Burlesque of North America | Press Check @ The Seventh Letter

October 11 2015 . 10:25pm

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BURLESQUE OF NORTH AMERICA

Burlesque is a multi-disciplinary creative studio focusing on graphic arts and high quality screenprinting. Headquartered in Minneapolis MN, the studio was formed in 2003 from the ashes of seminal and sardonic graffiti magazine Life Sucks Die. What began as a loose collective of graffiti artists, photographers, and illustrators transitioned into a group of graphic artists for hire including Wes Winship, Mike Davis, George Thompson, Todd Bratrud, and Aaron Horkey. While exploring effective DIY techniques for printing concert posters, Winship quickly found that screenprinting would also serve as a way to reproduce his and his friends’ other artwork, creating printed editions of art which could be sold at affordable prices.

After officially naming the studio Burlesque, the focus on screenprinting led the group to design and print concert posters while fine-tuning their skills and printing equipment with each project. As the workflow grew, so did the desire to learn more about all aspects of the screenprinting process. To this day, Burlesque continues to push the envelope by producing 10, 15, and even 20+ color screenprinted posters which capture astonishingly accurate details. In recent years, artists such as Ron English, Tara McPherson, Jim Phillips, Richey Beckett, and Tom Whalen have all sought out Burlesque for the screenprinted production of their artwork.

Press Check is a collection of screenprinted work spanning Burlesque’s entire career – from Wes Winship’s cut-and-paste Arcade Fire pastiche to Mike Davis’ clean but stylized vector illustrations to art prints produced for graffiti / graphic design icons 123Klan, renaissance draftsman Aaron Horkey, musician and fine artist John Baizley, Seventh Letter artists Sever, Ewok, and Vize, as well as work from David Choe, Ron English, Aaron Draplin, and more.

Current Burlesque of North America full timers:

WES WINSHIP: co-principal, graphic artist, print shop R&D
MIKE DAVIS: co-principal, graphic artist, public relations
BEN LAFOND: lead screenprinter, photographer
JODI MILBERT: general manager, artist relations
SARAH SCHATZ: screenprinter

BURLESQUE OF NORTH AMERICA | PRESS CHECK

The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca. 90036

Opening Reception: October 16, 2015 | 7-10pm

On view: October 16 – November 4, 2015

www.burlesquedesign.com

www.theseventhletter.com

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Juxtapoz TOP 100 of 2009

December 31 2009 . 05:03pm

Find out more and vote at: Juxtapoz.com

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Art Basel video via BabelGum.com | Primary Flight

December 17 2009 . 07:32pm



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Greg Lamarche x Anonymous Gallery

February 06 2009 . 02:21am

Greg Lamarche

 

Fonts, letters, graffiti, text and NYC all serve as sources of inspiration for Greg Lamarche. His collages incorporate found materials and a variety of commercially printed papers. The work plays with a profusion of font styles, word fragments and multiple layers and employs characteristics from graffiti such as repetition, bold colors, multiple perspectives and movement.

The New Hustle

Anonymous Gallery, NYC is pleased to announce the release of The New Hustle by Greg Lamarche. This silkscreen edition of 100 is the first print collaboration with the gallery. Printed in 5 colors on white 335 GSM, Coventry rag paper, the work measures 24 x 18 inches. Signed and numbered by the artist and printed by Axelle Fine Arts. This edition is available for $225.

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Martha Cooper at Subliminal Projects

January 15 2009 . 01:39pm

 


EXHIBITION DATES: January 16th – February 13th, 2009

Martha Cooper has been photographing creative kids in action on city streets since the mid-1970s. In Street Shots, opening January 16th at Subliminal Projects, her photos reveal the imaginative children of pre-renewal New York City as they mined the abandoned lots of the city to create toys from trash. Cooper, renowned for her graffiti and hip-hop pictures, brings those classic images together with ones depicting inner-city kids building forts from scrap, catching flies in cola bottles and racing homemade go-karts—all without adult supervision.  

The opening of Street Shots also marks several debuts: Cooper’s new book, Going Postal, a collection of photos of postal labels bearing street art; her image collaboration with Shepard Fairey, available as a screen-print poster; and her own Obey line, with photos printed on clothing, bags, and skateboards. All will be available for purchase at Subliminal Projects, along with Cooper’s other books, including Subway Art, Hip Hop Files, Street Play, We B*Girlz and Tag Town.

 Find out more at: SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

 

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