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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.
Ok, so some of the stuff that I have is silly and I don’t mind just giving it away. There is more of that coming soon. But other things are worth a few bucks and eBay is a great place to “give away” some junk also. The Apple coasters are sold already (sorry), my old GameBoy pocket (also sold), a nice Beastie Boys poster, my old Tivo and lastly a Skype phone that never really got used too much. Some of this is still up, but it’s really still about getting rid of the random stuff that I’ve held onto for way too long. –>my eBay
Some time ago I had a series of hard drive failures that forced me to do a lengthy overhaul of my digital archives. In the process many of my ‘recovered’ files showed up as strange versions of their previous selves. This zine is an attempt to make good from bad and move forward from the wreckage. Full color, 20 pages, limited edition of 25, signed and numbered. Buy here –> Damaged Pixels Zine
A short while ago I started doing these new drawings. They use a series of custom printed patterns that I created, and then I draw in the dots by hand. It’s labor intensive and can kind of tweak your vision, but I’m really liking how they are turing out. Below are some pics of the first three, there are more in the works already, but you can get these on my etsy store right now.
I do not know how this happened. Worse than that, it took me almost a week to get this post up. Way back in September of 2008 Big Kids/Little Kids opened in Houston, Texas at Domy Books. That opening was the kick off for the above limited edition version of my book, with my own artwork adorning the hand screen printed dust jacket. Of course I never posted about it, or even put it on my online store for sale. My bad. These things are all now corrected. Let’s move forward. Buy the John Freeborn limited edition version of Big Kids/Little Kids here.
After the great response to my joystick necklace I decided to keep the ball rolling with some more fun stuff. So, now you can get pink joystick necklaces, boomboxes in pink and orange, and also pink scorpions – all of this is on my etsy shop.
After months of dilly dally I’ve finally procured the materials to complete the joystick necklace that I teased when I got the laser cut parts. So, now you can actually go and buy one of these on my etsy shop. I’ll post them into my online store soon…yeah soon.
|Jim Houser is doing a solo show in LA that opens tomorrow night at Merry Karnowski Gallery. Go see “Mere Inches” if you are in the area.
|I’m finally getting back on the product track. My online store is lagging… I know, but to hold everyone over I’ve posted my first zazzle shirt, the Secret Geometry of Pringles. This is an old design, but one that never really came into existence, so I’m glad to bring it to life. Keep tabs on the new stuff at my zazzle page.
|My book, Big Kids/Little Kids, is a traveling art show. The second stop on the tour is Cinders gallery in Brooklyn, NY, opened on Saturday March, 29th and comes down on Sunday May, 4th. Come by for one last NE look. If you miss the show in New York, it will be in LA in July at Subliminal Projects Gallery The show is made possible by Urban Outfitters and uwishunu.com.
|The 2nd of the limited edition dust jackets for Big Kids/Little Kids is now available. Everyone’s favorite, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, has given us a sweet three color, hand screen printed at SPACE1026, limited edition of 50 (signed and numbered) cover for the book. Buy one now, before they are all gone.|