I finagled my friends at Phaidon to give me a sneak peek at the new Marlene Dumas book (comes out in December), I just didn’t expect them to mail out all 240 pages. Her work is interesting to me because she chooses to paint from magazine clippings and other “stock” images rather than from life.
Art and Sole is goin’ down at 9PM tomorrow night (Oct 3rd) here in Vancouver, at El Kartel. A ton of amazing artists re-worked PF Flyers shoes and El Kartel is gonna host a silent auction! I have a shoe in the show and will be hangin’ around so please come say hello!
El Kartel is also releasing a book documenting the work! Have a peek!
Dallas Clayton just sent over my very own copy of An Awesome Book, his children’s book about the importance of dreams. He toured around reading his book to as many kids as he possible and for every book he sold, he gave one away. I have to admit I got a little bit emotional as I read it, books like this are necessary!
Watch a video from Dallas, below!
Sing Statistics (Jez Burrows and Lizzy Stewart) sent me over their new book, We Are The Friction, and if it were a woman I would propose to it. It is a perfect 10. A flawless victory. Illustrators and writers were paired and asked to produce work inspired by the work of their partner: stories from illustrations, and illustrations from stories. The result is pure magic.