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Williams TAXI’s Site of the Day

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Nate Williams’ website,, is the TAXI Website of the Day. Since 2003, TAXI has quickly picked up popularity within the design industry for its efficiency to deliver ground-breaking news, attracting nearly 12 million page views a month. Website of the Day is an effort from the design community on TAXI to recognize and share superior web sites that display unparalleled use of creativity and innovation. Thanks to the folks at TAXI and congratulations to Nate!


Silver & Bronze Among SILA 47 Wins

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Alexander Blue, Ana Bagayan, Emiliano Ponzi, Gordon Wiebe and Nate Williams all had work chosen to appear in the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles’ 47th annual exhibition with a combined total of 11 awards, with Gord’s piece for Belgian band Guernica winning a Silver award in the entertainment category. Congratulations go out to everyone!

Alexander Blue
Alexander Blue

Ana Bagayan

Ana Bagayan
Ana Bagayan

Emiliano Ponzi

Emiliano Ponzi

Emiliano Ponzi

Emiliano Ponzi
Emiliano  Ponzi

Gordon Wiebe
Gordon Wiebe, Guernica, SILVER award

Nate Williams
Nate Williams

Pilar for Viactiv

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Bella Pilar’s illustrations can be seen in Viactiv’s new ‘Because Every Day’ ad campaign. The ads in Parade Magazine and on Viactiv’s website boast the benefits of starting every day with Viactiv supplements, as well as announce their yearlong partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

Bella Pilar 1

Bella Pilar 2

Ponzi for The New York Times

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Emiliano Ponzi illustrated for The New York Times Op-Ed page. The piece entitled My Saviour, Their Killer was written by Francois Bizot, the only Westerner to survive imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge. The article coincides with the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, the the first of five former Khmer Rouge officials to be tried for crimes they committed during a reign of terror that lasted from 1975 to 1979.

Read the article here.

Emiliano Ponzi


Roumieu HMV’s Author of the Month

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Graham Roumieu is music retailer, HMV‘s, Canadian Author of the Month. His book, 101 Ways to Kill Your Boss, which just celebrated its North American release, will be featured in stores across Canada. Look for the book at the front checkout, along with his other releases Bigfoot: I Not Dead and Bigfoot: Me Write Book (Plume Books) alternately available through Amazon and your local bookstore.

101 Ways to Kill Your Boss

Bella Pilar ‘Make Someone Smile’

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Bella is following the success of her rose dress and puppy love Valentine’s Day cards with her first Bella Pilar branded promotion at Papyrus stores nationwide.

The store windows, interior displays and web home page launched Feb. 15th and feature a large ‘Make Someone Smile’ banner illustrated by Bella. The Spring promotion features exclusively Bella Pilar greeting cards and other products, all of which are new releases. All featured merchandise was created exclusively for Papyrus and can be found in Papyrus stores as well a Papyrus partnerships at Target, Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods.


Barber Interviewed on Fecal Face

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Shawn Barber was interviewed by Fecal Face founder and editor, John Trippe. The interview includes questions from the site’s visitors, works-in-progress and videos of Shawn’s studio and home.

Fecal Face, which started in 2000, is a San Francisco-based art and culture website that attracts between 11 000 and 13 000 visitors daily.  The site features artist interviews, studio visits, blogs by prominent artists and personalities, an hourly updated news section and coverage of current art openings, including some of the more obscure attractions in San Francisco, L.A. and New York.

Read the interview!


Ponzi for The New York Times

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Emiliano Ponzi recently illustrated for The New York Times Book Review. His illustration accompanies Adam Kirsch’s review of Antonya Nelson’s Nothing Right, a collection of short stories published by Bloomsbury. Read the review here.

Nothing Right

Bagayan, a Mover and Shaker

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Ana Bagayan will be showing work in the upcoming group show Movers and Shakers at POVevolving Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The show, curated by Gino Joukar, features over 70 artists from the world of Pop Surrealism and will see the release of a limited-edition box set of prints featuring a piece by Ana and 12 other artists participating in the show. They include Andy Kehoe, Bob Dob, Glenn Barr, Naoto Hattori and Nicoletta Ceccoli, among others.

In addition, Gelaskins, in collaboration with POVevolving Gallery, have created a custom Movers and Shakers gelaskin that will be available at the opening reception but keep in mind that quantities are limited so be sure to get there early!

Opening reception: Saturday, February 14th, 2009 7-11pm

POVevolving Gallery 939 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles CA



Book Cover by Wiebe

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Gordon Wiebe’s work can be seen on the cover of Duke University Press’ recent release, the moving and thoughtful Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Emotions by Kathleen Woodward. The book explores the politics and poetics of the emotions, focusing on American culture since the 1960′s. It argues that we are constrained in terms of gender, race, and age by our culture’s scripts for ‘emotional’ behavior and that the accelerating impoverishment of interiority is a symptom of our increasingly media-saturated culture. Kathleen Woodward is Professor of English at the University of Washington, where she directs the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

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