January 5, 2016

Chief Executive Artist featuring @amandapalmer @obeygiant & @rustyrockets cc: @interloperfilms @bond_360 @onditimoner

8:57 pm in art,movies,video,web dustin hostetler

Three short films about three brilliant minds. $10 to purchase with $3 going to charity or $5.99 to rent! It’s well worth your time and money.


September 23, 2015

Richard Colman via thecreativelives cc: @rogergastman

5:17 pm in art,movies,video dustin hostetler

Faesthetic friend Richard Colman is profiled in this great feature by The Creative Lives.

I have known Richard’s work for a long time, first meeting him during the installation of 2003’s 8.5×11 55dsl show in NYC. He has come a long way, and watching things evolve has been such an epic treat.

Relentless and driven, Richard Colman creates work that questions the role of power. Perhaps this stems from his early years writing graffiti in Maryland, where his EVER moniker became ubiquitous in the streets. After his friend Roger Gastman asked him for paintings for a book launch he was doing, Richard created his first studio work and was very well received, starting Richard on a lifelong journey to create work that meets his own high expectations. He pushes himself constantly and what the world gains is a incredibly detailed and ever changing body of work that continues to shift and invent due to the artist’s restless nature. In this episode we follow Richard as he creates two knock-out installations at New Image Art in Los Angeles, and Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco.

Shout outs Roger Gastman and RIP Justin Van Hoy.


June 11, 2014

SIGN PAINTERS the movie!

3:44 pm in art,design,movies,streets,video dustin hostetler

I had the pleasure of watching Sign Painters last night, and I highly recommend you check it out! It’s a graffiti writer, and graphic designer’s wet dream! It’s also a depressing commentary on progress and technology.

From the official press release:

“There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.”

You can watch it online today! Swing by their website, and enter “ghostsigns” for $1 off!

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November 21, 2013

Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition via @boingboing

12:11 am in art,movies,painting dustin hostetler

From Boing Boing. Art based on one of the best movies ever made:

“The absolutely stunning work of Swedish artist Anders Ramsell, who painted each frame as a 1.5 x 3cm work of art. It’s taken him a while to complete the epic job; Pesco wrote about the first three minutes last year. The end result runs about 30 minutes, which is exactly how long Blade Runner should be.”