Thursday, February 19, 2009


Form & Funktion takes place every Wednesday in Pacific Beach (San Diego) at Johnny V's. This weekly affair is put together by SchugaRiver for artists of all forms. You can't beat $3 Drafts, $3 Wells, live painting, and live music!

Jenny Luttrull - (BELOW)

N.O.M.A.D. -

Mofo -

Ritz Boutique -

Thursday, February 12, 2009


The Robert Berman Gallery and Harley Davidson hosted a group show last Friday in Santa Monica, Ca. The theme of the show was The Art of Rebellion. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Art Matters, a foundation that assists new artists. It was crowded, the people were rude, and the pace to view the artwork was very fast. So that explains the blurry photos...sorry...
Shepard Fairey...
Alex Pardee...

Mark Dean Veca...

Shawn Barber...

Oliver Vernon...

Monday, February 2, 2009


This young Scottish born DJ/Producer has assembled quite a few mixes circulating across the blog world, and is creating a buzz around the electro scene. Grum is heavily influenced by disco, electro, breakbeat, and dance, mixing many club tracks that often get people moving to some degree. DJ's that adjust their own style into a good mixture of different genres are having the most success these days. Appeal to a wider audience? Good marketing strategy. Good music.

Grum has recently produced an E.P. with No Love Lost Records (NLLR) mixing artists such as Chic, Yelle, Felix da Housecat, Daft Punk, and Armand van Helden. In addition to those tracks, Grum features his exclusive tracks. Check out his crazy synthesized sounds.

Grum - NLLR Mixtape Project


Thursday, January 29, 2009


Street art has been more popular than ever in recent years, but Epoxy, Mr. Talion, Baveux & Kone of Berlin, Germany crafted something that is truly unique. The recreation of public advertisement that only a designer can appreciate. They merely wheat pasted the Photoshop interface over an ad that a few pop culture icons were displayed on. The simplicity is what makes it so clever. Their street art has meaning, and not just a revealing identity. Their message is simple, most of the glamorous people in ads are fabricated in some way or another.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

KAWS : The Long Way Home

Kaws, a New York-based artist and designer, will be hosting his first Los
Angeles exhibition entitled “The Long Way Home." Kaws' reworked iconic figures are distinct by use of his infamous skull character. Some of his recent works include The Simpsons remixed into his own translation. The opening reception will be held at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles on February 21st. See you there!

Honor Fraser Gallery
2622 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Source: hypebeast


     This San Diego based brand is up and coming and has gained much
recognitionin the local skateboarding community. Crem De La Crem (CDLC)
has a unique style of designs that are very type driven. As opposed to
designs with background clutter, or heavily inked prints, the clean look
is very suiting to the name which is defined as the most elite or
preferable part of something. This is a new angle to hit the consumers
with in the action sports industry.

     You can purchase CDLC in various skate shops in Southern California such
as Street Machine located in downtown San Diego, or Versus Inland Empire
in Temecula, California. Or directly online at
Check out the new promo video shot and designed by CDLC...

Crem De La Crem 2008 HD from CDLC on Vimeo.

Crem De La Crem

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Presidential Inauguration

Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the first black president in US history today.
President Barack Obama the 44th president of the United States of America. Congratulations America!
Even Lego Land gave Obama some love...

Photos: Associated Press

Monday, January 19, 2009

Subtext Grand Re-opening

    Downtown San Diego's continued revival of artistic venues has spread to
The Arts And Design District of Little Italy. Subtext, a hip art gallery
and bookstore, has relocated to a new gallery space across the street
from the Casbah. The grand re-opening of Subtext took place last friday,
and from previous events that I have attended, it was a good turn out.
    The show featured local photographer, Frank Rogozienski. Frank started
366 | 08, his “Picture a Day” project, in January of 2008. A year later,
he has 366 (2008 was a leap year) photographs of various portraits,
cityscapes, family members, neighborhood characters, still life, and
found moments. This unique project displayed Frank's assortment
of photography skills and his intimate point of view.

2479 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, Ca. 92101