27 September, 2011

Rene Almanza -Stranger- watercolor exhibit at FIFTY24SF Gallery this Thursday

Come out this Thursday for a really awesome show at FIFTY24SF!
Fifty 24 Sf Gallery
218 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 861-1960 () ‎ · fifty24sf.com

(9.26.2011) San Francisco – FIFTY24SF Gallery presents a watercolor exhibition by Mexican illustrator and fine artist, Rene Almanza, entitled “Stranger” opening on September 29th, 2011.

This exhibition marks the progression of Rene Almanza’s career from the monochromatic ink-lined work that he has been known for towards the incorporation of paint and colors. Taking a traditional and deliberate approach towards the development of his mediums has always been an important part of Rene’s career; and after feeling like he had expressed all that he can with his line-based style, he felt that the next logical step was to begin to integrate watercolors into his work as part of the process of gradually moving towards incorporating oil and acrylic paints into his pieces.

The exhibition features 50 pieces measuring 20″ x 18″ using the mediums of pencil and watercolor. All the work also features frames which are hand made in Oaxaca. Rene Almanza’s “Stranger” exhibition features an opening reception on September 29th, at 7:00pm.

“Stranger” is a foreigner, a resident alien, one in the house of another as a guest, visitor, or intruder, a person or thing that is unknown or with whom one is unacquainted, one who does not belong to or is kept from the activities of a group, one not privy or party to an act, contract, or title, one that interferes without right.

seen this right HERE

Chrome: London Transport

We had the pleasure of seeing these bags in person at Interbike 2011. Good looking bags, the tweed really set the designs off.
I wonder what the LA series will look like, if they do an LA series?

Details from Chrome:

Introducing the London Transport Citizen & Yalta, inspired by the land of tweed, punk and pilsner. The Chrome City Series is our take on the unique materials, graphic treatments and methods that define the culture and lifestyle of a selected city. The LT Citizen and Yalta are made with bomb-proof coated technical tweed that references the look of the 19th century with the performance of today. The inside liner features a custom Victorian-inspired print by Brooklyn-based Flavor Paper and the leather front panel on the Citizen is embossed with our iconic logo.

City Series: London from Chrome Bags on Vimeo.

BFF LA 2011: Onisuka Tiger

Year after year Onisuka Tiger continues to sponsor the BFF. I was lucky enough to get this pair for our small role in promoting the BFF LA this year. It was not necessary for me to get these shoes, but I must say thanks to Jen for hooking it up. You really deserve the credit, we are just the ones who show up to party and lurk. Hahaha. The BFF is one of the summer time things I look forward to every year, great films and seeing friends from around the country and sometimes the globe. Big thanks to everyone who made the BFF LA this year and I can't wait for next year.