FuturaxCrooks “LEWDS” Collection Event Recap

July 02 2014 . 01:29am

Last week the Crooks & Castles crew took over Known Gallery in Los Angeles for an exclusive launch event in honor of the Futura x Crooks & Castles “LEWDS” collection, created in tribute to Crooks’ late Marketing Director, Christopher “LEWDS” Natalio. Sponsored by Hennessy V.S, the party saw a number of VIPs coming out to preview the collection and pay homage to Crooks & Castles’ fallen brother.

“This collection was so important to us. We wanted to make sure everything was right. The synergy between Futura’s “Atomic Flower of Life” and our fallen brother LEWDS came so natural, this whole collection felt so organic to us. To celebrate the introduction of the “LEWDS” Collection, we invited close friends & family to enjoy the energy that the collaboration generated. We kept it local with Known Gallery providing the platform to display the collection’s art installation.” – See more at: crooksncastles.com

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New Jason Jagel print available

June 26 2014 . 07:49pm

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FAMBLY (Full Moon)
Two colors
edition of 7
on 300 gsm / 140 lb. Arches 88
30 x 22 inches / 76 x 60 cm

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FAMBLY (Sunset)
Two colors
edition of 7
on 300 gsm / 140 lb. Arches 88
30 x 22 inches / 76 x 60 cm

Both are available artist-direct for $160 (domestic) & $175 (international) packed and shipped at: jasonjagel.com

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TRAV | END OF THE BEGINNING teaser video by @_emjay_

June 24 2014 . 01:00am


Shot and edited: @_emjay_

TRAV | END OF THE BEGINNING
Opening reception June 28, 2014 | 7-10p
The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 9003

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TRAV | END OF THE BEGINNING opens June 28, 2014 at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

June 24 2014 . 12:41am

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TRAV | END OF THE BEGINNING
Opening reception June 28, 2014 | 7-10p
The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Trav is a California-based artist who was raised on traditional letter-based graffiti. Well versed in typography, as well as the use of color, form, and line; he has adapted this diverse skill set to create an impressive new body of work. He draws much of his inspiration from hand painted signs, fashion and geometric patterns. The goal for this show is to create thought-provoking paintings that straddle the line between a traditional sign painting aesthetic, and more colorful geometric patterns reminiscent of those seen within his graffiti. The result of this pairing is somewhat of a departure from his earlier work, which was more heavily rooted in a complex graffiti aesthetic. Forgoing some of the more abstracted letter-forms, he has simplified the lettering to more easily recognizable typography. This was done in order to bring the literal messages to the forefront. Paying homage to the tradition of commercial sign painting, he paints sayings that he finds meaningful, onto wooden panels using oil-based sign painters enamel. Trav’s raw creativity, painstaking attention to detail, and mastery of color and design combine to form an exciting new body of work.

 

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Above the Streets – Supporting Art Share L.A. & Do Art Foundation

June 21 2014 . 09:31pm

ATS Ticket Info

We are bringing in internationally-known poet, Robert Montgomery and sharing his works with the streets of Los Angeles through a network of billboards.  On the 28th, you will have a chance to meet him and see his works on display before they hit the streets.  We are also honoring Rick Robinson for his leadership and commitment to the Arts District and Art Share.

Our goal is to bring together community members, artists, and businesses from around Los Angeles to share in Art Share’s successes and help us get to the next level of programming.

Attached is the invitation and ticket information.  You can also visit our website at www.ArtShareLA.org/AbovetheStreets to read more about the event.

Hope to see you there!

 

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