Kentucky-based designer Robert Beatty’s succulent, technicolor, psychedelic-tinged, airbrush-like artworks can sometimes grace the covers of bands’ albums, thus making them cool, successful and lucky in love and good fortune forever. Robert’s magic touch is a unique style lifted from way back when life on earth was cooler, and from some cauldron of fluid in his brain from which he draws impressive draughtsmanship and weird ideas.
We don’t like to report on the finances of our friends, so we will let David explain about why he, David Choe, was on the cover of the New York Times today, just below the Egypt soccer riots, and why he and Facebook will continue to be tied together in some sort of way.
Fuck, have you had the dream where you ARE this guy?!? And then some kind of happy accident happens , and as you’re in the middle of this glorious car crash , you stop to realize , that there is actually no such thing as an accident, and no chance encounters, and that everything has a direct purpose ? am I the only one that has this dream ? You never had that dream?It’s actually very very similar to another dream I have where I wake up at noon to my phone ringing, and the ringtone is butterfly wings, I pick it up and it’s Howard stern, the view, Ellen, Charlie rose, telemundo and every news outlet in the world and they are all begging to have morning breath phone sex with me. I rub one out quick to a cacophony of moans and then I get up and see my picture on the cover of the new york times and I find out that I’m the most highest paid decorator alive……..To be continued ☺ LOL”
Melbourne’s Jeremy Geddes has his work on the cover of the newest February 2012 Juxtapoz, and that red is a stunner. Ashley Wood, one of our favorites, interviewed Geddes, as they have a show together at Jonathan LeVine Gallery later this year…
Nice one Dave. You probably know that our good friend Mr Choe had the “Thumbs Up” series on Vbs.tv, so we should have expected a nice (and this is nice) cover for VICE Magazine at some point. Looking good.
As Dave mentions… “2012 ENTER THE DRAGON!!!! let’s start this shit right! i just got my advance copy of VICE for january, i did my version of ,”year of the dragon” for the cover, you can’t see it so good in this picture, but thats metallic blue printed over super bright orange/pink we brought back some of that 90’s comic book frenzy shit. thisll be hitting streets in a week, i’ll post the alternate color cover, for the cities that didn’t want to spring for the metallics..”
A nice classic look to close out the year from Juxtapoz. We went to the Mark Ryden book signing at the SFMoMA a while back… nice guy, in that, OG, I sell work for hundreds of thousands of dollars sort of way.
We have never been huge Neck Face fans, but we definitely like the Lady Gaga reference in this piece, and we kind of feel like we are learning to enjoy his work a bit. Neck Face is on the cover of the new September 2011 issue of Juxtapoz, and we are excited to see Kaput in there. Good graffiti stuff from Vancouver right there.
Robyn, who is known to the world as a electro-pop but not on the radio star from Sweden, went to BBC1 recently for a little live recording, and pumped out this cover of the new Coldplay single “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.” Now, say the music was like this cover and Chris Martin was singing, then Coldplay would be making “artistic” strides toward something…
Our good friend, Oakland-based artist Monica Canilao, just made it on the cover of East Bay Express, but not just as any cover subject; she was voted best artist in the East Bay. We agree, she’s damn good. Go pick one up.