Music // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With the task of painting a 330-foot-long grandstand that represents the overall theme of this years Roskilde Music Festival, December 2007 and May 2012 cover artist Steven Powers discusses his process and challenges for this particular project. Powers also speaks on the difference of connecting with people being an artist opposed to being a musician.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
A new video has been released of the quick tongue and prolific artist, Steven Powers, aka Espo, talking about his art at the PSFK Conference NYC. Powers discusses his recent public and private art projects, along with explaining his one-a-day art “Daily Metaltation” pieces. As usual, this talk is witty and humorous. Powers is one of our cover artists to the current May 2012 printed Juxtapoz.
Vault // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
For Steve Powers, the mandate of Public Art is entrenched in public service. I hope his mission continues and catches on with others in the field. Beyond offering an inspiring uppercut of double entendre’d messaging, Powers offers a free sign making service to the surrounding neighborhood during his stay. In this way he can give back to the local shops in need of some exterior surface painting outreach. After all, they are the ones permanently hosting the event whether they like Powers’ work or not. That way, he leaves an impression when he leaves an impression.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
The May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz is our special examination on the state of Public Art in 2012. We have spent over a year discussing the topic of community sevice and Public Art programs with festival organizers, politicians in the US and abroad, and artists about their experiences developing Public Art initiatives and bodies of work, and how their experiences can be blueprints for other artists and cities to follow to better communities around the world. This issue is what we learned. Preview after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 06, 2012
As we are currently working on a little something with NYC-based Steve Powers, "ESPO" for some of you at home, we just saw that he designed the cover of the new issue of New York Magazine. The special "Best of New York 2012" features a bit of Powers' sign work as well as his signature letter style.
Graffiti // Saturday, March 03, 2012
Here is a classic Espo burner ready to push some buttonsss.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 01, 2012
Vacated from his “Livingston Street Market” show location that also served as home base for the “Love Letter to Brooklyn” project, Steven Powers left behind some signage at the empty showroom. We have something cooking with Mr. Powers at the moment... more to follow...
Graffiti // Friday, December 30, 2011
Classic Espo photograph with one of the gates he likely painted in broad daylight.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 14, 2011
On Saturday November 19th at 3pm, Todd "Reas" James and Steve "Espo" Powers are having a show celebrating the end of phase 1 of Love Letter To Brooklyn, and showing off a large amount of artwork from the Street Market neighborhood of the MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition.
Street Art // Thursday, October 06, 2011
The Fulton Mall facing Albee Square in Brooklyn, Ny received a much needed renovation courtesy of the skillful hand of Steven Powers. The artist recently painted a huge parking garage in Downtown Brooklyn and there will surely be several more popping up in the future. Is Powers a sneaker connoisseur or jabbing at our consumerism behavior?