Philadelphia based artist Jim Houser has recently been working on a new body of work for an upcoming show at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in his hometown of Philly. Houser’s work fuses collage and painting along with whimsical iconography elements and can be on view for his show “And Yet Not Yet” opening April 28th, 2017.
When it comes to lettering, calligraphy, typography or typeface design, only a very few do it like Ricardo “Itsaliving” Gonzales does it. He recently had a chance to connect with the good people at Krink Markers in their headquarter studio in NYC for a little fun session with some of their finest tools.
Ricardo has humble beginnings studying at the Mohawk Collage in Canada and working for as a screen printer in Ottawa for a couple of years where he fell in love with the medium of calligraphy. That passion grew to something quite serious almost an obsession. On that got him to work with some of the most influential brands and businesses on the face of the earth.
We have been on the road down under and our first stop was in Auckland, New Zealand where we got a chance to meet up with the infamous Askew One of the MSK and TMD crews. We had a nice evening checking out his studio and getting a chance to talk to the man himself about a lot of amazing topics. Check out a few images from our trip to his amazing studio in Auckland.
Through the lens of a black and white video that mirrors the visceral figurative style of Jun Cha, filmmaker Santiago Arbelaez followed the LA-based artist during his 14-day pop-up tattoo studio in Paris. Expanding Cha’s ongoing investigation to fuse classical inspirations within the modern medium of tattooing, the artist challenges traditional concepts of the creative process and continues the dialogue between art history and fine line Black and Grey which has been a constant evolving theme in his work.
The Stomdown Killaz‘s NAKS ONE is back in a new Live To Kill Die To Create blasting a series burner with some background help from the man ELSE. This guy is always coming in with fire.
Paul Cooper‘s an illustrator from the UK with a love for all things pop culture. As you know, we too are in love with pop culture and definitely things that are nostalgic. Cooper’s illustrations vary from Tim Burton’s Batman to Mad Men. Regardless, these sort of things are always a treat to look at.