Every year we create a set of 10 posters for Free Week (a week of free shows that many Austin venues participate in during the first week of January) at Holy Mountain and these might be our favorites yet. Most of the credit goes to the vintage sci-fi pulp paintings, obviously. Trashy space novels forever! And if you live in the Austin area and are interested in checking out any of these great shows, click here for all the details and we’ll be seeing you (in space).
Skateistan is an amazing organization that educates, inspires and empowers kids around the world – giving them real life skills and confidence while also teaching them how to skateboard! How cool is that? Our friend Peggy Ghorbani has organized a great benefit tomorrow, Sunday November 16th at Cheer Up Charlie’s, with all of the proceeds going to this great group. We’ll be there doing projections throughout the night, there’ll be a bunch of great bands, and an amazing silent art auction. Join us for a good cause! And if you can’t, she’s... Read The Rest →
It’s been far too long since we’ve done an Every Day Things post, so I thought I’d do a little round up of some of the design inspiration we’ve been capturing around Austin and via instagram lately. We love keeping an eye out for little bits of typography and flashes of design out in the world that inspire the projects that we’re working on or even just make us think about design and the way it’s used differently. Follow us on Instagram for more — we’ve been on a roll lately!... Read The Rest →
Laurel will be on the panel for the MASS Gallery + Girl’s Guild event: A Conversation With Creative Professionals this coming Tuesday, July 8th. Description and information are below and we hope to see you there! Are you considering choosing a creative area of study, but you’re not sure how it could evolve into a career? Do you think that meeting some local creative professionals would help you realize the range of possibilities within this field of work? If so, please join MASS Gallery and Girls Guild as we present a panel discussion... Read The Rest →
Sometimes it seems like we’re always posting about those of us who’ve left us, but it’s important to us to give them whatever little space we can here, because they make up so much of who we are and what influences us. With that said, last night we lost a true gem — Little Jimmy Scott. His story is a wonderful and interesting one: he was popular in the 40’s and 50’s, but faded almost completely in the 60’s. His renaissance occurred in the 90’s after Lou Reed saw him perform... Read The Rest →
As we mentioned last month — we love the Church of The Friendly Ghost. We’re lucky enough here in Austin, Texas to have a thriving music community (obviously), even for those of us whose music tastes veer a bit to the experimental and weird side of the spectrum. The Church of The Friendly Ghost is a safe haven for just that, encouraging and cultivating artists and musicians in the community that intentionally colour outside of the lines. That’s why, when they asked us to make their collectable silkscreen poster for this... Read The Rest →
Recspec loves the Church of The Friendly Ghost — an Austin run organization that helps cultivate and encourage experimental music and experiential art through nearly weekly events, normally held at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. We’ve been involved in their organization basically since we’ve been in Austin, doing video projections for shows, volunteering at events, and we even had the pleasure of creating the branding for the 2012 incarnation of their yearly festival, NMASS (the New Media Art and Sound Summit). NMASS is the yearly culmination of their weekly events in one three day... Read The Rest →
We’re thrilled to be on Dsktps.com for the third time today featuring our ‘Bloom’ design, which mixes some of our favorite things: vintage botanical illustrations, skulls, and moons. And neon green, which is as surprising of a development to us as it is to you. Dsktps is a great resource for high quality mobile and desktop backgrounds by a variety of bad ass artists and photographers, with a new desktop posted every monday. It’s a huge treasure trove of great backgrounds in a sea of mediocrity and pop star backgrounds. Jason‘s... Read The Rest →
We were thrilled and super honored to be invited to do guest visuals at the next installment of Exploded Drawing, this Friday! In their own words: Exploded Drawing is an organization based in Austin whose aim is to elevate the electronic music community in Texas by encouraging creativity and stimulating conversation among electronic artists and listeners. At each Exploded Drawing session, six new beat makers, sound collectors, and electronic composers are given a platform to perform their original work for an open minded audience. Originality is encouraged and will be... Read The Rest →
We’re so, so in love with these Adventure Time x Twin Peaks mashups that have been making the internet rounds recently. Two of our favorites! First image by Kate Willaert, and the second two are by Mentalguy. Speaking of Twin Peaks, we might have a little Twin Peaks announcement of our own in the next few days. Maybe. Possibly. All things Twin Peaks must remain mysterious, of course.