Swoon and Upper Playground Present: The Walki Print for The Konbit Shelter Project
New York based artist, Swoon, has teamed with creative lifestyle brand, Upper Playground, to release the limited edition Walki print - 100% of the proceeds from the print will go towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project.
The Konbit Shelter Project was created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources and time to make a lasting difference in post-earthquake Haiti. Konbit Shelter is a rebuilding initiative, which uses dome-style structures and the super-adobe technique of earth bag architecture to create sustainable, inexpensive and dependable housing for the people of Haiti. While the structures are extremely resistant to natural disasters, they also have the major benefit of being comprised of 90% earth and requiring no specialized scaffolding and understructure to build - making it a viable option for the people of Haiti to continue building on their own once they learn the method.
Printed Matter is pleased to announce the launch of the second issue of Bricolage Magazine, by Tom Sachs. Please join us and the artist for a reception & signing on Thursday, December 16, 6-8 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Street in New York City.
Following the release of Bricolage Magazine #1 in November 2009, Tom Sachs presents the next limited edition zine in the series. The D.I.Y aesthetic of the magazine, photocopied and staple bound, is recognizable from the artist’s previous installation work and other print-based projects. Like much of Sachs’ work, the magazine takes its cue from various hallmarks of contemporary culture, re-tooling familiar imagery through bricolage to shift meaning and find a new sort of critical syntax.
One of illustrator and art teacher Rama Hughes' fifth graders drew this really awesome still life of Spiderman. Rama says, "This fifth grade drawing of a little vending machine Spider-Man toy is, of course, one of my favorites. I am especially proud of it though because the artist who drew it SO WELL began our classes with a few timid assertions that he just couldn't "do art." More fantastic drawings by Rama's students can be found on his Flickr stream.