Portland-based artist Josh Keyes received his BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 1998 from Yale University School of Art. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections.
Though often steeped in satire, Josh’s drawings and paintings are also suffused with a sincere admiration of our planet. His altered landscapes reveal both the intricacy of the earth as a system and the complexity of our response to the natural world, while retaining a sense of specificity and intimacy.
We didn’t want to jinx the Thunder and post about Westbrook’s status as early 20s fashion icon, but damn, red frames, fish shirt, red pants, paint splattered chambray? This dude is so on point. Thom Yorke wears red pants, Russell Westbrook wears red pants, Raymond Brown will now wear red pants.
Italian muralist, and probably the most influential political cartoonist in the art world, Blu just destroyed the planet in a huge explosion in Buenos Aires. It just so happens that we are just living on a jigsaw puzzle, and we are going to float into the universe, and nobody is going to remember that the Earth was there.
This is a pretty cool idea: Dickies and Stussy have a micro-collection coming out, and Chimp Store channels a little Planet of the Apes and gives a nice series of illustrations to show the collection. We think we like this because anything that brings to mind Heston and street-ish wear is reason to be excited.
Well, it gets you the fact that shoulder to shoulder, all of us would fit into the entire city of Los Angeles (thanks to TWBE on this one). Not sure what that means, but it seems like a lot of shoulder to shoulder action.
We are about to hit a population of 7 billion, and without China and India, we are at about 4.5 billion. National Geographic, still the best magazine ever, has a fantastic feature on the population of the world. The tagline: “By 2045 global population is projected to reach nine billion. Can the planet take the strain?”
We want the biggest pop star on the planet to do this, this is a world conquering, psycho, awesome, egomaniac, honest, crazy, brilliant speech. We can’t rant for 9:22, so fuck it. The man just released the album of his life, the year, whatever, and this is what he gives to us. We don’t want boring pop stars, we want ones that are working their shit out day after day after day.
Everyone on the planet wanted a job at Google yesterday, as we all learned that they gave a company wide 10% raise. Everyone was 10% happier. Except for the one person who leaked to the press that everyone at Google was getting a 10% raise. They got shit-canned.
How Steve Jobsian is that? Well, it definitely sends a message internally at Google. Be happy about your raise and your job, but don’t say a fucking word to anyone about your glee.
Makers of the most comfortable shoes on the planet, Spanish shoe company Camper have a new video demonstration for the new P87 Cushioning System. If you have ever worn Camper’s, you know they are like walking on pillows. The music is by Klein, a track called “Tread Over It.”
R.E.M. is one of our all-time favorite bands, and a band that a lot of people either disregard or diss because, well, they aren’t the most powerful rock band on earth. They are just solid musicians, solid songwriters, guitar pop rock at its finest. By 1986 and Life’s Rich Pageant, R.E.M. was one of the biggest indie bands on the planet, and “Fall On Me” was a great track featuring the classic backing vocals of bassist Mike Mills.
We always like it when super talented artists who come from another planet, the planet of bugged out-ness, do a show together as is the case with Todd “REAS” James and Lydia “Don’t call me Barry McGee” Fong. They are teaming up for a show at the always influential V1 Gallery on July 9th, 2010. We will want to have been there, but Copenhagen is a long ways away.