Last night my boy Chaz Rini and I had a little art jam. We used different types of ink and acrylics on thick poster paper. Chaz started it with some of the abstract fluid shapes, and i came with the cylinders and orbs. We traded off doing are respective shapes, and then both contributed to the coloring and shading. Was wicked fun. Definitely going to happen again.
Here is a shot of our newly arranged art space in my loft. Interior design courtesy of neighborhood vandals, and my roommates. One of my roomates took this shot, and if you will notice he rigged quite a technically advanced cat box, only the best for Iggy The iPad Cat, yeah in case you didn’t know. I’m roommates with a celebrity.
L’outsider is a street artist from france. I don’t know a whole lot about him beyond his work. But what he does resonates with me deeply. He has taken the effected piecing style graffiti, and meshed it with a very Herb Lubalin typography. Looking through his sketchbooks you’ll fine he’s an extremely creative individual with his type, using negative space really well. His abstract art is also well crafted and fun to look at.
Them frenchies keep killin’ it!!
One thing about graffiti i find interesting, is it’s basically a career created out of a calligraphic / typographic study of one word, spanning over years and years. Funny to think about, considering all the different words designers set and manipulate through their career.
An amazing short documentary on NYC sign painters called Up There, produced by the forward thinking ad agency, Mother. Between jumbo screens and vinyl; a dying trade within advertising. Personally i love and pay more attention to hand painted advertising, an aged craft that has human sweat and blood behind it, and i feel less like the ad is cheaply being jammed down my throat by the now mechanical / digital world that advertising has become.
It’s also wonderful when you see an old, faded, hand painted ad on a building, it’s the only advertising that i feel adds to the city’s character.