31 December 2008

New Year's Eve at Hideout, Chicago

Should be fun!

New Years Eve - Dec 31st, 2008
The Hideout Chicago
1854 W. Wabansia, Chicago, IL
Starts at 9pm

DJs: Walk This Way vs. Gutter Butter
VJ brunerd

23 December 2008


“NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting” is a documentary exploration of graffiti-based visual art as a world culture. The filmmaker profiles the art form in nine countries including USA, Canada, France, Holland, Germany, England, Spain, Japan and Brazil. A combination of vérité moments and interviews with painters, “writers”, designers, documentarians and other participants within the subculture, the film conveys the dynamism and creative energy of this significant emerging artistic movement. Further Information: • Theatrical Trailer • Live Painting in Miami w/ Barnstormers, HVW8 & Inkheads • Live Painting in Miami featuring Lee, Doze & Dzine • Tony Alva in Paris •London Extras

22 December 2008

All I Want For Christmas: Heather's Wish List

Eye Candy: Books by Swiss independent publishing house Nieves. Ever since seeing their booth at the Printed Matter book fair in New York, I've been kind of stalking this small art book company. I particulaly like Wesley Willis's North Lake Shore Drive and Peaceable Kingdom by Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson. Both sell for $20. Printings are limited in number, which makes them even more special. Plus, Nieve's cute, hamburgler-esque logo is hard to resist.

The Gift of Bling: Me and Ro Tiny 10k Gold Skull Earrings
More classic, Day-of the-Dead inspired then your typical skull icon. Also available with diamond or ruby eyes. According to the Me&Ro website, "the skull is a reminder that all things will pass, there is wisdom in living in the face of such mortality." Available at Barneys for $260.

To Brighten My Workspace: Friends With You Doohickies. Who the hell knows what they are, but they're so freaking cute and cheerful that I need all six of them. Now. $8 each.

The Gift of Adventure: Around the World Airline Tickets. Create your own itinerary. West Coast, South America, Europe, SriLanka, India, Asia, and back to the West Coast for about $1499.00. Tickets are valid for 12 months. This doesn't includes a place to sleep...or Malaria vaccinations.

Brooklyn Block Party

Nevermind the artic chill, Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn is throwing a block party. This one takes place indoors (thankfully) and centers around block printing and lino blocks. Artists include C-Damage, Gaia, Swoon, and more.

"Brooklyn Block Party" runs through January 4th
Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

This Christmas

I Want To See You Get Paid!!!

Frank Serpico

20 December 2008

All I Want For Christmas: Nicky Dieter's Wish List

It's almost Christmas and if you're out of gift ideas, the Upset's graphic designer Nicky D. gives some novel gift ideas--from font books to stunt driving lessons. Bad economy be damned!

Now before going into this, know that I'm broke. I have no intent in getting you a gift nor do I want you to get me one. However, if you are one of the privileged ripe with green pocketbooks and want to see me open gifts, my friend this list the for you.

The Gift of Knowledge: Franktur Mon Amour by Judith Schalansky

More than 640 pages devoted to black letter (Gothic font), showcasing 333 typefaces collected by Schalansky, accompanied by a CD of 150 usable fonts. Four of them created just for this book. At $75 this is not an easy purchase in times that call for frugality, but there is no denying me my bible.
Available at Quimby's

Something That Will Stand the Test of Time: A Custom Tattoo From Stickler's Odds 'N Ends Tattoo Studio

Andrew Stickler's custom flash style suits my needs. I'm thinking the term "CORN FEED" across my knuckles, twin roosters in rampant stance fighting each other with blood and sweat pouring out, or an ear of corn husk peeled back revealing radiant kernels.

For You Big Spenders: Stunt Driving Lessons

Drivers East High Performance Driving for Motion Pictures. This school was formed to train new stunt drivers who need not only to slide a car, but to be able to hit a mark consistently and safely. They do this on a closed circuit, I want to bring this to the street.

Day 1-
Forward slalom, Use of mirrors/reverse slalom with mirrors, braking, threshold braking, 4 wheel braking, braking to a mark, Forward 180º left, Forward 180º right, 90º right, 90º left
Day 2-
Reverse slalom and use of mirrors, lane change 90's, drift 90's, box 90º's right to a mark, Box 90º's left to a mark, 180ºs right to a mark, 180's left to a mark, Reverse 180º's, Skid Turns (Fish Tails)

Two-day course: $1775 plus I'll need to been flown to New Jersey.

Risk One: All About The Heart


19 December 2008

The Dardys Tonight in NYC

Image by Sean Thomas

Our pals The Dardys are playing tonight at The ANNEX in NYC.
Brave the snow and show some love, it's in the air and everybody knows it.

