Neat video of Futura from the early 80′s that recently found its way online. He talks a lot about his work on the Clash’s Combat Rock album in it.
For his upcoming show People Are Strangle at Peres Projects in Berlin
The premiere issue of Bag is now available for purchase from the Bag Store. Part monograph, part magazine, each issue of Bag is devoted entirely to one emerging Canadian artist. The first issue of Bag is about Vancouver artist Devitt Brown.
Let’s have a look at it…
On Friday November 25, join us for We Will Buy Your Dreams, an art show by the dark (Devitt Brown) and the launch party for the premier issue of Bag.
About Devitt Brown
Devitt Brown has been an undeniable force in Vancouver’s art scene for the past decade. As an artist on the street, using the moniker the dark, or in galleries, using his given name, Devitt’s work is unsettling, at times hilarious and always thought-provoking. Regardless of the technique—be it stencils, photographs, paintings or collages—his work captures our incredibly fucked up zeitgeist with a grin.
Part monograph, part magazine, each issue of Bag is devoted entirely to one emerging Canadian artist. The first issue of Bag is about Vancouver artist Devitt Brown. It’s 40-pages, it’s tabloid-sized and it’s printed on the cheapest newsprint we could find. The cover was stamped by hand because the printer feared a lawsuit (it’s a long story but we like to think that this makes each copy unique). I. It comes in a cheap cellophane bag, it’s signed by the artist and is a numbered edition of 250. 250 unnumbered copies of Bag will be given away for free in Vancouver via our mobile newspaper box. Its location will change every week, if not sooner.
Brooklyn art collective Faile unveiled a brand new style at their latest show Fragments of Faile
So a funny thing happened while we were attempting to print the first issue of Bag… the printer rejected it. And not because we didn’t know about arcane concepts like DPI or bleed. No, it was rejected because the printer’s lawyer said we were attempting to “pass it off” as another publication. The printer suggested using a new image or shifting part of the image around. We decided just to remove the offending part entirely. Unfortunately that means we have to hand stamp the image onto 500 magazines. And by “we”, we mean the artist who the first issue of Bag is all about, Devitt Brown aka the dark. Above is a video of him stamping the very first issue.
Sort of like Heavy Metal Parking lot meets People of Walmart.