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.
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...
Scheduled to be release Spring 2012, A Love Letter For You is a film documenting Steven “Espo” Powers as he returns to his hometown of Philadelphia to paint on 50 rooftops along the market train line. The film also works with a fictional narrative about a young writer fresh out of prison on a quest to win back the love and attention of his ex-girlfriend. A collaborative film written and produced by Steven Powers, and Directed by Joey Garfield.
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.
Here are some new images of what Steve Powers (aka ESPO) has been up to in Brooklyn for his Love Letter To Brooklyn project. As always, Powers bring his best and will be upgrading the visual landscape of Brooklyn permanently.
We just got a few images from Steve Powers (aka ESPO) and Dave Villorente and Powers' new Love Letter To Brooklyn project. If you remember how impressive Powers' last Love Letter project in Philadelphia was, a lot of people are looking forward to seeing how the Brooklyn portion comes together.
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...
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.”
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.
Along with New Bohemia Signs (we showed you the other day) and Jeff Canham, Steve Powers will be showing at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, starting tonight, June 11. The show focuses on the connections between contemporary sign painting and fine art.
May 2014 - Issue #160
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.