Archive for March, 2013
To bring art to life in the ever-crowded visual landscape of Los Angeles, The ArtShare LA public billboard art project kicked off this month featuring artworks by the extended Seventh Letter Art/Graffiti/Street Art crew on prominent billboards around the LA area. Curated by the Seventh Letter's Casey Zoltan, the campaign features original artworks by Saber, Patrick Martinez, Rime, Push, Victor Reyes, Pose, Sage Vaughn, Willie T, Shepard Fairey, Risk, Revok, Zes, Sever, Augustine Kofie, and Vizie, with additional billboards being installed and remaining on view in the coming months. Read More
Amazing Vintage Michelin Bibendum costumes at a European auto race in the 1920s celebrating a character that would go on weather the ages and rear his head in popular art & culture in ways his creator could never have imagined... Read More
Irreverent California artist Richard Jackson is currently enjoying a full-scale retrospective titled "Aint Painting A Pain," at the Orange County Museum of Art (through May 5th), and to celebrate the event, he's let his giant 24 foot tall fiberglass "Bad Dog!" sculpture loose on the building's exterior to do what bad dogs do. Read More
Supertouch buddy Shepard Fairey has just become the first punk in space with his new logo & patch design to be worn by astronauts on the International Space Station. The controversial street artist and streetwear magnate was commissioned by the auspiciously named Center of Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to create an emblem for the International Space Station's upcoming Advancing Research Knowledge 1 (ARK1) mission that launches later this year. Read More
Proving yet again that celebs are consistently the dumbest art buyers...
In one of the most unpredictable charity collabs ever, Depeche Mode has teamed up with luxury watchmaker Hublot to create an incredibly badass timepiece to raise funds for global relief NGO Charity : Water. Read More
NYC Graffiti legend CRASH just completed his blazing new Popeye-themed mural on the longstanding wall of revolving street art masterpieces established by the late Tony Goldman on Jeffrey Deitch at Houston & Bowery. Still showin the kids how it's done... Read More
Streetwear has more or less run its course of late, but venerable label Stüssy has put together the most exciting T-shirt collection in recent memory with their forthcoming collab with Japanese psychedelic pop art godfather Keiichi Tanaami. Nice work, boys. Get em now, while they last at the Stüssy web store Read More
Singlehandedly responsible for some of "New China's" most incredible architectural developments, the totally self-made Zhang Xin—who rose from toiling in a Chinese sweatshop to become a billionaire real estate developer with impeccable taste—is a powerhouse design connoisseur poised to remake the face of modern China with her firm, Soho China.