So, what are you doing this Friday?
Well if you happen to be in Los Angeles you should come out for the Poketo Karaoke Dance Party at Royal/T! Angie and Ted from Poketo are running amok in Royal/T right now, and this Friday will prove it. There’s going to be a karaoke contest where you can win prizes, and I just happen to be a special guest judge! If singing isn’t your thing though, you can always just dance, eat or drink the night away as well.
I hope to see lots of you there, and hopefully you’ll get up and sing!
Poketo Karaoke Dance Party at Royal/T
Friday, July 10th, 2009
8 PM – 1 AM
Royal/T: 8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
Free, RSVP at [email protected]
Browsing over on Changethethought the other day I was reminded of the excellent work of Deanne Cheuk, someone I hadn’t thought about in quite a while. Deanne has been one of those names that I’ve seen forever. She was around when Juxtapoz and Tokion were just starting, when the Beautiful Losers were starting to finally get more recognition.
Since then she’s been awful busy, working with big names clients, creating products, making some of the most beautiful type I’ve seen. But of course what caught my eye were her amazing patterns. Deanne must dream in patterns or something, I don’t know how she does it. I’ve posted a few of my favorites here and below the cut, but definitely pay her site a visit as well, she’s what one might call, legit.
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Last year Stop Smiling magazine asked Geoff McFetridge to illustrate the differences between Calgary, his hometown, and California, his current place of residence. I totally missed out on this when it was printed, but Stop Smiling put up some additional images that weren’t run in the magazine. I don’t know much about Canada, but I do know a lot about LA, so I love hearing Geoff’s thoughts on our shared hometown. The illustrations are great as usual, the guys art is just such a treat to look at.
I’ve posted more of my favorites under the cut, especially the last one, which I though was rather cute.
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Over the weekend I was retweeted by a fellow named Matt Lyons who works under the name of C86, so curious me did some digging and found out that he was a really great artist and illustrator. Matt currently lives and works in London, England, creating these really densely beautiful drawings.
His work tends to be comprised of these really fantastic, colorful shapes that he combines into these really ornate pieces. His color choices are always really interesting as well, bordering on a more muted palate, even though they’re still really vibrant feeling. He also makes some great t-shirt designs and seems to love budgies.
It’s crazy to think about, but I posted about little miss Anekka Tran over TWO YEARS ago! Since then she’s continued to create the cutest and most brilliant little pieces of art. The two pieces above illustrate exactly what I wish would happen when I visit a Japanese restaurant. Maybe if I actually went to Japan then this could happen, all Miyazaki-style? I can only dream.
Take a peek at her Flickr, her blog and her shop as well.