I fully embrace the idea of art as an affordable and wearable commodity. Not only does the concept strip away the pretense of traditional Fine Art, it also subverts economic and cultural boundaries that our established museum and gallery systems reinforce.
DAB (Doctor and Barber) is a San Francisco based design collective founded by Tim Evans and Jordan Westcott in 2011. Their diverse spectrum of graphic production expertly caters to those comprising the stock of huckster, haberdasher, prognosticator, apothecary, and a host of other odd fellows, and is meticulously culled from a fine assortment of carefully curated (and digitally manipulated) nineteenth century theatrical playbills, medicinal advertisements, music sheets and secret societal symbology.
Collaborating with such San Francisco institutions as The Perish Trust, Welcome Stranger, HANGR 16 and Density, their well selected stock of wearable curiosities and ingenious contrivances celebrate a grand medley of miscellany harkening to the Gilded Age of the Golden West, imbibed with a reverberating credo: HISTORY! MYSTERY! ABSURDITY!
―Q. Why DAB’s style choose vintage illustration for your artworks?
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While been in charge of DIESEL's creative direction, both print and online creative, he is also curating and producing numerous projects, installations and exhibitions at DIESEL ART GALLERY. He has also been discovering and supporting artists and architects actively, and has introduced rising talents to Japan in the past, such as Jules Julien (France), Mathias (Belgium), Boris Hoppek (Spain), Simon Henwood (UK), Fannie Schiavoni (Sweden), Mogollon (US), Christian Joy (US), to name a few. Read his blog on 'Higher Frequency'.