Archive for August, 2012

NYC Exhibitions, Both Near & Far

August 10th, 2012

A while back we introduced you to the weird and wonderful work of Numskull in our post about his previous Sydney exhibition, The Weird Machine. Numskull, a local Sydney artist, holds a special place in our hearts as he also happens to be Bee’s husband.

For those lucky enough to be in New York tonight, Numskull is having his first ever solo show, ‘Dance like a video, sting like a Gif’ at the Mishka store in Brooklyn. Not only will Numskull be launching a limited edition Mishka t-shirt, he will also be showing a small run of Giclee Prints, available for sale tonight only. For more information, as well as a little video of what to expect,
visit the Numskull site.

For Sydneysiders, don’t feel you are missing out, New York is coming to you for one night only! Tonight Kingbrown Magazine (NY) is launching it’s latest issue with a showcase of amazing artists both local and international from within the Kingbrown Family. Co-curated by Kingbrown (NY), Morning Breath Studio (NY) and The Hours (Syd), this exhibition should not be missed!

The Tate Gallery @ The Toxteth. 345 Glebe Point Road Glebe, from 6pm

For more information, visit The Tate Blog

Jessica Hische is a Talented Type

August 9th, 2012

With our newly acquired, tongue-in-cheek Should I Work for Free? flowchart letterpress print now framed and ready for hanging, I thought it the perfect opportunity to blog about it’s creator, illustrator and type extraordinaire, Jessica Hische.

Many of you would already be familiar with Jessica’s lettering loveliness or at least recognise the beautiful work repeated across cutting edge design and typography websites. Working out of her and Erik Marinovich’s Title Case studio in San Francisco on a myriad of ‘side projects’ Jessica is in demand for both her typographic prowess as well as for speaking engagements at universities and the like, where she teaches others to do what they love, just as she has done.

I was introduced to Jessica’s work at my brother in law’s type exhibition GO FONT UR SELF*
a while back. What draws me to her illustrative style is it’s nostalgic aesthetic, being a lover of vintage typography and all.

Above are just a snippet of portfolio pieces selected from Jessica’s diverse body of work.
Her latest project (which I cannot wait to check out) are titles created for Wes Anderson’s new film, Moonrise Kingdom to be aired in Sydney’s cinemas soon. Check out the trailer here…