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Official ScionArt coverage of the Installation 5 show here.





Came up on these items over one heck of a weekend. From top to bottom:

1. Supplement Specimen Book of Linotype Faces, 1948.
2. The Little Mexican Donkey Boy by Madeline Brandeis, 1931.
3. The Music of Mexico by Percy Faith, 1958.
4. A Guide to Picking Locks by CrimethInc., 2007. (Cover by Ian lynam!)
5. Music of the 60's by Les Baxter, ca. 1965.

Yo, this Saturday is the VIP closing reception for the Installation 5 exhibition. Come on down! A bunch of the participants will be in the house trying not to over-crunk (or is that just me?) Shhhhh, its a secret!

RSVP here.

From NPR: "Three different space probes have gathered evidence that the top layer of the moon's surface contains hidden stores of water."

The thing that blows me away is that the water they have identified is neither solid, gas, or liquid. What the heckers??? "The water seems to appear and disappear during the course of the lunar day, as temperatures rise and fall."

How soon before they find the black monolith?

Full article on NPR here.

NASA will hold a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT today to discuss the new data from the moon. Peep it here.

The journal Science will also be presenting the findings as of 2 p.m. EDT on their Science Express site here.





The Smithsonian Magazine posted a nice selection of photographs of our solar system from their October 2009 issue. Just in case the photos I took while travelling up in space come out blurry, I'm swiping some of NASA's and posting 'em here.

1. Victoria Crater / Mars
2. North polar region / Saturn
3. Rings / Saturn
4. Rover in action / Mars
5. Erupting prominece / Sun

Complete article here.
Straight to the gallery here.







I got my hands on this cool 'leave behind' by C-Rocka. It is a rad fold-out print piece featuring hand-drawn patterns, lettering, and Polaroids of cool ish that showcase her fresh skills as a visualizer, graphic designer, photographer, and fellow print fanatic.

Peep more from C-Rocka here.
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I was way psyched when I received two custom pieces in the post from Gia K. aka Angela from Stoned Soul. Much needed and much appreciated!

From her website: "Pieces are made from wood, precious and semi-precious stone, earth eco-friendly hemp fibers, leather, precious & base metals and more. Her styles and uniqueness are popular amongst many who often admire her ingenuity in designing pieces made from precious stones, mixed with the unexpected. Pieces are symbolic, simplistic, useful, stylish, witty and elegant. No design is impossible in Angela's eyes..."

Check out the Stoned Soul website here.

The last stop in the Installation 5 tour opens tonight, come through!

Opening: Saturday September 12, 2009 | 7 pm-10 pm
Scion Space | 3521 Helms Ave. (at National) | Culver City, CA 90232


Featuring art by Angela Boatwright, Asylm, Blek Le Rat, Christina M. Felice, Codak, El Yem, Eriberto Oriol, Eyeone, Ian Lynam, J. Shea, Jeff Soto, Kofie, Logan Hicks, Mark Mothersbaugh, Patrick Martinez, Retna, Rick Rodney, Rob Abeyta Jr., Ron English, Skypage, Stormie Mills, Too Tall Jahmal, Usugrow, Will Barras, Yoskay Yamamoto + more!

scion.com/installation

Patrick Martinez will be opening his latest show tonight during ArtWalk in Downtown L.A. at the Upper Playground/Fifty24LA Gallery.

If you don't know, now you know.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 2009 | 7-10 PM
Upper Playground L.A. | 125 E. 6th Street | L.A., CA 90014
patrickmartinez.com | upperplayground.com




Jumping into the fire (haha!) that is the internet's coverage of the burning going on here in Nuestra Ciudad. I swiped these images from dsearls Flickr stream of fire detection via satellite through the MODIS Active Fire Mapping Program's Remote Sensing Application Server of the USDA Forest Service.

Flickr set with detailed explanations here.
MODIS website here.

Ashley Wood always inspires. Got this nifty lil' dude in the post...