19 February 2010

Check Out Our Friend Nicky!

Our boy Nicky otherwise known as Nicky Dieter the main graphic gusto powerhouse behind Upset is going to be in a typography show On Friday, February 26
TYPEFORCE : The Annual Chicago Show of Emerging Typographic Allstars.
Nicky will be featured alongside some of the top contemporary typographers of today.

TYPEFORCE @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St in Bridgeport
Bring your friends and any lover of Type/Letters

Opening: Friday, February 26, 2010
Runs through: March 14, 2010

Allstars Include:
Nick Adam, Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw, David Weik, Billy Baumann, Matthew Hoffman, Chris Eichenseer, Chad Kouri, Ryan Thurwell, Luke Williams, Tnop, Andy Luce, John Pobojewski, Darren McPherson, Lora Fosberg, Margot Harrington, Greg Calvert, Aaron Pedersen, Duncan MacKenzie, Will Miller, Damian Abraham

Brought to you by Public Media Institute and Firebelly Design

Sponsored by AIGA Chicago, Graphic Arts Studio, Unisource Paper & I Shoot Rockstars

07 February 2010

Team Ironlak

15 January 2010

Todd James Tonight NYC

We almost forgot this was tonight and would have been really pissed off if we missed it! Todd James's first solo show at Gering & Lopez Gallery.


730 Fifth Avenue (@57th St.)
Opening night: 6:00 - 8:00pm

23 December 2009

Holiday Want List

Yeah, I waited to long to get X-mas gifts and now all the good stuff is gone.  But here is a standout sure to please:

NECKFACE: The Devil Made Me Do It
The latest book published by O.H.W.O.W. (A-Ron's, the founder of ANYTHING's publishing house). Features artwork and photos from the emo intense street artist and an intro written by KAWS. $35.

Available at Turntablelab.com

04 December 2009

Cove "Escape of the Crazies" Tonight!

Chicago artist David "COVE" Gonzalez has a show opening tonight titled, Escape of the Crazies.

"I've enjoyed seeing his work on canvas over the years. I also like his drawing style. He uses ball point pens for sketching and shading in a way I haven't really seen before. This should be a great show."
From OSCAR ARRIOLA's FotoFlow blog.

David "COVE" Gonzalez
Escape of the Crazies
Friday, December 4, 2009
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Sip Coffee House
1223 W Grand Ave (just east of Ogden)
Chicago, IL

18 November 2009

Goons for Orbit

This new stop-motion animated film featuring Chicago artist GOONS (with his signanture big-mouthed characters) puts a big grin on my face.

07 November 2009

"The Undercolor"

Check out the sneak peek for Erik DeBat AKA RISK's upcoming event "The Undercolor"

A Collaborative Art and Film Series by Erik DeBat and Brian Keller
This Chicago-based artist started painting graffiti on the city’s rapid transit lines in the early 1980s, and has since moved on to the worlds of commercial and fine art, freelancing for such companies like 7/11, Nike Town, 3Com, Motorola, and more
Opening Night Party for “The Undercolor” Artwork and Film Premier

Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Location: Rodan - 1530 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Time: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. (free entrance)

Special menu available and 4 USD Grolsch

In partnership with Rodan and Curator Anna Cerniglia, Grolsch will present "The Undercolor" the primer of life. This collaborative art and film series by Elevation creative partners Erik DeBat and Brian Keller features burlesque star Angela Eve and newcomer Becca Brown. The two creative partners explore several surreal glamour themes of modern day Americana.

The Rodan Bar & Restaurant’s superior kitchen will be serving a special menu all evening complemented by one free Grolsch. Come celebrate art, film and experience the adventurous examination of the underside of culture with vignettes of image, action, color, and emotion by Elevation Productions. Elevation is the creative union of artist/designer Erik DeBat and filmmaker/producer Brian Keller.

The Artwork and Film Installation exhibition shows Friday 13 – Tuesday 17 November at Johalla Projects - 1561 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor

Opening hours: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment during the week.

05 November 2009

21 October 2009

FACT show at The Novem Store, Chicago

Our good friend FACT, a living legend in Chicago streets, is having a show in Chicago this Friday!  Don't miss this show, or your chance to pick up the limited-edition FACT X NOVEM tee available at the opening.

Read Fact's interview here.

"Know the Facts"
Opening Friday 10/23 @ The Novem Store
1104 N. Ashland- Chicago, IL
6-10 PM

18 October 2009

New Zine by Overconsume

Check out the new zine, RAT MILK, created by one of our favorite NYC writers, OVERCONSUME. The thick, 58-page zine is available at the Making Deals online store and features NYC grafitti and some sick street photographs taken by Overconsume.


17 October 2009

Brooklyn Brats

I'm not a big fan of more gentrificating hipsters dancing around on a roof somewhere in Brooklyn and the song for this video by Phoenix is alright but at least there's some good scenery & graf to look at.

07 October 2009

27 September 2009


Emilio's (E-SIX) cousin worked at a radio station in N.Y. and would send him cassetts that we would love. (mostly singles) When this just came out, we were lucky to receive it. Out of all the songs that have EVER been stuck in my head, this one was always one I didn't want to hang the "evil DJ in your head" over. Heavy mental rotation

25 September 2009


Artist Blu is back with another of his off the wall animated wall murals, this time with fellow artist David Ellis.

17 September 2009

Stapleton Sex

Wizard Of Poetry

14 September 2009

Yeah Right!

12 September 2009


Epic Sony Commercial.

10 September 2009

Kid Cudi Day 'N' Nite Crookers Remix Original Unreleased Version

Shouts To Nekst And MUTZ Less Then A Minute Into The Vid.

04 September 2009


Fonseca Films