Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Art: New Mike Giant Posters and Spring Line at REBEL8

Dropping today—new Mike Giant screenprinted posters and the Spring 2010 line at REBEL8.   See the rest »


Stop Motion: T-Shirt War and Human Flipbook Video

Wow. Rhett & Link changed shirts over 100 times each, not to mention design each one in the first place. See the Making Of T-Shirt War here. Nice work, guys.

It’s like a hyper-evolution of the video Colle+McVoy did in 2007,
The Human Flipbook for Erbert & Gerbert Subs & Clubs:


Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino
Colle+McVoy: “Moneystache” TV for Minnesota State Lottery
Stop Motion: Sorry I’m Late and Chalkpipe
Awesome: 8-Bit Trip Stop Motion Lego Video
Video: Modest Mouse “Whale Song” by Nando Costa
Whoa: COMBO Collaborative Animation by BLU and David Ellis


Art: Last Mike Giant / Skullz Press Show at 260 Divisadero

Friday was the last Skullz Press opening at the short-lived Divisadero space. Not sure where it’ll pop up next. First, Mike Giant is off to Italy.

A rare shot of Giant with his Pops. Sneak peeks of his upcoming Italy show “Welcome To Frisco” below … See the rest »


Sharpie: Mike Giant “San Francisco” Prints and “Skate” Tattoo Flash for Sale

Mike Giant San Francisco Print

Mike Giant classic skateboard print


More fine-lined, Sharpie-goodness from Mike Giant. Check out the limited prints for sale at mikegiant.com.

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Art: New Mike Giant Posters and Spring Line at REBEL8
Art: Last Mike Giant / Skullz Press Show at 260 Divisadero
Video: Mike Giant on a Penny Farthing
Tattoo: Skin & Bones, Tattoos In the Life Of The American Sailor
Augmented Reality: Living Sasquatch


Poster: Neko Case by Chuck Sperry/Firehouse (+bonus live MP3s)


This gorgeous piece is #44 in the Firehouse Goldenvoice Poster Series.
Snag it for only $40 here. More info at Hangar 18.

Hear some live Neko:

Neko Case “Set Out Running” live 2000-09-13 Maida Vale (John Peel)
Neko Case “Middle Cyclone” live CBC Radio: In Session at Studio 211, ‘09
Neko Case “Maybe Sparrow” live 2006.09.04 The 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.


Trailer: American Artifact, The Rise of American Poster Art


Come to the Firehouse art opening at OgilvyWest Thursday night. Showing new, rare, and killer hand-screened prints from Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co. Pouring ice-cold Lagunitas. And rolling a huge chunk of American Artifact. RSVP here.

Then catch the premier at the Red Vic Movie House on Haight. (Make sure to ask for brewer’s yeast on your popcorn … Sooo good.)

RELATED: Chuck Sperry & Ron Donovan Prep for Show at OgilvyWest SF


Mark Your Calendar: June 4 Firehouse Kustom Rockart w/ Chuck Sperry & Ron Donovan at OgilvyWest SF


Mark your calendars now: June 4. Legendary silkscreeners Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company will present an overview of their most recent hand-printed poster work, in the second installment of OgilvyWest SF’s Gallery Series. Featuring:

  • The Firehouse Goldenvoice Series #1–40 (Warfield and Regency shows)
  • The Eric Clapton Series (10 Int’l Posters)
  • Originals in mixed media & installation pieces
  • and “American Artifact” documentary pre-release sneak peek!

Thursday June 4th @ 5:30 pm

OgilvyWest San Francisco
111 Sutter, 10th Floor

Chuck Sperry Giving Ogilvy a Sneak Peek at Posters For the June 4 Show

Action shot. Check Sperry gave us a sneak peek at some of what’ll be shown. Dig that Mogwai print. They’ve assured us our halls will be “littered with Firehouse prints”. Bring it!

Ron Donovan with a moth on his shorts

Did the moth fly in from the window or out from Ron Donovan’s shorts?
Ask him June 4.

Be sure to RSVP here.