When we sat down with artist Kevin Appel a few months back, we noticed a series of wall decals he had up that were experiments for a product he was prepping to release. They looked like a means for him to apply his current desert gazing aesthetic to any wall and, sure enough, it is: the piece is Appel’s Screen (Double Desert Inverted) which he has made with the help of Maharam, a New York based design firm. Now you can outfit am entire wall of your house with some of Kevin Appel’s work!
It is a new year which means it is time for all of us to make resolutions for the year and attempt to keep them. I make my own lengthy list every year and have been making resolutions for LAIY, too. It’s healthy! It makes you want to work harder and, if you can achieve two of them? Great! If you can achieve half of them? Awesome! If you can achieve all of them? Wooo! We’re all about advancing things to the future and trying to step up our game: our 2013 resolutions are very specific ways that we would like to step up Los Angeles, I’m Yours in 2013.
It’s 2013! We survived the Mayan apocalypse! We had a Fiscal Cliff! We all had a few days off! Now? Time to get back to work in the new year and swap out our old 2012 puppy calendars for new calendars. While we suggested the great Iron Curtain Press X Jedediah Voltz to see you into 2013, here’s another suggestion: Jeremy Rendina’s 2013 Moon Calendars. They’re minimal, graphic, moon based calendars that would look pretty fly in any LA home or office because it tells you when the moon will be out on the West coast.
Beautiful/Decay is a staple in the art world, a resource that has introduced many casual and serious art lovers to new talent. It’s a website/magazine hybrid that is positioned as a part fine art, part new design, part punk rock, part lots-of-other-things creative hub: it is a pre-Internet zine turned magazine turned website turned art destination. Beautiful/Decay is now one of the top websites that lovers of the visual flock to in order to see and hear about new creatives–and it all started because now-Angeleno Amir H. Fallah was bored.
On the twenty-fifth day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me: a fake academy award.