on. Looking forward to debuting this series on gallery walls. Stay tuned!
Just this past week Jurne launched a new website : Science-ism.com that has an excellent portfolio of his artworks across disciplines. A prolific visionary and all around great guy. Big up Big J!
Perhaps Google+ will soon dominate the social networking Wild-World-Web. After a quick scan it seems to have the functionality of Facebook, immediacy of Twitter, clean design of Vimeo, image capabilities of Flickr, network grouping possibilities of Behance, and professionalism of LinkedIn. Fingers crossed that Big G will weave a web around the competition and make our digital lives a bit more manageable. Sync with me on Google+ (and find me elsewhere by clicking live links above). *Also, another interesting approach is by Flavors.me where you can syndicate your various profiles all together in one place. Here's Mine. Interesting times. Curious to see what is next.
A couple weeks ago I posted a preview of the 5 circle canvases I've been working on for the Round Trip Group Exhibition at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle. Here's a sneak peek at another that is completed. The other 3 will be revealed at the show's opening reception on August 4th. Excited for this show! Zoom.
It was an honor to paint this gigantic mural at Glasgow's Woodlands Community Garden (Located Here. See map of all 10 Rudimentary Perfection Artist's Murals Here). A magnificently green environment packed with fruits, veggies, herbs, and cleverly up-cycled building materials.
It was only natural for me to take my color palette cues from the environment and have the crystalline illusions grow up the wall like green vegetation and morph into the off tints of the drab wall color.
A real fun one to paint. Especially thanks to the great weather all week and the good vibes of the garden, it's members, and the neighborhood folks (Even the beat cops stopped for a while to geek out on the optical illusions :) Photos do not do this work justice. It's my most successful environmental piece yet. It fits really well in the garden and all of the colors in the mural are overflowing out of the planter boxes surrounding the wall. Stay tuned for a Video from Recoat Gallery that will give a better sense of context. Click-Zoom.