Hey, I’m currently planning a trip to the United States. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time. The motives for doing the trip now, this year, I can’t expose just yet but the reasons nonetheless are result of something positive I have done for myself.
I’m hoping to be there for a month or so; I’m traveling by myself so the trip is completely on my terms as to what I see and do. I have an idea of where I want to go internally though would love suggestions from everyone especially from locals or recent visitors on where else I could go along my rough paths or what within each city is worth checking out or local tips and tricks or people that would like to meet up.
My current trip takes me from:
> San Francisco, CA > Austin, TX (maybe) > Chicago, IL > Portland, OR > Vancouver, Canada (maybe) > Los Angles, CA >
Although I would like to go to Boston as well, I’m not planning at this stage to go any further east than Chicago.
My keyword/ phrases for the trip are:
‘culture’, the ‘lowbrow arts’, ‘history’, ‘comics’, ‘music’, ‘folk arts’, ‘craft arts’, ‘design’, ‘illustration’, ’boutique’, ‘bespoke’, ‘networking’, ‘toys’, ‘books’, ‘zoos’, ‘walking’, ‘good public transport’, ‘galleries’, ‘museums’, ‘events’, ‘street art’, ‘relaxation’, … + maybe some more to come
Any one who has a suggestion or comment please either contact me by,
On Monday I was interviewed by the DScene (a local free rag) on street art in connection to the Cut Collective‘s Illegal Tender installation going up in the DPAG for the Otago Festival of Arts. Interview was ok, but I wasn’t terribly intelligible. Got called a lecturer who researches which should upset management.
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In reference to an earlier post they have just posted photos for the final Kaws Giant Companion for his Tokyo show. Pretty sick yo!
This is what you get when you hastily sign an ethical consent form for a student film. Luckily it didn’t make the final cut for the Xenos film featured tomorrow at the True Lies Film Festival.
Oh well, at least it features my puppy. Audio is quite quiet and pre-haircut / shave. From 0.36
Filed under: art, comic-con, design, drawing, events, inspiring humans, objects, sdcc, toy
Well, the SanDiego Comic-Con ’10 (SDCC) has been and gone and yet again I missed it. I’ll get there eventually. Anyway, what is great is the number now who document it as it happens (through various means), making me even more jealous not to be there but doing there part to put me onto so much great stuff coming out on the horizon. Comic-con now seems to encompass, pretty much everything in the collectable lowbrow art, fantasy and movie/tv worlds, and for most interest lies in the Comic-Con exclusive releases. For me this is seeing what new vinyl / designer / art toys are being released by my favourite artists and certainly this year there are some crackers.
Here are some of favourites which I’d love get hold of:
Luke Cheuh’s Black In White (credit):
Jeff Soto’s Seeker (by Big Shot Toy Works) (credit, credit) … this one has been a long time coming. It comes in a number of different colourways, each with different horn treatments. Beautiful girl not-included unfortunately:
Shepard Fairey’s Mr Spray (by Strange Co) – comes in four colourways (credit):
And not too many good pictures, but the second series of mini King Kens by James Jarvis (by Strange Co) (credit):
Filed under: events
playing @ University Oval, Dunedin, 27/11/09. Photos taken from the Scotsman Stand (ie. peering through the fence outside the ground).
The slip cordon.
Drinks break. Riveting.