San Francisco based artist Jonathan Koshi has created a series of amazing prints by blending the Mexican art of Calavera with some well known pop culture staples. Calavera, which translates to skull, is often associated with the Mexican holiday of Dia de Los Muertos and All Souls Day, many people know the style from sugar skulls that are made during the holidays. The prints are pressed by Cranky Pressman of Salem, Ohio on 100% cotton paper made in the U.S. by Crane & Co. Unfortunately most of the prints have already sold out, but there is always hope for a re print. More info can be found here.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Penfeild's spring/summer lookbook is out. The line once again looks very solid. Hopefully they keep up the amazing ratio of quality to cost they had with their winter gear. The new styles definitely have a brighter tone than was present in their winter line, which I do like, but I would be really happy to see the red pull over windbreaker in an olive green.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I have already mentioned my love of performance station wagons here before. Going along with the theme of high performance while keeping things utilitarian is my love of roof racks. Maybe its from watching Mad Max one to many times, but there is something I love about cars that look like they would be right at home in the apocalyptic outback. Its good to see a classic car covered in gear for biking, kayaking, drifting or even just hauling a keg and a BBQ grill. It means the car is being used for what it was meant to be used for, getting places and having fun. Its just an added bonus that many of these cars making the getting there part just as fun as the final destination.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
If you love movie posters as much as I do, you are always waiting to see what will be created for the Alamo Draft House next. While the Drafthouse posters are great, sometimes a 24"x36" poster is too big for the wall or room you are trying to decorate. Enter Josh Cooley, an artist selling hand illustrations of some or my favorite and hopefully your favorite movie scenes, each one in nice compact sizes. Josh is a storyboard artist for pixar, but in his spare time puts his talent toward creating these great prints. Perfect for where you don't want to hang a wall hogging Drafthouse poster.