BK-based graphic designer Grotesk has been responsible for some of our favorite color-coordinated doodles as of late, from the Cool Kids' The Bake Sale cover to various tees for Stussy and Hellz Bellz (his blog is pretty ace, too). Yet his snazziest canvases of all are the weekly party flyers for The Hump, a get-together organized by former FADER editor DJ Lindsey and hubby DJ Myles alongside a rotating cast of selectors and downtown luminaries (we mentioned it a while ago, before their JPG game was quite so illmatic). The party only features tunes circa '88 to '98, but Grotesk's illustrations avoid record digger cliches and refuse to memorialize the era in any way. Instead, he simply takes us back to the first time we saw Meth with the glass eye in the "All I Need" video, or Puffy waving his Rolex in a shiny suit, and reminds us just how much fun those goofy motherfuckers were having. Check the whole collection on MySpace, and join us in looking forward to the day dude sketches Redman with the looseleaf paper booger stuffed in his schnoz.
May 19, 2008