Thursday, December 13, 2007
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe holidays, and to thank you for everything... this year was so amazing!
There are many exciting projects in the works for 2008... collaborations with Fila, Poketo, Analogue Books, Carhartt, All Purpose, Early Griffin Press... and exhibitions with Moytoy, Poketo, Ghettogloss... and more!
See you in 2008!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I'm in the middle of making a bunch of new pieces for my friends Chris and Carol's store called Rodan vs Griffith here in LA, here are the details...
Come Join us this Thursday December 6th from 6-10pm for the West 3rd Street Holiday Walk. The sounds will be supplied by DJ Albino Scorpion, a trail blazer in holiday Mash-up! and yes we will be supplying the holiday cheer, so bring yourself on down to Rodan vs Griffith Thursday Night cause drinks are on us! Oh yeah . . . 25% off everything!
Rodan vs Griffith
8207 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (bet. La Jolla and Sweetzer)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
After 6 years the Lab 101 Gallery is shutting it's doors, but not after one last night of art, featuring 2 paintings from me! The last Lab show, "Happy Endings" opens on December 1, 2007 and is for one night only. The opening reception is from 6-10 PM, come out and say goodbye to a great space and see some amazing work from over 60 artists including: Andrew Pommier, Albert Reyes, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Blaine Fontana, Bigfoot, Bwana Spoons, Christopher Bettig, Freddi C, Kinsey, Derek Hodgson, Jordin Isip, Michael Leon, Rich Jacobs, Shepard Fairey, Tim Reed, UPSO...
The Lab 101 Gallery
8530-B Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Dec. 1, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I designed some dinnerware (plates) that are available at Urban Outfitters locations or at UrbanOutfitters.com. They're really nice full color heavy weight 9 inch ceramic dishes that come in a special box with a sticker I designed. Design #1 is out now with 2 more on the way... This first design available is called "Haters" and features a photograph of some clouds I took in Arizona (I think) with some cloud illustrations over top. Pick one up here.
Monday, November 5, 2007
I'm in a photography contest and I need your votes! As I write this I'm in 8th place but there are 4 more days of voting. (The voting window is the 4th - 9th of November) It's super easy, you don't need to sign up for anything, you don't need to login, you just click a button.... so VOTE!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I'm doing a 2 person show with my good friend Rachel T Robertson in LA at the Harmony Gallery opening on Friday November 16th. The show will feature a bunch of drawings from me and a bunch of collages from Rachel. The show will be on view through January 1, 2008.
5911 Franklin Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028
7-9 PM Friday November 16, 2007
I'm in a show that opens Friday November 2, 2007 from 7pm - 10pm at the Hollywood and Highland Center 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Central Courtyard, Level 2. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Reaching To Embrace Arts. RSVP to ASerfass@cimgroup.com
The show features works by : Frohawk Two-Feathers // Mark Owens // Imaginary Foundation // Katsuo Design // John Pham // Ben Loiz & Carolina Chaves // The Dutch Press // Richard Leigh // Rory Wilson // Michael Coleman // Kime Buzzelli // Christopher Bettig // and Hit + Run
Hollywood and Highland
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I just made a quick little shop of my available pieces, nothing fancy... just a place for you to check out what I've got for sale in my studio. It'll be updated as things sell and as a make new works, I swear....
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Grace @ Design*Sponge is so awesome, she has an amazing blog that she has been running for years in which she showcases the very best in art, design, things for the home and just about everything beautiful you can imagine... well I feel really lucky and proud that she has posted in the past about my Nike Dunks, some drawings I made for a show and now about my new website!
Design*Sponge is new and improved and has a new location so please go check it out! Thanks Grace!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I have been asked to be a part of the El Tigre Celeste Gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina which was started and orchestrated by Celeste Najt, who also is having a solo show in Berlin, Germany on October 13th... so if you're in Berlin check her out, she'll be there for the opening and say "hello!"
anyway, you can check my work at the El Tigre Celeste Gallery here:
El Tigre Celest Artists
Monday, October 1, 2007
I was invited to take part in the Moytoy coloring project which is the newest project organized by the Lithuanian gallery, Moytoy. The theme of the show is good company vs. bad company, and everyone was supposed to make black and white drawings on this theme to be colored in the gallery by exhibit visitors!
