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Artist Interview: 3/2/2009  

Inside the Mind of Knorphus Zortorch

A year ago, I attended an Ocean Beach art show and ended up buying the painting below for $53. (How that price was named will be explained later) The artist is locally notorious for his tube time at the jetty, and for dropping lyrics at random house parties, but not yet for his art. His name is Knorphus Zortorch. Read More...

Artist Interview: 2/9/2009  

Diana Sudyka and The Tiny Aviary

When we saw San Diego on Andrew Bird's spring tour schedule, we inquired about asking him some questions regarding his music, but ended up being introduced to a wonderful Chicago artist that we hadn't yet heard of. Since Andrew has been in overload with his new record and tour, his publicist had the great idea of referring us to Diana Sudyka, who illustrated the deluxe edition of Noble Beast. We went to her site and became instant fans of her poster work and beautifully intricate nature studies. Since the visual presentation of a record often plays into our overall perception of the music, we were delighted that Diana was kind enough to provide us insight into the visual process that plays an intregal, but less commonly highlighted side of record-making. Read More...

Artist Group Interview: 2/6/2009  

Yeller

Amidst a continual development towards digital production, streamlined reproduction, and efficiency, five Golden Hill artists have come together in an effort to preserve some traditional printing techniques and the process of working collaboratively. Out of living rooms and a garage-turned-studio, Yeller is producing and reproducing works of art using silk-screen, block, hand-cut amberlith, and other print methods. Their goal is to encourage the creative output of each other and the people they live around, and to give people an affordable opportunity to purchase and own art. Read More...

Artist Interview: 1/19/2009  

New Growth from Deep Roots : Tocayo

Juan Marante, better known as Tocayo, hails from Cuba and Miami and makes paintings rich with stories. Using his paintbrush to explore influential musicians and leaders, Cuban and Mexican culture, the Pacific Ocean, and everything else that makes him who he is. Read More...

Artist Interview: 1/5/2009  

The Adventures of Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair is a freelance illustrator, fine artist, and desperado. She is a recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), now living in Brooklyn, NY and continuing to advance her interest in trees, legos and excellent music. Her ambitions for the present and future include adventure, survival, seeing magma and a real armadillo up close, and making art forever. Read More...