May 31, 2008
Greetings from Hyperspace!
May has been a very full month for us. The big event of the season was the Hell City Tattoo Fest in Columbus, Ohio May 16-18. As many of you may know, Guy and Michele had slowed down their tattoo convention schedule substantially over the past few years because of other pressing business. However, Durb Morrison, the Hell City promoter, made us an offer we couldn't refuse: he gave us a 1600 square foot room at the convention to display art and hold events. At such a crowded and prestigious event as Hell City, this was too good to turn down. One wall of the room was used as a display space for all the original scratchboard pieces featured in Proton Press' latest release, Scratch Art. The convention was a great opportunity to showcase the pieces and to promote the book, and throughout the weekend the Hyperspace room at Hell City enjoyed a steady stream of visitors dropping in from other parts of the show. In addition to the Scratch Art expo, Guy and Michele also showed a number of their own original paintings there, and Guy tattooed Jason Ferguson, the winner of last month's "Win A Free Tattoo From Guy" contest.
At the convention, The History Channel was there, filming for a new series they are producing called "The Works". Each episode will feature a detailed exploration of a subject: Robotics, Guns, Trash Pickup, etc. Tattooing will be one of their featured subjects, so keep an eye out for this series as it premieres later on.
The Scratch Art book is finally posted at the Hyperspace Studios Online Store! Almost a year after its conception, this amazing tattoo community group book project is printed and available. Scratch Art is a small (but thick and fairly heavy) glossy black-and-white hardcover art book showcasing the hundreds of amazing scratchboard pieces that were contributed to the project by tattooists all over the world last year. Many of tattooing's biggest names are present: Jack Rudy, Filip Leu, Timothy Hoyer, Mike Davis, Marcus Pacheco, Shige, Boris Laszlo, Aaron Cain... but many of the most impressive pieces are from artists you may not have heard of yet. This volume of art is small but substantial, and makes for a perfect addition to your book collection.
Also new at the Hyperspace Studios store this month is Prism, Sunchannel's third CD release. Sunchannel is Michele Wortman's instrumental electronic music project, and Prism picks up where her last CD left off, continuing forward in its abstract, melodic journey. Prism's ten contemplative, rhythmic mid-tempo tracks make a perfect soundtrack for the creative mind; for anyone who enjoys instrumental music, this CD is a must-have for your collection. It can also be purchased in a special package deal with Tune In, Sunchannel's previous release.
We've also updated our online galleries this month. Michele has posted both new tattoo work and some fresh-off-the-press figure drawings, while Guy has a collection of new paintings posted, and has updated his Paintings-For-Sale gallery. Stay tuned next month for some recent paintings from Michele, and a number of new collaborative works.
Last but not least, Hyperspace Studios would like to introduce their new mascot, Trippy the 3-eared bunny. Trippy has been hanging around the studio for a while but it took a visiting artist to pay close enough attention to notice Trippy's special hearing equipment. He's an unusual creature who fits right in here at Hyperspace; check out his new video to see what's up with this amazing rabbit.
Enjoy, and we'll be in touch soon!
Guy & Michele