Halloween Hats Here

You don’t have to be a dunce to don one of the William T. Wiley dunce caps this Halloween.

The do-it yourself cut-out hat was produced in conjunction with the Berkeley Art Museum’s What’s It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect this year. Gala goers were treated with the site of the hats as table favors.

The poster is available online or at the Electric Works store. Cut it out and: presto, you have your own dunce cap.

One size fits most!

Limited to 200 prints, buy one for the wall and one for your head!

Jägel Challenges with Cartoonish Complexity

The Daily Californian, October 18 features an article about Jason Jägel and his latest book 73 Funshine published by Electric Works.

This delightful, large-format monograph features over 200 images from Jägel’s career, spanning childhood sketches and family snapshots, but largely focusing on his current practice, his sometimes-loose, sometimes-tight narrative paintings and works on paper. Hip-hop influences, family life, and the humming buzz of the street are often found in a single work. Jägel’s work has been increasingly influenced by the music he listens to; this connection has been strengthened by his record cover designs for the LA-based hiphop label Stones Throw. One of Stones Throw’s major artists, Madlib, has three tracks that appear on a companion 10-inch vinyl record, an unexpected feature included in this artists’ book.

Essayists and contributors include Madlib; Jeff Jank of Stones Throw Records; Joseph del Pesco, independent curator; and Nate Denver, writer and musician.

First edition, 210 color pages, and includes a 10″ vinyl record by Madlib.

The Literary City

Ian Huebert’s beautiful, whimsical literary map – loosely inspired by one of St. Petersburg, Russia, by Vera Evstafieva and Andrew Biliter – fittingly evokes the colorful, free-form and text-rich rock concert posters from a music scene that put San Francisco on the map in the 1960s.

Of course, the map isn’t intended as a comprehensive collection of quotes about the city (apologies to Herbert Gold, Bret Harte, Khaled Hosseini, Fae Myenne Ng, Tom Wolfe and on and on).

“The Literary City” first appeared in the Books section of the San Francisco Chronicle and it maps the city’s landscape via a selection of quotes from novels, poems, and essays about San Francisco. Illustrated by Ian Huebert, the map is now available as a 18 x 24 poster.