March 29th, 2013 by Kevin
Happy Friday! I thought I’d hide a special treat in the blog for all you Easter bargain hunters and make your 2013 Good Friday even better. Right now until May 1st, everything in the store is HALF OFF when you enter coupon code SPRINGBREAK . After all, who couldn’t use a break right now with taxes coming up? Or even better, some new limited edition art streetwear for the Spring and Summer. Have a great holiday!
March 25th, 2013 by Kevin
Hey guys- did ya miss me?
So I’ve been busy getting married and assorted, exciting, life-changing things, so I haven’t been able to sit down and update the blog section of this page in awhile. According the post below, it’s been three months since I posted last. In that time, I’ve also been doing tee and sticker design work for Reel Crazy, a Galveston-based saltwater lifestyle company. Check them out if you’re into fishing or just cool gear. Here are a few of the designs I’ve put together for their current Summer line:
In April, FallingApartArt is kicking off the month with a HUGE sale- up to half off all of the current stock in the Store. Check back at the end of the week for the coupon code announcement. We’ll also be posting up the new Summer 2013 line- new tshirt, tank and snapback designs, along with limited edition prints and original art. Hope you’re ready ; )
December 14th, 2012 by Kevin
FallingApartArt Holiday Sale- enter coupon code XMAS for $10 off thru 1/4/13
In the spirit of the season, we’re giving you an early holiday present- $10 off all orders through January 4, 2013. All you have to do is enter XMAS when you get ready to check out to receive your Christmas today. Thanks again for your support through out the year, whether it’s been through buying merchandise through the store or stopping by one of the art shows this Fall- you guys are AWESOME – Happy Holidays!
November 1st, 2012 by Kevin
I’m back- did you miss me? Probably not, unless you’re a Bulgarian Cialis spammer- I’m starting to wonder if all my traffic is spam and I’m writing this completely for myself. But, in the outside chance that actual people that speak English and are interested in my art DO read this blog, I have something pretty cool coming up in less than nine days. Normally, I’d be talking about my birthday here, but this is something even more awesomer, although anyone wanting to celebrate the day of my birth may do so by purchasing a tshirt or three from the <a href=”http://fallingapartart.bigcartel.com/”>Store</a>
My big announcement is that Scott from Mindzai Creative ATX and I had so much fun doing the Working Class Show we decided to do another one. Friday, November 9th from 7pm-11pm, we present the On Deck Skateboard Artshow, featuring new art and photography from:
- Scott Ellis
- Steven Ruud
- and many more
We’ll have a similar setup to the last show with DJed music, free beer, food, sponsor giveaways and limited edition raglan and girl’s tees by FallingApartArt and prints & tees by Mindzai Creative. This show’s line up of sponsors is great- come out for the art, stay for the cool prizes from:
- Lone Star / PBR
- Hillside Liquor
- Mercury Pizza
- Austin Simply Fit
- Triple Crown Tattoo Parlour
- No Comply
- Todays Style SoLa
- Shag Salon
- Deck Specks
So be there Friday November 9th around 7pm, stop by the merch booth and say hello. I’ll have brand new limited edition raglan ‘baseball’ tees and American Apparel girl’s fit tees specially designed for the show. I’ll even brush up on my Bulgarian to make the transaction less awkward ; )
September 24th, 2012 by Kevin
Broken Window Theory - finished by FallingApartArt
Here is the complete “Broken Window Theory”, my seven day art project reflecting ideas about the Broken Window crime theory, vandalism, and public art. The painting was executed with Montana spraypaint on a vintage 32×32 wooden-framed window. Next step is inserting some eye screws in the back and wiring it to be hung on a wall.
Next up for FallingApartArt is our booth at the EMERGE! ATX graffiti art show coming up Saturday, October 6th at the Pine Street Station in Austin, Texas. It’s the biggest graffiti/ b-boy event of the year here in town and features the best in Texas aerosol art. Live painting, b-boying, MCing, and DJing- bringing all the elements to you in one place. Here’s the link to the official Facebook page with more information and the lineup. Hope to see you there- I’ll have the SLOKEXFallingApartArt tees, the new Temple of the Jaguar tees, and more. Stop by and say hello!
