L E V E L
Tomorrow (January 10th, 2013) is opening night of L E V E L, our new exhibition at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Merwin Gallery, on view through January 31st. L E V E L invites the viewer to engage with 40 wooden pedestals of varying heights installed throughout the gallery. The exhibition represents shifting interpersonal dynamics, inspired by how we as a Family leave titles, hierarchy, and corporate structure at the door creating a level atmosphere of equality and trust.
llinois Wesleyan University
January 10 – January 31, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 4–6PM
6 Ames Plaza West
Bloomington, IL 61701
309 556 3822
Mas Context Issue Number 16 - Production
If you haven't heard, The Post Family has partnered with Mas Context on their most recent issue (number 16) which explores the impact of production in our cities and built environment, with a specific emphasis on those operating in Chicago. This image-heavy issue features the likes of Edward Burtynsky, Colby Prints, Threadless, 37 Signals, Heritage Bikes and much more. One of our favorite articles includes the submissions from our open call to send in photos of your favorite objects. Check out Mas Context #16 - Production right now!
Holiday Guide 2012
Here we are, a 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide! We know that we're not alone when it comes to the difficulty in finding a gift for friends and family. Especially the design-savvy ones. Our mostly straight-from-the-creator holiday guide hopes to bring joy to both talented-creator and gift-receiver alike.Read More
Best Made Company
Subscribe-to-Buy Art on Uprise Art
Check out Uprise Art – A great platform for subscribe-to-own Art in the New York area. And they are offering some Chad Kouri originals, framed and ready to go on your wall! Basically pay $50 a month for art of your choice in your home and your subscription payment is put toward the selling price of that artwork. A great way to start or grow a collection over time. Live with Art, people!
Make Effect Art Camp
Make Effect, an art camp up in northwestern Michigan taking place June 5th-9th, has some last minute vacancies! If you've always dreamt of going to a not so far away land with like-minded creative people, now it your chance.
Sign Painters Movie Chicago Premier
Thanks to Land and Sea Dept for bringing the newly released Sign Painters documentary to town at Logan Theater this Friday (May 17th, 2013). The early screening has already sold out. So come see the second screening with us. Doors are at 8:30pm. Get your tickets here.
Illustration by Jeff Canham.
New Work by Luke Ramsey
Just got an email update from our buddy Luke Ramsey about a bunch of new drawings he posted on his site. Check them out.
Kokokyinaka Release by Yo
This new record Kokokyinaka by half Ghanaian and half Swiss vocalist Yo has been growing on me this past week. Check out the new video, which is a good reminder that someday it will be bright and summery in Chicago as well. Someday.
New collection by Howitzweissbach
Very pretty little video by howitzweissbach for there new colleciton.
Untitled by Luis Dourando
A Love Letter for You Film Screening
Land and Sea Dept. is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of A Love Letter For You, a documentary film on street artist Stephen ‘Espo’ Powers. The screening will take place at the Logan Theater in Chicago's Logan Squon Sunday, March 31st at 7pm.
Directed by Joey Garfield, the film “paves new ground, seamlessly blending narrative and documentary storylines to chronicle Stephen Powers’ Love Letter Project for the Mural Arts Program in West Philadelphia.” The film follows Powers as he works to create and execute fifty murals across the elevated train lines of West Philadelphia. Preview the film here.
The film features a score by Kurt Heasley, of Philadelphia based shoegazer band Lilys.
There will be a cocktail reception before the screening. Special surprise guests will also introduce the film, and will be available for questions as the screening concludes
Mas Context Event at Heritage Bicycles
As part of our recent collaboration with Mas Context on their PRODUCTION issue, MAS Context and Heritage Bicycles will be having an event on Wednesday, February 20th from 7-8:30pm, to learn about the inspiration behind Heritage and their process of producing locally handcrafted bicycles in Chicago. Michael Salvatore, CEO and owner of Heritage, will talk about all the aspects of the production process, bicycle styles and how bicycles and coffee came together in this space. In case you missed the conversation with Mike included in the Production issue, check this post.
The event is free and there is no need to RSVP. You will be able to buy some of their great Stumptown coffee during the event or feel free to bring beer or wine. Hope to see you all there!