09.10.08 by Jeff

David Choe for Obama.

The net has been absolutely flooded with Obama related art (thanks to sites like designforobama) and somehow I managed to completely miss this fantastic print by David Choe. This is the best HOPE image I’ve seen, I guess that’s why UpperPlayground has already sold out of them. I actually met David Choe last year in San Diego while he was painting a mural and it was just amazing to chat for a bit and watch him work.

david choe obama art poster design graphic

When I was working at EA awhile back, he was commissioned to do artwork for Need For Speed Underground and we had a laugh about that – at the time it just seemed ridiculous to me, to walk down the halls of EA and see huge David Choe prints – the same guy who used his urine to make drawings in prison. I guess with the future-president (hopefully) of United States really endorsing Shepard Fairey who knows what the future of street art is. Will there be get-out-of-jail-free cards for street artists making public statements for change if Obama is elected?

06.05.08 by Jeff

3 is a Magic Number.

If you’re into Izakaya restaurants and you live in Vancouver then you know the goodness that is Guu. I met Benny there the other night, and as we dined on octopus balls and fried cheese with mango I caught up with him about what is going on these days at EA, and I learned that he was the dude behind the skate videos Bigger and Better Things and Sophomore Jinx. Another close friend of mine from my days working at EA, Tom Johnson, actually did the titles for Sophomore Jinx by drawing on napkins, letting the ink bleed, and then scanning in all the letters, transposing them onto a snowy television screen.

Today Benny hit me with a link to this video he made of Antisocial’s “3 is the Magic Number” Ramp Contest. This video is AWESOME, love the energy – these guys session the transition to pieces (how can you front on mini ramp?). Also, have a look at Sophomore Jinx, Bigger and Better Things after the jump!

3 is a Magic Number

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