Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Meet Kozyndan

photo by Suzanne Marques
kozyndan ( is a Los Angeles based husband-and-wife artist team, (whose commercial work includes album covers for the Postal Service and Weezer) are widely known for their detailed and whimsical drawings and illustrations, fantastical panoramics and beautiful gouache paintings.
Click on the image bellow to peek inside one of their panoramics:

Their latest body of work, debuting at Bold Hype Gallery, entitled 'Their Bones Are Coral Made' is a series of drawings and gouache paintings dealing with passion and love, expressed through one of their own life passions; the ocean. Their adoration and respect for the sea and it's ecosystems can be seen and felt through out their work which is meticulously detailed and delicate:
"For the last 4 years now we have been obsessed with the ocean.  We are obsessed to the p
 oint that we are at times distracted from making images.  Long hours in the studio make us antsy to be under the water - swimming with the fishes and cetaceans - observing the struggle for life, the symbiotic relationships, the unparalleled alien beauty that seems so separate from the world on land (and yet is inextricably linked to us, despite the fact that most of us don't even realize it).  We both have dreams of it at night.  In the day, we daydream about our next trip to some far off place.  We wish to live under water, sprout gills and leave the land behind.  We we want to die in the sea. We want our bodies to be devoured by the creatures thousands of feet below and our molecules to become part of the ocean ecosystem and finally leave the land behind. 
In the meantime, between our stints at sea, we keep our longing at bay by painting images depicting marine life, the power of the water, and somehow trying to understand our own connection with those things and how the ocean holds its sway over us. This collection of works is the latest in this ongoing exploration."

Yuck's Daniel Blumberg to release limited edition book of drawings via Fat Possum

 STREAM: Discover Session:  

STREAM: "Soothe Me" - 

Fat Possum has collected Daniel Blumberg of Yuck's drawings made during the recording of their debut album.  Each Yuck release so far has featured one of Blumberg's drawings, the 44 page, handsomely bound book will include all of these and many others that have not yet graced the cover of a 7" or LP.  The book will be avail. in a limited one-time printing of 1000.  Three different packages are available to order:

Book only: $20
Book + three b-side 45's: $30 
Book + three b-side 45's + deluxe 'Yuck' double 12" album + Yuck tote bag: $40 

Order now directly from the Fat Possum online store
YUCK!  Eeew, I was like, "that is soo gross". Anybutt. I was like whatever. Butt then I saw the tour and it made me feel kinda tingly.  It's like totally awesome!!!  Like those girls are so cool and like that guy looks weird but then yer like omg he is like so hot. So the show was incredible but then I thought about my Dad cuz he liked killed somebody or himself. Dad always said he loved my step mom but he was never nice to her. Where am I? Since I was a teenager I always used to take out out the dogs and he always encouraged that and once we found a bunny and the next day I had a carrot and we saved it. Our german shepherd was so smart. I live by myself. My landlord said I don't have to pay rent this month but I was trying to write some good news to my therapist and I actually paid my landlord in full. But it's all thanks to the new YUCK album!


28 // BRISBANE, Australia Laneway Festival
30 // AUCKLAND, New Zealand Laneway Festival
04 // MELBOURNE, Australia Laneway Festival
05 // SYDNEY, Australia Laneway Festival
10 // ADELAIDE, Australia Laneway Festival
11 // PERTH, Australia Laneway Festival
12 // SINGAPORE, Laneway Festival 


Yuck Deluxe Edition
(Fat Possum)
Street Date: Oct. 11, 2011
Track List:
1. Get Away
2. The Wall
3. Shook Down
4. Holing Out
5. Suicide Policeman
6. Georgia
7. Suck
8. Stutter
9. Operation
10. Sunday
11. Rose Gives A Lilly
12. Rubber
1. The Base Of A Dream Is Empty
2. Milkshake
3. Coconut Bible
4. Cousin Corona
5. Doctors In My Bed
6. Soothe Me


DEREK HESS Releases ‘Black Line White Lie’ Today!

