Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art speak generator. Now you too can sound intelligent about art!

Christian from adnauseum forwarded me this very funny art speak generator. If you ever feel inadequate at an art opening or museum because you don't know the right thing to say about any particular piece of art just input some numbers and you will have the answers to sounding intelligent in the art world.

Give it a try here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Vintage Matchbook Artwork.

One thing that I have been eyeing heavily these days is vintage matchbook artwork. Here are a few of my favorites from flickr. The use of typography is timeless and the illustrations are perfectly crude and appropriate for end use.

You can see more of jericl cats flickr posts here.

BLU mural at Deitch Studios in Queens.

BLU in New York from Charles le Brigand on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Subway Poster Art Photographs of Toni Tiller.

Toni Tiller is an old friend from my Parsons School of Design days. We found each other via Facebook® and I have followed her photography on flickr since then. One thing that we look at in common are the subway posters that get layered and then ripped off to reveal multiple layers beneath. It is the happy accidents that make New York a wonderful place for inspiration.

Here are a few of the posters that Toni had on her flickr page. You can see more of her photographs here.

Robert Mars & Chris Gwaltney art opening at Peter Blake, Laguna Beach, CA

I have an art opening with Chris Gwaltney at Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 6-9PM. We will both be in attendance so please stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

This body of work is from a roadtrip of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado that I took earlier this year. Over 2000 miles, 3 time zones and 4 states in 10 days!

To see more of the show go here.

"Superpower" 40"x 40"

"Simply Superb" 60" x 60"

"Satisfies Best" 12" x 12"

"On The Road" 36" x 48"

"Best Minute Of The Day" 40" x 40"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Art Whino "Life Essentials" Art Opening.

Kareem Rizk contacted me about a show opening that he is involved wuth along with a great host of artists.
It's been a busy year for Kareem being a part of so many great art shows around the world. 2009 seems to be his year!

Art Whino and The International Lifeline Fund present Life Essentials, a four-city tour that brings together the best Visual and Musical Artists in support of ground-breaking humanitarian and environmental projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The exhibit will feature the works of over 100 artists from across the country and around the globe. The tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. with a two-night event on Thursday and Saturday, September 24 and 26. Following the D.C. launch, the show will hit the road with stops at Art Basel in Miami Beach on December 5-6, New York City in March, and San Francisco in June.

Thursday, September 24, 2009, will be an invitation-only event featuring live musical performances, a presentation by ILF, and an exclusive sneak preview of the artwork in advance of the official opening of the Life Essentials' show on Saturday. Guests will be given the opportunity to purchase the artwork and otherwise to support ILF's vital mission through participation in a silent auction and individual donations. Many celebrities, politicians, ambassadors, and other DC power players are expected to attend. Savory hor dourves and sweet desserts will be served along with libations.

Saturday, September 26, 2009, will be the official Life Essentials' art show opening kicking off the four city tour at the Portals Theater in Washington, DC, Art Whino opens this incredible art show and reception party featuring a night of lush entertainment by Ancient Astronauts, ESL music's newest signed talent from Germany, who will headline the evening with a special performance, setting the mood for this spectacular evening.

Event Location for both nights:
The Portals Theater
1236 Maryland Ave
Washington, DC 20024

Kareem Rizk "Joy"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blu x David Ellis. Amazing.

East German Matchbox Labels.

I stumbled across these amazing East German Matchbox Labels on flickr and had to post them for the rest of the world.
Thanks to maraid for putting them up on flickr!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grotesk...Not the font.

At my current position as design director for Zoo York I have filled some very big shoes. I have replaced Kimou Meyer. After four years he has retired from Zoo York to focus on his own personal design. On top of being a designer that I have looked up to for years it's been great to get to know him as he is a super rad guy. His eye for design is unparalleled and his sense of humor is evident in his work.

Kimou, I wish you the best of luck (not that you need it) and it will be a pleasure working with you on future projects.

You can see more of his work here and here.

5 Boro Skateboard series.

Steve R and Nardelli over at 5Boro asked me to design two pro decks for their new line. Here are the results. Always fun working for 5 Boro and seeing my designs ridden by kids around the city.

5Boro had their 13 year anniversary in June of this year and had a wall of every deck they ever produced!
Good times and amazing to see the level of talent that has designed for them over the years.

More about 5Boro here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Robert Mars "Notes from the road" Solo show opening at Hubert Gallery, New York.

I have a solo show opening at Hubert Gallery in New York City. The opening will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 from 3-6PM.

The show is titled "Notes from the road" and consists of a series of paintings taken from a recent roadtrip across America.

Please stop by the gallery if you are around the area. It should be a great opening! It is located blocks from the Whitney and the Metropolitan so you can make it a day of art.

Gallery information can be located here.

"Set Your Standard High" 48" x 36"

"Where The Action Is" 36" x 60"

"Accent On Action" 36" x 36"

"Great American Spirit" 36" x 48"

"The Shiny Future" 48" x 36"

"Glitter Gulch" 48" x 36"

"Santa Monica" 24" x 18"

"It's Tough" 20" x 16"