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Witty Graffiti in the Living Room toilets. Wallpaper by Geoff Mcfetridge. Copy by the People of The City of New York.
(Expect to see Skaters hit this at MOCA. Design by Lance Mountain and Geoff McFetridge)
Earlier this week, we wrote about the infamous Art in the Streets Exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The opening was a smash success. The reason Art in the Streets has been getting such attention is because it’s the first major U.S. Museum exhibition focusing exclusively on the history of graffiti and street art.
“Overwhelming” was how the crowd described the hotly-anticipated preview of MOCA’s ”Art in the Streets” exhibit in Los Angeles. From old school flavor (Dondi, Futura, Lady Pink) to archive madness (Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, SAMO) Jeffrey Deitch and fellow curators Aaron Rose and Roger Gastman must surely be beaming with pride this morning from the rave reviews. And rightly so.
(Andre was all over the bathroom)
Highlights included French artist Andre’s contribution - LOVE GRAFFITI splashed across the women’s bathroom - as well as Ed Templeton’s black and white portrait wall, installations by ESPO, REAS, Mr. Cartoon and of course some Standard artists like Eric Haze, Geoff McFetridge, KAWS and Lady Aiko. Even NeckFace made his mark by posing as a homeless drunk within the shadows of his installation corner.
(A Blanket Fort blogpost found on Don’tStopVintage Tumblr)
In our continuous series of Tumblr’s we love, we added a few with the themes of blankets. Yesterday we wrote about our new Limited Edition blankets by Geoff McFetridge and Chris Johanson. If you watch the show Community, you’ll notice last weeks episode centered around blanket forts. I mean, who doesn’t remember the good ‘ol days when we created our own little fortress in the middle of our bedrooms?
(Blanket Fort Inspiration found on FuckYeahBlanketForts Tumblr)
Here’s a few kooky Tumblrs we found with random themes and pictures, and some that have shouted out bedsheet culture.
Got it? Good. Check out our new art blankets at The Standard Shop online. They’ll be going like hotcakes.
Behold a new collaboration from The Standard. We called two of our favorite artists to create limited edition blankets which go on sale today. The first artist, Geoff McFetridge, (remember the awesome toast video for OK Go that we posted last week?) created his blanket for The Standard hotel in Hollywood, in black and light blue, with his initials “GM”. You’ll remember Geoff’s work from the much loved illustrations in Where The Wild Things Are as well as the colorful Pepsi campaign Oneify. Check out his super cool studio, Champion Studio too.
(Blankets by Geoff McFetridge)
The second artist, Chris Johanson created his blanket for The Standard, Downtown LA, in heathered grey and warm yellow with text that reads, “all people are multi dimensional”. Despite that Chris doesn’t have formal art training his work has been exhibited extensively in group and solo shows nationally and internationally, including the 2002 Whitney Biennial, 2005 Istanbul Biennial, and the 2006 Berlin Biennial.
We spoke to Chris about what inspires him and learned a few things about him in the process…
(Blanket by Chris Johanson)
Standard Hotel: First off, we’d like to thank you for creating a stellar work of art we can drape around our beds. Is this the first time you created blankets? How did it feel?
Chris Johanson: Yes this is my first time doing anything with blankets or interior design and I am happy about it because I like to try new things. It felt good because I grew up wearing Pendleton flannels.
Before you read this post, you should see this video right now, directed by OK Go, Nadeem Mazen, and Ali Mohammad, with animation by Geoff McFetridge. If this video tickles your fancy, check out more of Geoff’s graphic work at Champion Graphics or his music videos at Director’s Bureau. The Standard hotel will shortly be announcing a new collaboration from this brilliant mind… so stay tuned. The video was designed for OK Go, the band with the awesome treadmill video, who have recently created this other video for This Too Shall Pass which sort of blows our mind.
The video was featured as “Pick of the Day” on Creativity online, a forum that assembles the best in advertising, design, and digital creativity. Welcome to the fifth annual Creativity 50. Each year, Creativity Online cite those people and companies that made the biggest impact across all areas of creative culture.
A new book is being released this Wednesday by Art Book. It is a compilation of posters on the theme of sustainability, with writings by Michael Bierut, Thomas L. Friedman, Steven Heller, Edward Morris, and Dmitri Siegel.
Can we just say? We LOVE this book. We’re not just saying that because the launch party is at Le Bain on Wednesday, October 27th with DJ Spooky and Jon Santos. But we really can’t get enough of all the posters, which are sustainably printed in the United States. The book is designed for each page to be ripped out clean, which could then be framed or tacked up as a viable piece of art.
You won’t see any generic posters with the stale phrase “Save the Earth.” Instead, there’s striking images like a large colorful landfill infested with birds and text reading ”Keep Buying Shit You Don’t Need, Seagulls Love It” laid out with masterful composition and graphic design (in this case, by Diego Gutierrez). Altogether, there’s 50 guest artists who contribute to this compilation including Shepard Fairey, Michael Bierut, DJ Spooky, James Victore and Geoff McFetridge. We wish we had enough space to list all the artists because every single page is jaw dropping.
Remember, if you are a Standard reader (yes, we mean you, who’s reading this blog right now), take a peek at the right hand side column, and get a 30% discount for this book, or any other from the Art Book catalogue. Go to Standard presents Art Book for your discount.
Another smart graphic from one of our favorite artists. The name of this piece is called “Stabbed Print”. Silk screen print on acid free uncoated paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
16 x 20 In. (40.64 x 50.8 cm) | Edition Of 100
$500.00 Add to order
To purchase, go to Arkitip Official Site