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Five (plus) years later “Big Kids/Little Kids” is back in a newly formed digital edition. All the good stuff from the print original plus new chapters about the 5 city art show tour and an updated “Where are they now” section. The eBook is available on the Apple iBookstore in 32 countries.
If you missed the print edition:
Big Kids/Little Kids chronicles the first 8 years of the newly emerging contemporary art movement in Philadelphia. It features artists from SPACE1026, 1Pixel, 222gallery and Spector (the galleries that have supported this energy) and artists from outside of Philly who have shown in these spaces by shaping and being influenced by this scene. The book showcases the artwork and asks some simple questions of each artist. John Freeborn, one of the founders of SPACE1026, tells the story through his viewpoint, guiding you through the multi-layered connections that have helped fuel a new generation of artists from the city of brotherly love.
In order of appearance – Ben Woodward, John Freeborn, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Jeff Wiesner, Adam Wallacavge, Brian Chippendale, Mat Brinkman, Leif Goldberg, Brian Ralph, Jim Drain, Shelter Serra, Max Lawrence, Clare Rojas, Isaac Lin, Jesse Goldstein, Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Rebecca Westcott, Rich Jacobs, Andrew Kuo, Dan Murphy, Niel Rassmussen, Jordin Isip, Amy S. Kauffman, Tim Lewis, Ryan Wallace, Tom Maher, Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, Shelley Spector, Jim Houser, Thom Lessner, Eric McDade, Phil Otto, Todd St. John, Dave Delaney, Andy Cruz, and Ryan McGinness.
My first eBook is now available on the Apple bookstore. This digital zine is 100 pages long with work from 20 artists and is my first forray into this new form of publishing. Check out some samples below. Huge thanks to everyone who participated and if the world buys a few copies, then I’ll do more. It’s just a buck, spread the word.
Artwork by (in order of appearance) Hershel Baltrotsky, Sonia Yoon, Clint Woodside, Ryan Wallace, Rich Jacobs, Jim Houser, Kendrick Shackleford, Tom Maher, Ben Horton, Eric McDade, Chris Sembrot, Joseph Hart, Matt Sohl, Dave Delaney, Sam Croswell, Carlos Miaco, Matt Curtius, Amy S. Kauffman and Jordin Isip.
This was from 2008-2009. That’s my best guess at least. Grey paint marker on a random piece of cardboard.
It seems like yesterday, but this was almost a year ago, in August, 2010. This video was shot at the opening of the Girl x (Red) show in LA. My buddy Hershel was in the show and it was well worth the drive from San Diego to LA. This video was originally made for Living Proof Mag along with photos of the show.
The process of moving forces you to do a lot of things which aren’t so fun. Two things I do like doing are getting rid of things I don’t use and stumbling on things that I made in the past. I wrote about this once before and oddly, this drawing is from the same studio project. This is another one of these exploratory drawings, in some strange search for a way to combine mixed-use space inside one building. This one even has a key. Blue = Offices, Red = Circulation, Yellow = Public and White = Labs. If I remember correct, this was for an combination office/library/research facility. Below are some detail shots of the same drawing.
Big thanks to Steve Miller from Exit Skateboards for organizing the show and dealing with all us crazy artists.
Exit Skateshop presents the Third Annual Deck Heads art show. The opening is First Friday, May 7th beginning at 6 PM. The artist list is quite impressive and I’m glad to be a part of it. Come on out to support your friends, bring some cash (cash and carry sales) and see some art. 825 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA, 19123
2. Adobe Photoshop turned 20 recently and it’s been my buddy since late in version 2.5 (no layers…if you can imagine that). Complex magazine did a great piece detailing the 50 greatest moments in Photoshop. –> 50 Favorite Moments in Photoshop History via Complex
3. Josh Cochran created this sweet new print called “Zombies Vs. Unicorns.” It reminds me of Fort Thunder, or more specifically Brian Chippendale stuff–and in a good way. –> Zombies Vs. Unicorns via Kitsune Noir
4. ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series is in full swing and the one I’ve been waiting for is getting out there now. “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson” directed by Steve James (“Hoops Dreams”). –> No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson via ESPN 30 for 30
I did this “finger” painting yesterday while the 2nd blizzard of 2010 hit Philadelphia. There was no bird, I made that part up. This was done with the very popular Brushes app for the iPhone and it’s partner desktop app, Brushes Viewer. Click below to watch an animation of my painting. The funny part is that the animation doesn’t record my strokes, but instead, builds the painting from the bottom-most layer to the top. –> Bedroom Window animated
I’ve been collaborating with Living Proof Magazine as of late. My interview with four sides of Adam Wallacavage just went up on the site. Check it out, and try and find the free magazine at your local boutiques. –> Living Proof Issue 4: Adam Wallacavage