May 23, 2015

“Play Time” at the @ToledoMuseum !

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The Play Time show is officially open at the Toledo Museum of Art! Fully interactive, it’s a great excuse to visit the home of Faesthetic!


May 21, 2015

Faesthetic # 14 in collaboration with @ToledoMuseum. Cover art by @heyitsmatthew

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Collectable and affordable, Faesthetic is a collection of art & oddities from around the world. Part comic book & part zine, Faesthetic is a great place to discover new art & ideas.

Issue #14 showcases 128 pages of original “Play Time” themed art from over 45 artists. Featuring cover art by Matthew Hoffman, documentation of Cody Hudson‘s Artist-in-Residence at Soho House Chicago and a scratch & sniff comic strip by Jason Polan.

This limited edition issue is also the official catalog for the Toledo Museum of Art‘s 2015 Spring / Summer “Play Time” themed show.

Featuring in order of appearance:
Stephen Eichhorn, Sarah Bernhard, Dan Matutina, Sarah Haug, Matthew Daniel Swan, Keith Greiman, Braulio Amado, Friends With You, Sally Thurer, Daniel Guerrero Fernández, Prate™,Torie Leigh, Andrew Abbott, Mister Phil, Amir Fallah, Jon Contino, JK5, Magic Sweater, Chad Kouri, Dieter Van der Ougstraete, Justin Wallis, Paul Octavious, Fionn McCabe, Bijan Berahimi,Ted Parker, Denis Carrier, Dark Igloo, Cody Hudson, Gluekit, Zansky, Ricardo Rodriguez,Michelle Duni, Dalek, Matt Huynha, Gavin Edwards, Chuck Anderson, Margherita Urbani, Karen Barbour, Adam Batchelor, Julian Glander, Kyle Jorgensen, Lucas Noguera, Jon Fox, Jason Polan& Jose Mertz.

Faesthetic #14 is only $10 + S&H. Head on over to Faesthetic.com for sample images and a link to order. Extremely limited numbers available for purchase!


May 20, 2015

Faesthetic bicycle wheel show!

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Did you know that the spoked bicycle wheel was invented in Toledo, Ohio?

It’s true!

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To celebrate it’s humble origins, I curated a small group show which took place during this year’s Artomatic 419 event during the month of April, 2015.

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The artists involved included:
Chad Kouri, Keith Greiman, Matthew Hoffman, Michelle Duni, Josh Byers, Yusuf Lateef, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Damien Correll and Jason Vahle.

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The money generated from the sale of the work was donated to the Young Artists At Work program, something very near and dear to my heart. With close to 10,000 people in attendance, a lot of fun was had by all!


February 9, 2015

@avillechamber & @yabsticker team up on @kickstarter

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Consider funding this project to help spread You Are Beautiful around the world!

“After an extended residency in Andersonville, we plan to share at least one of these pieces with another community in the city. This is, in fact, one of our highest hopes for this campaign. We don’t want this message to stop in Andersonville. We want to show on the largest scale possible, the crucial role that public art plays in creating vibrant and healthy communities for all. By launching this campaign and successfully funding our efforts, we will be able to provide a road map for other communities to follow.”


January 25, 2015

amazing screenprints from france via F.OFF

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From google translate:
From 29 January to 1 February 2015, the F.OFF independent desktop publishing festival reopens to the Moon!

For the past 6 years, the F.OFF lives and exists on the sidelines of the International Festival of Comics of Angoulême. For us it is a place of exchange, discovery and broadcast what happens independently and outside the usual channels of publishing. That is why we welcome each year of the collective, artists, publishers, authors, musicians and independent filmmakers.

Over the years, its attendance has increased and required larger premises, more people and inevitably money … Since its inception, we hold that the F.OFF remains independent. That’s why we ask for no subsidy. Entry to the festival is free and everything is run by volunteers.

So to find the money, we organize throughout France concerts and collaborative support events with local independent structures.

And this shop, where one offers beautiful posters, drawings, bags … that our artist friends and designers have kindly done for us.

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December 8, 2014

ATTN CHICAGO! 6Pack Stories: Festus Rotgut via @arcadebrewery featuring @jasonaaron & @tonymoore

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I don’t normally pass along press releases, but this is pretty fucking cool:

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Chicago craft brewery, Arcade Brewery, announced today it will release it’s first volume of “6­Pack Stories” on new comic day, Wednesday December 10th. Festus Rotgut: Zombie Cowboy is a western zombie comic written by Jason Aaron (Thor / Southern Bastards) and illustrated by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead / Fear Agent) across six bottles of Black Wheat Ale.

Arcade co­founder Lance Curran said the idea was to tell a story first and then brew a beer to match the story. Co­founder Chris Tourre brewed that beer and says he chose a dark wheat ale because it seemed to fit perfectly with the tale of Festus Rotgut.

“Since there are zombies, I immediately thought something dark,” said Tourre. “Driving a heard of cattle across the dusty landscape also made me immediately go to a dry wheat beer.”

Tourre says he used some specialty roasts to create marshmallow and caramel flavors. He dry hopped the beer too, which Tourre says gives it a spicy finish.

6­Pack Stories creates a unique experience for the craft beer and comic book lover. A rarity in beer and story telling, 6­Pack Stories will become an instant collector’s item and a must­have gift for any beer­drinking comic fan.

Festus Rotgut is a limited release and will be available in Chicago area bottle shops. See a map of locations at arcadebrewery.com/beers, or you can buy it online at West Lakeview Liquors, The Beer Temple, and Binny’s Beverage Depot.

Arcade Brewery will host tastings of Festus Rotgut on Wednesday at the following Chicago locations: Kimbark Beverage, Binnys Lincoln Park, Bottles & Cans, and West Lakeview Liquors. Please follow Arcade Brewery on Twitter and Facebook for further info.

Arcade Brewery is a Chicago ­based craft brewery dedicated to creating delicious craft beer inspired by art and community.


October 6, 2014

Amazing @60wattfunnel show at #bozarts in #Toledo

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I know a lot of artists… I mean, that’s kind of an understatement. I know a boat load of artists, and I follow a lot of them on social media. It’s pretty common to see studio shots mixed in with life updates etc, but if you follow Josh Byers, aka 60 Watt Funnel on Instagram you’ll get the sense all he does is produce artwork. Like… 24-7. He’s a machine.

He’s clearly telling a story in his work. It’s one of hard working, blue collar ethics in direct conflict (or perhaps more honestly, in direct parallel) with a life of hard drinking and general intense unwinding.

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What’s amazing to find out is that he not only seemingly paints full time for a living, but is also a full time craftsman, working with concrete on a daily basis. It all makes sense… the sculptures cast in concrete and covered in concrete bags. The reference to different chemicals as well as different types of alcohol… You couldn’t get more genuine blue color, and low brow while honestly nodding to the high brow.

Josh had an opening this past Friday at my favorite gallery in Toledo, and the work was intense and evolving. Keep an eye on this man, and if you’re in the position to show artists via a gallery or blog / magazine etc, consider reaching out direct. I’m not kidding. This guy is on to something, and it’s honest, solid and soulful.

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More images and info on homie’s tumblr.


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