Andy Gilmore is an draftsman, illustrator, and graphic designer from Rochester, NY. His ability to craft detailed pieces from shapes and colors that provoke human emotions is unique. Simple yet detailed, his art force viewers to really spend some time examining. If only my geometry professor produced this, I might have actually taken an interest.
Andy’s client list includes The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Seed Magazine, Dazed & Confused, URB, and fellow US based electronic label, Ghostly International.
Andy replied to my initial email to him by saying, “It would be an honor to be spotlighted by Om”. Truth is, I’m really honored he let us.
Emerging from a bad fall on a skate ramp teetering toward acrylic on some scavenged board cresting the Pacific, a spray paint catechism affixed to his interior cranial wall and a numbered assortment of brushes with an authoritarian media-mix, torn, glued and up to his waste in the Tao of ten thousand fatal strokes.
Reuben Rude’s current work can be described as drawings in paint over re-created time-lapse collage. Clean, sculpted lines meet artificially haphazard texture. These images are the culmination of the strange little doodles from a the backs of a thousand spiral notebooks, made during a thousand 5th period algebra classes . They are made in the spirit of drawing eyeglasses, beard, and devil horns on the historical figures in your American History textbook. Look close, and you’re sure to recognize a friend or enemy.
Originally created in Barcelona, a city that breeds innovation and amazing design, Colorola is a company you are more familiar with than you think. So where have you seen Stuart Patterson’s art? He was the artist behind all the early Naked Music logo and releases, as well as the one responsible for designing the beautifully detailed flyers and posters for Los Angeles premiere venue Avalon and Giant NYE. He has crafted art campaigns for everyone from the world famous Walt Disney Concert Hall to online retailer Bluefly.com
What makes Stuart so unique is that his designs are timeless. Whether you are looking at a recent work or one done years ago, it is still just as fresh. His influences draw heavily on art deco, Spanish street art, and pop art. His ability to capture beauty in his character illustrations, pattern work, and attention to detail is unparalleled. This is why we are so excited to have Stuart Patterson and Colorola as a featured artist.
To find out more about what Stuart is up to, visit Colorola.com.
The most recent addition to Om’s roster of graphic contributors, Sam Flores is San Francisco’s most famous recent export. His unique characters and ability to combine both underground street culture and organic elements in his works perfectly reflects San Francisco. Sam’s work, along with a handful of other artist, have helped to build the clothing empire known as Upper Playground.
Most recently featured on the cover of Juxtapoz magazine, Sam just also finishedrunning a solo show called Egos, Addiction, and Other Bedtimes Stories at the Subliminal Gallery in Los Angeles.
Australia born and now London resident, Seb Godfrey is the man behind Drunk Park. Originally started as a skate shop and art studio, Drunk Park has since become a design house. Seb has carved out a niche in today’s music & fashion scene with his original ideas. His works have graced a clients list that ranges from Coca Cola to Om’s very own Mike Monday.
Ursula Xanthe Young is a local Bay Area painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose specializes in taking people through an urban San Francisco fairy tale. This style has become her trademark. Her fine-lined illustrations and colorful modern paintings exude a style that is unique and appealing to art lovers of all kinds.
She finds inspiration in the organic yet urban landscape of San Francisco and its surroundings, and is also highly influenced by her travels and the variety of beings that she encounters along the way.
A prolific and diverse artist, her design work can be seen on record covers, clothing, and accessories as well as on two murals in San Francisco’s Mission District. She has also done illustration projects for tattoo artists, custom-made clothing makers, and start-up companies.
Ursula exhibits frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has also shown and sold pieces in London, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, New York, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
Through the history of Om, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most exciting artist, each with their own unique vision. Local Bay Area fine artist and staff favorite, Erik Otto recently just dropped a sick limited edition art book & box set. The Paper Fabric Wood [V.2] Set, features a signed hard copy art book, 1 original drawing on paper, 5 stickers, and 1 postcard all tied together in a reusable wooden box. Click here to check it out.
We’ve also recently enlisted Erik to design unique pieces for the official launch of the Om apparel line. The Erik Otto x Om collabo pieces can soon be found at boutiques all around the world. Continue to check the Om blog as we will officially launch the designs shortly.
Dave Kinsey is one of the street / urban art greats. He has a unique ability to capture the rawness of human emotions. Using a mixture of mediums Kinsey is able to create multilayed, textured environments easily likened to the complexities of contemporary life. Founder of the BLK/MRKT Gallery, Kinsey’s art is featured in galleries all around the world. Many pieces exist here on streets here in San Francisco.
Kinsey is another artist with ties to Om. In the early days, he was commissioned to produce the cover art for hip hop series Deep Concentration. These hard to find piece of vinyl has even been featured in gallery showings.
The NY born, Doze Green is a legend and a pioneer of graffti and Hip Hop art. As one of the original members of the Rock Steady Crew, Doze built a name for himself and quickly became one of the most influential street artist. His work is refined yet underground. Using a lot of street sign elements, his work forces people to look to the future while looking at the past. He work is currently being featured all around the world in private galleries. If you are ever in San Francisco, be sure to drop by Haight street to get a glimpse of a Doze Green piece.
This legend is another artist with ties to Om. His was commissioned to produce art for Om’s hip hop series, Deep Concentration. The CDs are still in print and available in the Om store here. The Om office also houses a 11 ft x 11 ft exclusive Doze painting on canvas done for Om.
Visit <a href=http://www.dozegreen.com target="_blank">Dozegreen.com for more information on Doze Green.
Dave Flores has longtime ties to Om Records. Originally commissioned to design the cover art for the Om’s Colorform series, Dave Flores has been producing some really interesting stuff as of late. Op top of digital work, Dave has been teaming up with the likes of Kid Robot to produce a line of vinyl figures.