PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls Project

April 23, 2014

My good friends at PangeaSeed are embarking on an awesome project that aims to get artists into the sea and spread awareness of our dying oceans by creating murals. The project is one of PangeaSeed’s biggest yet and I am absolutely exuberant to see this project come to fruition. More info on the project below:

 

Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a ground-breaking street art project created by PangeaSeed to bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe. By collaborating with internationally renowned artists, we create large-scale murals that focus attention on pressing environmental issues the oceans are facing.

In collaboration with our friends at 1xRUN we are embarking on our biggest Sea Walls project yet. We’ve invited some of today’s biggest names in contemporary street art to join us on our first-ever Sea Walls expedition.

The mission of the expedition is to offer these artists the opportunity to swim with and study endangered whale sharks and oceanic manta rays off the coast of the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico from July 20-28, 2014. Inspired by their interactions with these majestic giants in the wild, the artists will create a series of large-scale public murals on the island to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and the oceans. The murals will also highlight the benefits of ecotourism and long-term sustainability of natural resources.

Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a new approach to ocean conservation, marrying art and activism. The Sea Walls expedition will make a large impact and gain global media attention – with your help.

 

Visit their Indiegogo site to contribute to the project and for more info!


Shark Exhibit at Hero Complex Gallery

October 29, 2013
Clintprints is proud to present a new limited edition poster for an art exhibit in Los Angeles titled “Smile, You Son of a Bitch! This exhibition is essentially a Jaws tribute. We, here at Clintprints, have decided to focus on the great white shark and its beauty and awe. This misrepresented creature is rather magnificent. So, without further ado, I present “Benevolent Miscreant”:
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16×20
Limited Screenprinted edition of 75
These will be available to purchase at the gallery and will eventually make it to Nakatomi and Part and Labor in Austin, TX.
Here is more info on the art show:
PangeaSeed, artist Craig Drake and Hero Complex Gallery present a shark-saving effort of monstrous proportions: Smile, You Son of a Bitch!  An Art Tribute. 3 days only, from November 1 – 3, 2013 at Hero Complex Gallery in Los, Angeles. This unique ARTivism effort will featuring original artworks from over 90 international artists all coming together to help raise awareness for the global plight of sharks while celebrating their place in pop culture.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1 – from 6-10pm $10 donation at the door – proceeds go directly to benefit PangeaSeed’s conservation & education efforts and help the non-profit organization stay afloat.
For more information please visit: PangeaSeed.org / HeroComplexGallery.com Event address: Hero Complex Gallery – 2020 South Robertson BLVD. Studio D. Los Angeles, California 90034

Flatstock Hamburg, Germany

September 18, 2013

Clintprints is once again traveling abroad to exhibit across the globe. This time I will be traveling to three new countries…The Netherlands, Germany and Turkey! While in the Netherlands I will be spending some time with the awesome artist Mirjam Dijkema, visiting Vera Studios in Groningen and taking a trip across the German countryside with artist Joris Diks. In Hamburg the American Poster Institute will be hosting the 10th European flatstock at the Reeperbahn festival and I will have a booth featuring the work of myself, Clint Wilson. If you happen to be around during Reeperbahn please stop by my booth and say hello. Check out this amazing poster created to advertise Flatstock Hamburg this year:

After visiting Germany I will tour Turkey for a good week.

I intend to document my travels and adventures with video logs that I will upload to clintprints.com. If you would like to follow my travels please frequently visit my “Adventures” page. Also friend me or like Clintprints on FB to see my travel logs. Bon Voyage!


Bernard

September 17, 2013

September brings us a whole new type of animal…or rather a plant. Bernard is a Saguaro Cactus and he lives in Marfa, Texas. He is a little lonely given that there aren’t many choices in friends in the desert…also anyone that tries to become his friend is usually prickled. If only little Bernard were given a good home to rest in. That’s where you come in! Bernard will be available at both Parts and Labor and Nakatomi very soon.

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Keiko the Koi

June 20, 2013

Welcome to the month of June. We are now a little further than half way through the month and my friend Keiko is just dying to meet you. So without further ado, meet Keiko the Koi:

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Keiko is actually a Ryukin goldfish. She lives in Japan where she has been adopted by families of Koi. The Japanese tea gardens offer Keiko a plush life with plenty of food and good company. She often wonders what life would be like in the oceans. Someday maybe she will meet a special someone from the ocean to tell her all about it.