September 11th, 2012 by Kevin
Broken Window Theory phase1 by FallingApartArt
Driving through the neighborhood this week, I spotted a vintage wood framed window leaning against the curb, the victim of a broken pane in the upper right corner. Pretty much as soon as I saw it, the my creative wheels started turning. I waited until I was sure it was trash and scooped it up, intent on using it for my next project. The first idea that came to mind was the the Broken Window Theory, a criminological theory that states that states that maintaining and monitoring urban environments in a well-ordered condition may stop further vandalism and escalation into more serious crime. The broken windows theory was first introduced by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in their article titled “Broken Windows”.The title of the article comes from the following example:
“Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from take-out restaurants there or breaking into cars.”
So I decided to take my broken window and use it as a statement on the life cycle of graffiti. I also chose to leave the broken pane untouched/ unpainted, as I believe the removal of graffiti fails to address the underlying themes that motivate street art in the first place. Each day for a week, I’m painting a new “throw up” (two color quick bubble tag) on the back of the window and hitting it with carb cleaner (remover). As I’ve gone through three layers now, the original layers have degraded and I expect the process to continue. The only manipulation of the paint in the removal process is via the carb cleaner spray, mirroring the application of the paint in the first place. I decided to post the progress so far; On Monday of next week, I’ll post the completed process of seven days. Thanks for looking!
Broken Window Theory phase2 by FallingApartArt
Broken Window Theory phase3 by FallingApartArt
September 6th, 2012 by Kevin
Cobra Rosa painting by FallingApartArt
During all the craziness of getting the art show together, I was able to take some time over the Labor Day weekend to paint this. I was experimenting with the color brown in this, going for a muted, more traditional look. I’m also working in more natural highlights on things like the rose petals and the inside of the cobra hood. I’m really making an effort to try and get more of an illustrated look to my work with more details. I’ve been doing the really basic traditional tattoo flash painting thing for awhile and honestly, I feel like I’m getting bored with it after three years. So we’ll see where this leads me.
I’m also working on getting some pics from the ATX Works! artshow uploaded. It was a great turn out with music by John Gomi, food by Bahn Bahn, and drinks by Vitamin Water and PBR. We also had a booth setup for my limited edition tees:
FallingApartArt merchandise booth at the ATX Works! artshow
We still have the new limited edition Temple of the Jaguar and are older tee designs available in our store Buy yours today.
Mindzai and myself will be getting together another show in the next few months, so check back on the blog (or my Facebook page) for the latest news on my painting and art shows. Thanks!
August 22nd, 2012 by Kevin
The last few weeks have been crazy getting all the details ironed out for the ATX Works! artshow and Mindzai Creative ATX grand opening this Friday, August 24 from 7-11pm. The pieces that have been coming in are AMAZING- definitely some cool stuff that everyone will enjoy. Here are a few previews of what will be on hand:
First up, preview of “Certainity” by FallingApartArt:
"Certainity" preview by FallingApartArt for the ATX Works! artshow 8-24-2012
Ezra Haidet’s painting for the show:
Ezra Haidet painting preview for the ATX Works! artshow 8-24-2012
Evan Lovett’s painting for the show:
Evan Lovett painting preview for the ATX Works! artshow 8-24-2012
And there will be much more from everyone else listed below, giveaways, food, beer, and music by DJ John Gomi (City of Hungry Ghosts):
ATX Works! artshow and Mindzai Creative ATX grand opening 8-24-2012
See you there this Friday!
August 15th, 2012 by Kevin
ATX Works Art show and Mindzai Creative Grand Opening flyer
FallingApartArt and Mindzai Creative are pleased to present the ATX Works! art show and Mindzai Creative grand opening Friday, August 24th, 2012 from 7pm-11pm at Mindzai Creative Austin 2001-D South Lamar, Austin 78704. Featuring new art work from some of Austin’s best graphic artists including Steve Byrne, Joey Ortega, John Gomi (also djing through the night), Ezra Haidet, photography from Eric Garcia and Steven Ruud, and of course, work from Mindzai Creative and FallingApartArt along with tees, stickers, and prints for sale. Giveaways from Bird’s Barbershop and others, beer sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, food by Bahn Bahn, and more. Stop by the table, say hello, and pick up some original art and limited edition tshirts. Thanks for the support!
August 13th, 2012 by Kevin
ATX Works sketch Certainty by FallingApartArt
Here’s a peek at the sketch I’m putting together for the ATX Works! Art Show and the Grand Opening of Mindzai Creative’s Austin, TX branch on Friday, August 24 from 7-11pm . The finished painting will be 11×14 and has a lot of influence via 1900s political cartoons and traditional tattoo flash per usual.
I’ll be posting the flyer with artists this week- check back for the list of artists, vendors, and freebies!