Let’s be honest. When most people hear the words “grizzly” and “bear” used together, they think of an actual grizzly bear. You know, the adorable North American brown bear typically found in western North America. However, Grizzly Bear (with a capital G and B) are actually, as many of you may know, quite the opposite.
They are Edward Droste (vocals, keyboards, omnichord), Daniel Rossen (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards), Chris Taylor (bass, backing vocals, various instruments, producer), and Christopher Bear (drums, backing vocals). And yes, their name is a nickname that Ed had for an old boyfriend of his.
Stemming from Jessy Nite‘s fascination with text, NiteWriter.co is a typography studio devoted solely to the heritage and discipline of hand-drawn type.
Jessy Nite’s work has graced brands across the globe (including yours truly – Tropicult.com) with her playful colors, keen eye, andrazor sharp skills. Now, Jessy Nite is offering custom lettering, illustration, interactive and digital capabilities to the masses! Vist the brand spankin’ new NiteWriter.co then click & drag around to explore Jessy Nite’s typographical porfolio.
That’s not all the Benevolent Ruler has been up! We caught up with Jessy Nite who apparently has also been teaching the art of typography and hand lettering to international students at the Miami Ad School.
The Heineken TransAtlantic Music Festival showcases the sound of the world right now. The weekend line-up includes live performances by locals such as The Hongs and Krisp, plus a few pretty spectacular international acts like Bajofondo and Bomba Estereo.
Tropicult is showcasing the sounds of the festival online for new and loyal readers alike AND we’re giving away a pair of tickets (see: Page 3).
Trek6, the man behind the infamous “Boombox” in Wynwood, has been a contributing member of Miami’s blooming street art scene since the late 80s with over a dozen murals throughout the great City of Miami.
Taking his street art to the canvas, Trek6 celebrated the unveiling of his first solo exhibit, ”Through the Looking Glass” at Hand Crafted Miami on Saturday, March 16th with pure aerosol pieces that pay tribute to the likes of Andy Warhol and Jackie O sporting eyewear from the Eyemax Collection.
Game Show is the current exhibition at Florida International University’s – College of Architecture + The Arts’ new Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) where games serve as metaphors for human interactions and well, just the absurdities of life itself.