Coming soooooon from Upper PLayground and The Loyal Subjects. (Note: a bunch of other promo pics of the toy have been leaked through various websites, but this is a new never before seen drawing that I did for the toy;) Hope you like…
Oh, and If you are wondering if this little-guy-riding-this-bigger-guy-in-a-vengeful-way-rather-than-a-homosexual-way has a little back story to him, you are in luck. because he DOES! and here it is:
The girls all loved his limbs and knees, For no one else had legs like these, But jealousy arose with some, Cause’ HE was having all the fun! So late one night upon his slumber, Darkness drenched with rain and thunder. There he slept and dreamt of blondes, But when he woke HIS LEGS WERE GONE! Who would do this tragic thing? What good is a bee if a bee cannot sting? And what good is HE without legs at all? Now he cannot move and he’s not that tall! So he hopped on the back of his bestest friend, And together they ride as he seeks his REVENGE!
Rivet is pleased to announce its upcoming two-artist exhibition, Luke Feldman & Shannon Bonatakis. The exhibition will open March 7th, featuring work from both artists, and be on view in RIVET from March 7, 2009 through March 31, 2009.
An Opening Reception for the exhibition will be hosted Saturday, March 7th, 2009, 7-10pm. Shannon Bonatakis will be present at reception. Complimentary beverages provided by Magic Hat Brewing Company and Bodega. Rad Dog will be set up outside of Rivet offering their delectable eats.
For additional information about the exhibit, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Rivet Designer Toy and Art Gallery 1200 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43201 614-294-8697
Arkiv Instant is a figure that's a little more under the radar than some of the other stuff that I tend to blog about, but it's still pretty awesome nonetheless. The designer of this figure who also goes by the name of Arkiv, describes Arkiv Instant as "half animal and half dream". Arkiv Instant is in it's prototype stage right now, but from what I've seen so far this figure is definitely gonna be a keeper when it's all said and done. As soon as I find out more detailed info such as release dates, colorways and size runs, I'll be sure to pass it along. But for now you can checkout the detailed prototype pics below.
Also, if you're one of the first 100 people to subscribe to the Arkiv Instant mailing list you'll receive a Limited Edition Arkiv Instant Print(pictured below) absolutely FREE!!! www.arkivinstant.com
Scribe's Rhino first appeared on Vinyl Pulse's Proto Monday. Since then more pics have surfaced of this 8" Resin figure properly named Rumpus. Rumpus is being produced by Scribe and Cardboard Spaceship. The run size and colorways are still under wraps for now, but I'll be sure to update this post once I receive more info.
COME MEET THE ARTISTS! at Kidrobot NY Friday, February 6th, 6-8pm
New York Comic Con was in town and so were all of our friends! Couldn't make it? Check out the vid from the evening at Kidrobot NY with Aaron Meshon, Chuckboy, Clutter, Huck Gee, MAD, Mr. Shane Jessup, PON, Sara Antoinette Martin, and Sket One! www.kidrobot.com
THE ARTISTS Edited by art visionary Takashi Murakami, this book united a number of contemporary Japanese artists who have gone on to have huge "solo" careers. The most prevalant are Murakami himself-his flawlessly executed manga-inspired work has become iconic through collaborative handbag designs for Louis Vuitton and sculpture in New York City-and Yoshitomo Nara, whose raw-and-painterly depictions of cherubic-but-dangerous children have become a symbol of punk art, mixing dimples and daggers, freckles and firearms. Also featured are Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima, Mr., and Hiromix, as well as designers (Groovisions), filmmakers (Hideaki Anno), animators (Yoshinori Kanada), and others. Media range from illustration and painting to photography and video, as well as sculpture and other forms. But while the artwork is divergent, the creators share inspiration from traditional woodblock prints and paintings, modern manga and anime, and everything in between.
THE BOOK The colorful and dense book is grounded in Murakami's manifesto, which makes connections between traditional Japanese art such as wood-block prints and postmodern influences such as manga, anime, and toys. The resulting art and culture is a vibrant, forward thinking, and the compelling mix of of works makes little or no distinction between high and low culture or past and present. The Superflat publication was followed by the 2001 art show that attracted nearly 100,000 viewers at