18 December 2008

17 December 2008

Danny Hoch Is Taking Over

Hip-hop theater pioneer Danny Hoch storms The Public Stage once again to chronicle the hot topic of gentrification in New York City (relevant to any city overtaken by shoddy condos and Sex and the City wannabes). Danny gives voice to everyone, from the developers evicting locals to make way for lofts, to the bar-hopping career hipsters who buy them, and those left in the wake of both. The one-man-show aptly titled, Taking Over, is sure to be a raw, explosive, hilarious, and heartbreaking study of the impact of our obsession with economic expansion.

Friday, November 7 - Sunday, December 21
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

16 December 2008

Holidays Remixed: Peanut Butter Wolf's Badd Santa

Not everyone loves "O Holy Night," so here's some holiday music to put haters in the holiday spirit. Peanut Butter Wolf's remix, Badd Santa, features James Brown, 69 Boys, Georgia Anne Muldrow, James Pants, and Free Design, and doesn't overdo it on the sleigh bells. Perfect for your next Holiday party!

15 December 2008

The Piece Process at Anonymous Gallery, NYC

Of all the many new galleries opening on the Lower East near Chinatown, Anonymous Gallery is our favorite. Why, you ask? Check out the line up for their next show, The Piece Process, opening this week:

Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton, Robert Indiana, Dennis Oppenheim, Ray Johnson, Todd James, Eric Haze, Bast, Elbow Toe, AIKO, Kenji Hirata, Greg Lamarche, Aakash Nihalani, Erik Foss, Deven Marriner, Michael De Feo, Logan Hicks, Judith Supine, Dan Witz, Maya Hayuk, Daniel Joseph, Ripo, Skewville, Brandon Friend, Dark Cloud, MOMO, Dan Funderburgh, Ellis Gallagher, Matt Siren, The Clayton Brothers, and MORE

Anonymous Gallery is proud to combine three generations of prolific artists whose work has been influenced by, or has directly influenced popular culture, design, and the urban environment.

Exhibit runs December 17th - January 24th
Opening Reception: December 17th, 7 - 10PM
329 Broome Street, Lower Level, NYC

14 December 2008

The Internet Is A Snitch

Graffiti diva and fashion blogger Claw revealed [whoops!] Neckface on her Blogue.
Gawker picked up the story.
SEMEN SPERMS had this to say on the subject:
"As though anyone really gives a shit, besides The Vandal Squad, who prolly knew already, cuz they’re such jocks."
Read More on Semen Sperms Blog here: semensperms.com

09 December 2008

New Prints From Melon!

New Prints From MELON ONE just in time for the holidaze!
Heartfelt beats
100 prints made of this painting; size: 11x17
Price: $15

50 prints made of this image; Size: 8x11
Price: $10

Buy more get more! Buy both prints for only $20. Plus, get a vinyl sticker and a button with any purchase.

If you would like to purchase a print, send Melon a message on his myspace: myspace.com/melonjames

For All You Really Sensitive Hipsters


07 December 2008

Wackiest Skate Video Ever!


This Is Berlin Not New York

Art Collective Antagonist Art Movement took a trip to Berlin and now have a DVD out documenting their art spree overseas. It's a look at ten New York underground artists doin their craft on the other side of the world and buggin' out on not getting arrested for it.

This Is Berlin Not New York features artists Arturo Vega (artistic director for the Ramones), Ted Riederer (exhibited at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center), Ethan H. Minsker (founding member of the Antagonist Art Movement), Richard Allen, Brett Farkas, James Rubio, Un Lee, and Crispy T.


06 December 2008

Original Villain Network: Balls of Magic!

We love this series! In the latest episode of The DARKOWL CHRONICLES, continuing his quest for the three magical items needed to break the spell on Goldy Fox's Locked box, the Baron enlists the help of his "friend," The CRYSTAL PHARAOH.


03 December 2008

Mear One

Says stop biting.

New Book by David Choe

One of our favorite artists, David Choe, recently inked a deal with San Francisco's Chronicle Books to publish a book of his art. The book will probably not hit store shelves until 2010, but it's nice to know it's in the making. And his recent work which I was able to check out at The Outsiders Show held by Lazarides Gallery this fall in NYC was repulsive beauty at its finest.

Check out the double-handed can control in the Dirty Hands trailer, David's feature film that took five years to put out. Any artist who punches himself in the nose and uses the blood to paint with is okay by me!

How To: Fire Extinguisher Joints

You Gotta Love German Innovation.

Props to Ster, Paster and Curtis
Photo Credit: F.Trainer

Danny Diablo

That real dunn-dunn-dun.

Source: mqism.com

02 December 2008

Photos From Mumbai Attack.

India based freelance photographer Zackary Canepari took some intense photos of the situation in Mumbai along with a inside perspective from Canepari he has posted some background and photos of the three day standoff on his blog:

More photos from the attack can be seen here:

Gunmen terrorized Mumbai for more than two days, killing at least 180 people during attacks at a train station, a restaurant, two five-star hotels, a movie theater, a hospital, a police station, and a Jewish center.

"Nothing But Letter" Book Trailer


Blu In Berlin