Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Graduation is a few months away but artist Stephen Powers (also known as ESPO, fully known as a legend) sent out some sage advice in his recent email newsletter, offering to provide commencement speeches for interested art colleges and universities. Here’s just a sample of what a speaking engagement by this wise wizard would sound like...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Stephen “ESPO” Powers isn’t one to mince words. He has championed a love for traditional sign-painting into a fine art form with a clever, original turn of phrase and knack for transforming what appears to be an advertisement into a thoughtful conversation with the viewer. We are going to be giving away copies of "A Love Letter to the City" and the companion love note cards "I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face" find out more after the jump!
Street Art // Friday, November 15, 2013
Steve Powers has freshly completed a new mural in Copenhagen that pays tribute to the Danish icon, Hans Christian Anderson, whose stories many Americans and Copenhageners grew up with. Located in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, this piece was inspired from Andersen’s fairy tale The Red Shoes,a story about vanity and redemption, themes that easily connect the 19thcentury with the 21stcentury.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Consistently serving his audiences with witty punch lines, the prolific artist, Steve Powers collaborated with The Worlds Best Ever to bring you the following set of 4 beer cozies. “I dont like drinking, I just like pissing.” Still summer...
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 15, 2011
That could mean ESPO to you and some. Stephen Powers was commissioned by Ogilvy & Mather New York and Joshua Liner Gallery to create murals that reinterpret the words and quotes of agency founder David Ogilvy. This video sort of sums up what Powers is all about, his reasons, body of work, and his love of sign-painting.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Quickly becoming a San Francisco staple, sign painters New Bohemia Signs will be opening a solo show at Guerrero Gallery. New Bohemia will be sharing the space with two other great sign painters, Jeff Canham and Stephen Powers.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Our Contributing Editor, and also talented filmmaker, Joey Garfield, teamed with Stephen "ESPO" Powers to create A Love Letter For You, the official documentary film for ESPO's 2009 project with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. And at last, we have a trailer for the film to show you. Watch it after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 29, 2010
He is our contributing editor to the magazine, so seeing that Joey Garfield (with arms wide open) sent us this photo of him, Stephen “ESPO” Powers, “actors” in the film, and some random guy in the back, we felt obligated to show you. That’s right, this past Tuesday in Philadelphia, Garfield world premiered his new film, A Love Letter For You.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The sometimes camera-shy Steve ESPO Powers (Juxtapoz #83) talks exclusively with Juxtapoz contributor Butterfly on-site in London as he works on new paintings during Moniker. Read More...