You can see the other work in the show here:
Moytoy coloring project
Monday, September 17, 2007
NEW FALL T'S OUT NOW! Carhartt has been a great supporter of my work and has had me involved in 4 different seasons on 2 continents, so here are some of the graphics available for fall/winter 2007/2008
I'm so excited, I just finished up my first ever shoe design and it's a Converse shoe for holiday 2008!!!! I'll post actual pics when I get the samples...
Christopher Bettig won third place out of 15000 designs in Japan's Graniph Design Awards!!! Really excited about this too, the few times I've been in Japan I've always gone to the Graniph stores and loved their shirts, and I'm proud to have won and be a part of the Graniph family.
theMountainLabel was hired to develop elements of the new holiday 2007 ad campaign for womens' clothing line / retailer ARDEN B. Full page ads coming out in Vogue, Lucky etc.. should be in the November 2007 issues... as well as in store/window signage... more to come!
A beautiful new book by Gavin Lucas about the art of badges, button and pins... featuring a nice spread on theMountainLabel as well as so many talented artists/designers from all over the world. available at amazon
Dublab introduces their newest art project, Dreamscene, with an installation at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. Featuring a new poster design by me as well as art from a ton of other amazing people! My poster is a concert poster for the various aliases / personas of Will Oldham, one of my all time favorites.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Again, Jeremyville rocks! here are some new designs for the second edition of the Jeremyville Sketchel project... I rarely do things with type or text, but I really like this one, I hope you do too.
I've got a new piece in a show in downtown LA at the UNITARD GALLERY 706 East 1st St. LA, CA 90012. SATURDAY APRIL 28 8PM-2AM. The piece is made from found papers and masking tape. It's the beginning of a new body of work made from found paper (junk mail, off the street, packaging, shopping bags etc) collages, this new work also will be featured on a new collaboration with Poketo in late 2007 / 2008... but that's for a different post on a different day. The show features work by Frohawk 2 Feathers, Katsuo Design, Albert Reyes and several others...
I love Jeremyville, the first time I was in Sydney I hung out in the shop and met a bunch of really cool people, (and I love Jeremy's work too) so when I was asked to be a part of the Sketchel project, of course I was excited. This new book features some of my pieces, buried in a sea of tons of amazing work by a ton of artists... the book comes with stickers and a dvd too.
Lily Savitch A Boutique opens on MARCH 1ST!!!! theMountainLabel was hired to develop the boutique, and therefore designed and constructed all the stores' fixtures as well as the art elements. The Boutique is located at 524 1/2 N La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036. 323/933.3133
NEW SPRING T'S DROPPING IN EUROPE!!! Yes, a new season featuring new graphics by me. Carhartt has been such a huge supporter of my work it's been so amazing working with them, this is my 3rd season with them and hopefully many more to come! check out all the cool stuff they've got going on:
A solo exhibition by Christopher Bettig featuring all new paintings, screen prints and paper collages. Opening reception Saturday January 13, 2007 from 7-11pm. Ghettogloss Gallery 2380 Glendale Blvd. Silverlake, CA 90039. Exhibit on view through February 13, 2007.
WINTER WONDERLAND - exhibit featuring a mural by Christopher Bettig and Tim Reed, and the works of Andrew Pommier, Buff Monster, Bwana Spoons, Ferris Plock, and many more... Had such a great time working on this with my friend Tim and with Freddi C. and even my girlfriend Cindy helped paint...
opening reception Saturday DEC. 9TH, 6-11pm. exhibit on view through DEC. 22ND, 2006. THE LAB 101 GALLERY 8530-B Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232.