Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Art Opening: Nest Egg at Heebe Jeebe 4.21, Benefit for COTS

This Saturday, 4.21 7–9 p.m., come by Heebe Jeebe Petaluma to see works by David Best, Jack Haye, Beau Bouverat, and more.

Beer donated generously by LAGUNITAS and art-auction proceeds supporting COTS Homeless of Petaluma. Here’s more info on NEST EGG:

It’s only fitting that the egg capital of California host an exhibit exploring the beautiful, intricate structures that protect those delicate, little objects. NEST EGG is inspired by Petaluma’s heritage and brought to life by Petaluma’s artisans who are each given a hand carved wooden egg as their muse. Come down to HeebeJeebe to experience unexpected interpretations of the strength, whimsy, and ingenuity of the simple nest.

It’s all put on by the creative, community-minded folks at PROJECT HERE. Peep a few examples here… See the rest »

Party: Save Firehouse 8 and See Rare Chuck Sperry Firehouse Art

Come to a free night of rare Chuck Sperry art, Lagunitas beer, and killer food.

All inside the very amazing, historical SF landmark we’re all trying to save—Firehouse 8.

Entrepreneurial SF artist Teresa Nittolo and crew have been putting everything they have into restoring, preserving, and turning the old Firehouse 8 building into a grand community arts center. But after so many fees from the SF Planning and Building Depts, not to mention the inherent headaches of a 1917 building, they’re needing some financial help—or the project won’t happen at all.

As the original home of the legendary Firehouse Kustom Rockart silkscreen outfit, Chuck Sperry is going to show some rare works from the early days in tha’ House.

Firehouse ‘Roots’ Show

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1648 Pacific Avenue, SF CA
Thursday, March 8th @ 6 pm


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Prudisim: Gimpressionist Creates New Movement, Rejects Boobs/Boners

We’ve heard of the Gallagher of Boobs, is this the Banksy of Boobs?

From the artist behind the S&Mazing stylings of Gimpressionism comes a whole new take on mosaic artwork: Prudisum.

“Whether it’s Georgia O’Keefe and her Godforsaken lady genital flowers or Andy Warhol and his paintings that are hung like soup cans, the art world is littered with enough filth to make Lucifer himself blush.”

To combat this filth, the Prudist artist has taken up the mighty brush and launched a full-on painted-pixel assault. Wonder what he’d think of this Shocker Costume.

(Links to the work below)

“The Little General”  See the rest »

Best Book Forward: Steal Mike Giant’s Art, Get Fingers Broken

Not sure what’s better, the warning or the fact that I got the FIRST SIGNED COPY of the now sold-out Mike Giant book from REBEL8.

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Beer Güt Shirt

Art: Last Mike Giant / Skullz Press Show at 260 Divisadero
LA Street Art: Mike Giant on Melrose & Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant on Sunset
Rad: REBEL8 x PBR SF Event
Silkscreen: New Mike Giant REBEL8 Prints
Rise: San Francisco’s REBEL8
Book: Holy Headshot
Flash & ‘Stache: Sailor Jerry Tribute by Jerry Walker

Explore the Space: Experiential Copywriting at Ace NYC

Sure, staying above the one-and-only tap of Sixpoint’s John Dory Oyster Stout is nice. And the WWI aesthetic is not only a great vibe but a comfy one, too. It’s the little bits of personality sprinkled about that speak to the ad nerd in me. I love it when brands take the time to weave themselves throughout the experience in a fun way. ‘Cuz in the end, that’s branding.

A subtle hint on the ironing board and a kind affirmation on the hanger for afterwards.

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