artofchromaticcoffee:

Beck Levy, one of our contributing September artists, came by a couple weeks ago to drop off these awesome and funny letter-press book marks.

:) This show opens Thursday!

artofchromaticcoffee:

Beck Levy, one of our contributing September artists, came by a couple weeks ago to drop off these awesome and funny letter-press book marks.

:) This show opens Thursday!

definitely nailin it on the artists statement thing in this lifetime

definitely nailin it on the artists statement thing in this lifetime

"NOT 4 LONG," newspaper collage, letterpressed using polymer on rives bfk, edition of 20. shoutout to my man #badcarlsagan for the title @badatit

"NOT 4 LONG," newspaper collage, letterpressed using polymer on rives bfk, edition of 20. shoutout to my man #badcarlsagan for the title @badatit

Tags: badcarlsagan

My dear friend and frequent collaborator Darin Acosta has just released a new film. It caps off the Nathan Jessee trilogy (which if you haven’t seen, is on his youtube channel in its entirety) and sets the stage for his next set of films, “Bummer.” It’s always been an honor to be a pawn in Darin’s twisted little art projects, but it’s particularly exciting to watch his work genre-bend in a way that approaches a psychological thriller. If you like independent cinema, navigating death and love with your friends, and the liminal state of mind created by touring in unsuccessful punk bands, this is a must-see.

My dear friend and frequent collaborator Darin Acosta has just released a new film. It caps off the Nathan Jessee trilogy (which if you haven’t seen, is on his youtube channel in its entirety) and sets the stage for his next set of films, “Bummer.” It’s always been an honor to be a pawn in Darin’s twisted little art projects, but it’s particularly exciting to watch his work genre-bend in a way that approaches a psychological thriller. If you like independent cinema, navigating death and love with your friends, and the liminal state of mind created by touring in unsuccessful punk bands, this is a must-see.

sneak peek of my #astropress bag design for @chromaticcoffee - created with #letterpress type and ornaments!

sneak peek of my #astropress bag design for @chromaticcoffee - created with #letterpress type and ornaments!

With sloppy, frantic-seeming linework and a cavalier (verging on careless) use of color, Levy’s early work puts the viewer in an uncomfortable spot. While the overall message appears to be one of reciprocal fondness, the lack of punctuation or other affect lends a listless, dull air to the ladybug-esque creatures portrayed on the plate. The year and signature of the artist peer over the shoulder of one of the poorly-rendered creatures, taking up half as much visual space as one of the characters and their speech bubble. The ego and self satisfaction implied in that choice dominate the work at large, seeming to overpower even the rainbow, which sags heavily over the scene, suggesting that it, like the viewer, is deflated by what it sees. C-.

With sloppy, frantic-seeming linework and a cavalier (verging on careless) use of color, Levy’s early work puts the viewer in an uncomfortable spot. While the overall message appears to be one of reciprocal fondness, the lack of punctuation or other affect lends a listless, dull air to the ladybug-esque creatures portrayed on the plate. The year and signature of the artist peer over the shoulder of one of the poorly-rendered creatures, taking up half as much visual space as one of the characters and their speech bubble. The ego and self satisfaction implied in that choice dominate the work at large, seeming to overpower even the rainbow, which sags heavily over the scene, suggesting that it, like the viewer, is deflated by what it sees. C-.

a place where my life changed for the better, forever #pyramidatlantic #astropress #letterpress (at pyramid atlantic)

a place where my life changed for the better, forever #pyramidatlantic #astropress #letterpress (at pyramid atlantic)

More photos of the postcards I letterpressed promoting September group show at Chromatic Coffee. Split fountain, fun lockup. You can pick one up at the coffee shop in Santa Clara in a few days, or grab one from me when I’m back at the end of August. Or maybe I’ll mail you one while I’m at Penland! TTYL, LYLAS.

In just a few days I leave town to go to Penland, but I managed to squeeze in a couple last minute print runs. Today I letterpressed postcards for my September show at Chromatic Coffee!

In just a few days I leave town to go to Penland, but I managed to squeeze in a couple last minute print runs. Today I letterpressed postcards for my September show at Chromatic Coffee!

IF YOU MUST WRITE, WRITE WITH SPITE

film transfer + metal plate = how the bags i’m illustrating for chromatic coffee will be printed. so stoked to work with and show art in these folks’ space.

film transfer + metal plate = how the bags i’m illustrating for chromatic coffee will be printed. so stoked to work with and show art in these folks’ space.

print shop cat

print shop cat

so #blessed that my print is the centerfold for the july issue of #antigravity. new orleans folks can pick it up (soon), peeps who want to buy the #letterpress version can check out becklevy.com/store. #astropress #resourcewar

so #blessed that my print is the centerfold for the july issue of #antigravity. new orleans folks can pick it up (soon), peeps who want to buy the #letterpress version can check out becklevy.com/store. #astropress #resourcewar

My new webstore is up and running!

our wood type feels the same way i do about our amazing studio refresh currently underway. with my paperhoarding and virgo rising plus @thefunisover ‘s carpentry…shits about to get so good

our wood type feels the same way i do about our amazing studio refresh currently underway. with my paperhoarding and virgo rising plus @thefunisover ‘s carpentry…shits about to get so good