Hello there buddies! After a long hiatus, I am reviving my Rad Teen Print of the Week series as Rad Post-Teen Print of the Week, to share the amazing work from university students and other post-teens that I’ve been working with here in Toronto. I first forayed into this zone a few years ago with Lauren Jurysta’s Free Pussy Riot silkscreen, HERE This first print comes from Tetyana Herych, a four-color risograph print on the subject of palm oil and its impacts on orang-utans and other members of rainforest ecology. Doritos being a popular snack that uses extensive amounts of palm… Read entire story.
Rockwell Kent has been a big influence on more than a few of us here at Justseeds. He was a prolific draftsman whose illustrations dominated book design and advertising in the first half of the 20th century (see Josh’s posts about this, here). He was also a master printer, a socialist, an explorer, a raconteur, a cad, and (by my aunt’s account) a bit of an egomaniac. In the 1920s, Kent bought land in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and built a farm and a studio there. My family is from this area, and I am from nearby Plattsburgh, where Kent was something of a local celebrity and personality. Consequently, I grew up looking at his art without knowing… Read entire story.
Last summer I was in lower Manhattan and had 6 hours to kill before a meeting Washington Heights. l took the opportunity to visit the Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson murals painted in 1938 at the Bronx Post Office. As part of the New Deal in the 1930s the Works Project Administration commissioned artists across the country to paint murals in public spaces, especially in post offices. Shahn stated that this particular mural was to show aspects of the rest of the country to New Yorkers. They depict working people, cotton pickers, welders, and weavers, amongst others. The mural is centered around an image of Walt Whitman pointing to one of his own poems on … Read entire story.
Justseeds will be tabling at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair! January 30 – February 1, 2015 Please come visit us in the XE(ROX) & PAPER + SCISSORS area with other folks in the “FRIENDLY FIRE” zone where Artists and Activists converge in a selection where the political meets the personal, curated by Printed Matter’s Max Schumann. Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015 January 30 – February 1, 2015 Preview: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6–9 pm The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Printed Matter presents the third annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 30 through February 1, 2015, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 6 to 9 pm… Read entire story.
Welcome back to Sounds of the Week!, the musical musings of members of the Justseeds artist cooperative. For this installment I asked fellow seeders for the sounds that inspired them in 2014, not necessarily things that were released in 2014 but sounds that caught their attention or were the soundtrack to their work. Here’s the last Best of 2014 list, this time from Mary Tremonte! 1. New Fries My favorite band in Toronto right now! This no wave-influenced power trio mix jagged discordant beats with yelping vocals from Anni Spadafora, who is also one of my favorite visual artists in town. Bits of Lydia Lunch/DNA, the Raincoats, the Slits, Bush Tetras, loud and bossy and weirdly danceable! Catch them live if you can, and hopefully they’ll repress their… Read entire story.
Inspired by the #CreateDaily Revolution, The Bboy Spot created the now popular #BBSpicoftheDay hashtag in hopes of creating awareness for #CreateDaily and highlight certain individuals who are truly doing it right. Since we started 3 months ago we have chosen 15 pictures from bboys across the world who took some amazing shots. World famous bboys like Palmer (#CreateDaily founder), Rox Rite, El Nino and Moy have been featured, other not so famous bboys have also been selected with one of them (Bboy Wallace Norway) having the all time most liked picture at 1,100+ likes. Even surpassing a picture by Cloud from Skill Methods! So you see, anyone is eligible! If you wish to be featured in the #BBSpicoftheDay hashtag all you have to do is take… Read entire story.
Honoured to be part of this dope clip of inspiration! Hope you all had a great 2012! Here’s to 2013!! Mad respect, much love, Peace-ez. Read entire story.
This blog takes us back to May of 2001. I was a young bboy looking forward to seeing his favorite crew (HaviKORO) compete at Pro-Am 2001. Waiting at the Ramada hotel lobby for the event to start, a famous bboy came to my table and decided to sit down and chill with me. That bboy was Marlon of HaviKORO. I was a fan of his after seeing footage of Freestyle Session 5 and the Flavor to Burn/Bboy City tapes. As Marlon and I started conversing, I realize he was a cool down-to-earth guy, very humble and easy going (In FL, all the famous bboys I hmet acted big-… Read entire story.