Posts Tagged ‘Book’

N.O. BONZO’s “DrownTown” Art Opening Recap – Portland, OR

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Photography Courtesy Of: Anton Legoo, of Portland Street Art Alliance

Drowntown (Love Letters From a Degenerate) opened May 1st, 2014 at Upper Playground Portland with new and select works from artist N.O. Bonzo The show features paintings and traditional printmaking techniques incorporating post industrial pigments of rust and oxidized copper. Echoing the artists outdoor installation aesthetic, blight and decay create the backdrop for strong archetypal female figures and narratives.





The show coincided with the release of her book DrownTown,
collecting select works from 2012 and 2013, and documenting a narrative and visual exploration of personal themes: mental illness; gender identity; and suicide in Portland, Oregon. Incorporating metal leaf and hand mixed inks, the artist’s large-scale, hand painted installations populate the city’s riverfront and bridges. DrownTown is a collection of illustrated love letters from a degenerate and stretched across an urban landscape.

Opened May 1st and runs until June 1st, 2014.

At Upper Playground Portland:


BOOKS LOVE THE KIDS Roller – Brooklyn, New York

Friday, December 20th, 2013


BOOK RELEASE / Benefit Art Show for SPECIAL DELIVERY – Saturday July 28th, 2012

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
New Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release Party.


Release Event for the SPECIAL DELIVERY Portland 2011 Book,
as well as an Art Show Benefiting the artists participating in this year’s SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit (which will open September 8th 2012).


Saturday July 28th, 2012 (Last Saturday) at 7pm


Famous Four Colors Gallery
1525 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612



Full Color, 64 Pages, $16
Special Delivery 2011 was a mural exhibit that filled a 6,000 square foot warehouse in South East Portland. It showcased over 40 artists who have put in a lot of work on the streets of Oakland, San Francisco and the greater Bay Area of California.

Read more about the book…


Many of the artists whom will be participating in this years Special Delivery Mural Exhibit (Optimist, GATS, Upfuk, Attica, Broke, Nart, Dead Eyes, etc.) will be showcasing prints and works on canvas at F4C Gallery (Famous Four Colors) for ONE NIGHT ONLY to raise funds for paint.

Read more about SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012…

Invite your friends to the Special Delivery Bay Area 2012 facebook event page…

Please don’t tag the venue or the immediate surroundings the night of the event.
Thank you to all the writers that always show respect and help us socially enforce this guideline so that we can keep getting invited back to throw awesome events for you guys.

The Bay to Taipei – Optimist’s Zine

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Graffiti artist Optimist of DE crew made this photo journal of his time in Taipei over the past few years. It features a full color cover and center fold, all printed on semi gloss paper. Optimist only gave us a hand full of copies, so we expect them to be sold out really fast.

Available at…

Optimist Graffiti Zine.

Optimist Graffiti Zine.

Optimist Graffiti Zine.

Purchase one in our store…

Paper Politics

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

A message from our friend Josh MacPhee from JUSTSEEDS


Hi Everyone-
I’m doing a big series of Paper Politics events in the Bay Area next week, on Wed, Thurs, and Sunday.

Since you all are the heart of this book, I would love it if you could come out and participate in some of these events with me!

If you can come out and talk about your work, printing, politics, etc. at any of these events, please let me know!!!! Also, if you can help promote these events, please do!!! Send this info around to anyone that might be interested!


Here’s the schedule:

Wed. March 10th
Socially Engaged Printmaking Today: A Roundtable

1310 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
7:30 PM

A dozen political print and poster makers gather to discuss Josh MacPhee’s new book Paper Politics, as well as the current state of political graphics making: What are we doing? Why? And is it working? Short presentations by a couple of the artists will be followed by a large roundtable discussion. Audience participation is encouraged. Co-sponsored by PM Press.

more info:

Thurs. March 11th
Paper Politics book event

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
7:30 PM

I’ll be talking about and showing prints from my new book Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today. Co-sponsored by PM Press.

Sun. March 14th
Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair

SF County Fair Building
Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way
Golden Gate Park
On Sunday at 1pm in the Cafe at the bookfair I’ll be doing a panel discussion on the Paper Politics book with some of the other artists in the book. Should be fun.

More info at