#ICYCAPS touched down on March 25 at Rapt Studios in Culver City. The show features a wide range of signs artists and lettering enthusiasts from around the nation who are associated with The Pre-Vinylite Society, “a loose network of self-ordained sign enthusiasts and advocates for an improved urban aesthetic.” Curated by local artist Colt Bowden, of Voilà! Press, the show highlights the work of: Damon Styler, James Cooper, Brian Kaspr, Marcos LaFarga, Riley Cran, Bob Dewhurst, Phillip Morgan, Jeff Meadows among many others.
The Mattson 2 (twin brothers Jared on guitar & Jonathan on drums) were also on hand for the opening event. The two are consistently able to weave a remarkably enveloping sound. Their upcoming full length album (“AGAR”) is slated for release in August on UM YEAH ARTS, an exciting new “multi-arts platform” helmed by skater/visual artist Thomas Campbell.
Read up on The Pre-Vinylite Society’s “Manifesto” and be sure to pick up some of Colt Bowden’s sign painting zines at his Etsy store! Without further ado, here are some exclusive photos from the opening night event! (#ICYCAPS should be on view for the next month.)
@ Rapt Studio
8970 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Photos by: Devin Sarno