Melvin Galapon's Blog

RIP Steve Jobs

Posted in Art, Experiment, Portraits, Sketchbook by Melvin Galapon on October 6, 2011

I was working late last night and heard the sad news that the legend that is Steve Jobs passed away which reminded me of the hours upon hours of video of him talking about Apple & computers/technology/microsoft I used to watch while on my MA, trying to work out what it was that inspired me.

Here’s a piece I’ll share that I created 3 1/2 years ago while on my long journey and one that seems rather apt today…Thanks for inspiring me Mr. Jobs!

Photograph by Lee Cavaliere


Fresh Cutting Edge Illustration

Posted in Book, Illustration, Press, Publication, Type by Melvin Galapon on September 7, 2011

A selection of work appears in these 2 books:

Fresh – Cutting Edge Illustrations – Objects
Fresh – Cutting Edge Illustrations – Print


Posted in Art, Bespoke, Exhibition, Illustration, Tshirts, Type by Melvin Galapon on August 5, 2011

I’m taking part in the SUPER I AM 8 BIT show opening in LA next week, where each artist was invited to create a piece of work around the theme of pre 1980s video games.

For the show I’ve created 2 special typographic pieces laseretched into perspex, which will also be screenprinted onto tshirts to coincide with the show.

Wednesday, August 10th
7 to 10pm

Thursday, August 11th
7 to 11pm
6 to 7pm (MEDIA PREVIEW)

More info on the show and about the organisers can be found here as well as a short video of the last show.

Logology 2: The Wonderland of Logo Design

Posted in Book, Publication, Type by Melvin Galapon on August 4, 2011

I have work in the new Logology 2 book published by Victionary.

Illustration for Time Magazine

Posted in Commission, Fashion, Illustration, Magazine, Publication by Melvin Galapon on July 29, 2011

An illustration I did about a month or so ago for Time magazine, for a fashion article.

Vacant Show & One Day Workshop

Posted in Exhibition, Workshop by Melvin Galapon on July 28, 2011

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Vacant Gallery Tokyo!

Posted in Exhibition by Melvin Galapon on July 28, 2011

I got back last week from a bit of a break in Tokyo, where I also had a show and workshop at the brilliant Vacant Gallery in Harajuku.

19.04 Wired US

Posted in Commission, Experiment, Magazine, Publication, Type, Video by Melvin Galapon on May 17, 2011

I haven’t had chance to post properly the past few months due to projects getting in the way and recently as I’m trying to get my head round a small video piece I’m doing for Spine TV at the moment. So while I’ve got a spare minute I thought it’d be a good idea to put afew behind the scene photos from a project (a sneak preview of which I posted here) I completed a couple of months back for Wired US.

I got approached before christmas to do a splashpage for their magazine for print and their new iPad app. Luckily the brief was pretty open which gave me the perfect opportunity to try something new and completely different.
Photography by Mindaugas Komskis.

Origin 68 Tshirt Now available to buy!

Posted in Collaboration, Fashion, Prints, Tshirts, Type by Melvin Galapon on May 6, 2011

Available to buy here

Pick Me Up 2011 with Anthony Burrill

Posted in Art, Collaboration, Exhibition, Installation, Pattern, Special Project by Melvin Galapon on March 28, 2011

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I had the pleasure of being invited to be part of Pick Me Up this year by the talented Anthony Burrill as part of his studio residency for the duration of the show. Here are some photos of what I created in his space, other artists to be invited included: Emily forgot, Ian Stevenson, Wilfrid Wood and Jack Featherstone.