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So it’s been a minute since we have dropped a new collaboration - That’s because you can’t rush the greatness. With that being said, we want to give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Blood is The New Black family, Tyler Spangler . Get to know a little more about our latest collaborative artist in our new interview series: 


Hey Tyler ! We heard you ran an illegal punk venue for 13 shows until it got shut down by police - Tell us more about the venue :I used to book all ages shows with local bands for a while.At a certain point, all the venues dried up and there was nowhere to play, especially for people under 21.From this, I explored the idea of renting a warehouse in an industrial area and just running it out of there. I had enough savings to pay the first 3 months upfront. I couldn’t secure any type of permit or license since I was impatient and broke. I was granted the spot under the assumption that this warehouse was only used as a band practice space. Long story short, I just started booking shows like crazy, almost every night of the week. The first show had about 250 people. I turned all the lights off before the first band went on and people started lighting fireworks. Once the first chord was played people started going crazy. Someone had jumped off a couch and kicked a hole in the wall clean through to the tenant next door. Most of the shows were local bands with the occasional touring act. Fast forward 3 weeks to the last show: people were getting rowdy in the streets outside the venue and the cops showed up. They scavenged the spot and found people drinking underage, no licenses, and me charging people a $5 entrance fee. The cop threatened to arrest me if he saw another show. I ended up subleasing the warehouse for the remainder of the term, which was cool. At the end of it, I had 13 shows in 3 weeks. It was amazing.  Musical Inspirations : Nirvana, Electric Wizard, The Ventures, Bethlehem, Bad Brains, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ulver, Sandy Pussy, LiLiPUT, Depeche Mode, and the Stooges.  Ideal work environment and preferred medium : I like to work by myself without any distractions. I tried interning at a small studio and I hated it… I didn’t like having to be there at a certain time and I didn’t like being interrupted in the middle of something. I produce my best work when I don’t have to think about anything except what I am working on. I work entirely digital; Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Digital processes are quick, clean, cheap, and flexible. Where do you find your pictures and how does your psychology background weave its way into your art?A lot of my images come from royalty free sources and others come from fragments of my own photographs. 
I am fascinated with nonverbal communication. Most of the time I like to hint at a story to convey human emotions through association and gestalt. I like to leave the interpretation very open-ended. 
I am also very curious about anxiety and voyeurism and its context in the digital world. I try to investigate these themes in my work. Childhood idol(s) :Trash men, Kurt Cobain, Freddy Kruger, professional surfers…..Quote(s) to live by :Make something everyday -Tyler SpanglerThe 24 hour daily grind for Tyler Spangler : 06:00 am - surf 10:00 am - eat 11:00 am - respond to emails 11:30 am - create work 01:00 pm - eat 01:30 pm - create work 04:00 pm - watch office reruns/surf 07:00 pm - eat 07:30 pm - create work 11:00 pm - sleep

Tyler Spangler on Instagram | Tumblr

So it’s been a minute since we have dropped a new collaboration - That’s because you can’t rush the greatness. With that being said, we want to give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Blood is The New Black family, Tyler Spangler . Get to know a little more about our latest collaborative artist in our new interview series:

Hey Tyler ! We heard you ran an illegal punk venue for 13 shows
until it got shut down by police - Tell us more about the venue :
I used to book all ages shows with local bands for a while.At a certain point, all the venues dried up and there was nowhere to play, especially for people under 21.From this, I explored the idea of renting a warehouse in an industrial area and just running it out of there. I had enough savings to pay the first 3 months upfront. I couldn’t secure any type of permit or license since I was impatient and broke. I was granted the spot under the assumption that this warehouse was only used as a band practice space. Long story short, I just started booking shows like crazy, almost every night of the week. The first show had about 250 people. I turned all the lights off before the first band went on and people started lighting fireworks. Once the first chord was played people started going crazy. Someone had jumped off a couch and kicked a hole in the wall clean through to the tenant next door. Most of the shows were local bands with the occasional touring act. Fast forward 3 weeks to the last show: people were getting rowdy in the streets outside the venue and the cops showed up. They scavenged the spot and found people drinking underage, no licenses, and me charging people a $5 entrance fee. The cop threatened to arrest me if he saw another show. I ended up subleasing the warehouse for the remainder of the term, which was cool. At the end of it, I had 13 shows in 3 weeks. It was amazing. 

