Caleb Neelon Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:34:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Recent paintings, December 2014 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:07:52 +0000 20141201-caleb_neelon-composite-web
Morse Code Alphabet, 24″ x 72″ acrylic on panels

Curl, 24″ x 30″acrylic on panel

Nautical Flag Alphabet, 36″ x 48″ acrylic and resin on panel

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Our Ed Emberley retrospective book is here! Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:11:51 +0000 calebtoddedbarbara

Now in from AMMO Books: me and Todd Oldham’s 288-page retrospective on Ed Emberley! This one immediately takes a special place in my Favorite-Books-I’ve-Ever-Written list.

You can read and see more here!

Stay tuned, there will be more Ed news:)

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Me and Kenji at Illuminus Boston Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:56:44 +0000 Read More]]> This kind of came out of left field to me. Converse asked me and my longtime buddy Kenji Nakayama to work with Jeff Grantz and Christie Digital to create a projection-mapped (I had to look up what that meant) animation for the Illuminus Festival on October 25, 2014 in Boston’s South End. I am basically a very low tech person – it’s all I can do to update my dang web site, let alone code anything – but I do love to work with people who look at computers the way I look at walls and paint. The results were projected on this empty shell of a building on Harrison Ave that everyone in town knows.

Here’s my animation and then Kenji’s… these are just my handheld iphone vids, nothing pro in the least for now, but hopefully you get the idea. It was really cool. My video has some priceless townie play by play in the background.

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The future home of where this used to be… Cambridge, MA Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Read More]]> The EMF Building is a music jam space on Brookline Street in Cambridge, right down from the Middle East. I grew up down the street from it when it was vacant for years, and since then, the neighborhood has changed quite a lot as it’s become a big money tech and science hub of the world. This was a no-money rooftop ladder job that’s bigger than it looks and my legs feel it. I can’t imagine taking this on without a personal connection to the place, but the home town thing is very real to me. This is called “The future home of where this used to be.”




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Big new mural, Denholm Building, downtown Worcester, MA. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:35:50 +0000 Read More]]> At 44 feet tall and 120 feet long, this mural is probably my biggest one yet, and all the more special to me in that I got to do it in my home state of Massachusetts. It’s called “The Block Player” and inspired by watching my toddler daughter build and play. Thanks to everyone who made this possible, especially Erin and the PAWG, the Worcester Rotary Club, Converse, my magnificent assistant and buddy Jimbo, and many more.

Denholm Final lr

Denholm Closeup Right lr

Denholm closeup middle lr

Denholm Closeup Left lr

Denholm kids lr

Converse produced a 2-minute video of the process, too.

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Brecht Vandenbroucke in Juxtapoz Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:15:11 +0000 I did an interview with Belgian artist Brecht Vandenbroucke for the September 2014 Juxtapoz. His stuff is awesome.

jux brecht

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Cruel Summer at Jonathan LeVine Gallery Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:42:10 +0000 My painting Peekpickpeekpick is in the Cruel Summer show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, curated by Roger Gastman. Rad lineup!


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Tobin School, Boston, with Katie Yamasaki Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:02:59 +0000 Read More]]> For the past five of so years, I’ve spent a couple of weekend days a year as part of a service project landscaping and generally keeping up the exterior of the Tobin Elementary School on Boston’s Mission Hill. It’s in a beautiful location, just across a lovely park from the Mission Church, one of Boston’s most special churches. I did my first large mural on this corner entry of the school in 2009, and five years on, it was time to give the new generation of students something that they could identify with as their own mural for their own era at the school. I brought in my many-time collaborator Katie Yamasaki and it was on. Big thank you to Converse for making this possible.

Caleb Katie Tobin lr

Caleb Katie Tobin blimp

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Blade: King of Graffiti Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:53:45 +0000 I had the honor and pleasure to write the foreword to Blade’s long-awaited retrospective book. Blade did graffiti that looked fun, and when I saw his work in Subway Art years ago, I wanted in, too.

blade book

blade wc

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That was fun – Let’s do more…. Main Street, Fitchburg, MA. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:51:20 +0000 Read More]]> thatwasfunletsdomore_lr
16′ x 100′ mural on Main Street, Fitchburg, MA. Made possible through an NEA Our Town grant. Thank you to the City of Fitchburg, Fitchburg Art Museum, MART, MRPC, Fitchburg State University, the Arc of Opportunity, and everyone who honked, gave a thumbs up, or stopped by to say hello.

ed fitchburg
Life coming full circle moment as Ed Emberley came through early on and sprayed a few dots…

A couple of bits of nice local press on it:
Worcester Magazine
Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise

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