 ‘Black Line White Lie’ is the long overdue book featuring over 275 black and white images by artist DEREK HESS. This book covers over 20 years of his black and white drawings from images of his earliest flyers to some of his more recent works like Cancer of the Soul and Valentine.  Derek dedicates this huge 300 page book to his fans which also includes a chapter of over 70 tattoos that people have done of his works.

Internationally-known artist DEREK HESS has spent the past twenty years creating fine art and rock poster art that has not only made him a household name, but has also caught the attention of both the Louvre and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where his work is featured in both institutions permanent collections. In addition to numerous CD covers he has been featured on TLC, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press, Spin, Juxtapoz Magazine and many others.  After years of creating art for well-known bands such as Deftones, Thursday, Every Time I Die and Taking Back Sunday, and working on his own fine art, Hess has finally compiled a book of his high in demand Black and White drawings.   

‘Black Line White Lie’ goes on sale today, November 30th at 12pm EST. 

Books can be purchased at –

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Brooklyn, NY: Bay Ridge native Mr. Kaves began his long relationship with graffiti by invading the tunnels of the NYC transit system at the insanely young age of 10.  To this day, he is a highly respected artist amongst his peers and also among the many cutting edge companies for which he has created priceless images – from Nike and Adidas, to the Beastie Boys and Everlast, to MTV and the WWE…  Each (and many others) has been blessed by his creativity and forward-facing talents.
Fast forward to Winter 2011 and you can add Georges Duboeuf and Metallica to the long list of those whom have invited Kaves into their universe of expression.  Mr. Duboeuf personally hand-picked this Brooklyn taste-maker to design the 2011 label for his prestigious Beaujolais Nouveauwine release.  “We wanted to expose people to the celebration of Nouveau and capture the wine’s essence and the energy and unique perspective of Kaves’ art seemed to be an ideal vehicle,” said Franck Duboeuf, Georges’ son and co-proprietor of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf.  

Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 will be officially uncorked one minute past midnight on Thursday, November 17, at a party at Stage 37 in New York City, at which Kaves will be displaying a dozen new works.
In addition to the above, Mr. Kaves has also been selected to participate in an art tribute to heavy metal kingpins Metallica during their Obey Your Master exhibit beginning January 20th and running through March 23rd at Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles.  Other artists scheduled to be included are Shepard Fairey, groundbreaking skateboarders Tony Alva and Steve Caballero, Metallica’s Rob Trujillo, Slipknot founding member Shawn Crahan, Brian M. Viveros, Joe Petagno, Travis Louie and approximately 20 others.   
For the exhibit, the artists have all chosen a specific Metallica song by and will execute their vision in their individual artistic mediums, based on their interpersonal relationship to Metallica’s lyrics and music.  Kaves explains “Metallica played a lot of their early East Coast shows at a club called L’amour in my backyard of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  Now they’re arguably the biggest rock band on the planet and their music and lyrics have touched millions of people.  I’ve chosen the song that I have, which I can’t reveal until you see the painting, because I can relate the immense loss the band experienced on their way to becoming the band we now know.  I’ve experienced catastrophic loss in my life as well and feel a kinship to those guys as a result.”

SHOP, EAT, DRINK and CRAFT at the 7th Annual BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011

Shop for Handcrafted Gifts -- and Create a Few of Your
Own --
at this Two-Day Extravaganza! 

Photo Credit: Gabi Porter

BUST Magazine is thrilled to announce their return to SoHo forthe 7th Annual BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011. For the first time ever, the event will run for two days. With over 200 craft and food vendors per day, the event offers a haven for more than 6000 attendees to warm up with specialty tasty treats and unique handcrafted holiday gifts.

And for the first time visitors will also be able to handcraft a few gifts of their own. At The BUST DIY Guide To Life Lab, classes and demos will give shoppers the chance to try their hand at craft projects excerpted from the recently released book, “The BUST DIY Guide To Life”! Attendees will be able to make their own tiny terrarium, create a snowglobe, learn how to make bath bombs, discover how mozzarella can be made in a microwave, and more, all for free or a nominal fee. Book co-authors and BUST Co-publishers Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel will be on hand to lead classes and sign copies of their book, which will also be available for purchase.