Musical Inspirations :
Nirvana, Electric Wizard, The Ventures, Bethlehem, Bad Brains, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ulver, Sandy Pussy, LiLiPUT, Depeche Mode, and the Stooges. 

Ideal work environment and preferred medium :
I like to work by myself without any distractions. I tried interning at a small studio and I hated it… I didn’t like having to be there at a certain time and I didn’t like being interrupted in the middle of something. I produce my best work when I don’t have to think about anything except what I am working on. I work entirely digital; Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Digital processes are quick, clean, cheap, and flexible.

Where do you find your pictures and how does your psychology background weave its way into your art?
A lot of my images come from royalty free sources and others come from fragments of my own photographs.

I am fascinated with nonverbal communication. Most of the time I like to hint at a story to convey human emotions through association and gestalt. I like to leave the interpretation very open-ended.

I am also very curious about anxiety and voyeurism and its context in the digital world. I try to investigate these themes in my work.

Childhood idol(s) :
Trash men, Kurt Cobain, Freddy Kruger, professional surfers…..

Quote(s) to live by :
Make something everyday -Tyler Spangler

The 24 hour daily grind for Tyler Spangler :
06:00 am - surf
10:00 am - eat
11:00 am - respond to emails
11:30 am - create work
01:00 pm - eat
01:30 pm - create work
04:00 pm - watch office reruns/surf
07:00 pm - eat
07:30 pm - create work
11:00 pm - sleep

Tyler Spangler on Instagram | Tumblr

Demonbabies x BITNB - High Fidelity
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hyperallergic:

(via Warhol’s Little Red Face Book)
LOS ANGELES — The name Andy Warhol is synonymous with Pop art, a movement often written off as apolitical and shallow in its engagement with American culture. Reflections of this assumption are all contained in Little Red Book #296, an album of 18 images that was recently gifted to Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art and makes up just one aspect of the exhibition Fever & Flash: Pop in the 1970s, curated by Lauren Ross and opening this weekend.
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hyperallergic:

(via Warhol’s Little Red Face Book)

LOS ANGELES — The name Andy Warhol is synonymous with Pop art, a movement often written off as apolitical and shallow in its engagement with American culture. Reflections of this assumption are all contained in Little Red Book #296, an album of 18 images that was recently gifted to Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art and makes up just one aspect of the exhibition Fever & Flash: Pop in the 1970s, curated by Lauren Ross and opening this weekend.

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hifructosemag:

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed draws from the rich tradition of Middle Eastern carpet weaving to spin surreal creations that seem to defy physical laws — and the staticness of cultural relics. Sometimes his carpets appear to melt, their patterns dissolving into a pool of swirling colors like an oil slick, and other times they become three-dimensional, rising up in sharp spikes that defy the two-dimensional form. These are not carpets to be walked upon. Since we introduced Ahmed on the blog last May, he has created a new body of work that will debut at Cuadro Gallery in Dubai on September 14. A unique space in Dubai’s financial center, Cuadro is a non-profit gallery where Ahmed recently completed an artist residency. Take a look at some photos from Ahmed’s studio and his new works on Hi-Fructose.

hifructosemag:

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed draws from the rich tradition of Middle Eastern carpet weaving to spin surreal creations that seem to defy physical laws — and the staticness of cultural relics. Sometimes his carpets appear to melt, their patterns dissolving into a pool of swirling colors like an oil slick, and other times they become three-dimensional, rising up in sharp spikes that defy the two-dimensional form. These are not carpets to be walked upon. Since we introduced Ahmed on the blog last May, he has created a new body of work that will debut at Cuadro Gallery in Dubai on September 14. A unique space in Dubai’s financial center, Cuadro is a non-profit gallery where Ahmed recently completed an artist residency. Take a look at some photos from Ahmed’s studio and his new works on Hi-Fructose.

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