Thursday, May 22, 2008

Spray Graphic

For all of you social networking artists out there: Spray Graphic caters to visual artists, writers, film makers, musicians and activists alike. Plus you can see great work by artists like Anna Day, leah 6.0, the secret asian trustfund, k.r.santhana krishnan and you know who.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Will Work for Food

Donate $1.00 to Centric Studios at and we will send you a collection of over 175 photoshop (CS3) brushes that you will not find anywhere else. Our current collection contains a well-rounded mix of textures, backgrounds and historical illustrations. Orders can take up to 24 hours to fill.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg (Oct. 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008)

One of the most innovative 20th-century artists died this week. 82 year old Robert Rauschenberg died of heart failure Monday night at his home in Florida. If you are not familiar with his work thats okay. Just look around and you can see his influence everywhere.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Lumberyard - Letterpress Magazine

Straight from the letterpress underground comes The Lumberyard, a collaborative project combining the art of letterpress and the literary arts. There is a good interview with Jen and Eric Woods, the creative team behind the magazine, at the Luna Park Review.
• If you would be interested in submitting no more than three poems or works of flash fiction that are previously unpublished, you can send your work to

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Casualties of the Digital War on Terror

Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, David Hocney, William Wegman, Robert Mapplethorpe....
The list goes on and on of the number of artists, myself included, who have in some way incorporated the use of the Polaroid camera into their work. So I was blown away when I heard that Polaroid is going to stop making instant film. Thanks to the digital camera, instant film is following in the foot steps of the Daguerreotype, Calotype and the Carte-De-Visite. Until some other company sees the need($) for instant film, it would be safe to say that technology kills art.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Centric Fonts on

If you haven't been to then you must never have had the need for a Simpsons font, a font with a funny name, or an alternative Sans Serif. And if you have been there you already know that it is a great source for a wide variety of typefaces for any project. So the next time you are looking for new fonts to add to your arsenal, stop by and checkout a few typefaces created by Centric Studios first.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Don't Look Now! It's the Art Rifle!

Q. What is The Art Rifle?
A. The online journal of Centric Studios.

Q. What is Centric Studios?
A. Centric Studios is a small graphic design and screen-printing studio located in Belleville, Illinois. You can visit our website at where you can find out more about us. While you're there you can checkout our product page for a revolving selection of custom typefaces, apparel, posters, prints and ephemera. If anything strikes your fancy you can use the following discount code to save 25% on your online order:
• DISCOUNT CODE: artrifle