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A Group Exhibition In Association with Penguin Books
03.12.10 – 19.12.10 Never judge a book by the cover.
The age old proverb is easier said than done, when choosing a read who can’t be swayed by good cover art, the cover after all has the job of explaining thousands of words in an instant. Think of the classic covers that grace the jackets of thousands of books and the names of the truly great artists that have put their artwork to novels, creating iconic classic covers for these classic books, but is the book cover dying? With the advent of the iPad it’s now questionable how long the printed novel and its cover will be around, just like the album cover, it’ll be resigned to a thumbnail in iTunes.
The broad and varied spectrum of artists were inviting to paint, print, etch, sculpt, photograph, whatever their medium, whatever their style… create a book cover for a novel of their choice, a book that has inspired them, a book that has had a profound impact on them or a book that they remember fondly as a child… all that we asked was that they create their original artwork to the traditional format and size of a Penguin book 198mm (h) x 129mm (w).
For this exhibition ‘Never Judge?’ we will be exhibiting these artworks and fill the gallery with original book covers from our favourite artists from around the world. As well as originals we will be producing limited edition prints of a selection of the artwork. The show promises to be a visual feast and working in conjunction with Penguin and their upcoming Penguin Essentials project the show will be a guaranteed block buster.
Featured Artists: Alex Fakso, Alexander Korzer Robinson, Alex Trochut, All City Media, Anders Nilsen, Andrew Council, Angela Lizon, Anthony Lister, Arth Daniels, Blek Le Rat, Brad Downey, Brian Cairns, Buff Monster, C215, Chris Stain, Chistopher Silas Neal, CUM, Curtis Kulig, Cyclops, DEM, D*FACE, David Bray, David Gentleman, Dave Kinsey, David Walker, Dominique Holmes, Eelus, EINE, Elsa Mora, EMA, Evan Hecox, Faris Badwan, Filthy Luker, Gabriel Dubois, Gary Taxali, Gerald Laing, Graham Dolphin, gray318, Hanna Melin, Hellovon, Ian Stevenson, James Alexander Burbidge, James Mylne, Jaybo, Jeff Antebi, Jeff Fisher, Jim Houser, Jonathan Darby, Jon Burgerman, John Pound, John Slade, Julie Verhoeven, Kai & Sunny, Kate Gibb, Kathryn Macnaughton, Kid Acne, Kristian Hammerstad, KRSN, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Herald, Marta Cerda, Matt Eco, Matt Small, Methane Studios, Michael De Feo, Mike Stilkey, Mr Jago, Mysterious Al, Mudwig, Parra, Pete Fowler, Rico, Ripo, ROA, Ronzo, Roxanne Jackson, Rul/Vomitorium, Russell Maurice, Russ Mills, Ryan Bubnis, Sam Flores, SAN, Shepard Fairey, Sickboy, Skull Phone, Steff Plaetz, TAB, Tara McPherson, The London Police, Tim Bessell, Tom J Newell, Toshikazu Nozaka, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow, Viktor Vauthier, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, WK Interact, Word To Mother & Zosen.
100 customized, 1:1 scale authentic prop replicas of the actual Darth Vader helmet featured in the STAR WARS™ films are up for auction on July 10, 2010, 12pm eastern time at Freeman’s Auction. See LIVE auction at Artfact. Most bidding will begin at $1,500. Bid at Buying.
ABOUT: The Vader Project features 100 of the best underground artists and designers working today. “From a simple idea in 2005 to a record-setting exhibition in 2009, it’s time for our child to venture forth into the world,” Kelemer and Marks said. “We are pleased to have partnered with Freeman’s to make these fine pieces of art available to the public for the first time.”
