Hi Guys, the Special Edition is here! We were able to get some in stores for our first show at Gallery Nucleus, but now we have some copies to sell ourselves. We were surprised but also very happy we sold out of the first edition at the CTN that we went ahead and printed some more, but changed it up a bit. We added a few flashy extras and some colored pages in the back that we think turned out great! This run is also extremely limited and once they are gone they are gone. There will be no more Plomo varieties being printed:) Thanks again for ALL the support and if you have not picked a copy up and would like one, nows your chance! Here’s the link to our online store http://www.alkemy.bigcartel.com
Hey guys, my really good friends Drawdoll and Trevor Spencer just printed their last runs of their very gorgeous book, Plomo. Check out their store to see the book and some prints they have for sale! I have a copy of this book and I promise, you won’t be disappointed…these people do MAGIC with their hands.
I remember some folks saying they tried to buy this book at CTN but it was sold out, so now you have a chance to get the special edition!
Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I’ve decided not to endorse your park.
Lots of fun stuff from Pakoto Martinez here.
For the past couple months I’ve been working on a short side-comic for Spera, a series of collaborative adventure comics. The comic was a collaboration between writer Josh Tierney and myself, and I had a blast making it!
I really recommend you go read the original online Spera comic (and these online shorts) and maybe pick up volume 1 (and look out for volume 2 in February!)
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Sign Painters (2012) by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon. 7.5” x 9.5”, 176 pp, 200 illustrations. Published by Princeton Architectural Press.
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our visual landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. With a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha, this vibrant book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Medias Sky High Murals.
I saw this book at a bookstore in Maryland and I really wanna get it ‘cause wow what a good book wow