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Keiko will be available at NAKATOMI in the usual sets of a 12×12 print, a 5×5 print and a sticker all in one nice package!

She will also be available at Parts and Labour in Austin, TX!

To get you hands on the set for only $20 just head on over to NAKATOMI and grab one.


Boris

May 3, 2013

May is here and summer is just around the corner. This month we are greeted with the largest animal on the planet. Boris is a Blue Whale. He enjoys traveling and makes his way all around the world, never settling in one place for too long.

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Boris will be available at NAKATOMI in the usual sets of a 12×12 print, a 5×5 print and a sticker all in one nice package!

He will also be available at Parts and Labour in Austin, TX!

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As a special treat, please enjoy this video of the making of this print featuring the music of local Austin band, the Bumping Uglies:

On another note I would like to take a second to speak about the ocean. Illegal whaling, poaching, litter and a multitude of other issues face our friends of the seas. There is a lot that we can chose to do to help, it starts with being responsible. Using reusable bags, placing our trash in the appropriate places and taking care of this world we live in. If you’d like to know more about some of the issues the face the ocean and how you can help please visit PangeaSeed:

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PangeaSeed is an organization that I can get behind because they have a great message and support the arts in their effort to make this world a better place for both humans and the creatures we share our lives with.

Here’s a little info on PangeaSeed straight from the source:

Established in 2009, PangeaSeed is an international movement uniting and educating individuals across the globe on the importance of protecting sharks and preserving the oceans.Pangea derives from ancient Greek meaning entire Earth. It’s the concept of the super continent surrounded by a single vast ocean that existed about 250 million years ago before the current continents were separated into their now recognizable forms. Sharks balanced and controlled the oceans then and they continue to now…but for how much longer?PangeaSeed aims to unify and connect individuals around the world, opening a dialog to share ideas and develop a better global understanding of our connection with sharks and the oceans. Through education, awareness and action we are working together to solve this environmental crisis. No matter where you are in the world, your lifestyle and consumptions habits positively or negatively effect every animal (including humans), plant, and ecosystem on the planet. In short, like Pangea, we are all connected.Usually when someone thinks of the word “seed”, it conjures up an image of growth. Through the PangeaSeed network, we strive to grow together to develop a better global understanding of the need to protect sharks and preserve the oceans.The “seed” in PangeaSeed is also an acronym meaning Special Education Ecology and Design.

Sustainability represents a core value of PangeaSeed. Continuously educating youth and adults the world over to consume more responsibly and consciously, PangeaSeed strives to be a positive and proactive example of sustainability in a world of rampant consumerism and ecosystem exploitation. Whenever producing merchandise or aligning for a partnership, we make it a priority to choose environmentally friendly materials and like-minded partners to ensure our products have a smaller impact on the Earth’s natural environment.

Education is a major goal. Providing people with the necessary information and tools they need to work toward managing and solving the plight of sharks, threatened marine life and the oceans. Also, by actively conducting research, we aim to better inform ourselves and the general public of the realities and status of the issue.

Ecology promotion raises much need global awareness regarding our relationship with the natural world and the direct effect we have on marine biodiversity and the ocean ecosystem.

Design, art, film and photography we believe can transcend cultures and borders. Raising awareness and uniting people across the globe regarding key issues such as the plight of sharks.

Save the sharks, save the oceans, save ourselves.


Natalie

February 4, 2013

February is here and with the new month comes a new animal to be revealed from the Clintprints Bestiary.  I’d like you all to meet my good Friend Natalie:

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Natalie is a Chambered Nautilus. She tends to live a lonely life in the depths of the Indonesian oceans near Bali. Sometimes it can be tough to find friends in the deep oceans and even more difficult to find others that are like you when you are a creature as strange as a nautilus. Turns out that Natalie is also looking for a good home and would love to be framed on your wall. She is house trained and doesn’t require water changes (because she’s made of paper).

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She can be purchased at Nakatomi in a package containing a 12×12 print, a 5×5 print AND a sticker all for just $20. She is available for purchase now by clicking the following link:

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She is also available at Parts and Labour in Austin.