Video: Gig Poster Glimpse


First Watch is back for the that graphic arts video you can’t live without. Today’s video is not a complete story so much as a trailer. I few years ago I stumbled on a move called, ” Just Like Being There”, about screen printed art in the music world. This is one part of a long line of inspiration that has thrown me into the universe of screen printing mania that is driving me into attempting my hand at printing.

This is also where a lot of really talented artist have come from with heavy influence on today’s graphic world. If you get a chance, grab a craft beer and pop-on Netflix to nerd-it-up with some talented artists.

Remember, every month is a new video so please send me you recommendations. As long as it’s related to graphic arts (especially craft or illustration), I’ll be happy to show it here.




Copyright 2014 © Robert C. Olson

Rock Stars of Craft Art to Podcast in LBC


If you’re near Long Beach, podcasters and trouble makers AID – Adventures in Design, featuring prominent gig-poster artists Mark Brickey, Billy Baumann, and James Flames – will be hosting a live show at Phone Booth Gallery in a little over a week.

This ball-busting crew, which I’ve been following for nearly a year now, has been enjoyable for their brotherly antics, but more enlightening is the way they rip away the curtain from the craft arts movement and business. If you’re looking to get a behind-the-scenes look at the craft world then you’ll probably want to go to this show. Be sure to bring your sense of humor.

Don’t worry if you miss the show, however, because there will be a podcast of the show later available on iTunes.

The AID-Live show will have a promising panel including: Shaun Wagner (Tiny Whales), Danny Askar (Screen Printer of the Stars), Delilah Snell (Dear Handmade Life), and Garry Booth (Phone Booth Gallery).

The Show is on Sunday, August 17 with doors opening at 6:00 pm – show is at 7:00.

Phone Booth Gallery is located at 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803.

If you want to hear the show and learn more about Phone Booth Gallery, check out Episode 42 of the AID podcast.



Copyright 2014 © Robert C. Olson