Our friend and artist extraordinaire, Jim Mahfood — aka Food One — is having his first solo exhibit in Los Angeles this Friday. How the hell he hasn’t done a solo show in LA before is beyond us, seeing as he’s one of the city’s most important underground artists. Whether its his LA Ink Stains [...]


Sure, some think collage is the refuge of the untalented, your angry ex-girlfriend or those in the depths of a sordid weeklong meth binge. But that would be inaccurate — the medium is rife with creative minds blending the best of contemporary mediums into a multimedia smorgasbord. Painting, illustration and photography are reworked and re-purposed [...]


For the almost any kid with a spine, having a tree house was the ultimate childhood fantasy. This birth of intrigue for these air-suspended dwellings dates back to ancient civilization, as the tree house’s lore can be chronicled throughout history in every part of the world where trees grew. Whether to keep shelter, or to see the world [...]


We’re sure you remember us writing about Jim Mahfood‘s L.A. inspired illustrations — how can you forget about a cartoon where tacos, Tecates and copious medical brownies are the gist of life? As you well recall Jim is synchronizing the release of his first book of personal illustrations, L.A. Ink Stains vol. 1, with a [...]


12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering [...]


8 Sep
450 color album illustrations from the legendary comic artist

The work of legendary comic book artist/lech Robert Crumb has been gathered in numerous graphic novels and books, but this is the first hardcover compiling the hundreds of record covers he’s illustrated over his career. His first album cover was for Janis Joplin’s Cheap Thrills in 1968 when Crumb was just a youngin’ living in Haight [...]


21 Jun
The discovery of classical modernism in current graphic design

The Modernist is another edition to Gestalten’s collected body of books that “document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary design.” The book is a collection of work in contemporary graphic design and illustration that is heavily influenced by classic modernism, usually created with a limited [...]


9 Mar
"I Am Jack's Calvin And Hobbes" by GorillaMask

The kids over at Metaphilm have made a very interesting postulation: you know how the narrator in Fight Club doesn’t have a name? Some think this anonymity is to make him an “everyman”, but Metaphilm posits that’s not the case. What if the narrator is none other than Calvin, he of Calvin & Hobbes fame? [...]

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