This is big news! Tristan's older brother Matt has been secretly making gorgeous paintings for years and is FINALLY showing them to the world. This is his first show ever! Matt was Tristan's first influence in graffiti, bombing up and down London in the early 90's and continuing to develop beautiful graff and calligraphic styles in his paintings ever since then. Matt's show titled ' I Think We Could Get Along' opens this Saturday and will feature over 35 works of delicately layered and graphic paintings as well as a series of random selections from his obsessive collection of over 60,000 photographs taken over the last 5 years. We here at Thunderdog are blown away by the level of detail and sensitive execution of his new abstract paintings and we hope you can all join him in celebrating this amazing occasion! The work will be up for sale on line this Saturday, November 6th. Show some love!
New Era has just launched their newest campaign featuring Thunderdog prez Tristan Eaton! It's part of their 'Flag Bearer' series and will be featured over the next few months on billboards, magazines (check out this month's SPIN) and in-store graphics - not to mention a nifty little Osamu Koyama and New York Yankee Curtis Granderson! Check out his ugly mug below surrounded by a bunch of toys (new & old) in the Thunderdog Studios!
If that's not enough - New Era currently has Tristan larger than life in the windows of their flagship store in Soho, NYC! We got $10 for the first person to put a mustache on him. (Just kidding - you'll get arrested.)
On the heels of Thunderdog's recent trip to Kingston, Jamaica (news on that soon), Tristan basically went from the airport straight to 5th Avenue & 57th to paint custom, one of a kind handbags for Coach and the ever popular Fashion's Night Out. The event was awesome and Tristan painted almost 20 bags in 3 hours! Check out a couple of them below...
This month ultra-cool advertising agency Tribal DDB asked Thunderdog to help them celebrate their 10 years in business with a series of art projects. The result was an enormous painting by Tristan Eaton, a series of laser cut, spray painted posters and a time-lapse video showing 40 hours of painting in 4 minutes! The painting is now a permanent fixture in the Tribal DDB lobby!
Tristan's concept and approach to the project:
My goal was to celebrate Tribal DDB's triumphant 10 years in business through allegory and metaphor. Paying homage to the late illustrator Frank Frazetta, I decided to anthropomorphize the accomplishments and abilities of the agency into a majestic, mythical beast ascending an ever-growing branch of time and challenge. A notch in the tree reveals 10 rings / years of growth. I chose three animals to symbolically represent the core ideals that Tribal DDB embodies and aspires to:
The painting was executed on 49 square panels of birch formed into a grid reminiscent of the Tribal DDB logo. The imagery was created using wheat pasted paper, spray paint, acrylic paint and ink. I also created a signed and numbered limited edition poster for all Tribal DDB employees. The poster serves as a crest to represent this mythical beast and its triumphant journey. The treatment of graphics are reminiscent of a timeless coat of arms used for shields in battle and for pride of legacy. The poster is spray-painted through a laser cut stencil, allowing each poster to be unique with varying fields of color. Each poster features a legend explaining what our mythical beast represents as well as a field for individual numbering and artist signature.
It's been a long time coming, but Thunderdog has finally helped Tristan launch his own personal site. Why .net? Well, some douchebag in Japan bought tristaneaton.com. But we'll get it back!
This is a simple, early version of his site. There's a lot more to come (exhibitions, interviews etc.), but for now we've launched a full store featuring Tristan's work and a fun gallery of random art. There is a huge variety of paintings, drawings, prints and custom work up for sale for a limited time! A lot of this work was only available for a limited time at galleries over seas, so by popular demand we've made his art a little more accessible for you guys.