Gary Baseman teams up with Astek to create fun and freaky wallpapers for his retrospective, "The Door is Always Open" at the Skirball Cultural Center. Gary created an indoor house in the exhibition space complete with living room, bedroom, dining room, study, den and back yard. Astek designer Gabe Gonzales and Gary worked together to create themed patterns for each room of the "House".
The dining room wallpaper takes queues from a traditional wallcovering Gary's parents had when he was a boy, but on a second look you'll find "Toby" and "Dumb Luck" hiding in the swirls. The bedroom patterns depict two themes, dreams and nightmares. The room is bisected by these two patterns. The den features an endless chain of Wild Girls and ChouChous frolicking in a field of yellow.
"It is always exciting to see what happens when we collaborate with great artists. This project has been no exception" -Gabe Gonzales
If you missed the opening don't worry, the exhibit will at Skirball until August 18th and is definitely worth checking out. When your there don't forget to stop by Audry's gift shop where you can pick up self-adhesive wallpaper tiles of the patterns from the show and wall decals of Gary's spirited characters.
We are also licensing all of the patterns from the show so you can use them in your project. Contact sales for more information.
Our Substrate Binder is our definitive guide to what materials we carry instock for printing. Check out our full range of substrates from special effect mylars and embosses to our type II commercial grade vinyl. Contact us to get your copy today.
We had the great honor of printing for the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. One of the most notable wallcoverings for the show was the photo of the twins from The Shining, also check out the unique A.I. murals. Thanks to Patti Podesta, and Astek Designer Sarah LaVoie!
Astek Designer Josh Zieve created these wood veneers for the ABC show Duets. Josh utilized the silver mylar substrate for this, giving the wood an iridescent quality. Special thanks to James P. Connelly and Lydia Smyth.
Charlie Bidwell's is a Los Angeles based artist. His Monochromatic landscapes from around the world are both iconic and beautiful.
We are excited to offer the Charlie Bidwell mural collection.
Available for retail:Charlie Bidwell Mural Collection