Tomorrow, December 7, at Wittmore is going to be a holiday shopping event with new gay publication Type/Face. Get discounts and drinks and more!
About a year late on this but check it out: Rodarte and Neiman Marcus + Target made some wrapping paper. It’s a beautiful black-and-white moon portrait that is now pretty much a collector’s item. Pretty, though!
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!
Did you know? The Sisters Of Los Angeles—Sara Stein, Karen Alweil, and Barbara Bestor—have a pop-up kiosk at The Grove. What?? It’s up now and on view through January 21.
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…