Andy Jenkins should need little introduction to the Level reader. His ‘Glimpses’ pages were a regular highlight of this magazine’s print incarnation and a fair proportion of you will know him formerly as Art Director/Master Cluster member at Wizard Publications “back in the day” and/or currently as Art Director and virtually founding member of Girl Skateboards.
In addition, his artistic endeavors will be familiar to many through his gallery shows across the globe, published works (such as his illustrations currently gracing the pages of The Skateboard Mag) and his less-credited artwork for a few good Hollywood movies.
Jenkins has a stubborn bent for print publications, having cut his teeth living and breathing them under Bob Osborn’s encouraging gaze, and his self-made, self-published
—Chris Noble, 28 July 2011
Being an irregular contributor to this website, you can read what Andy has to say about himself right here
“Not My Type: An Out of Character Experiment” is a typographical exploration of 26 letters (and a few sneaky characters) by 35 talented illustrators, designers and artists, all displayed in one giant alphabet.
The work is going to be stylistically diverse, with artists ranging from Jon Burgerman, I Love Dust, Sam Pierpoint, Lewes Harriot, Dan Westwood and members of The Outcrowd. (I’ll be bringing a big wooden ‘O’.) The exhibition will be showing initially in the Created In Birmingham store, opening May 6th; all prints will be available to buy from both the store or through the Facebook group where they’ll be shown for the first time to coincide with the opening night.
—Lee Basford, 20 April 2010
To Haiti With Love is a worthwhile cause with a slight difference: when you donate, you actually get a piece of artwork as a digital file. You can send this on to a friend or simply use the image as your own desktop wallpaper. Each piece of work will be sold as a digital postcard for £1 to raise money to help the situation in Haiti.
There are artists from around the world donating work, with more getting involved daily as this project snowballs. So far, the list includes David Shrigley, Genevieve Gauckler, Bob Kronbauer, Rob Ryan, Simon Peplow, Alex Trochut and Anthony Burrill with photographers Ye Rin Mok, Cass Bird and Valerie Phillips recently signing up.
—Lee Basford, 06 February 2010
I was walking down the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam a couple months ago and came across Go Gallery. The exhibition at the time featured a bunch of really dope paintings done by two dudes named Two Things. The owner of the gallery was cool enough to put us in touch. We did an interview, went to a lot of rad openings, watched homies play Jenga for money and smoked hella cigarettes inside. These guys are super talented. Read about it, and look at some pictures.
—Omar Almufti, 03 February 2010
Type fancier site Typographica has put together a simple website showing an exhaustive collection of photos of classic logos and letters in (mostly) chrome and steel. Mid-century cars make up the bulk, with old fans, fridges, cameras and bicycles all getting a look in.
—Chris Noble, 13 November 2009
When drunk drivers inadvertently collaborated with the current American health “system”, two by-standing Portlanders each lost a leg and gained an armful of steep medical bills.
If the system is proving reluctant to help, Austin and Lauren’s friends have jumped to it, holding various fundraisers such as garage sales (flogging overstock Commonwealth Stacks clothing for a buck a pop, et cetera) and now an email-bid art auction, flogging works by various artists including Andrew Pommier, Geoff McFetridge, Michael Leon and Mike Perry.
It’s decent art with extra good karma.
—Chris Noble, 25 August 2009