Aug 20, 2014

#imprintpresents Jan Chipchase at the Downtown Independent on Tuesday, August 26

The #imprintpresents speaker series has been on a massive roll this year, churning out one unusual guest after another that provides rare insight and creative inspiration for audiences coming from all fields and interests. The next event will take place at the Downtown Independent on Tuesday, August 26, with Jan Chipchase. The founder of Studio […]

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Aug 19, 2014

Aaron De La Cruz at the Edison Theatre

Built in 1917, The Edison Theatre was the Nippon Pool Room and Barber Shop in its earliest years. Since then it has been a sporting goods store, foot clinic, and beauty salon. From 1998-2006, it was home to CSULB’s California Repertory Company. Beginning next week it will be the interim home of interTrend, following the […]

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Aug 13, 2014

#imprintpresents John Maeda and friends at the Downtown Independent

Last night, the #imprintpresents series of talks continued on its stellar trajectory by hosting John Maeda and friends at the Downtown Independent. The former President of RISD is well-known for blurring the lines between art, design, technology, and leadership. Lately, he has been digging into the realm of venture capital. Maeda gave a presentation that […]

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Aug 13, 2014

KCON, RAV4, and All Things Hallyu

The third annual convention, celebration, and relocation of All Things Hallyu from Korea to Los Angeles took place the Sports Arena last weekend and Toyota was present in branding, events, giveaways, and a test-drive area. Fans were encouraged to arrive early, ride and drive a RAV4, and win prizes! Toyota’s involvement at KCON did not […]

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Aug 1, 2014

Architecture for Dogs exhibition opening at Zhi Art Museum (Chengdu, China)

The crowd- and critic-pleasing  Architecture for Dogs exhibit is making its fourth appearance on July 21, following up wildly successful installations in Miami, Long Beach, and Tokyo with a stop in the land of spicy food and pandas. The opening ceremony at Zhi Art Museum in Chengdu, China, attracted over 200 local dignitaries and artists. […]

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Jul 30, 2014

#imprintpresents John Maeda at the Downtown Independent on August 12

Imprint Culture Lab is excited to announce the next #imprintpresents event, which takes place on Tuesday, August 12 at the Downtown Independent and features John Maeda. The graphic designer, computer scientist, author, and artist is known for both exploring and implementing the crossing over of art, technology, design, and leadership. Since growing up working at […]

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Jul 21, 2014

Weekend Update: Jeff Hamada at #imprintpresents, Gentaro Soba at FIGat7th, Architecture for Dogs at ZHI Art Museum

We’ve been on a roll. On Friday, interTrend sister company Imprint Culture Lab hosted the latest #imprintpresents event at the Downtown Independent. At the noontime talk, Jeff Hamada from booooooom.com didn’t try to explain the success of his internationally influential art blog. Instead, he discussed the importance of near failure. From bikes to swimming to […]

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Jul 17, 2014

Meanwhile, back at The Edison…

Most of the improvements to the Psychic Temple are currently taking place on paper or underground. But what’s going on across the street at the Edison? The venue has been down since 2006 or 2007, but came back to life last year when Imprint hosted its Long Beach: Work in Progress event. The stage and […]

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Jun 26, 2014

Works in Progress

Unmapped cables, pipes, and other stuff have been unearthed under the Psychic Temple, meaning that they have to be brought up to code during the installing of new utilities. I saw our team going into trenches and manholes to take care of business. Hopefully they won’t find any other surprises while they’re underground. Meanwhile, interTrend’s […]

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Jun 19, 2014

#imprintpresents Jeff Hamada at the Downtown Independent

Imprint Culture Lab is proud to present an hour-long conversation with Jeff Hamada. The Vancouver, B.C.-based fine artist and designer helms one of the most popular (and most interactive) art blogs on the Internet, Booooooom, and has also collaborated on projects with the likes of Mercedes, MTV, Adobe, Levi’s, Converse, VICE, and Poketo. This is […]

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