Friday, April 13, 2012

"CLOUD THEORY" New Works from Greg Craola Simkins

 All new paintings from our good pal Greg Craola Simkins opens this weekend at the very prestigious Merry Karnowsky Gallery in L.A.. If you are in the area, check it out. If not keep an eye on the gallery website for the new work. All the previews I have seen so far are amazing.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Sketchbook Coming In May From Gunnar

We are super excited about our new sketchbook project with tattoo artist and painter Gunnar. He has spent thousands of hours working in sketchbooks to develop his art and we have been able to troll through tons of stuff to put together a sketch greatest hist. His style is unique and brings a really great energy to the page. More details coming very soon - May street date.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

De Nada, The Art of Jeral Tidwell - Out Now!!

De Nada, The Art of Jeral Tidwell is finally available from Presto Art. This all new hardbound edition features hundreds of works from Jeral. It covers everything from rock posters, to skate decks, radiators, to his limited edition prints, along with process pics, sketches, and drawings. This book is a real treasure trove of art for anyone who likes, hot rods, pin striping, tattoos, graffiti, rock and roll, comics, and pop art. Artist Frank Kozik wrote the foreword, and that my friends is a real deal endorsement. This book  is well worth picking up coming in at 176 pages and  9" x 9", all for only $34.99, this book can't be missed! It was blast to work on and we know you are going to dig it. Your Welcome, Available Here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Leap Year Book Signing -Jeral Tidwell

If you are going to be in or around Louisville, Kentucky next Wednesday Feb. 29th, Jeral Tidwell will be releasing his new art book from Presto Art. He will be signing books, spanking butts and talking non stop so stop by and pick up one up. Jeral will also be touring this Spring and we will have dates as soon as they become available.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Coming Feb. 29th 2012 - "De Nada" The Art of Jeral Tidwell

This is a title that could only be released on a day that doesn't usually exist. On February 29th this year we will be bringing forth the long awaited Jeral Tidwell art book -DeNada. This hardcover collection features hundreds of works from Jeral. His sold out sketchbook is one of our most popular titles and we are excited to be publishing his new book. Mark the calendar, this one is not to be missed. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Drawn From the Well -Behind the Scenes

Film maker Stephen Reedy, the maker of the great "Drawn From the Well" mini promo film has put together a  behind the scene's videos that showcases how he does his special effects and how he made Greg's film. It is really cool to see how many creative ideas he cooks up. Clever dude that Stephen Reedy.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We got something coming from this guy...Get ready

An all new title from artist Jeral Tidwell is in the works. February 29, 2012. Your welcome.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Huck Gee book release & 11 of 10 show.

Our main amigo Carlos East of the Beast Brothers shot and edited this amazing video of Huck Gee's book release party and 11 of 10 show in L.A. The book we released on the opening night was an ultra rare super limited black cover edition. Muy Bien!

11/10 The Art of HucK Gee from The Beast Brothers on Vimeo.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Art of Huck Gee -NOW AVAILABLE!!

Once upon a time I got an amazing phone call. The Baroness called me and asked if I had an interest in exploring the idea of doing a book with custom toy artist Huck Gee. For years I have collected Kidrobot Dunnys so I have been a fan of Huck's work for years. A call, an e-mail, some jpegs and we were hooked on the idea.
 This was one of those projects where ideas burned in my head for layouts and I couldn't wait to produce a volume of Huck's art. A year later and many untold hours and bang. We present The Art of Huck Gee!
We have packed this hard cover edition with 150 pages of Huck's greatest creations. His limited edition customs, production pieces, production art, prints, collaborations, projects that were scrapped, and every single thing in between.
The forward of the book is written by Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz, who refers to Huck as "...the greatest toy customizer on the planet....". Now if that isn't a ringing endorsement I don't what is. Huck is one of the founders of this custom art toy movement. His work has been shown and is collected the world over, it even resides in the permanent collection of the MOMA. The book was a blast to design and the art is refreshing and important. This is one of the most interesting titles we have published to date and it was wonderful to work with such a talented guy.
The book is available now at for the amazing price of $28.00. For those who love art, toys, pop-culture and pure creativity. The Art of Huck Gee - that is how we kick off 2012.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We Have Been Busy...Really.

Hello and Happy New Year, sorry for the lack of updates here at the blog. We have spent the fall knee deep in book projects from toy artist Huck Gee and poster / hot-rod / pop artist Jeral Tidwell, as well as many new projects for 2012. It can sometimes be a challenge to both work on books and report on the progress here on the blog, but we will make a run at doing a better blog job in 2012. We do promise that 2012 is going to be packed with amazing titles from Presto Art. That is also guaranteed by our mascot Quincy the wonder dog. Thanks for sticking around.