Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MUTO by Blu

I stumbled across this free share video of public art made by BLU in Buenos Aires. Trust me, this interactive work in a public space is well worth checking out and passing along. Be sure to also check out the rest of the website for news about his latest book, drawings, and maybe even the shop? Enjoy!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Noah Scalin at Quirk

Everyone's seen the images- Skull-A-Day became an international phenomenon when Richmond artist Noah Scalin took on the task of creating a skull image every day in 2007 out of common materials and taking a photo of it on his blog. Now in year 3, Skull-A-Day now boasts a book and 2 other skullfan contributors. His project has been featured in Mad About Design, Boing Boing, HOW Magazine, Suite 101, Style Weekly, RVA Magazine, and also on the Martha Stewart show?! Now Quirk Gallery adds his work to their Main Gallery for July and August, so don't miss either First Friday events as they are sure to be insane crowds for this hometown hero.

Quirk Gallery
311 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Alexis Mackenzie

Usually I don't like to just completely re-post an email I've gotten, but Fecal Face is such a repeat offender of awesome shows that it is sometimes difficult. Their studio visits are always a fantastic glimpse into the minds of the young movers and shakers in American art; Alexis Mackenzie is the latest of the lucky featured. I wasn't familiar with her work, but the exquisite details and floral facets weave together in beautiful pieces on paper. Her hodgepodge ideas can be seen here, along with the rest of her studio.

Her show at Park Life opens June 26th - July 27th in San Francisco, so be sure to stop by the opening reception on June 26th at 7 pm to get the first look at what is shaping up to be an amazing show.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jason Polan

Printed Matter held the opening for Jason Polan's new zine, Eleven of My Things and One of Yours on Saturday, and it sounds like a fantastic time was had by all. It's a totally innovative and interactive concept in which Jason draws eleven of his possessions, and at the signing on the last page he drew whatever object the guest brought. Once this individualized, personal drawing was complete, the zine became One of my Favorite Things and Eleven of His. That sounds awesome! I wish I could have been there- I'm not sure what I would have brought but I bet he had some gems. I'd love to see a sampling of the drawings, so if anyone out there in internetland has a contact, let me know!

Another interesting fact- the REAL reason Jason Polan caught my attention- is his current project in which he is attempting to draw every person in New York. That's a mighty big venture, and I wish him luck!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mike Shine

Stacy Peralta (pioneer skateboarder now award-winning filmmaker) has released the trailer for his new film "Raw Meat on the Doorstep" about the life and art of Mike Shine. His work is widely recognized and has shown at White Walls, Mollusk Surf Shop, and the Museum of Craft and Folk Art to name a few. Check out the trailer!

Raw Meat on the Doorstep from Eddie Ringer on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Huck Gee does it again

Ok, I am sick to death of Huck Gee. Why does he keep having to come out every 2 seconds with another highly collectible and highly EXPENSIVE must-have vinyl toy? Now he's even recycling previous designs in limited editions! His Skullhead Dunny from Series 1 is being re-released as a monstrous 20-inch Dunny from Kidrobot. Only 200 were made, and all are signed by the man himself. At $400, it's out of my price range, but not my desire range. Snatch yours up if you can!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tiny Showcase Tuesday!

Time for another edition of every print lover's favorite event- Tiny Showcase print release Tuesdays! Today the artist is Sasha Barr, a Seattle illustrator/designer who relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Tennessee in 2007. I personally like that the first example of work on his website is his label for Daisy Cutter beer in Chicago (besides the fact that making labels for beer is awesome, beer is awesome too!) Check out his shop and work as well- the posters are especially fresh.

His print "One Way Out" comes in an edition of 100, and part of his proceeds are going towards the Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop in Memphis, a community based organization dedicated to providing maintenance for the working lower class and recycling parts. Great organization, great print, great bargan!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

King Albino

I love Kidrobot. I love Domo-kun. I love pretty much anything whimsical and modern cartoonish. This new Friendswithyou tee featuring King Albino is all in one!
"King Albino has an insatiable hunger for everything he sees. He can magically eat all your blues away and each little meal he has gives you more and more power.

So go on, give us a hug, and let King Albino eat his heart out."

Visit Friendswithyou to make your wishes come true, and Kidrobot to just buy the wish!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Poketo! Alien mug

Like any creative professional, I have a serious caffeine addiction. I require massive amounts of stimulus in the early morning hours to get me going, and several pick-me-ups along the way. I don't have a very exciting mug collection, and mugs are one of the things that I don't really pay much attention to. Sure, I have my favorites, but it's one of the things that I actually DON'T collect. Still, whenever I see an especially cute one it makes me crazy with happiness! This one by Leah Chun at Poketo is amazing! What a great way to start the day- an alien attack! Just the kind of stimulus I need in the A.M.