It seems like Davey Havok has done just about everything. He was in a few very popular, very successful rock bands, he’s had a few entries into the fashion world, he’s done some film acting and has even been in a Broadway show: Havok has done everything. What hadn’t he done until very recently? Written a book. The local multi-talent has just released his first novel, Pop Kids, which actually is making its way into stores today. To get an idea of where the book came from and how Davey got to writing it, we had a little chat with the artist to see what exactly Pop Kids is all about and how he arrived at such a project.
The name and the work of Alice Könitz wasn’t familiar when we initially checked out her website. But, after poking around for a bit, we realized she was one of the many, many creatives involved with last year’s production of Crescent City, a super interdisciplinary theatre piece that Alice built a set for. We hadn’t check in on the artist to see what she was up to in a while but, after hearing about a new group show she’s in, we thought it was a fitting time to take a look at her work as we really dig it.
Why do people get to have all of the fun? We dog folk need to relax some every now and again, too. After months and months of work and finally convincing the people here to let me share a guide of cool things to do and places to go for LA dogs, I’m proud to share the Los Angeles, I’m Yours Drink Map–For Dogs!
Jeanie Chong is a Los Angeles based artist and designer. She does a lot of calligraphy and typemaking and often combines both practices for very creative explorations of letters. We stumbled into her work by seeing her Folded Alphabet series which reminded us of the similarly constructed Novel Brand book goods. One of her art/type mashings we particularly enjoyed was a series of dedications to letters through paper called Paper Alphabets. It’s a bright and creative take on lettering.
Rebecca Farr is currently dabbling in collage. The painter has turned to late nineteenth century photography and historical images as a resource of images to place in her work. “I was doing very traditional, straight figurative paintings and now I am thinking of paint with collage and painting from collage,” she says, reflecting on what she is currently working on. “Right now I’m looking at the scale of what I have been doing and bringing that back to full painting informed by collage. I’ve been really captureD by old inky photography from the mid-1800s to early 1900s–but I don’t feel settled with just presenting that image again.”