We are pleased to present our 12th installment of Sound Advice featuring Justin Van Hoy. Justin is a Los Angeles based designer and east coast transplant, who along with his wife Holly and their two cats, the Garcia Brothers lives in Highland Park. He designs books and draws things to make rent and has a pistol in case anything gets weird on “the avenues”.
Sound Advice 12
01. Dishes by Pulp
02. Uptown by Primal Scream
03. Sketch for Summer (Remastered) by The Durutti Column
04. Black Sheep Blues by Tommy Guerrero
05. I Wonder by Rodriguez
06. Herstory of Glory by Do Make Say Think
07. That’s the Punch Line by The Walkmen
08. Life’s a Gas by T.Rex
09. Heart of the Country by Paul McCartney
10. Prairie Rose by Roxy Music
11. Age of Consent by New Order
12. The London Radar by Cornershop
13. I Wanna Live by The Ramones
14. Children of the Grave by Black Sabbath
15. I Remember You by The Ramones
16. Twenty Four Hours by Joy Division
17. Lost in the Supermarket by The Clash
18. Cyndi by Yardwork (NC)
19. Harness & Wheel by Kingsbury Manx
20. Picasso’s Last Words by Paul McCartney & Wings
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The Enablist & Texas Reason
Souls of Mischief, That’s When Ya Lost, 1993
Nike’s probably already brought this style back?
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For the final show at Ad Hoc, Chris Stain and Armsrock created a nice installation to send the gallery off. The opening is from 7 – 10 pm tonight in Bushwick. Get grimy.
“Chris Stain first became infected by graffiti’s bold colors, striking form, and independent nature as a child in the summer of 1984. As time went by he investigated other avenues of art such as print making, graphic design, and screen printing. Stain’s work is a direct reflection of the people, neighborhoods, and struggles that are swept along with the every day lives of the common American. It is his hope that through the work he will be able to convey the importance of the role of the less recognized individual of society.
Armsrock is an artist and activist whose work focuses on the human condition in the urban environment. By creating hundreds of unique drawings of his fellow citizens, and placing these original pieces on the walls of the city, Armsrock makes an attempt to generate a critical understanding of the stories and fates that house us.”
Jobless rate is down for first time in a year. The economy shed 247,000 jobs in July, less than expected and lowest total of losses since last August. Unemployment rate inches down to 9.4%. Are we in the clear? Read the full story.
I think this site has great potential if you get the right people involved, or if you like to comment on things and belittle people for your own enjoyment. With that being said, we’re gonna wrap our heads around some potential case ideas and test them out. Stay tuned…
I like nachos. I also really like when places “DO IT UP” and give me these tri-colored chips. I know they aren’t better for me or anything, but hell, I like the splash of color in my food.
Long Duck Dong, cool guy.
Tonight at Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, Andrew Jeffrey Wright and friends Brian Blomerth, Frankie Martin and Eyeballz perform Art jokes, comedy videos and short comedy art plays with a special E.T. audio presentation by life artist Zac Carr! In AJW’s own words
“It is going to be so funny you will forget to laugh!”
Jason Polan illustrated the History of the Water Pistol for Good Magazine. You can see it big here. What, no Entertech? Those guns were the best. Commercial after the jump.
In tribute, the following are the trailers to most of the films that we grew up with so well from John Hughes’ career.
Shepard Fairey chimes in on the Rolling Stone cover
“It’s been six-plus months since Obama took office, and the Rolling Stone cover is the first image of Obama I’ve created in that time. As a candidate, his vision and his message of shared civic duty were inspiring, but as president he faces an unbelievable pressure to accomplish what he set out to do, despite the reality that he can’t do it alone. Much like my “Hope” image was intended to express his vision and his intellectual diligence, I also wanted this new image to convey his focus, but with the added weight and stress of responsibility. Whether media like the New York Daily News are looking to fan conservative flames with “liberals think Obama is the messiah” talking points, or just saying things like that to create juicy headlines, it should be obvious that this image is not about anything divine, but about dealing with the real world job at hand. While he is undoubtedly our leader, the question I placed inside the presidential seal “Will he take bold action or compromise too easily?” is one that I think we all need to ask about ourselves and what we’re doing to work toward what we believe in. The pitfalls of “politics as usual” aren’t reserved for politicians.
However, a lot can and will change. As Joe Strummer of The Clash once said, “The future is unwritten.” In my illustration I make reference to Gilbert Stuart’s famous unfinished portrait of George Washington to capture the idea that, although we’re quick to judge, it’s too early to tell how Obama’s presidency will turn out. Hopefully Obama and all of us who have stood behind him will do everything we can to fill in our incomplete future the way we’ve pictured it.”
Installation for the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, 2003.
1,600 wooden chairs stacked precariously in the space between two buildings.