We got word that a local effort called Commandment Couture is looking for artists to submit themselves for the project. What does it entail? You’d be interpreting one of the ten commandments into a jewelry item. Sounds like a cool project! Submit yourself now—and get more details on it after the jump.
Saturday, December 7, at Heath will be the opening of their Design In Time show. They had some LA and SF artists make clocks, which is such a great concept for a show. The fun starts at 5:30PM: RSVP to attend!
New Image is closing out their year with a show from Michelle Guintu. It’s called Waking Home and features her pop culture paintings, which are quite amazing. The show runs from December 14 through January 5.
Colby Poster Printing Company is now a Los Angeles myth. The iconic local printer closed its doors at the end of 2012, quietly ending a long era of creating custom posters and typographic, artistic works for the city. The shop helped people spread news and advertised different causes. They helped artists make. They inspired a unique visual culture that employed DayGlo and tri-color blends. The work of the company is still seen around Los Angeles, many posters outliving its own producer.
Colby Poster Printing Company now lives on in words and stories people tell about it. One of those stories is a new documentary called 3 Union Shop and it debuted on MOCAtv this morning. The film is directed by Felipe Lima with C.R. Stecyk III (Who also narrates the film.) and it is a love letter to the bygone literary, typographic LA institution. It’s quite a moving documentary that provides both a historical context for the company and a peek behind the neon scrim that covered Colby. Since this project is very special to us and to its maker, Felipe—Who you may remember from.—shared some words on the project and the place, giving a little director’s commentary of sorts on the film. We’re very lucky to share this, considering he mentioned this project has been in the work for months and months and months. We remember him telling us about it last year! Thus, we’ll let Felipe take it away…
The photo is of a blurry window with blinds covering most of it. You can tell it’s a window because it resembles a rounded specialty window, one in which the body is covered in blinds while the odd-shaped top is open to spill light. The image suggests suffocation and blindness and even a fantastic looking glass, one that could reveal an entire world if it were in focus. It’s intangibility allows the viewer to project so much onto it, imagining who is looking at this window and where it is and what is behind it.
“I took this in my room after school. I was bored,” the photographer, Edwin Lopez, explains of his photo Brighter Dayz. “I turned my camera on and I was distracted and what caught my eye was that the inside of the room came out dark and the window and beyond came out normal with light.”
“I took a whole mess of pictures,” he says. “I chose this one because it came out abnormal.”