With a wide variety of artisanal treats and handmade crafts, gift-making classes and demos, DJs spinning music, raffle prizes, and free goodie bags for the first 300 people at the door each day, The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 is the ideal destination for shopping, eating, crafting, and a whole lot of fun.

The 7th Annual BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011
will take place at 82 Mercer Street on:
Saturday, December 10, 11am-8pm
Sunday, December 11, 11am-7pm
Entrance Fee: $3.00

Unique Handcrafted Gifts
Offering an eclectic mix of handmade jewelry, stationery, clothing and toys, shoppers can take pride in their holiday purchases. This year’s vendors will include COATT, featuring jewelry made from gold fill and porcelain, Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress with their colorful eco-friendly letter-pressed posters and postcards, and dirtsa studio, who makes cute and quirky housewares.

Food for Eating & Gifting!
Lovers of food, rejoice! This year, an abundance of tasty talent will be at the Fair, including unique Mexican confections from La Newyorkina; sweet and savory macarons from Macaron Parlour; creatively complex baked goods from Whimsy & Spice, and much more. Guests can take a break from shopping at the first-ever BUST Craft Beer Garden, and the famed Red Hook Lobster Pound truck will also be on hand.

The BUST DIY Guide To Life Lab!
Visitors can learn to make their own special handcrafted gifts at The BUST DIY Guide To Life Lab, taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. BUST Magazine founders Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller will lead classes and demonstrations of select projects from their recently released book, “The BUST DIY Guide To Life.” Classes will include making terrariums, snowglobes, bath bombs, and more.

BUST Book Signing!
Written by BUST Magazine co-founders Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller (of Stitch ’n Bitch fame), “The BUST DIY Guide to Life” highlights BUST’s 15 years as a DIY innovator, and showcases a broad range of carefully selected projects for audiences from beginners to expert. More than just a crafting book, it also includes a wide variety of useful information for young, independent women, such as managing your finances, traveling on your own, how to start your own business, and more. The book will be available for purchase at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011, and Debbie and Laurie will be on site to meet guests and sign books on both days.

Celebrity Vendor!
Jay McCarroll, the fashion designer known for winning season 1 of “Project Runway” and contestant on “Celebrity Fit Club” will be manning a booth at this year’s event, selling items from his current line featuring handcrafted and affordable bags, scarves and more.

Sponsors for the 2011 BUST Magazine Craftacular
and Food Fair Holiday 2011 include:
Lower Eastside Girls Club, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Scoutmob, EvoFem, Blue Q,
Jacqueline Hyde Teas, Night Owl Print Shop, Sock Dreams and Sublime Stitching.

The BUST Magazine Craftacular has won the prestigious Gold FAME Award for Best Special Event as well as the FOLIO Grand FAME Award for BEST OVERALL EVENT, beating out “O,” “Glamour,” and “Cosmopolitan”.

BUST is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and Web site, unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, urban-dwelling, influential young women. BUST, the magazine “for women with something to get off their chests,” addresses a refreshing variety of young women’s interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex, and news. Hip, humorous, and honest, BUST is a celebration of all things female and a trusted authority on up-and-coming trends among discerning, educated, and culturally aware women.

Founded by Debbie Stoller, Co-Publisher/Editor-in-Chief and author of the New York Times bestselling knitting book series Stitch ‘n Bitch, and Laurie Henzel, Co-Publisher and Creative Director, BUST began hosting craft shows seven years ago with a holiday event in NYC and has expanded to include holiday and spring events in Los Angeles and London as well as NYC.

XL Gallery in Orlando Announces Holiday Gallery Installation w/ Special Guests Dave Hause of The Loved Ones and More

November 23rd - January 5th at XL Gallery in Orlando

Who: Enemy Ink
What: The Art of Enemy
Where: XL Gallery 431 E. Central Orlando, Florida
When: Wednesday November 23rd through Thursday January 5th
Why: To show off the art, prints, and printing techniques of Enemy Ink.
How: Through a six weeks of art displays, special entertainment, and live print events.

