Welcome to part two of our coverage of the awesome event Designer Con! If you missed part one, it’s right here. All photos by Erwin Recinos.
To Die for Clothing once again brought a great touch to DCON 2015. At their booth, you were able to purchase various types of gear from their clothing brand. Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins was also at their booth selling meeting & greeting patrons and signing books when he could. A few booths down, they had a full silkscreen shop selling 8 different tee shirt designs by eight different artists.
Prints On Wood, one of the sponsors of DCON, has been making waves in the L.A. art scene with their roster of artists and a new take on collecting fine art. This year they had a line-up of artists on both days signing at their booth. We caught Buff Monster signing, and saw Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez live painting.
Silent Stage Gallery at booth 909 had some high end art work that created a great buzz at DCON. We stopped by the booth, which had a line forming for a signing by graffiti artist SLICK. We saw tons of great and rare item, including a poster of The Pharcyde’s debut album, Bizarre Ride to the Pharcyde that Slick illustrated. Also spotted was a billboard by DVIOUS Clothing which Slick slapped on some custom Eggshell Stickers.
Kidrobot was on hand at DCON with some vinyl toys on display. Two stood out from the rest, a take on Tweety bird by artist Mark Dean Vaca, who was on hand talking about his new vinyl toy and his artwork. Second was vinyl toy of Kim Jong-un as a baby in a grey onesie with a his bottle in hand.
Munky King, the vinyl toy temple were displaying the DABSMYLA “Trouble Trouble” in two color ways. In a lit display you were able to see Luke Chueh’s iconic character with the vinyl “Headspace” and “Mechanic”. The pin company Yesterdays Co released their limited-edition artist pins featuring work by Alex Pardee, Bone Thrower and Skinner.
Comic Bricks! at booth 1200 by @brickstuds were displaying iconic comic book cover art in Lego brick form. Just another example of the various styles of art displayed at DCON. L.A. TACO definitely looks forward to attending next year and giving our readers another recap of this ever-changing and exciting event.