Farmlab Public Salon
Friday, June 6, 2008 @ Noon
About the Salon
Los Angeles silkscreen collective HIT+RUN brings their mobile screenprinting studio to Farmlab for a limited edition printing session. Choose the combination and placement of exclusive designs to create your own one-of-a-kind custom t-shirt live on the spot.
Note: If you're able and willing, then please bring your own blank (or other, if you prefer) tee-shirt to be screened. We'll have some shirts on hand for those who don't bring.
About the Salon Presenters
HIT+RUN was created in 2005 by Southern California artists Brandy Flower and Mike Crivello. A product of the contagious enthusiasm they had seen from small silkscreening parties in their homes, HIT+RUN's live T-shirt screenprinting events quickly grew, now hosted at music festivals and a variety of happenings around the world. At each HIT+RUN event, Flower and Crivello act as curators, selecting from their network of artists to compile a collection of exclusive single-color silkscreen designs. Guests personally select their own combination and placement of the designs, each graphic solely available during the single night exhibitions. Party goers interact in the screenprinting process on-site with the HIT+RUN CREW to create one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.
More than 100 events later, ranging from parties with Levi's, Boost Mobile, dublab, Gravis, Stones Throw, Paper Magazine, Saatchi+Saatchi, The LA Philharmonic, Guitar Center, Nike, The Fader, LACMA, The Standard, Fuel TV, Good Magazine, Hollywood & Highland, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Filter Magazine, Spaceland Productions, Urban Outfitters, Silverlake Conservatory of Music, Rabin Rogers, Element Skateboards, Stuff Magazine, Fox, Little Radio,RTEA, Geffen Records, Ollie Magazine, Adult Swim, and Red Stripe Beer, the live screenprinting is always the center of interest. Guests stand, sometimes for an hour or more in line, in awe as Flower, Crivello and Crew juggle a collection of rare imagery.
The HIT+RUN CREW has become an expansive, ever-growing network of both underground and street level graphic and fine artists, including notable contributors such as Cody Hudson, Maya Hayuk, Kofie, Jeff Jank, Parra, kozyndan,HVW8, B+, Kime Buzzelli, Shepard Fairey, Kevin Lyons, AMBUSCH and Restitution Press. In addition, Flower and Crivello develop their own screens for each event, which are the foundation for the HIT+RUN clothing line.
Flower and Crivello debuted their exclusive, limited t-shirt collections at The MAGIC Marketplace in 2007. At both Spring & Fall conventions in Las Vegas they collaborated with a group of progressive, urban clothing lines [Crooks & Castles,Dissizit!, Obey, Fresh Jive, Rebel8, In4mation, 10 Deep, Hellz Bellz, ForeignFamily, Lemar & Dauley, Mighty Healthy and more] and screenprinted live on t-shirts for over 1000 show attendees. In October 2007 they returned to Tokyo and printed at the Japanese clothing store store Base Control in Harajuku.Planned for 2008 is the appointment-only studio featuring an expansive collection of exclusive artist designs, as well as new artist and brand collaborations. More info:www.thehitandrun.com