27.04.15 by Jeff

Portland-Based Artist Bryan Ray

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Acrylic and paper on wood, recent works by Portland-based artist Bryan Ray. Great stuff. More images below.

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30.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Modest Mouse “Coyotes”

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Modest Mouse are set to release their first new album since 2007, Strangers to Ourselves. They’ve just released a video for the song “Coyotes” and it’s based on the true story of coyote that rode the Portland light rail train in 2002. If anyone knows who directed this let me know and I’ll add the credit to the post (I wasn’t able to find any info).

*EDIT – This video was directed by Matt Clark who is art directing and designing Modest Mouse’s new album and singles, as he did for Good News For People Who Love Bad News in 2009. I posted about Matt’s work under the name Houston in 2011. “Coyotes” originally started as a short film called Passenger.

Watch the video below.

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01.12.14 by Jeff

Sashiko Yuen aka Wishcandy

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Drawings by Sashiko Yuen aka Wishcandy (previously featured here). The second image here is one she drew for our Booooooom sticker project. She’s a regular commenter around here and I believe she’s just made the move from LA to Portland. Check out more of her drawings below.

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Designer Profile: Aaron Draplin

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Really enjoyed this profile on designer Aaron Draplin, by Jared Eberhardt. The video starts at the Draplin Design Company studio in Portland, Oregon, and eventually ends up at an estate sale. Everything in between is classic Draplin; his excitement about vintage graphic design work is fun to watch. Peep the video below!

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30.09.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Oregon-based Neon Light Craftsman Mike Heist

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Mike Heist has been working in the neon industry in Portland, Oregon for three decades. He has created some of the city’s most iconic neon signs. This is a short film about work and happiness, and it shows that crafting a neon sign is no easy task. Watch “10 Seconds” below.

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05.09.14 by Jeff

Forest For The Trees: Murals in Portland

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Portland got a little more colour recently, as they were blessed with a few new murals during the Forest For The Trees festival. More images below.

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25.08.14 by Jeff

Brendan Monroe and Souther Salazar

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Artists Brendan Monroe and Souther Salazar have teamed up on a mural in Portland, as part of Forest For The Trees. This is a dream team as far as I’m concerned; two of my favourites. A couple more flicks below!

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24.09.13 by Jeff

Forest For The Trees

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Last month marked the debut of Forest For The Trees, a mural project in Portland, Oregon. The event was sort of a sister event to Pow! Wow!, and featured a whole lotta my friends: Erik Otto, Meggs, Rone, Madsteez, Sam Rodriguez, Kamea Hadar, and Yoskay Yamamoto among others.

You can watch a video re-cap of the event below, as well as a time-lapse of Rone painting the wall you see here.

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