For the entire holiday season, Orlando-based design company Enemy Ink will be hosting an Art Show at XL Gallery in Orlando, FL. In true Enemy Ink fashion, this show will be quite a bit more than your typical wine and cheese event. Enemy will be featuring live performances by national and local artists such as Dave Hause from The Loved Ones performing solo acoustic, as well as other special guests and ongoing corresponding events.

Enemy (co-owned by founding members of Orlando-based street-punk band The Attack) has been hard at work the past several weeks coming up with unique prints, themes, and one of a kind pieces to spotlight at the installation, which is also set to feature a special night of live printing on December 21st. On this night, prints made on location will be limited to one single print, at which time the original screen will be sold (along with the print) to ensure its never printed again.

Schedule of Confirmed Events:
11/23 Opening Night with DJ Kitty Bat
11/30 Dave Hause (from The Loved Ones) Solo Acoustic
12/15 Thorton 3Rd Thursday Artwalk
12/21 One of One Night One of a Kind Ts and Limited Edition Art Printed on site.
1/4 Closing Party with DJ Eric from Enemy

* Every Thursday Deep Vibes by Stereo 77 *

+ More to Come!

About Enemy Ink:

Enemy Ink began in July 2001 with a single station screen printing press purchased on Ebay with the goal to provide band merchandise for a band called The Spitvalves, a local Orlando Ska-Punk band fronted and managed by Enemy owners Charlie Bender and Brad Palkevich. Soon the word got out and Enemy found itself printing kick ass merchandise for local and national underground artists including everything from tour posters, merchandise, clothing, magazines and more.

Enemy rapidly grew in size and scope, from a small shop with a single manual press, to a successful DIY ethos driven print shop running multiple automatic presses capable of producing thousands of printed pieces per hour.

Enemy continues to be artist driven. Palkevich and Bender now perform in Orlando punk band The Attack. As part of the arts community, Enemy provides various kinds of superior printed products at amazing prices. Enemy also sponsors and participates in many arts-driven events such as battle of the bands events, art shows, tattoo conventions, lecture series', not-for-profit charity events and more.

Monday, November 7, 2011


10th Annual Family Night on Broadway at Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Pre-Show (6:30PM – 7:30PM)
During Intermission
Post-Show Chat Back with the Cast

Times-Union Center Lobby
300 W. Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Meet & Greet with Shannon Miller Before the Show:
Olympic Star, TV Host, and Health and Fitness Advocate

Description: The Artist Series’ 10th Annual Family Night on Broadway is on opening night of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical. The Artist Series is partnering with the Jacksonville Public Library to create a reading corner in the theater’s lobby.

Guests can sign up for library cards and check out books on site. All Family Night activities are free with paid show admission tickets. Other fun, family activities include free green screen photos, face painting, arts and crafts, and games. Kid-friendly foods will be available for purchase from Savor…Jacksonville, the Times-Union Center’s official caterer.

There is also a discount*; tickets for opening night are buy one, get one free when purchased through The Artist Series!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.


Tuesday, November 8th, 7:30PM

Wednesday, November 9th, 7:30PM

Thursday, November 10th, 7:30PM

Friday, November 11th, 8:00PM

Saturday, November 12th, 2:00PM & 8:00PM

Sunday, November 13th, 1:30PM & 7:00PM

The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production! Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will come to life on stage at the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater for 8 performances only from November 8-13, 2011!

*Discounted Family Night tickets (buy one adult ticket, get one child’s ticket free) are available for seats in price levels B & C in balcony only. This offer is valid only for tickets purchased through The Artist Series in person, online (with passcode “Child”), or by phone. Discount is not available on previously purchased tickets and expires at 3PM on 11/8/11. The recommended age for Beauty and the Beast is 4 and older.

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call

The Artist Series Box Office at

(904) 632-3373

(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the

The Artist Series’ website:

Tickets start at $27.00.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-3228 or