Today I’m extremely happy to announce a brand new project from Kitsune Noir and Poketo called SPACETIME, a collection of wall decals, wallets and t-shirts from artists Cody Hudson, Mike Perry, Damien Correll and Andy Miller. Almost 6 months ago to the day Poketo asked me if I’d be interested in curating a line of products with them, and being such a huge fan of their previous work, I of course said yes!
So I set to work trying to come up with a theme, something that would be open enough to let the artists work freely but still have some sort of constraints to work in. I decided on SPACETIME simply because I though it was a cool phrase, and I thought that having artists create around the concepts of space and time could be interesting.
From there I chose a ton of my favorite artists, then narrowed it down with Ted and Angie from Poketo to our favorite four: Cody Hudson, Mike Perry, Damien Correll and Andy Miller. If you’re a regular reader, you know I post about these guys a lot, and that’s because I’ve been a fan of their respective works for a long time, so getting to work with them on this was pretty awesome.
We have three products from each artist available. First there’s a wall cling, which is actually a 4 pack, and you get a set of clings or stickers from each artist. As you can see from the photos above, it gives you quite a bit of flexibility to create your own little galaxy. Next up is a wallet which comes with custom designs on each side. Last is a t-shirt with yet another different graphic on it, and all of them look really great.
You can click here to visit the SPACETIME shop and pick up your own goodies.
I hope you enjoy what we’ve created. This is only the start of interesting and fun products from Kitsune Noir, so be ready!
In a couple of weeks, Chicago is going to be getting a Busy Beaver shop, you know, those folks who make the great badge/buttons and stuff? Along with opening a new store, they’re also releasing a sweet line of badges that have been curated by Dustin Hostetler, aka UPSO, as a part of their Button-O-Matic series. The badges all come in either 24K gold or nickel and feature the artwork of Tim Biskup, Travis Millard, Damien Correll, Jennifer Daniel, Nicholas Gazin, Ginette Lapalme, STEAK MTN, Spacesick, Luke Ramsey and Geoffrey Todd Smith. I really want a set of these, I would look so much classier when I left the house!
Next Saturday is the opening of a brand new show at the SCION Space in Culver City called This Must Be The Place. The show is being curated by Faesthetic Magazine, aka UPSO, aka Dustin Hostetler, and features the work of Gluekit, Matt Curry, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Skullphone, Damien Correll, Dan Funderburgh, Joel Speasmaker and Jemma Hostetler. The theme is based around the idea of home, and most of the works are presented in 2 colors, just like Faesthetic Magazine is.
I’m unbelievably stoked for this show, for many reasons. These are absolutely some of my favorite artists on the planet, and many of them happen to be my blog buddies, so it’ll be awesome to meet many of these folks.
The show opens Saturday, June 20th, so if you’re anywhere near LA you have to come see this show!
The Desktop Wallpaper Project has obviously had quite a few artists, but last night I realized that I might have so many wallpapers that I’m losing track of one’s I haven’t posted! For example, today’s wallpaper is by one of my favorite artists out there, Damien Correll. It wasn’t until last night while I was going through the backgrounds on my iPhone that I realized that Damien had made me a sweet wallpaper, and I had completely forgotten about it. I even hassled him for a wallpaper like 2 weeks ago! haha… Anyhow, if you’ve never seen Damien’s work you’re totally missing out. His style is filled with sketchy but precise line work, bright colors, geometric shapes, and words and letters that test the boundaries of type design.
His wallpaper is an awesome mish-mash of patterns and textures which come together to create a sort of funky patchwork quilt. I think my favorite part of this are the colors because they make me feel like spring is slowly approaching, but not quite here yet. And I think that white block on the right looks like a Frosted Mini-Wheat.
Here Comes The Sun | A Mixtape by Damien Correll
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Today I have kind of a special treat, something I hope everyone enjoys. A few weeks ago I noticed that illustrator/designer/man about town Damien Correll had uploaded a new Muxtape, a site for some reason I’m not a huge fan of, but I thought I’d give it a listen anyhow. I sat and listened to the whole thing, I think it was a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, and it was an absolute perfect fit for my day. So I decided to ask Damien if he’d share his mix here on Kitsune Noir, and he graciously said yes, even coming up with some front and back covers as well.
The full title of the mix is actually Here Comes The Sun (It Will Probably Destroy You), but I didn’t have room in the title up there for all of that! The songs on the mix are pretty eclectic, but if I had to give it a theme I’d say the mix was really guitar driven, with a lot of 70′s and 80′s classics. I thought I’d also mention that the mix is mixed together just like all the other Kitsune Noir mixtapes because I put it together for Damien. The mix is also about an hour long, so you’ll be able to get through a small chunk of the day with some awesome new tunes. Definitely download it and give it a try!
01 Alcohol by Saturday Looks Good To Me
02 Ease Yourself and Glide by Parsley Sound
03 Lying in the Sun by Koushik
04 The Other Song by Spirit
05 Oxford Gray by Shuggie Otis
06 No Love Lost by LCD Soundsystem
07 Be Stiff by Devo
08 Hush Now by Jimi Hendrix
09 Les Fleurs by Minnie Riperton
10 I’m Not Moving (Idjut Boys Remix) by Phil Collins
11 The Guns of Brixton by The Clash
12 My Ten Years On Auto-Pilot by The Ruby Suns
13 She’s A Rainbow by The Rolling Stones
14 Ram On by Paul & Linda McCartney
15 Here Comes The Sun by Nina Simone
16 Don’t Don’t by Peter Gordon & The Love of Life Orchestra