Since its premiere in 2007, The Vader Project has toured the world. The collection launched in May 2007 at the Star Wars Celebration IV event in Los Angeles, and travelled internationally to Europe in July 2007 and Japan in July 2008. Most recently The Vader Project was on display from February 13 – May 3, 2009 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
ARTISTS: Josh Agle (Shag), Troy Alders, Kii Arens, Attaboy, Anthony Ausgang, Axis, Aye Jay, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Tim Biskup, Mark Bodnar, BXH HIKARU, Andrew Brandou, Buff Monster, Mister Cartoon, Chino, mr clement, Robbie Conal, CRASH, Steven Daily, Dalek, Dehara, DGPH, Cam de Leon, Devilrobots, Yoko d’Holbachie, Bob Dob, Tristan Eaton & Azk One – Thunderdog Studios, Marc Ecko, Eelus, Ron English, FERG, David Flores, Brian Flynn – Hybrid Design, Paul Frank, Gargamel, Huck Gee, Fawn Gehweiler, Mike Giant, Girls Drawin Girls, Dan Goodsell, Gris Grimly, Joe Hahn, Haze XXL, Jesse Hernandez, Derek Hess, Itokin Park, Jeremyville, kaNO, Mori Katsura- RealxHead, Sun-MinKim & David Horvath, Jim Koch, Frank Kozik, David S. Krys – DSK Designs, Peter Kuper, Wade Lageose – Lageose Design, Joe Ledbetter, Simone Legno – Tokidoki, Mad, Mad Barbarians, Madtwiinz, Marka27, Mars-1, Bill McMullen, Melvins, Mori Chack, Brian Morris, Nanospore, Niagara, Mitch O’Connell, olive47, Martin Ontiveros, Estevan Oriol, Alex Pardee, The Pizz, Plasticgod, PlaysKewl, Dave Pressler, Ragnar, Jermaine Rogers, Erick Scarecrow, Secret Base, J. Otto Seibold, Sket-One, Shawn Smith, Winston Smith, Jeff Soto, Damon Soule, Bwana Spoons, Jophen Stein, Suckadelic, T9G, Gary Taxali, Cameron, Tiede, Touma, UrbanMedium, Usugrow, Michelle Valigura, VanBeater, Amanda Visell.
DKE Toys in conjunction with Freeman’s produced a 200-plus page, full-color, limited edition catalog that features all 100 helmets, artist bios and some history on the project. Available at The Vader Project. View entire leaf-through.
DKE Toys, The Vader Project, Email, T: 818-765-3500, [Facebook, Flickr, Twitter]; Freeman’s Autioneers & Appraisers, 1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, T: 215.563.9275; The Vader Project Press and Media Inquiries: Angelique Groh | Charm School, T: 323-363-9338. [Hi-res images available upon request.]
New York based, Chilean artist Iván Navarro incorporates fluorescent tubes into installations, furniture and random subjects. Ironically, behind his brightly lit works are dark subtexts ranging from capital punishment to the reign of Pinochet.
Photographer and artist Francois Robert uses real human bones to produce a series of artworks that make a statement about the tragic consequences of war. He explains: “Each image is a symbol of war or violence, such as a gun or a tank, and I wanted to show that sadly the human skeleton is often all that remains from such acts of violence. This is what you are left with after war – a body count”
Ex-Chicago-based photographer Francois Robert, born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, is renowned for his commercial work. His fine-art photography is equally provocative and covers a wide range of subjects from evocative Polaroid transfer prints, to candid street and travel photographs, and still-lifes. Among Robert’s publications are GRAPHIS (article) 1979, BEFORE AND AFTER (book) 1981, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMERICA (1986), THE COLOR OF FASHION (1992), COMMUNICATION ARTS (article) 1988 and GRAPHIS 335, Fall 2001. His first FACE TO FACE book which sold out in Europe and the U.S. has been followed by FACES published by Chronicle Books. His most recent book is CROSSES published by Graphis. Some of Robert’s clients include Crate & Barrel, Coca-Cola, Chicago Board of Trade, BP, Sappi Paper, Bentley Prince Street, Herman Miller, Polaroid Corporation, Western Union and Yale Medical School.
Works of ink with detail view.
Exhibitions: Berlin & France.
Sébastian Preschoux, 35 years old, is a self-taught French graphic designer and artist. He designs and creates all ink drawings based on Spirograph, thread tensions and acrylic paints.
With his work, Sébastian tries to realize shapes with traditional materials and tools that computer can realize within seconds – with reference to this, he calls himself [hu] Man vs Machine.