Yesterday I got an email from Threadless with all of their usual tees, but I scrolled down and noticed this rad little print from the awesome NY illustrator, Damien Correll. The print is called Face Basics Print, and features a bunch of eyes, noses, and mouths in a bunch of fun colors. I just love it for the simplicity of it and all of the bright colors. The print measures 18″ x 24″, is printed on French Paper, and as of writing this is on sale for $30, which saves you $5.
If you read the blog regularly you know I have an extreme fondness for Evan Hecox’s work, so seeing that he’s released a brand new print is always cause for a post. This newest print is titled Ghosts of Winter, Berlin and features an almost bleak scene, the colors not quite as vibrant as say his last series which was set in Mexico. I’m pretty sure that this is the point though, Berlin is far and away a much different place from Mexico so it shouldn’t have the same tone. I think it’s entirely beautiful and filled with all the classic Hecox elements like power lines, buildings and bicycles.
The print came in editions of 200, came being the operative word, as the print is sadly already sold out. The best idea is to check back in with Arkitip frequently, they’re actually pretty good about doing reprints of his Evan’s work. You can also read Evan’s blog on Arkitip, or subscribe to the RSS feed as well, keep a leg up on the competition!
Update: So I was totally wrong up there, the print comes out on June 21st and there are still editions available. It was late, so sue me! I was also told they don’t do reprints either, so be sure to pre-order this little guy!
Yesterday afternoon I took a trip out to Westwood to finally see the Kara Walker exhibit, My Complement, My Enemy, My Opressor, My Love (and it was really damn good), but on the way into the show I was blasted by the awesome artwork of Aaron Morse lining the walls of the entryway. The piece stretches over two GIGANTIC walls and then on another small wall, depicting the entire history of Earth.
He actually separated the histories of man and animals, as well as the smaller third wall showcasing the beginnings of life. I love, love, love, the colors in his pieces, and the style in which everything is depicted is very surreal but seems so spot on. Sadly, his work is only up until June 12th, so if you’re in LA over the next four days go make a stop.
A few weeks back DWP artist Rey Ortega was nice enough to send me a present, something he knew that I would definitely love. Rey teamed up with the folks over at BlueFlip Art to create some prints of his work, one of them being his awesome contribution to The Desktop Wallpaper Project, FantÃ´mes. The print measures 15″ wide by 10.8″ tall, and as you can see looks wonderful hanging above my kitchen sink. It’s pretty crazy to think that a piece that was done of the DWP is now a physical print, it makes me pretty proud!
The print goes for $39.95, with 10% of that going to Rey’s chosen charity, Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered. To pick one up for yourself, click here. Thanks again for the print, Rey!
I usually don’t post often on Sundays but I’ve got too many things that I’ve been meaning to post, so here we go! I posted about Advice To Sink In Slowly a while back, a poster project that was created for the incoming students of the University College Falmouth in England. The posters feature inspirational words of wisdom created by alumni for the incoming students, which is a great idea because I’ve seen a lot of very blank, boring dorm rooms before.
Well they’ve now expanded their awesome line of posters into a set of postcards, which look really great. The cover was created by the awesome guys over at Telegramme, and the book features 24 different designs to fit whoever you’re sending them to. The pack runs about $12, so get off your email and send some real mail!