January 2008

Thursday January 31, 2008 7 – 10pm 1100 N. Damen Ave.ChicagoCountry Club Chicago hosts an evening with Chuck Anderson, Illinois artist, designer and photographer. The show, entitled, “Just Like Snowflakes” features work inspired by his limited edition Mountain Dew bottle created for the Green Label Art initiative. You can leare more about Chuck, his art and Green Label art at…nopattern.comgreenlabelart.comaudio by Caecilia Hubbard, aka Mother Hubbard— Anthony P. Munoz apmunoz.com


Zezao, grafitti artist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil heads underground to create his artwork. He walks through the sewers of the city in search of just the right spot for his paintings – organic, art nouveau swirls. You can see a slide show of him at work here. Zezao is just one of a cadre of street artists in a Brazilian scene that has really blossomed in the last couple decades. So very apart of similar movements, Brazilian artists have struck out boldly on their own. Check out the work of”Os Gemeos” (The Twins), sibiling artists who have also documented the artwork of their friends on their website. — Anthony P. Munoz apmunoz.com

Bel Air – In collaboration with David Edwards, Harvard University, 2007Mathieu Lehanneur has taken plants proven to filter out toxins emitted by manufactured products and give off fresh air. Besides being highly functional, these space-age looking air filters are beautiful.Taking the concept a step further, Lehanneur has created quick-eat restaurants around Paris called Flood which have large tanks of spirulina algae cranking out fresh oxygen as patrons nosh. — Anthony P. Munoz apmunoz.com

“Kiddie Records Weekly began in 2005 as a one year project devoted to the golden age of children’s records. This period spanned from the mid forties through the early fifties and produced a wealth of all-time classics. Many of these recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers.Over the years, these forgotten treasures slipped off the radar and it became our mission to give them a new lease on life by sharing them with today’s generation of online listeners. Each week throughout the year we added a new recording and before we knew it, our one year project turned into three!”–Classic Kiddie RecordsThe cover artwork has been lovely restored by Kevin Anetsberger. The recordings are all available as well as the artwork, in a variety of formats – zip files, torrent or you can even order them on cd. — Anthony P. Munoz apmunoz.com

Check out the work of kick-butt Milwaukee print shop, The Little Friends of Printmaking. Much of their work is for sale. Outstanding prints, t-shirts and buttons are all available from their shop.— Anthony P. Munoz apmunoz.com

Prague, Czech Republic, February 1, 2008—Out of place and time, Italian ox-men—burdened by giant cowbells—and their grotesquely masked masters invoke ancient folklore from the island of Sardinia.The surreal scene was part of Prague’s six-day Bohemian Carnival’s Divertimento Furioso parades, which spotlight traditional costumes and rituals. Other programs celebrate food and fine arts.–National Geographic NewsThese ox-men, the “mamuthones”, who chase away devils and the evil eye with the terrifyng noise of their cow-bells, are typical of the Sardinian Carnival of Mamoiada.– Anthony P. Munoz apmunoz.com

I came across this beautiful pattern on the lobby wall of a hotel in the Gothic Quarter neighborhood of Barcelona. I love the art nouveau organic quality of it. Not to mention that face at the top. Incredible!~– Anthony P. Munozapmunoz.com