November 4, 2016

Contemporary cover designs for books that probably don’t exist / Specious Books

12:59 am in art,design dustin hostetler

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Scott Albrecht at @subliminal_art, supported by @VANS_66

12:53 am in art,art events,design dustin hostetler

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ECHO PARK – Subliminal Projects is pleased to present New Translations, a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Scott Albrecht, featuring a collection of works on paper and wood.

New Translations is a collection of Albrecht’s latest work showcasing a concentrated evolution in his graphic approach and visual language. The title of the exhibition is inspired by recent events that have resonated with the artist – both personal and cultural – in which the idea of what is current or normal is no longer relevant, and needs to be viewed from a new perspective to make sense of the path ahead.

In this exhibition, Albrecht has found focus in the abstract. The works are largely based in typography but have their legibility masked in a variety of techniques; bold color-blocking, varying depths, non-uniform grids, or a lack of spacing between words. This manipulation can make the work appear pattern-based at first glance; however, on further evaluation the viewer discovers there is no repetition. While his works are constructed from a literary idea, Albrecht’s approach is mainly visual. In a series of new pieces for the exhibit, this process is underscored when he overlays two words on top of one another, and in some instances reverses the order of the characters. The end result renders the characters illegible with the exception of small moments or clues from the two words, visually presenting two ideas that are at odds with each other, hindering any idea from manifesting.

Albrecht’s woodworks are the result of an extensive process that starts with a hand-rendered drawing and requires hours of precision production work. Each piece is made up of dozens, sometimes hundreds of individual pieces that are cut, sanded, painted, and re-assembled, often in varied depths. His largest work in this exhibitions, “Nothing Succeeds in Which High Spirits Play No Part,” (a quote by Nietzsche) measures approximately 5 feet x 2.5 feet and is comprised of 345 individual pieces.

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, a hardcover book of Scott’s work published by Valley Cruise Press will be released. The 92-page book features an assortment of work both previous and current, a foreword by writer and New York Times editor, Robb Todd, as well as an interview conducted by artist and galleries, Hyland Mather of Andenken Gallery. The book will be made available through the publisher’s website ValleyCruisePress.com as well as a limited quantity of signed editions through Subliminal Projects.

This exhibition was made possible by the support of Vans.

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September 16, 2016

Hello @shawnax

7:26 pm in art,design dustin hostetler

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I am really digging the graphic stylings of Shawna X.


June 26, 2016

Custom notebooks from @bookblock_o

8:57 pm in art,books,design,product dustin hostetler

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A while back Book Block reached out with the announcement that they were offering custom one off notebooks. Long story short, you upload your art and a few weeks later you have a one of a kind notebook with your own design on the cover. Pretty simple concept, but it’s the execution that matters. And I really think Book Block is offering a fantastic product.

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Head on over to: bookblock.com/original and order yours today!


April 26, 2016

Stunned by the work of @runefisker

6:05 pm in design,illustration dustin hostetler

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runefisker.com


March 27, 2016

Universal Passport

5:56 pm in art,conversations,design dustin hostetler

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For its first artist’s edition, Studio Carmin created – echoing the internationnal news and immigration policies – a universal passport, limited edition 1 / 7,367,431,901 : exact number of humans on Earth in real-time during its creation.

This work speaks about the issue of free movement of peoples, in contrast with the arbitrary borders between them and spaces, sources of tensions and misunderstandings.

Studio Carmin proposes a universal vision of territories and its occupants.

studio-carmin.com


March 26, 2016

@comescake

8:44 pm in art,design,photography dustin hostetler

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Credits:
Photography and Graphic Design: Comes Cake
Girl: Daniela Lopez
Lighting assistant: Boris Nieto F.1


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