ENVIRONMENTAL UBER ALLES
Taking inspiration from California Über Alles, the 1979 debut single by the Dead Kennedys, Environmental Über Alles is an intentionally ambiguous and rhetorical commentary on the pitfalls of environmental activism. As a global community, it's important for each of us to be aware of how our actions and choices impact the world around us. It's equally important to be certain that those actions and choices are also informed and responsible, and not conducted from the perspective of blind fanaticism. -JRF
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Digging this spot from Vans, featuring Max Schaaf and 4Q Conditioning. For me, anything that references For Whom the Bell Tolls is absolutely golden.
Thanks to a comment and link posted by a reader, it is now known that MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) has acquired a large portion of the Globe Poster archive, including typographical specimens and assorted cuts. MICA has posted a detailed article on their site, which includes the announcement that Bob Cicero of Globe Poster will be teaching a class on letterpress design in Fall 2011.
- A significant portion of Globe's substantial wood type collection, which includes more than 350 drawers of full sets of type-including condensed, bold, regular, italic and circus fonts-enough to keep four compositors setting posters at a time in Globe's heyday.
- Approximately 5,000 letterpress "cuts"-the illustrations, lettering and photo images used to create the posters, including many hand-carved blocks. The cuts show the range of Globe's poster clients, from R&B and hip-hop acts, both famous and long-forgotten to carnivals, circuses, drag races and burlesque. Original posters showing Globe's craftsmanship and long history, from the magician Blackstone to the early days of hip hop to Frank Zappa's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- The materials will be utilized by several graduate and undergraduate departments within the College, including the printmaking, graphic design and illustration fields. Students will be able to study the historical significance of this collection through active artmaking and utilization of the type and cuts, and the posters, original photographs and ephemera will be housed as a research facility.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I seem to be on a trend of pointing my finger at others achievements in the last few posts, so why should this one be any different? Roger Gastman (RRockEnterprises) got a nice little interview in the NY Times the other day. Roger and I have worked on dozens of projects over the past few years and I'm happy that he's officially part of the crew curating/producing/assembling the upcoming MOCA/Art in the Streets show, set to open in April 2011.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Opening this Saturday night, March 12, 2011 at the Robert Berman Gallery, Revolutions: The Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey. He and his crew have been working hard to finish a lot of new prints and related material for the exhibit. It's a great homage that celebrates the ability of music to influence and inspire.
I excited for fellow creative/skateboarder/East Coaster/SCAD Alum, Benny Gold, as he continues to steadily grow his signature brand. Only a year after opening his first retail location in San Francisco, he's already outgrown his current spot and expanding into a new one. I'm looking forward to visiting again next time I'm up there.
video courtesy The WereHaus.