Sunday, September 30, 2007

Imitation is the best form of flattery...

Recently, Organica Skateboarding company released it's new "Psychadelic" line of skateboard decks. If you look closely at the Karl Watson's deck, the face of the girl is the exact copy from my Wild Flower Mona lino cut print. I tried contacting their art department but no response. In design world, if you change any original design by 30%, it's considered an original work. But in this case, the design is so obivious. I'm not looking to sue them, just trying to figure out if it was somebody who actually purchased one of my prints....but whatever.

Compare the two images and judge for yourself.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Suitable 4 Framin' in Beautiful / Decay

This entry will be a review of the latest issue of the Beautiful/Decay magazine and a shameless self-promotion of my old 'zine, Suitable 4 Framin'.

The latest issue of Beautiful / Decay features a handful of artists who created psychedelic poster art in the 60's and 70's—or who still create it today—but being that Beautiful/Decay strives to take a unique approach with their themes, they chose a wide variety of artists and designers whose work might not be considered psychedelic, New Age or hippie-inspired at first glance, but who are still informed and influenced by the subculture, palette, and aesthetics of one of the most influential, yet hard to remember eras in our history.

120 pages, full color Perfect Bound. Available at Borders and other fine book stores.

And now for shameless self-promotion...if you filp to page 106 of this magazine, you will see a cover of the Suitable 4 Framin' #7. I was so stoked when I surprisingly saw my old 'zine in this fine art magazine. They did a six page article on street art/art zines and I guess they thought Suitable 4 Framin' was worthy enough to grace one of their pages. Now, I just might have to crank out another issue of Suitable 4 Framin'. Thank you, Beautiful / Decay.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tom's Farm...

We've always passed by Tom's Farm on our way to San Diego but have never cared to stop by. But on this particular weekend, we didn't have much planned so we decided to take Asha to Tom's Farm. It's a great place for kids and adults. It's like a small amusement park with rides, entertainment (magic show, live bands, etc.) and great food. I particularly liked the antique store, old fashioned candy store and the in-door farmer's market. Here are some photos from Tom's Farm...

These next two pictures aren't from Tom's Farm. I think Asha got the coolest t-shirts...she might become a collector like her dad. This particular one reads "Sassy Just Like Her Mommy". It was a gift for her second birthday.

...another gift from Stephanie from her trip to New York.


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Vapors magazine featuring David Flores

My favorite street couture magazine, Vapors, published it's annual art issue. The cover graced the artwork of one of my favorite West Coast artists, David Flores. And if that wasn't enough, flip to page 90 and BAM!, you'll see a page full of his artwork and interview. Peep closely and you'll notice a painting of Charles Lindbergh. Before you bum rush to grab that checkbook, we already purchased the painting, earlier this year. You won't find it in any art galleries or museums...only in our living room.

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