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    • Arkitip No. 0060 – Max Fish

      Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 15 July 2014, 21:05 PM

      We are proud to announce the 60th issue edition of Arkitip – Max Fish.

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      Max Fish was an uncontested downtown New York City institution. From 1989–2013 it was a gathering place for artists, skateboarders, musicians and the occasional celebrity to congregate because it was the kind of place where all these people felt at home. It was a social vortex for these groups and many of the friendships that began here have given birth to inestimable projects, ideas and collaborations among its patrons. The owner of Max Fish is German-born artist Ulli Rimkus, who set up shop on Ludlow Street in 1989, when the neighborhood was more famous for selling dope than cocktails. Part dive bar and part gallery; the bar hosted themed art shows and amassed an impressive permanent collection that included “Julio Iglesias” by Mark Flood, “Rat Cop” by Tom Otterness and “Bronx Elvis” by John Ahearn. In the mid to late ‘90s, as a broader skate culture started to bleed into the music, art and fashion worlds, Max Fish started to become a hang out for skateboarders.

      As customary, we have created a video to celebrate the release which can be seen below. The video is a visual story with commentary from patrons and past employees.

      Arkitip No. 0060 Max Fish will be hand numbered in a limited-edition and as always come packaged with a collector’s item. The edition has been designed by artist André Razo and made possible with support from Converse.

      Featuring:
      Last Call with Cheryl Dunn
      Unfair Impressions by Mike Bones
      Post No Bills: Printed ephemera
      Game Over by Joey Garfield
      Tony Talk by Tony Arcabascio
      In the Begining by Greg Woolard
      Drawn to the Fish by Marcellus Hall
      Fish Talk with Jesse Pearson, Matt Sweeney and Jagger
      Letters to Max Fish
      At the Fish by Angela Babin
      Hard Luck horoscope by Walter Robinson
      Ulli Rimkus interviewed by Carlo McCormick

      Cover photograph by Jonathan Mehring
      Guest Designed and Edited by André Razo

      6.5 x 9.5 In. (16.51 x 24.13 cm)
      144 pages + covers
      Four color offset printed, perfect bound
      Hand packaged & numbered ltd. edition of 500
      Dropped into a NYC liquor store bag with one Max Fish + Arkitip + Converse Bar Towel

      Pre order your copy now.

    • Micheal Leon Vexhall Flag Editions for Arkitip Release

      Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 30 April 2014, 10:09 AM

      We are proud to announce the release of Fine Art works from Arkitip Alumni and longtime family member Michael Leon.

      “Since I was a child I’ve been fascinated by flags. The United Nations, Olympics, World’s Fair and other idealized examples of world community have always inspired my artwork and design. This work draws literally from flag design mixed with my own design sensibility and personal history. By going back and forth between reverence and irreverence for vexilollogy, I have created flags for real and imagined countries, events, friends, emotions, ex-girlfriends, and everything inbetween. Some using the strict guidelines of flag design next to some that may have been scribbled on a napkin or inspired by a dream. In doing so this Vexhall (Hall of Flags) is my own personal and nostalgic United Nations.” – Michael Leon

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      These works are in stock and ready to ship.

      About the artist:
      Michael was raised in late 80′s, early 90′s skateboard culture. His work lives in a unique place between the worlds of art and art direction and embodies the freedom of thought and Do-It-Yourself tenacity of a skateboarder.  A combination which has produced impressive work in many forums and mediums – including paint, print, photography, and video.

      Michael lives in San Francisco where he works as a multidisciplinary artist and creative director. Since his first solo exhibition in 2002, his artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.