Sunday, August 16, 2009

Alianza

This is what happens when you match the brilliant hand-lettering of Retna. . .


. . .with the larger-than-life portraits of el Mac:



. . .poetry.


The final exhibit that we are sharing from the SF Lower Haight Art Walk last week is a collaboration: Alianza, a new book featuring the work of el Mac and Retna as individuals and co-conspirators in cities all over the world. El Mac was on-site celebrating his latest collection, and adding a new mural to Haight Street—though he was kind enough to take a break to sign our book.


P.S.
El Mac is also known for this fingerprint-like texture in his work (1st image). Retna is also known for adding his dynamic illustration style to fashion photos (2nd image)



. . .and this one really shows el Mac's skill as a fine draftsman.

3 comments:

Jenna said...

the color and the feeling that comes with looking at the girl asleep on the train makes it my favorite!

Jenna said...

oooh! i also like the new blog design :)

Robert J. Williams said...

Thanks Jen. Keep your thoughts coming as we love to hear what you think.