The Uprising Creative: Blacktops and Truck Stops
The Uprising Creative Take It On The Road, October 5th-October 19th, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2010 — ECHO PARK, CA — In the first trip of its kind, The Uprising Creative is taking their design studio on the road, heading cross country October 5th – October 19th, 2010 in an RV outfitted as a mobile design studio, with a couple motorcycles in tow. With cameras rolling, the trip will be documented from start to finish with an anticipated documentary film / web series to be digitally released in early 2011.
Inspiration and ideas are fleeting concepts. The mission of this trip is get inspired by Americana and share a love of art and design with everyone The Uprising Creative comes in contact with on the road — from music events, art galleries, designers and clients, to gas stations, RV parks, and roadside coffee shops.
The entire trip will be captured digitally on video and in photos, from the forgiving peace of being on the road and the overtly strange roots of this great country, to an intimate look inside the design process and the people that make The Uprising Creative tick.
Along the way, the team will be connecting with other designers and visiting many of America’s majestic – as well as odd – places. They will be stopping at an art school or two along the way to give talks about following your inspiration and turning a love and talent for design into a truly creative – and profitable – career, as well as seeding special products from various clients via twitter and social networks as they stop from town to town.
Additionally, The Uprising will be visiting with at-risk youth centers in various cities to talk about life choices and art, from personal experience, expressing to these youth that following your dreams can actually lead to a successful future, despite your current situation. Additionally the team is hoping to work with local charities in New Orleans and Los Angeles – more info to follow.
One of the first major stops on the trip will be in Austin for the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the official aftershow with Sonic Youth at La Zona Rosa on October 9th, 2010, presented by Nixon Watches. The Uprising Creative was tapped by Nixon to create the limited edition posters and marketing collateral for the show and will be on site with local Austin-based screen-print shop Obsolete Industries’ owner Billy Bishop, who will be doing live screen-printing of these limited edition posters.
The Uprising Creative will be covering ground in the South and Southwest, making stops in Austin, Birmingham, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tucson and many other small towns and cities along the way.
More information, event details, and sponsorship list to follow.
For press and/or sponsorship inquiries, contact:
The Uprising Creative PR
2113 W Sunset Blvd #3
Los Angeles, CA 90026
About The Uprising Creative
The Uprising Creative is a Los Angeles based creative firm focusing on design, development and creative marketing. With clients including some of the most culturally influential people in the world, The Uprising Creative creates and implements design driven projects from start to finish.
Client list includes: Activision, Band Of Horses, Beck, Best Buy, Beastie Boys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Coachella, Crystal Castles, Dangerbird Records, Duran Duran, Foo Fighters, Heineken, Hollywood Bowl, Jason Mraz, Jay-Z, Joe Rogan, LCD Soundsystem, Local Celebrity, Margaret Cho, Nixon Watches, Perrier, RCA Records, Red Bull Records, Rock The Vote, Ryan Adams, Sting, The Fillmore, Universal Records, URB Magazine, and many, many more.
So, as any of you who were in NYC for the Nixon Art Mosh know, the event was huge. Huge turn out, great art, great performances, and great people all around. Big thanks to Chad, Mike, and the rest of the Nixon crew for inviting us out for this one and trusting us with the night’s event poster. Check out our installation for the even below.
You can kind of get the effect from the photos here. These are mixed-media pieces UV printed on 1/2″ plexiglass. The main image and the color hit is printed on the front, the clouds on the back of the plexi, all mounted 1/2″ off the wall with a light grey base under it. The effect in person is of a layered piece, with the building and subway maps floating above the clouds, and the clouds above the wall. Turned out great. We’ll be installing these in the studio if you want to come see them in person, and they should make it to the LA Art Mosh when it rolls through town.
As you can see, the guys next to us went BIG. Our installation was 7ft long and 4ft high. So there’s was like 50ft by 20ft or some shit. Needless to say, inspired us to go much bigger on EVERYTHING we do.
For the lucky ones at the event, you got to take one of these posters home at the end of the night. We have a stash if anyone wants one who wasn’t there, just hit us up.
Great write-up on the mission of Art Mosh.
All photos above by Liz Brown.
So if you’re in NYC tonight, hit up Nixon Art Mosh from 8pm – 11pm to say hey to Simon and Darren, and grab one of these Limited Edition Posters. They’re first come, first serve and free to those that come by – and you can even get it signed by the guys. Plus, we have this awesome art installation when you walk in.
For those of you not in NYC tonight, we’ll post pictures from the show next week. And we MIGHT get some of these posters back in or hands to sell through the online store, if any are left!
We’re happy to announce that we’ll be showing an installation based on screen-printed design at the upcoming Nixon Art Mosh in New York on September 17th. We’ve also designed the screen-printed posters to commemorate the event that will be given to everyone who attends, first come first serve.
Should be a blast and although we can’t reveal details on our installation or the poster yet, we’ll have more details and images after the event for those who aren’t in the NYC area. It’s going to be awesome. Being one of our first true gallery shows, we’re bringing it. Big thanks to Nixon for believing in us and inviting us to participate.
If you’re in NYC on September 17th and want to come by, say hey, and check out all the other great artists on display, RSVP here. We’d love to see some friends!
From the official press release:
Nixon is pleased to announce the next installment of The Nixon Art Mosh in New York City on Friday, September 17. The Nixon Art Mosh, a global, rotating art installation featuring works from Nixon team riders, friends and family, will make its way into the neighborhood of Chelsea for the second year-in-a-row. Nixon curated paintings, photography and films will be on display as well as live, musical performances by 2 Mandy DJâ€™s, Ninjasonic and more…
Featured artists for The Art Mosh, New York City will include works by Michael Halsband, Craig Wetherby, Dustin Ortiz, Mark Cunningham, Patrick Trefz, Agnes Montgomery, Mike Blabac, Grant Ellis, Loser Machine, Chivo, Cognito, Ellen Stagg, David Shull, Grant Brittain, Taylor Dunfee, Kassia Meador, The Uprising and appearances by Nixon Team Riders.
The Nixon Art Mosh was made possible with additional support from Mountain Dew and Vice.
The Nixon Art Mosh, New York City
Friday, September 17
548 West 22nd Street
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