Over the weekend, James Jean (interviewed) completed one of his tallest murals yet for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here). Painted on the side of the historic Varden Hotel in the heart of downtown, the striking black and white mural was placed next to a wall by Tristan Eaton (more on this later). Take a look at more detailed shots as well as some in-progress pics below… Portrait shots: Jordan Ahern, Instagrafiteoff, Matthew Eaton. Discuss James Jean here.
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James Jean (interviewed) recently announced the preorder for his next book entitled Xenograph. Documenting his work from 2010 to 2014, the monograph will pick up where REBUS left off and also features images of his exquisite pen and ink drawings from his sketchbook. Funds raised for the first printing will go toward the cost of self-publishing for the first time, giving Jean more control over the process. The special box edition has already sold out but all pre-orders of the standard edition will contain a newly designed bookplate, signed and numbered, made […]
With the annual event in Hawaii expanding into SXSW this year and Taiwan last year, the POW! WOW! festival will finally hit the west coast on June 21-28. POW! WOW! Long Beach will feature a week of exhibitions, film screenings, talks and of course public murals. Participating in the street art will be Aaron De La Cruz, Benjie Escobar, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, James Jean, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Nychos, Push, and Tristan Eaton. See you there! Discuss POW! WOW! Long Beach here.
James Jean (interviewed) appears to be firing on all fronts as of late, working on a full range of projects, often at the same time. Just the ones that have been made public in the last several months already includes the design of a library, prints, murals, publications, art toy design, and apparel. But when it comes down to it, our first love were of course his drawings and paintings, where it all begins. Seen here is a new piece that we had to share, a […]
After introducing you last month to the Psychic Temple project from James Jean (interviewed), we now have an update with some on site photos for you to enjoy. A collaboration between the nomadic Jean and architect Brandon Shigeta, the intriguing undertaking is commissioned by interTrend in Long Beach for their new library. Take a look as he works on installing as well as hand-finishing the bookshelves and come back as we will have a final look for you when it’s completed. Photo credit: Quang Le. Discuss James Jean here.
New week, James Jean (interviewed) will be offering up another beauty of a print on his online webstore. Entitled Horse IV, the timed release will be available 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, March 31st and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on April the 1st with edition size determined by the demand. Sized at 18″ tall × 18″ wide (paper size: 21″ tall × 20″ wide), it will cost you $175 to add it to your collection. Head over here at the appropriate time. Discuss James […]
It seems that POW! WOW! Hawaii gets more ambitious each year with the plethora of quality local and international artists participating growing as a result. With our more focused coverage over, here is a recap of some of the murals and walls that we missed. Included here is a the finished mural from James Jean (in progress here) at the Honolulu Museum of Art (seen above) and Slick’s piece featuring the Hawaiian flag constructed from the script of Queen’s Lili‘uokalani Protest against the Treaty of Annexation in 1897 (seen below across from Fresh Cafe in […]
It looks like the fabrication is finally underway for the Psychic Temple project for interTrend in Long Beach, a collaboration between artist James Jean (interviewed) and architect Brandon Shigeta. The amazing library for the communication company that specializes in helping corporate America to target Asian Americans will feature the imagery of Jean carved into the backs of an integrated series of bookshelves. Take a look at some of the progress and process shots below that have been tantalizing fans for over half a year. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta […]
Currently available from James Jean (interviewed) on his online store are signed copies of Fables: The Complete Covers By James Jean. The 256 page book is a compilation of the work from when the gifted painter worked as the cover artist for the comic series Fables. Including prep and production art, the publication is a in-depth look at the early phase of James’ acclaimed career that made him famous. Discuss James Jean here.
Invited back to POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) for a second time (see 2014), James Jean (interviewed) has upgraded to a much larger mural this time around. Set up at one of the inner courtyards at the Honolulu Museum of Art, the gifted painter is well on his way to transforming the wall with just two colors. Head in for a look yourself the piece entitled Nervosa III if you are in town and also make it down to Kaka’ako Agora tonight at 6 pm for what […]