The Art Hustle is a boutique trading card series featuring contemporary artists and related personnel. Now in its 3rd series, The Art Hustle cards include an elite international group of Illuminati working in a variety of disciplines including street art, toy art, illustration, painting, sculpture, aerosol art, tattoo art, digital art, film, photography, blogging, curating, retailing and wheeling and dealing. The cards themselves are throwbacks to the classic wax packs of our youth. Each card has interesting trivia, and each case contains randomly inserted autographed and customized art cards.
I WAS INVITED TO BE IN THE ART HUSTLE SERIES 3! It’s a dream come true. I bet my dad will now understand what I do for a living with my time! Here’s a preview of my card. You could sum up The Art Hustle like this:
“The Art Hustle is a new frontier in art and trading cards, and a hell of a lot of fun.”
I’ve been nerding out on The Art Hustle since series 1, so prepare to settle in for a pictorial. To set the score [my new series of posts with musical pairings], I’ve chosen the following selection from Simian Mobile Disco because it’s called “Hustler” and The Art Hustle was created by Simeon Lipman. Press play and commence scrolling.
I store my Art Hustle cards in a green binder, naturally.
When convention time comes around, I put artist attendee and exhibitor cards in a small acrylic box. I then take them around with me to get autographed. #FANBOY.
Here’s Paul Kaiju and Frank Kozik authenticating their cards in their own unique ways. Mr. Kaiju uses hand-eye-mouth coordination, while Mr. Kozik smiles as he tears my card in half and then lights it on fire.
Series 3 Art Hustle heavy-hitters like Lou Pimentel have already begun showing off their cards. Click through for the complete roster of Series 3 participants, some early looks at the Series 3 cards and more photos of my previous fanboy antics.
The Art Hustle Series 3 is unbelievable. I can’t believe I’m included in such an amazing group of people! Many of these folks are my friends, and I’m already excited to awkwardly hit you up for autographs.
Art Hustle Series 3:
aiko | tatsuhiko akashi | angry woebots | apak! | arek | glenn barr | gary baseman | big kev’s geek stuff | dan bina | brandon bird | blobpus | jeremy brautman | christian breitkreutz | jon burgerman | bonnie burton | mori chack | chino | drew christie | tim conlon | cookies -n- cream | dave cooper | cope2| molly crabapple | cycle | defer | michael delahaut | jesse destasio | eric nocella diaz | dirty donny | chris dyer | tristan eaton | eboy | eine | michael fleming | jason freeny | emilio garcia | roger gastman | nicholas gazin | todd goldman | dave gonzales | rocky grimes | gris grimly | joe hahn | hariken | haze xxl | david healey | oliver hibert | j✭ryu + babyvtec | matt jones | eric joyner | jon paul kaiser | keithing | ket | jeremiah ketner | chip kidd | kill! | king157 | kmndz | lindsey kuhn | peter kuper |patrick lam of munky king | jeff lamm | simone legno of tokidoki | lev of toy tokyo | jonathan levine | anthony lister | lola | jim mahfood | randy martinez | mca (evil design) | elizabeth mcgrath | metal man ed | brandi milne | mishka nyc | junko mizuno | brendan monroe | motorbot | mr. den | mark nagata | kymia nawabi | caleb neelon | niagara | jared nickerson | mackie osborne | osirisorion |matt panuska | ritzy periwinkle | lou pimentel | rob reger | risk | johnny ryan | sergey safonov | dave savage | screaming sky gallery | jason siu | skwak | winston smith | smk | steve talkowski | ken tanaka | gary taxali | tenacious toys | thinkspace gallery | van arno | denise vasquez | viseone | voltaire | scott wilkowski | the witnes awr | chet zar