Here Comes the Neighborhood

"HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a Short-Form Docuseries exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the Arts District of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected Street Artists, Graffiti Writers and Muralists.

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD explores a unique juncture in history as a new community emerges and evolves. A progressive urban revitalization campaign is examined in the first person, using this year's new Artists and their commissions as a lens to explore a neighborhood in transition. The Series is framed by colorful overview and concluding episodes, providing the scope of past, present and future. Each episode is accented by images from legendary Documentary Photographer Martha Cooper, who has been capturing The Walls since they began in 2009. Her Photographs will also appear in a Special Edition Art Book "The Wynwood Walls and Doors" set to be released at Art

Basel 2011.

For more information on the artists and history of the Wynwood Walls visit "

Danny Gregory's illustrated journaling

Danny Gregory lives and draws in New York. He enjoys keeping a series of illustrated journals recording his otherwise unremarkable life. He is the author of several books including Everyday Matters, The Creative License, An Illustrated Life, Me Time, Hello World and Change Your Underwear Twice a Week. "

Handmade Portraits: Rob Ryan

"Artist Rob Ryan‘s studio is located in a cozy nook in Bethnal Green, London. He and his band of merry helpers spend their days paper-cutting fantastic worlds of love, friendship and longing. It’s hard not to feel an emotional response toward Rob Ryan’s work: it’s timeless in its approach and includes positive missives like “Believe in People” and “Our Adventure Is About to Begin.” What could be a greater way to celebrate the world than acknowledging the beauty in the everyday?
Rob Ryan grew up in a military family, moving from town to town as a child. Drawing was his companion. Even today he prefers to work in isolation, with a small group of assistants and his family not far away. He doesn’t need much: just his favorite pencils, some good paper and groovy records spinning in the studio. It’s this environment that allows his love of the world to know no bounds.
Rob’s latest work, A Sky Full of Kindness, is the first children’s book that he has written and illustrated, chronicling a group of birds as they overcome their fears of the world. Fireworks, songs, and nests play integral parts of the journey toward becoming the kind of people we ought to be: kind, helpful, and generous."
...from his blog at ETSY

Supakitch and Koralie - Metroplastique

Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins, a leading media scholar at the University of Southern California, describes digital media's role in creating greater opportunities for creativity, civic engagement and political participation.

some links:

Confessions of an ACA-Fan

New Learning Institute

Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers celebrates the creative spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation.

In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.

Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories...speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth.

Featuring Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Mike Mills, Stephen Powers, Harmony Korine and Shepard Fairey.

A film by Aaron Rose with brand new music by Money Mark

The Cheaper Show

"The Tenth Anniversary of The Cheaper Show in Vancouver on June 25, 2011.
Featuring 400 highly curated pieces of art from 200 international artists, all priced at $200 for one night only.""

The Cheaper Show

The Mission Map Project

Illustration legend Mike Giant speaks about the hand illustrated map
of the Mission district in San Francisco, for The Mission Map Project. 


"WeFab is a three-day event during the Milano Design Week. It is hosted by OpenWear a collaborative clothing platform,  and by Vectorealism, a digital fabrication facility based in Milan.
WeFab offers Milano Design Week’s visitors a way to explore creative possibilities with new technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting but also the new opportunities that open source approaches and collaborative processes can bring to the creative sector.
WeFab exhibition will feature objects, workshops, installations and performances that explore the cross-fertilization of new production technologies and collaborative ways to design and make products."

From the Arduino Blog

Meet Your Maker

Meet Your Maker:
Follow the journey of a hand built guitar with stringed instrument maker, Joe Yanuziello.

Lee Quinones

If you think that graffiti art (in the contemporary NYC sense of the term) begins with  Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, you're wrong...
Back in the day the real street legend was Lee Quinones, he's considered the single most influential artist to emerge from the graffiti era. He started with subway graffiti in 1974 and by 1976 he was a legend.
He worked in the shadows for years, then in 1983 he played Raymond Zoro in the most influential movie of the hip hop culture: Wild Style

This is a rencent interview for Life & Times:

Transforming packaging into playable music device

from the Kelli Anderson's website:

"I just finished up a really fun project—a paper record player wedding invitation! In the booklet-style invitation, a bit of paper-folding amplifies the sound of a sewing needle moving along the grooves of a flexidisc record. The hand-spun record yields a garbled, but scrutable listening of an original song by the couple. It requires a bit of tinkering and folding —effectively championing the inner science-nerd kid in the recipient. The whole thing serves as an interactive packaging for the song—which can be experienced on the paper record player, unscrewed + set on a regular turntable, or enjoyed online (for the non-nerds and/or audiophiles out there.) "

Shepard Fairey at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Shepard Fairey at MOCA “Art in the Streets”: "

Shepard Fairey wants you to OBEY. The street artist has become synonymous with his many works including the ubiquitous Andre the Giant stencil and the now legendary Obama campaign “Hope” print. Fairey’s gallery of work at the MOCA allows exhibitors access to the distressed and red-tinted aesthetics seen in his work.

Photography: Brandon Shigeta

Read more at Shepard Fairey at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Futura at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Futura at MOCA “Art in the Streets”: "
Encompassing a career in graffiti, graphic design and apparel, Futura’s influence reaches far and wide. Pioneering abstract street art has subsequently made Futura’s designs synonymous with the concept, allowing for a multitude of collaborations and making appearances from clothing to record albums. MOCA celebrates the artist’s achievements with a space of his own.

Photography: Brandon Shigeta

Read more at Futura at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Quentin VS Coen

"From April 7th - 9th Bold Hype will be taken over by Spoke Art and Ken Harman from Hi-Fructose magazine, with their show 'Quentin VS Coen'. Art inspired by the directors from over 100 different emerging artists. 

Opening Reception: Thursday April 7. 6pm - 11pm. Free Admission. Open to the public."

...from the Bold Hype Gallery website

here some preview: