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Free Fridayz... Friday!
    Thursday, 13 October 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Be sure to get your drawings in for this week's Free Fridayz. The theme; SEXY <-- email them on over to: freefridayz (at) fecalface.com

Not sure what this week's prize is going to be since the Sylvia Ji print got destroyed by the fire... We'll come up with something good. Actually, got an epic book the other day which we're going to feature on FF tomorrow. You'll dig it and wanna win it.

M. deVena (California) got their sexy drawing in.



Free Fridayz: Scares the Shit Out of Me
    Friday, 23 September 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

We were away from Free Fridayz for a bit while summer commenced - people traveled, sun-bathed, swam, drank adult drinks, etc...

Now that all (or most) are back to work and school, let's get drawing again... and we'll get back to giving away prizes to those who submit the best drawings. --> onto the submitted drawings.


Submitted by Joe Stanton

This Week's Prize: A copy of the newest issue of the Australian based arts and culture magazine King Brown



Free Fridayz & King Brown Magazine
    Wednesday, 14 September 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Ok, now that people are getting back into their post summer normalcy, let's get Free Fridayz rolling once again. Get your drawings in by this Friday for a chance at winning the Australia's newest King Brown Magazine filled with artists interviews and other goodness printed on high quality paper.

This week's theme: What Scares The Shit out of You. - email your drawings to: freefridayz (at) fecalface.com

Blake Jones emailed his drawing in. Being attacked by a Gremlin, Chucky and Freddy riding on the back of a massive crab scares the shit out of Blake.

A look at the new issue of King Brown Magazine


Free Fridayz: Total Vacation Mode
    Friday, 12 August 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Everyone's on vacation. You're most likely checking Fecal Face from your IPad on a beach in the middle of the Bahamas sipping on a drink that has an umbrella sticking out of it while crabs nibble at your toes. Is it warm and beautiful? Are there tropical birds shitting on your shoulder? I wouldn't know.

We walk up and down Haight Street every day coming and going from Fecal Face. It's so easy to spot the tourists with their maps out, cameras hanging on their chests casually strolling up to Haight and Ashbury. On those beautiful crisp mornings, they make me wish I was in total vacation mode. I would buy them a crepe and an ice cream sandwich in appreciation.

Submitted by Peekasso

This Week's Prize: These radcial tshirts from our friends at Oakland's Team Print Shop



Free Fridayz: Poo's on First
    Friday, 15 July 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

So Fecal Face has a softball team now (Poo's on First) and we need a design for our shirts. What a better way than to make a Free Fridayz contest out of it. Plenty of awesome designs submitted, but which do you prefer?


Submitted by Cartier Saucier (Mission Hills, CA)

This Week's Prize: This baseball themed (Tigers really) cap from San Francisco's Benny Gold.



Free Fridayz... Friday!
    Thursday, 14 July 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

We WILL have a Free Fridayz up this Friday with the theme: Poo's on First which is the name of the Fecal Face softball team. The contest is to design our team's tshirt logo! The prize will be a few shirts with your design on them. So get your drawing in ASAP for a chance at being a part of history? Email your design/ drawings to: freefridayz (at) fecalface.com

Matt Medium emailed his "Poo's on First" design.


Poo's on First
    Friday, 24 June 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We're giving everyone another week to get their Free Fridayz drawings in for the theme: Poo's on First - What's this all about? Poo's on First is Fecal Face's softball team name and we're asking you to come up with our tee shirt design. This week's winner will get their design printed on our team shirts and will get a few shirts as their prize.

Cartier Saucier from Mission Hills, CA already got their submission in and it rules.

Get your drawing in by Friday, July 1st. Email them to: freefridayz (at) fecalface.com --> Need some inspiration? Who the hell is Poo? Here ya go.


Free Fridayz: Friggen Fraggen
    Friday, 17 June 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

     I think it would be a great time to publicly thank Ashley Taylor who puts together Free Fridayz here at Fecal Face every week. Not only does she do that, but she also has spent a serious amount of Saturdays gallery sitting at the old Gough St. space while we played in the sunshine.

Friggen Fraggen theme submitted by Travis Gillan (Denver, CO).
     What you should know about Ashley is that she takes wonderful photos. Check her site and see for yourself: 4blankwalls.com

     So how about a short rant unrelated to how rad Ashley is. In fact, the rant will have nothing to do with Ashley at all. It'll just be written under the public thank you and your photos are rad words I wrote above. Maybe it would be best if I started a new paragraph to visually separate as well.

     Did you know that The Animal Control and Welfare Commission here in San Francisco recommends that the city ban the sale of tropical fish and gold fish?.

     Have you ever eaten a gold fish? I ate 3 in one night (I need to dig up the footage). 4 other Howard House residents downed the lil' guys too. This is no rant. It's a silly state of fact.

     If you must, don't chew. Best with a large glass of water. -Trippe



Free Fridayz: Retarded Fish
    Friday, 03 June 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

Submission by Trav Walker (Minneapolis, MN)
   It's going to rain this weekend here in San Francisco... Like record breaking amounts of rain. What's up with that shit?! It hasn't rained this much since like 1864 or something.

   And we had the whole weekend off to play as well. That's rare. We normally have to work on Saturdays, but because we're between shows, it's a 2 day weekend but you know what? We're just going to work... Well, at least on Saturday. Maybe the rain will break on Sunday... That's the goal.

   Tonight, we're going to put on rain gear, grab a bottle of wine and walk around San Francisco and pretend we're on vacation in Alaska. -Trippe



Free Fridayz: Favorite Band/ Musician
    Friday, 20 May 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

Entry from Junkyard Sam
Fudge this noise, it's freakin' Friday, and we've had a crazy ass few months. Sometimes you gotta bail from work early and go for bike ride. The weather is starting to get nice and fresh air is in dire need.

You know what's a lot of fun? Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and then take the ferry home. Don't buy the alcohol on the boat. It's expensive. Bring your own. They don't care, but don't tell them Fecal Face told you to do it. They might get upset. -Trippe



Free Fridayz: Stupid Free Fridayz
    Friday, 13 May 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

So yes, the voting will remain the same. You need to login in order for your vote to count, but as many of you have suggested, it seems that some of the votes are less than honest. A solution suggested by many of you is to start a discussion within the comments throughout the week, and in the end, Fecal Face should choose the winner considering your votes and comments. Sound good? Is Free Fridayz still totally Stupid? You decide.

<-- SHINE submitted this gem.



Stupid is as Stupid Does
    Wednesday, 11 May 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We take forever getting prizes mailed out. Everyone cheats with the voting system. It's meant to be a weekly contest, but takes Fecal like forever to get a new one up... STUPID FREE FRIDAYZ <-- is this week's theme, and it WILL be going live this Friday and we WILL be giving away a Michael Sieben print... Yeah right, heard that before.

Email your Stupid Free Fridayz themed drawing to freefridayz (at) fecalface.com like Greg Bemis of Portland, OR has before... this Friday.


Free Fridayz: Art Walk
    Saturday, 23 April 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

Walk. View art and music. Drink a beer. Eat a sandwich. High five a couple friends. Try not to fall. Enjoy the locals. Smell the air. Toast of the town you are... What are you doing later? Maybe we should get some beers and play music... Or we could just stay here and drink some more... Or, go home and light a tree on fire. Stand back and admire your skill at lighting matches. Maybe I'll smoke next to the fire and wonder what would have happened if you said hello to that cute girl who like was totally checking you out. Your friend totally saw it, but you're always a little scared... Well, here we are now. Maybe put the fire out and crash. Listen to your favorite album while making a piece of toast and think about going surfing tomorrow morning. That'll feel nice.



Free Fridayz - Get Your Drawing In
    Thursday, 14 April 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

We don't have many drawings submitted for this week's Free Fridayz -- The theme: ART WALK <-- Get your drawing in asap. We'll be giving away that Jay Howell TShirt and zine for the prize and as of now your chances are looking pretty good, jerk face.

Email your Art Walk themed drawings to:
freefridayz (at) fecalface.com

Hvidsten from Oslo, Norway emailed his "Art Walk" themed Free Fridayz drawing in before the deadline. Now you.


Free Fridayz: Haight St
    Friday, 25 March 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

Man, it's been a month since the last time we added a Free Fridayz?! Well, it's been a crazy month with moving the gallery and all... In any case, here's this week's Free Fridayz.

Next week's theme to get your drawings in for? Well, that would be NASAL ISSUES... My nose is acting up and I wanna see drawings explaining what the hell is wrong with it. Should be a grand Free Fridayz next week... But this week is down right funky as well. I mean, we have Haight St. One of the things our grand city is known for. Damn hippies peace signing it up and how the street has changed since the summer of love. All that's missing is a Crazy Shirts. Already have those crazy sexy legs.

Entry from James the Stanton (Berkeley)



Free Fridayz: Movin' On Up
    Saturday, 26 February 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

We are so damn excited about moving FFDG next week that this week's Free Fridayz theme is: MOVIN' ON UP.

Many great entries this week. You wanna know a secret? It takes two to tango, and I never learned how to dance... Dance? May I have your hand for this second in time? But why you ask?... I don't know but when we were on our way home last night we ran into your sister and instead of going home we stayed out drinking. So today we are slow. Slow in the brain and I'm looking forward to getting a beer which I may in fact do at around 5 or so. In the meantime, I'm going to Caffe Trieste for another cup of coffee. A small half caffeinated one would work best. I don't wanna get all shaky AND I don't wanna have disturbed sleep tonight. Need to be fresh on Monday. We're moving the gallery on Tuesday and the week is going to be a busy one... See what just happened? Now we've come 360 and are back to my point... We're moving the gallery. UP? Well, the elevation is in fact UP and next door neighbor will be Upper Playground and their initials and U.P. Oh how apt for you? --> I need to urinate as well.



Free Fridayz: Catch Air
    Friday, 04 February 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

Catching air is something that only select few can fully comprehend. All those considering must be mindful of caution like feeble minded aspects to get your teeth caught in... Caught air? Catch air on your foot and try walking like that for a solid week... I bet that would be extremely difficult. Ever drop in on vert? The first time I did was in Ocean City, Maryland like in 1988 and I ate shit. In fact, my front foot never touched the board, but instead went right over the top and I proceeded to tumble down the ramp... and it was freakin' hot. They used to cook eggs on that thing on hot days. No joke. Metal vert ramp like 14 feet tall that would get hot enough to cook eggs on... The best part was that they older dudes who coached me to eat shit we're hyped that I went for it... It didn't hurt too bad in the end, and I gained the respect of the older skaters... Or I should say that I entertained them for 10 minutes in one horrific blow... As I got older I loved making the little ones drop in. Good laughs but you gotta pay your dues. You gotta prove that you have enough balls to go for it. CATCH AIR!


#7 - Adam Jafry (Encinitas, CA)



Free Fridayz: Paradise
    Friday, 21 January 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

What's your version of Paradise? Well, this here weekly drawing contest, where we ask you to send in a drawing based on a theme, illustrates your versions of Paradise... CATCH AIR!



Free Fridayz: New Year's Resolution
    Monday, 10 January 2011 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

It seems many of you have problems with smoking and this is the year to quit... Below, Vermont Coronell is going to get busy with the pen... Next week's theme: Paradise.




Free Fridayz: Tis the Season
    Friday, 24 December 2010 /// Written by Ashley Taylor

Hey, it's Christmas Eve, so we thought the theme Tis the Season is apt to see how you perceive this time of year.

Be sure to get your "My New Year's Resolution" themed drawings in for the next round, Friday Dec 31st. Make sure they're 700 pixels in width, refrain from using Photoshop to create your works, make sure the words "Fecal Face" are included, then email it to: freefridayz (at) fecalface.com



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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:39

I don't think at this point it needs to be written since the last update to Fecal Face was a long time ago, but...

I, John Trippe, have put this baby Fecal Face to bed. I'm now focusing my efforts on running ECommerce at DLX which I'm very excited about... I guess you can't take skateboarding out of a skateboarder.

It was a great 15 years, and most of that effort can still be found within the site. Click around. There's a lot of content to explore.

Hit me up if you have any ECommerce related questions. - trippe.io


SF Giants' World Series Trophy & DLX
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:21

I'm not sure how many people are lucky enough to have The San Francisco Giants 3 World Series trophies put on display at their work for the company's employees to enjoy during their lunch break, but that's what happened the other day at Deluxe. So great.


SF skateboarding icons Jake Phelps, Mickey Reyes, and Tommy Guerrero with the 3 SF Giants World Series Trophies


Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details



The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:34

When works of art become commodities and nothing else, when every endeavor becomes “creative” and everybody “a creative,” then art sinks back to craft and artists back to artisans—a word that, in its adjectival form, at least, is newly popular again. Artisanal pickles, artisanal poems: what’s the difference, after all? So “art” itself may disappear: art as Art, that old high thing. Which—unless, like me, you think we need a vessel for our inner life—is nothing much to mourn.


Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? --continue reading


"Six Degrees" @FFDG
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:30

"Six Degrees" opens tonight, Friday Jan 16th (7-10pm) at FFDG in San Francisco. ~Group show featuring: Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.


Work by Meryl Pataky


In Wake of Attack, Comix Legend Says Satire Must Stay Offensive
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59


Ron Turner of Last Gasp

"[Satire] is important because it brings out the flaws we all have and throws them up on the screen of another person," said Turner. “How they react sort of shows how important that really is.” Later, he added, "Charlie took a hit for everybody." -read on


Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36



SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:36


The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its tens of thousands of acres of beautiful parks and public open spaces.

What many people don't know is that these lands were almost lost to large-scale development. link


1/5/14 - Going Back
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:49

As we work on our changes, we're leaving Squarespace and coming back to the old server. Updates are en route.

The content that was on the site between May '14 and today is history... Whatever, wasn't interesting anyway. All the good stuff from the last 10 years is here anyway.


Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter @Park Life (5/23)
Friday, 23 May 2014 09:22

Opening tonight, Friday May 23rd (7-10pm) at Park Life in the Inner Richmond (220 Clement St) is Again Home Again featuring works from the duo Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter who split time living in Sacramento and a tiny island at the top of Pudget Sound with their children.

Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper --- Rachell Sumpter paints scenes of colored splendor dropped into scenes of desolate wilderness. ~show details



NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:37

nyc_graffitiNYC --- A new graffiti abatement program put forth by the police commissioner has beat cops carrying cans of spray paint to fill in and cover graffiti artists work in an effort to clean up the city --> Many cops are thinking it's a waste of resources, but we're waiting to see someone make a project of it. Maybe instructions for the cops on where to fill-in?

The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

Shootings are on the rise across the city, but the directive from Police Headquarters is to hunt down street art and cover it with black, red and white spray paint, sources said... READ ON


Wednesday, 16 June 2010 17:39








Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.

Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...

Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.

Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.

Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?

Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net

ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.

Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.

FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners

Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.

Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.

Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.

Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding

"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.

The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.

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