Birds of a Feather 2

Heather Amuny-Dey
J’adore by Heather Amuny-Dey

If your in the San Francisco area this Saturday (11/21/09), this looks like it’s going to be a good show.

Super7 is proud to present the follow up to 2007’s blockbuster show “Birds of a Feather” with the new aptly titled show “Birds of a Feather 2” featuring artwork by Dora Drimalas, Heather Amuny-Dey and Shay Ashley-Ometz. This show features three original new prints from each artist (nine in total) as well as a sampling of older, out-of-print and rare prints from each artist’s personal archive to create a whimsical and wonderful reflection on their lives.


Lubalin Now Exhibition at the Cooper Union

lubalin now, cooper union

I visited New York last week, just in time to attend the opening reception of the Lubalin Now exhibition at the Cooper Union.

The place was incredibly packed with ladies and gents in polychromatic garb, chatting about type with a nice drink in their hand. It was interesting to see the work of contemporary designers, such as Jessica Hische,  Brett Macfadden, Justin Thomas Kay, Deanne Cheuk, and HunterGatherer, juxtaposed against Lubalin’s original works.


Renegade Craft Fair

renegade craft fair

This weekend the grain edit crew headed over to the Renegade Craft Fair. The event was held at the giganticle Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. The place was packed with Men of the Yarn and friendly Thimble Queens all carefully curating their collections of handmade goodness. I’ve never seen so many t-shirts and pillows in my life! It was a palace of soft joy!

We had a blast meeting everyone. Handshakes & hugs to the following people: Frank Chimero, A. Micah Smith A.K.A My Associate Cornelius, Lorena Siminovich & the crew from Petit Collage, Sasha Barr and Meagan Claire Hall of Wonder Thunder and Klover Kim (Please don’t break my arm, if you don’t win the next giveaway!)


Weekend Event

nate wragg show

If your in the L.A area, Gallery Nucleus is throwing a party for the release of the second installment of the Ancient Book Series “THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SEX AND SCIENCE”. The show will run from 7pm to 11pm with all artwork for sale, and all the artists (Nate Wragg, Lou Romano, Don Shank and Scott Morse) will be on hand at the gallery the whole night.  The book will be available for $20 dollars, and there will also be some new prints for sale as well. I have the first book in the series and it’s really good.

Ongoing Events & Resources


Andrew Holder - Subtext

More Andrew Holder! Here at Grain Edit we love Andrew’s work, and it’s awesome to see him popping up in more shows and galleries. We just want to see his work up here in the Bay Area! I guess we’ll have to wait. But if you are down south, be sure to check out Andrew’s show in San Diego at Subtext Gallery & Design Bookstore. It’s going on until April 26th.

Press release from Subtext Gallery: Andrew Holder is a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and his talent has earned him shows in Australia, San Francisco, and now in his home away from home, San Diego. Andrew has already built up a steady flow of clientele, including Roxy, Poketo, National Geographic, The Toronto Times, and Arkitip Magazine. He was born in St. Augustine, Florida, but spent most of his youth growing up in San Diego. His work has a hint of Scandinavian folk-art with a modern-day twist. Sleepy seaside towns and country landscapes are prominent in his pieces, made up of simple geometric shapes and organic line work. Andrew’s pieces are memorable, distinct, and beautifully engaging.


Upcoming & Ongoing events


The Public Trust / Charley Harper Exhibition

Charley Harper fans rejoice! The Public Trust is currently running an exhibition of Mr. Harper’s works throughout April. That massive Charley Harper book is amazing, but man, wouldn’t it be great to see the actual paintings in person? If you’re in the Dallas, TX area and happen to go, let us know how it is!

Thanks to James for passing this along!



The Practice Sessions

The Practice Sessions is a workshop and panel discussion by Antonio Carusone, Frank Chimero, Duane King and Matt Owens taking place at the National Student Show & Conference in Dallas, Texas. The Practice Sessions was created by Thinking for a Living, an ever-growing platform dedicated to the concept of open source design education. Through a network of topic specific design sites with a focus on education and resources, we share our thoughts, inspirations, critical analysis, design histories and individual experiences relating to a career in design.


San Francisco International Antiquarian Book Fair

sf book fair

I stopped by the The 42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair in San Francisco this past weekend and saw some really nice books. This is the largest antiquarian book fair in the U.S. and features booksellers from around the world. I saw lots of great pieces by Piet Zwart, Bruno Munari and a ton of rare children’s books. I was really surprised by the prices though. Many of the books were overpriced, especially considering the current economy. Anyone else get a chance to go? Thoughts?


Matte Stephens paintings at Jonathan Adler stores

matte stephens paintings

We’re big fans of Matte Stephens here at Grain Edit, so we’re excited to announce that his work will be displayed at the SoHo, Madison ave and Columbus St. Jonathan Adler stores in New York. Other stores around the country will be added. If your in The NYC area, stop on by. Go Matte!

Keep an eye on Matte’s blog to see if his work is coming to a Jonthan Adler store near you.

House Industries: Letters & Ligatures Show

House Industries letters and ligatures exhibition

For those of you in Los Angeles, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Gallery is hosting an exhibition of House Industries work.

From Subliminal Gallery’s website:

For Letters and Ligatures, House Industries conveys a single, yet complex philosophy: visual nomenclature fuels language, facilitates communication, and forms the basis of a civilized society.  The written language strings together letters, words, and sentences, conveying the innermost thoughts and ideas that human beings communicate to the outside world.  It is tied to our primitive nature, governing our individual choices and observations, our collective socio-anthropologic history.  At House Industries, the dedicated collective of artists figure if these symbols of syntax hold such an authority, “they might as well look good.”

Saturday, November 8
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

November 8th – December 5th

1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
P. 213.213.0078

For more details visit the Subliminal Projects Gallery website.

Dirty Laundry: Art of the Stain in Modern T-Shirt Design


Going to be in Hawaii sometime this month? The Nuuanu Gallery in Honolulu is hosting an exhibition called Dirty Laundry: The Art of the Stain in Modern T-Shirt Design. The basic concept is that they asked designers to stain t-shirts with a medium of their choice (grass, wine, lipstick, etc.) and then design custom artwork that uses the stain as an integral design element. Lots of cool artists and designers are participating including Mike Perry, Damien Correll, Frank Chimero, Kris Chau, Wyeth Hansen and Tim Gough.

You can check out the full roster and get details about the show at the Dirty Laundry website.