The Annual Post-It Show Opening: This Weekend

 

Post-its by Sean Norvet

Post-it by Renee French

The Post-it note show curated by Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson is back in full force beginning tonight, Saturday Dec. 8th at 6-10 pm at Giant Robot.   Its now in its eighth edition and has a record number of artists participating, over 260 artists contributed and over 2000 post-its will be on display.  Below is a small sampling of the artists that are involved: Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Xi Chen, Luke Chueh, Tim Biskup, Dave Chung, Jennifer Cotterill, Alex Chiu, Ching Ching Cheng, Mike Kelley, Skinner, Josh Ellingson, Martin Hsu, kaNO Kid, Jeremiah Ketner, Travis Lampe, Mark Nagata, Tom Neely, Martin Ontiveros, Souther Salazar, Emilio Santoyo, Gary Baseman, Gary William Musgrave, Bradford Lynn, Jesse Tise, Mike Bertino, Shannon Freshwater, Arthur Giron, and many, many others.

Check out a preview of the post-its I could dig up before the show after the jump: (via)

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The Bad Ass Illustrations of Mark Todd

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Mark Todd is an illustrator based out of Los Angeles who’s revered as a mystical figure in the world of zines. His booths are always the most presentable and his work has this well-balanced dichotomy of childlike proportions and lucid clarity, which makes for a fun finished product. When he draws people, like he did in his book BAD ASSES, they not only look like perfect personifications of their originals, but also give off this nostalgic vibe as well. It’s like he’s able to channel the innocent energy of the kid in grade school who was the best artist in the class, while also being able to back it up with a vicious stealth attack. I mean, you try drawing someone random like Geraldo Rivera, getting a stranger to recognize it without giving them any hints, and then repeating it with others — so now the strangers not only recognize your subjects, but also your own style as an artist as well. Mark is a busy guy and when he isn’t influencing the crap out of young minds at Art Center or working on a commercial project, he and his wife, Esther Pearl Watson, run the publishing company Fun Chicken.

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Zines & Books Galore!

 

It’s always fun getting zines, books, and artist editions in the mail. Recently we got a cornucopia of goodies in the mail so we thought we’d share.

1. Jammer SlammerMakeout Creek Books

R. Nicholas Kuszyk and his gang of robots have been part of the B/D family since the beginning. You’re probably used to his massive murals painted all over the world but from time to time Mr. Kusyzk puts down the spray paint and paint brushes to do a bit of publishing.  His new book Jammer Slammer is part robot comic book part epic futuristic philosophical musings.

2. The Rattling Wall- Narrow Books

Our good buddies at Narrow Books have teamed up with PEN Center USA to bring you this ongoing literary journal featuring sophisticated short fiction, travel essays, and poetry alongside cutting edge illustrations by  Albert Reyes and B/D’s very own Lyndsey Lesh. Get both of their current releases here.

3. Esther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd Zines- Fun Chicken

Illustration guru couple Easther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd recently handed over a small mountain of their zines, books, and stickers over to me. They have too many titles to list here so just head over to their shop and stock up now!

 

 

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Mark Todd – Power Fury!

MarkTodd-PowerFuryIllustrator Mark Todd has had work in publications like McSweeneys and The New York Times, and is now collaborating with Mishka for a show in New York.  “Power Fury!” opens on April 15th at 350 Broadway in Brooklyn and runs through May 13th.

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