The Friday Five! 6/20/2008
1. THE ZINE MACHINE
I grew up just a year or so behind Rich Jacobs, an internationally known artist and curator whose work is recognized across a variety of mediums from Etnies shoes, to skate decks, LP’s, Zine’s, and Gallery shows. I recenly caught up with Rich when I came across a site for a show he’s curating called “There is Xerox under your Eyelids”. As Rich describes the show : “An art exhibition exploring the realm of 1980’s skate zines and xerox art from a small space in time (about 20 years ago). Featuring the zines and art of the original makers / xerox tweakers / stamp lickers / mail artists, and what they do now.” —Rich Jacobs
Rich is an inspiring artist and always has been to me since high school. The show hits home as a friend and I had a “Ski-Zine” back in the day called GLUCOSE. It was great fun, and creativity ruled as none of us had any pre-concieved ideas of what “good’ design was. Rich tells us the show will be in Denver in September. We’ll keep everyone notified of dates and gallery location.
2. VOLTAGE – ATARI STYLE
If you haven’t noticed our homepage is featuring an atari style 8 bit animation of our logo done by none other than Luke Dimick. Another friend I had a chance to catch up with recently. Luke’s an excellent cartoonist / animator and has recently produced a gripping tale of intrigue and suspense in the vintage 8 bit computer graphic style – called Prison_Beta. As luke describes it – Catastrophic events are set in motion after millions of E.T. Atari video game cartridges become radioactive as a result of being buried near the Trinity nuclear bomb test site. Check out the video here. Thus the request for our own VOLTAGE video game graphic. Check it out here if you missed it on the homepage.
3. LOL CATS
I knew Adam Koford in college, and he’s produced hundreds of comics called the Laugh out Loud cats. Very well done and funny. Take a look on flicker – or watch Adam draw on YouTube. Another great artist and cartoonist.
4. ROCK ON AMERICA
We have just finished a showbill for a benefit concert in Austin featuring Billy Joe Shaver.
5. THE VOLTAGE SCOOTER . . .
Makes Getting to the bathroom really fast!