— Jef Hartsel

Contrast Magazine Issue 06

The new Contrast Magazine, Issue 06 was sent down to Geoff McFetridge's studio in Atwater Village while the Solitary Arts was in Los Angeles for A Product Of Design show this past September 17th (show runs until October 8 at SCION Installation LA).  Within this issue's contents, the new Solitary Arts, Curb Thief sequence-ad, along with a John Cardiel interview, an article with Solitary Arts rider and EZ-Ryder owner, Jef Hartsel, and a piece on Rene Matthyssen with a sticker-collection ad for his FITTED brand as the last two pages of this latest issue from editor, Mark Kushimi.  Mark is part of the Solitary Arts family with photograph prints of Jef Hartsel at A Product Of Design exhibition.  


"A Product Of Design" Booklet

We, at the Solitary Arts, had a great time down in Los Angeles for almost a week of installation-work for A Product Of Design show at SCION Installation LA with approximately 750 folks in attendance on opening night (Sept 17th - Oct 8).  Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda (curators) invited the Solitary Arts family to participate, along with a gang of amazing people who make amazing product.  They also created a booklet for the opening through their own company, Gluekit of everyone that was invited for the show.  Thanks to the Sleboda's for their constant support as we couldn't have done anything without them.  Below is the first designed item for the show, made by Gluekit.  

I'll be posting photos and stories from our journey with Jef Hartsel, Bob Lake, Isaac McKay-Randozzi and myself, next week, of our skateboarding/art adventures while down in LA.  



Gravis x Jef Hartsel

Jef Hartsel just gave me the latest Gravis Spring/Summer 2012 catalog and besides the awesome shoes we all skate-in, there is one layout that stands on its own.  I scanned those images along with Hartsel's interview to share below. Thanks to both Hartsel and Oblow. Aloha!



A Product Of Design Sept. 17, 2011 At SCION Installation L.A.

SCION presents
A PRODUCT OF DESIGN

Curated By: Gluekit - Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda

Showcasing designers whose passion projects have taken shape in an array of products, this exhibition spotlights the blurred line between product and art object, and between collectibility and function. "A Product of Design" celebrates a cross-section of companies and individuals whose work is graphic and inspiring.

The exhibition features:
The Solitary Arts, Andy Mueller (The Quiet Life), Peter Buchanan-Smith (Best Made Co.), Colophon Foundry, Various Projects, Hugo & Marie, Booji, Ben Blanc Studio, and JB Lab.

The Solitary Arts family, for "A Product Of Design" will be, Geoff McFetridge, Yong-Ki Chang, Jef Hartsel, Bob Lake, with photographs from Isaac McKay-Randozzi and Mark Kushimi.  

Opening Night: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 7-10pm
Show dates: September 17 – October 8, 2011
RSVP For Opening Reception at www.scion.com/space

Scion Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave. (at National)
Culver City, CA 90232
http://www.scionav.com/space



Jef Hartsel and Bob Lake

The Solitary Arts is proud to introduce our family with both Jef Hartsel (Hawaii/Venice Beach Original - The West) and Bob Lake (Virginia Beach Original - The East).