Filled with over 150 brash drawings, paintings, and signage, Todd James is a dense catalog of recent work from the internationally known artist and designer. James’ commercial work over the last fifteen years has helped shape the aesthetic of contemporary youth culture, and his logos for clients like The Source, Eminem, Mobb Deep, The Beastie Boys and Redman remain some of rap music’s most enduring icons. As the current production designer for Comedy Central’s hit show Crank Yankers, his work—and his puppets—have garnered both critical acclaim and rabid fans. James also curates an art feature for culture mag Mass Appeal, and his illustrations have been featured in dozens of periodicals from The Nation to VIBE.
On the fine art side, James work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool, the Parco gallery in Japan, and at Dietch Projects in NYC, among other venues. His self-published coloring book Attitude Dancer and the catalog for the Deitch show, Street Market, remain highly sought-after cult favorites. Todd James highlights some of his best-know works from the last two years, as well as many exclusive works taken directly from private collections and sketchbooks. Originally published with a generous grant from with The Henry Moore Foundation, it is an intense, hilarious, and wholly compelling window into the art of one of downtown New York’s most celebrated street artists.