If you’ve owned a pet, you’ve definitely had the scare of a pet running away. They are not fun. They are frightening and they are stressful and they bring out a helpless, bumbling side of you who cannot function until you know where your animal has gone to. The movie Wrong is all about this mania brought on from missing your dog. It’s a strange, hysterical, entrancing movie that is a slice from a pie baked with insanity as its main ingredient. It is wonderful.
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.