Apparel concept created for Nike. Unfortunately I missed the deadline for this to be considered for the 2011 collection whilst working on another piece for LBJ, so completed this as a concept for Nike.
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present The Humble and Sublime, an exhibition of new paintings by Miles “El Mac” MacGregor, a Phoenix-based mixed-media artist best known for graffiti-influenced mural projects worldwide. This is Mac’s debut solo show at Joshua Liner.
Working in acrylic on panel, spray paint on canvas, and mixed media on paper, Mac’s gallery-size works echo many of the themes, styles, and techniques seen in his large-scale mural projects. Foremost is the dynamic relationship of figure to ground. Inspired by cultures around the globe—from Mexico to Thailand—Mac generates an endless vocabulary of graphic patterns that serve as an active, signifying backdrop to lovingly detailed and humane portraits.
Children, women, and respected elderly figures (often depicted in monochrome) are all featured amid colorful fields of repeating marks—doodles, graffiti, even proto- language characters—which are transformed into vibrant overall pattern. Against this sea of marks, the carefully rendered and shaded figures take on added poignancy as all-too-human subjects caught in their “cultural context.” In the works omprising The Humble and Sublime, this mark-making mania infiltrates the figure itself, creeping across expanses of skin to infuse these subjects with an electric hum. They exist in multiple states—as portrait subjects with individual identities and as picture surfaces recording the pervasive creep of culture’s stamp.
An Arizona native, Mac draws inspiration from the surrounding Mexican and Chicano culture of the American Southwest, as well as religious art, pinup art, graffiti, and a wide range of canonical artists, including Caravaggio, Mucha, and Vermeer. In the late ’90s Mac began to paint large, technicolor aerosol versions of classic paintings by European masters. This led to a commission in 2003 by the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium, to paint interpretations of classic Flemish Primitive paintings from the museum’s collection—a peerless example of “the humble and sublime.”
This is an update to the 7th Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa. I wanted to add more details to it, therefor I´m posting this up. The contest for Africano festival de cine tarifa challenged artists from around the world to design a poster that would celeberate the 50th anniversary of independence in most African states. I created a series of 6 different posters showcasing African leaders that played a big part in African independence.
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Ava Luna is going on tour.
If you live in one of these cities, please come by and say hello.
10/8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater
10/9 – Athens, OH – The Smiling Skull Saloon
10/10 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
10/11 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt
10/12 – Madison, WI – The Project Lodge
10/13 – Bloomington, IN – Rachel’s Cafe
10/15 – Chattanooga, TN – Discoteca
10/16 – Athens, GA – Farm255
10/17 – Baltimore, MD – Annex
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I posting in KDU. That seemed so far from happening. I’m still getting used to the idea. Do not know if I post in English or Portuguese. My English is as good as a google translate. Just kidding. I want to use this blog to show my best work, chosen one by one, click by click.
Ya puedes acercarte por tu punto habitual a por un nuevo número de la Staf, el de Octubre. En las páginas del issue cuarenta y cinco disfrutarás de artículos y entrevistas sobre: el colectivo de artistas de L.A. The 7Th Letter, Ssur, Ryan Mcginness, la Idiosyncrasia de Patrick Trefz, Zso, Tomasito, Scott Burnham, Festival Season (un fotoartículo de Nick Helderman), David Gensler, Skate In Kabul, Poweshovel, Dias de Viento y Fuego, Street Art Cookbook, Hi-Dutch, Seleka, Marc Rudolph, Alexandre Farto, Esteso… entre otros. Para este nuevo número, con el que damos la bienvenida al Otoño, hemos tenido la suerte de contar con la genial ilustradora Sara Blake * Zso que nos ha diseñado esta portada tan guapa. Además, podrás encontrar crónicas de eventos como Canela Party 2010, Bright Summer 2010, Jazzaldia 2010, Joey Cape & Tony Sly, Terral 2010, The Rise Of Rad… La seccion de boutiques y las reseñas de discos por parte de nuestros colaboradores: The Books, Red Sparowes, SSD, The National, Toundra, Mia, Nothink, Airbag, Hightone, The White Stripes, Philippe Petit, Bozzwell, Binary Audio Misfits, All Leather, Meido, Imaad Wasif… Y un montón más… ¡Que ustedes lo disfruten con salud!
Recently completed full print campaign for the Australian national Soccer Team (”The Socceroos”). Whilst they didn’t fare so well in international play, the campaign was good fun to work on!
View this and more recently completed projects on my folio; justinmaller.com
Hello KDU collective, this is my brand new profile on typographic posters.
With Japanese pop culture booming in western countries, tokidoki creator Simone Legno and Nooka’s Matthew Waldman share their love of modern Japan and discuss how it has influenced the design of their clothing, accessories, watches and toys. Moderated by distinguished marketing strategist Josh Spear, The J-Pop Influence: A Western Obsession takes place Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm, and is followed by a reception.
Founded in 1907, Japan Society has evolved into a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences. At the Society, more than 100 events each year feature sophisticated, topically relevant presentations of Japanese art and culture and open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. An American nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, the Society cultivates a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.
Nooka is a New York fashion design company founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman. The ethos of Nooka is universal language, which guides the creation of products with enhanced functionality and a futuristic philosophy. Most prominently known for its line of timepieces, Nooka has expanded their range, creating a Mindstyle™ brand with the addition of innovative accessories and a fragrance.
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students