Wednesday, July 15, 2009
A well-designed, professional business card is one of the most critical tools anyone seeking a job can have- especially in the creative field! So, Beautiful/Decay is presenting a competition to see who can design the best business card for themselves and/or their business. Please send them your most innovative, eye-catching card graphics! The most creative card will win 500 free cards printed courtesy of UPrinting.com! (Note: Beautiful Decay will be posting the winners on their blog--so if you don't want your personal information broadcasted please also send a version of the file with dummy text.)
Deadline: July 28th, 2009 6:00pm PST
-Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Business Card Contest
-Format is 2 x 3.5"
-Business card graphic includes front & back, full color
-Winner may select any paper type
-For all template & file specification requirements please visit UPrinting's guidelines.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Zinefest is the Twin Cities’ premiere DIY craft, culture and
self-publishing event, and it’s happening soon! The TC Zinefest
strives to connect the Twin Cities community to DIY culture as openly
and easily as possible by making tables affordable to exhibitors, and
events and admission free to attendees. Come to trade, buy, talk or
learn. Things are happening all day at Zinefest, and we hope you can
come take a look!
Twin Cities Zinefest
July 11-12, 2009
Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Stevens Square Center for the Arts
1905 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
admission is free
Saturday, July 11, 11am-5pm
1pm : open mic zine reading (by attendees and exhibitors)
3pm : MPLS Zines (documentary by Monica Anderson)
4pm : Presentation Night (Minneapolis’ own living zine performs)
Sunday, July 12, 11am-4pm
12pm : Starting a Distribution Co-op with Likeminded Publications (workshop with Microcosm’s Joe Biel - limit 20 participants)
2pm : If It Ain’t Cheap, It Ain’t Punk: 15 Years of Plan-it X Records (documentary by Joe Biel)
Four zine-friendly bands will play at
Arise! Bookstore on Saturday night. Please join us! This event is
open to the public. Zinesters can bring books to consign at Arise! and
party for a bit with their DIY compatriots. The after-party starts at
6pm and will feature music from Teenage Moods, Gerald Prokop, Bla Bla
Blacksheep, and Zombie Season. The event is free. Arise! Bookstore is
located at 2441 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Check out the website: zinefest.org
Check out last year’s event featured on Access to Arts: http://zinefest.org/?p=5
Reality TV I thought would be dead by now but we're human and love to live vicariously thorough other people! **Sigh...if you're a struggling artist, wanna make it big or just be on TV now's your chance to give it a shot. Bravo is holding an open call this coming Thursday (7/16) at the Art Institute of Chicago. The show will be hosted by the fashionable Sarah Jessica Parker...
From the Bravo website:
"UNTITLED ART PROJECT
How do you go from struggling, emerging or even semi-established artist to selling a complete show for $198 million? It’s a big art world out there, but maybe this is one place to start!
Magical Elves (Peabody Award-winning Project Runway, Emmy Award-winning Top Chef) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winner) and her production company, Pretty Matches, are teaming up for an hour-long creative competition series among aspiring contemporary artists who will create and compete to conquer the art world!
If you’re an emerging or mid-career artist with a unique, powerful voice that demands a bigger stage – well. . . Here. It. Is.
We want contemporary artists. Your medium could be one of many (or several of many) – painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, mixed-media – we want voices that believe in their art and want the world to know.
Attend one of our four regional casting calls around the country and we will consider you for participation in this groundbreaking show.
Casting Calls for The Untitled Art Project are as follows:
Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 10 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 10 AM – 2 PM
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Thursday, July 16, 10 AM – 2 PM
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State Street
Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Good Luck to all!
Every since my homegirl who run's Huston's HATER magazine put out an issue on Houston's Baddest Broads I've been completley obessed with the topic! I've made posters about it, drawn about it and most recently made a patter?! Yes! I think it's pretty kick ass but that's my perspective. Please let me know which one you prefer, color on black background or color on a white background.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
A long time in the making Suite903 has finally LAUNCHED! Suite903 is a branch of Cornerstone that is "TOTAL SOUL" music. I will never forget the two disc sampler I got two years ago with DJ Lindsey vs. DJ Beverly! Ever since that album I've only wanted more and more! Please take the time to peek at the site and sign up for goodies, listen to the podcast, catch up on the latest gossip and peep new videos!
Stones Throw just announced that Dâm-Funk's debut album Toeachizown will be released as a 5LP set this fall! LP set?!?! Siiiick! The set will be about two and a half hours of music with a CD to follow. More details to come but in the mean time enjoy the recently completed Vol. 1 "LAtrik."
“Toeachizown”Free, Song, 128 kbps
Upcoming Dam-Funk tour dates:
Jul 14 - San Diego CA @ Voyeur, with A-Trak
Jul 23 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Stereo
Jul 24 - Manchester UK @ The Roadhouse
Jul 29 - Los Angeles CA @ The Airliner
Aug 4 - Fullerton CA @ The Continental Room
Aug 6 - San Diego CA @ El Dorado Bar
Aug 7 - Los Angeles CA @ Hyperion Tavern
Aug 14 - Brookyn NYC @ Prospect Park, with Animal Collective
Aug 15 - Brookyn NYC @ Prospect Park, with Animal Collective
Sep 18 - Tokyo JP @ JZ Brad, with Benji B
Sep 19 - Osaka JP @ Sound Channel, with Benji B
Sep 20 - Kanazawa JP @ Manier, with Benji B
Sep 21 - Morioka City JP, TBA
Sep 22 - Sendai City JP @ ADD, with Benji B
Sep 24 - Seoul, S. Korea @ Stussy (In Store)
Sept 25 - Seoul, S. Korea Club @ Vera
Sept 26 - Shanghai, China @ The Shelter
Oct 2009 - Europe Tour