Just got word that the blog side of Proletariat is back on line after a brief hiatus. Check out That’s The Hookup for updates on street art, boston events, and random internet fun stuff. While you’re there visit the webstore and pick up one of the recent Repeat Press/Proletariat collab prints… less than 10 left!
I’ve been sitting on this for a bit but Kerry from Proletariat and I recently collaborated on a limited edition poster featuring his well known slogan, “Men in denim build this country, men in suits destroy it”.
The end result is being kept under wraps until Proletariat’s new webstore launches, but for now check out the teaser pics and video that Kerry shot during the process. The poster was printed on a Vandercook SP20 using a mix of vintage wood type and new woodcuts created specifically for the poster. Four colors were used and a blind impression with our logos was placed at the bottom. As you’ll see in the video, everything was inked by hand with a brayer rather than using the automated inking system on the press. This gives each print a unique texture as the ink was distributed slightly differently for each print. Printed on heavy chipboard in a limited edition of 25. We’re both pretty stoked with how it came out so keep checking his blog That’s The Hookup for more info as to how you can pick one up for yourself. Or better yet go visit the shop in person!
Remember this post? With all the craziness during the move I forgot to post the finished product. We crammed as much wood type as we could onto this thing and then finished it off with a stencil that Ben had in his archives. Huge 19×25″ print on chipboard. Available now on in the Etsy Shop.
About a month ago, I was talking with Zack from Union Square’s newest bike shop/creative spaceOpen Bicycle, and he casually asked if I’d like to curate a group show in their gallery space, Chorus. The only catch was that the show would be scheduled to open about three weeks from that point, not much time to put together and promote a show. Still, I jumped at the chance and managed to assemble a show featuring fantastic work by Joe Keinberger, Fionn McCabe, Arthur Henderson, and Brian Hart.
brian and joe hanging work
All four of these guys live in the Boston area and continually impress me with their quality of work and dedication to their art. Several of them are involved in the Oh Nancy project, an ever-growing collaborative mythology based around a girl, a football team, sea creatures…you should probably check the site for yourself.
The opening on May 16th was a blast, and the show runs through June 10th.
If you haven’t paid a visit to the shop yet, you’re in for a treat. The layout and merchandising of the store are excellent, and the product focuses on top-quality, handmade frames and accessories from around the globe.
Open Bicycle and Chorus Gallery are located just outside Union Squre at the corner of Washington St and Hawkins St in Somerville, MA.
joe keinberger (left) brian hart (right)
paintings/drawings by fionn mccabe and joe keinberger, meat donut by arthur henderson
sculpture by arthur henderson
huge piece by brian hart behind some nice bikes