Cara Stricker, Numskull & Roach

An interesting new exhibition we’re keen to have a look at is ‘Dancing on my bed’. An eclectic mix of photography by Cara Stricker and graffiti/art by Numskull & Roach (see our previous post on their collaboration here).

“Sydney’s premiere art space the ABSOLUT Stairwell Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of a
photographic exhibition by Cara Stricker – DANCING ON MY BED

Inspired by music, Stricker has developed a photographic exhibition that will take you into the
shadows of the music world. With a showcase of photos taken from her insight into the festivals,
rock concerts and intimate performances of the music world including London, New York and
beyond. With her dreamy film?esque photographs you will be taken on a ride through the emotion,
characters and settings that make the music industry one of the most enchanting in the world.

Complementing Stricker’s exhibition will be graffiti murals by renown Sydney artists Numskull and
Roach. With music supplied by Strickmachine, Nicky Night Time and Holiday Sidewinder.”

Cara Stricker

Cara Stricker

More here:

carastricker.com funskull.com

Go Font Ur Self* Artist Q&A: Jersey Joe

The Opening Hours is proud to present a series of interviews with the contributing artists in chapter 3 of Go Font Ur Self*. The exhibition dedicated to exploring and pushing the diverse range of techniques employed in type design of past, present and future through original pieces of work from talented typographers worldwide.”

Go Font Ur Self* opens TONIGHT, 6pm 153 Bridge Rd, Glebe.

For the last installment of the GFUS* interviews, we are proud to bring you Jersey Joe! One of our favourite writers and painters from LA.

GFUS* Jersey Joe

1. Describe yourself with one word
oxymoron

2. Describe your typography.
formally informal. what looks good rather than what makes sense

3. Do you adhere to the rules and regulations of typography, or make up your own?
it’s a give and take

4. What artists / typographers have influenced you in your recent work.
I like the lettering from old hand painted  signs from the USA. I’m also into fonts related to the Old West.

5. What is the most acclaimed project you have worked on?
My life

6. what is it about typography that you love?
I have a general love of letters

7. What is your favourite letter and why?
the letter R. It’s a love hate relationship. No reason

8.  serif or san serif ?
Impact

9. what can we expect to see soon from you? Other projects, shows, etc.
Not sure really? www.JerseyJoeArt.com

Go Font Ur Self* opens TONIGHT, 6pm 153 Bridge Rd, Glebe.

GFUS* Jersey Joe

GFUS* Jersey Joe

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Go Font Ur Self* Artist Q&A: Brett Stenson

The Opening Hours is proud to present a series of interviews with the contributing artists in chapter 3 of Go Font Ur Self*. The exhibition dedicated to exploring and pushing the diverse range of techniques employed in type design of past, present and future through original pieces of work from talented typographers worldwide.”

GFUS* Brett Stenson

1. Describe yourself with one word
hungry

2. Describe your typography.
actually, i’m not sure. i think the biggest thing i want to achieve with my type is to erase the line between illustration & type. my type is usually sort of “edgy”, as lame and design-suave as that sounds. I guess I’ve always been inspired by the things i grew up with, and Ninja Turtles, Monster Trucks and riding my BMX bike come to mind. Music has influenced it quite a bit too, considering I’ve been an avid thrash metal fan, and what’s thrash without vomit? Either way, my type reflects me, and i hope i’m not taken too seriously, and neither should my type. it’s just me having fun.

3. Do you adhere to the rules and regulations of typography, or make up your own?
i am a grid freak, which seams contrary to my inner-idiot who likes to slop shit around and just figure it out. but as far as weight of letters and just the flow of things, Alphonse Mucha and Josef Muller-Brockmann have been my Bible for design. I’ve learned a lot from them, just making sure that my work flows right.

4. What artists / typographers have influenced you in your recent work.
Well, I would have to include Mucha and JM-B, since I mentioned them before, but for sure, I would have to say Herb Lubalin, Municipal Waste, Ed Roth, Jim Phillips, Jeff Soto, and my friend Huey Crowley all have influenced me. Of all of those, Huey is the only one I have really had close contact and feedback with, but yea, those people have all set me in motion in my mind. I have been trying to find influence from other places too, and i have found that my toy box I picked up from my mom’s basement has been a huge influence.

5. What is the most acclaimed project you have worked on?
Not to sound like a totally infant, but in all honesty, probably this one. This is my first gallery exhibition, and its on the other side of the planet, which has been blowing my mind for the last couple months. I’m 22 and barely know anything about the world yet, and to see that I am being featured in the same room as the other people in the show is a totally insane to me. Thanks to Marty, it happened.

6. what is it about typography that you love?
Type is one of those things that you can draw it any way you want, and its new. You can’t really draw a unicorn a million different ways and keep people interested in it, but for some reason, typography has this way about it that it just never stops evolving.

7. What is your favourite letter and why?
Oof. To be honest, I don’t really have one. I really like the lower case “g” when it has two loops, though. That’s pretty fancy.

8.  serif or san serif ?
Hey, that’s a trick question! Some serifs are awesome (United, Didot, Rockwell, etc.), and others suck massive (Trajan, Copperplate, Typewriter, etc.) Some san serif fonts are also awesome (Helvetica, Gotham, Avant Garde in most contexts, etc.) and others blow ass (Comic Sans, Chicago, Myriad, etc.) That’s why you skip the confusion and make your own, serifs or not!

9. what can we expect to see soon from you? Other projects, shows, etc.
Well, I just scored a little contract with Target as a freelance illustrator for the boys section, drawing skateboard tee’s, and I was also invited to participate in an exhibit in Barcelona called “The Brrothers Project”… so who knows! I hope to keep busy because it keeps me from laying around, watching knife informercials at 3 in the morning.

www.brettstenson.com

GFUS& Brett Stenson

GFUS& Brett Stenson

GFUS& Brett Stenson

Go Font Ur Self* Artist Q&A: Dave the Chimp

The Opening Hours is proud to present a series of interviews with the contributing artists in chapter 3 of Go Font Ur Self*. The exhibition dedicated to exploring and pushing the diverse range of techniques employed in type design of past, present and future through original pieces of work from talented typographers worldwide.”

Today we have the second installment of the GFUS* (opens this Thursday) interviews, with British artist Dave the Chimp.

GFUS* Dave the Chimp

1. Describe yourself with one word
RAWESOME!

2. Describe your typography.
Hand drawn, proper letter spacing!

3. Do you adhere to the rules and regulations of typography, or make up your own?
The ones that makes sense, probably. But I’m not completely sure what the rules are…

4. What artists / typographers have influenced you in your recent work.
Sign writers from the first half of the 20th Century, and advertising artists from the 1950’s

5. What is the most acclaimed project you have worked on?
Typography wise? No idea. I wrote my name in 10 foot high letters with tar on an old building in the Bulgarian countryside. It’s not “acclaimed”, but it’ll still be there years after everyone elses’ fame has faded…

6. what is it about typography that you love?
Communication. A set of pre-determined characters that can be played with in endless ways, forever

7. What is your favourite letter and why?
French. Prevents AIDS

8.  Serif or san serif ?
Different strokes for different folks

9. What can we expect to see soon from you? Other projects, shows, etc.
Joint show with Ekta at the Don Gallery in Milan opening November 12th. Working on some new zines. Skateboard graphic for Mob Skateboards out 2010. And compiling a kids colouring book containing the work of 70 street artists from around the world, published by Laurence King Spring 2010.

GFUS* opens this Thursday night, 6pm. Get down.

www.davethechimp.co.uk

GFUS* Dave the Chimp

GFUS* Dave the Chimp

GFUS* Dave the Chimp