Saturday at ICY SIGNS (200 Livingston Street, Brooklyn), Stephen Powers and Todd James will be exhibiting 5400 sq. feet of paintings and signs from MOCA’s Art in The Streets show. Looks like a super event. If you can’t make it, check out this great talk with Powers from VICE, or read more about Powers’s newest public project, Love Letter to Brooklyn.
Nice article on some of North Brooklyn’s indie art publishers. Of note: Brainwaves is a curated showcase of artist books, ‘zines, and prints at Storefront Gallery in Bushwick. Also really excited to learn about Booklyn, an artist-run, nonprofit that promotes artist books as an art form and educational resource. Both organizations have exhibitions opening this Friday. A great opportunity to check them out if you haven’t had the chance to before. (Photo by Hrag Vartanian via Hyper Allergic)
Mark your calender for June 11—Volume Number, presented by Triple Canopy and Printed Matter, will offer a discussion of the past, present, and future of artists’ publications. Participants include Paul Chan (Badlands Unlimited), Angie Keefer (The Serving Library), Matt Keegan (North Drive Press), David Platzker (Specific Object), and Colby Chamberlain (Triple Canopy), who will moderate. Event begins at 6 pm at Dia:Chelsea in New York City, admission is free.
The Type Director’s Club Posters of Fortune project offers 21 fortunes from 21 fortune cookies, interpreted by 21 of the world’s most exciting designers in 21 posters, all of which will be auctioned to raise money for TDC’s scholarship fund. The posters are on view now through May 12th at the TDC in New York. (Featured above, from top to bottom, posters by Mario Hugo, Letman, and Issue 1 featurees Triboro.)
Gratuitous Type is coming to New York’s mecca for great magazines, artist publications, and books—Printed Matter! Awesome news and a great way to kick off the week. If you’re in New York, don’t forget you can also buy the magazine at Spoonbill & Sugartown in Williamsburg and McNally Jackson in Nolita.
Please allow me to gush about Mike Perry this morning. The designer/artist/king of hand-lettered type, who publishes fantastic books and magazine, draws, paints, screenprints, sculpts and just makes all-around kick ass work, is also a very kind guy. 100% of the proceeds from all purchases made through his online store now through the end of the month will be donated to disaster relief in Japan. Shop at Mike’s store now and follow him on Twitter. If you want to donate directly, GOOD is maintaining a list of ways to help.
The Jewish Museum has mounted a must-see survey of Maira Kalman’s fantastic narrative art, opening this Friday, March 11, in New York. Ease into Monday this week with a look back at her wonderful “And the Pursuit of Happiness” blog (where Maira muses on everything from Ruth Bader Ginsberg to NYC) for the NY Times, or watch her 2007 Ted talk.