Check out this amazing new custom Munny by Grimsheep. As stated on his flickr, it looks like this is going to be his submission for the Montreal Munny Show: A Tribute to Montreal. Grimsheep is by far one of my favorite artists in the industry and with work like this, it just re-confirms that notion. You can see more of Grim's work at: www.grimsheep.net.
Artist/Graphic Designer and a very good friend of mine, Nikejerk is working on his latest project, which looks like it's going to be a custom series of 3" Dunnys. The only info available at this point is an ad that he posted on the kidrobot forums. Nikejerk is an awesome artist with great work ethic. Every time I talk to him he's working on something different(always... lol), and from what I've seen he's gotten better with every new custom he's produced. I'm really looking forward to this, and if I'm lucky enough he might send a few my way to list in The Art Gallery... Stay tuned. [more info]
There will be 15 designs.
They will be sold blind box.
There will be 2 unseen variants.
There will be 1 8" in addition to the 15 3" designs.
The "5YL Companion" Key Chain is slated to be the next release by Kaws. Some speculate that these are 3" in height and will retail for about $15(USD). It's pure speculation for now, as no official word has been released yet... Check back for updates here on Always Seen though.
The official word is out and it looks like the "5YL Companion" Key Chain is actually 5 cm in height and retails for about $12(USD). They are currently available at Colette Paris, but please be aware that they are priced way above retail($27 USD to be exact). That seems to be the norm for every place that sells Kaws though. [direct link]
Artist Filth has just launched a new online shop at etsy.com. You can now pickup all things by Filth at: filthrobotics.etsy.com. To coincide with the launch of his new online shop, Filth has listed 3 new prints available for sale right now. So be sure to stop by and check it out when you get a chance. [direct link]
"Vinyl Addiction, a show focusing specifically on Vinyl Toys, debuts on Myx on April 1st (Directv, COX, RCN). Hosted and produced by artist Jesse Hernandez, VA starts and ends with designer toys but mixes in the crossover with underground music, graffiti, art and pop-culture.
We’re happy to bring you a preview of Episode 1 with an interview of Marka27 (above). Enjoy. Also, be sure to check out the Vinyl Addiction site for more content from the first episode – including a tour of Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn’s collection and an interview with Roy Miles Jr., creator of the Biddies.
Featuring interviews with leading artists in the scene as well as show coverage, store profiles, and peeks into the art collections of celebs –Vinyl Addiction is must-see TV for collectors and fans. As well, we hope the show will serve as an exciting introduction to designer toys and help turn viewers into collectors..." [direct link]
Artist Yoskay Yamamoto and Gelaskins have come together to bring you new designs for your everyday electronic devices. You can now customize laptops, phones, media players and even portable gaming units with Yoskay's artwork. For more info and pricing on these products please visit: www.gelaskins.com. [direct link]
Artist Filth will be at Kidrobot L.A. this Thursday, March 19(6-8 p.m.) for a custom art show, toy release and signing. At this event you will get to see customs of Filth's DIY Station Wagon done by himself and artists such as Tristan Eaton, UNKL, Mr. Shane Jessup and more. There will be a limited amount of DIY Station Wagons(both white and orange versions) available for sale at this event, so you will also have an opportunity to pick one up and have it signed by the artist. If you're in the area, then this is a golden opportunity to come meet the artist Filth. [Artist Bio]
I just received the Kaws Dissected Bearbrick 100% and 400% set that was ordered from kawsone.com, and I just wanted to thank the man himself for making these available on his site. My order also included the OF Spring/Summer 09 Collection catalog which was a pleasant surprise. All I can say is there's lots of really good stuff coming from Original Fake this year... Thanks again Kaws!!!
"As part of Upper Playground’s interview series, Dithers, listen in as photographer Ricky Powell interviews painter Kostas Seremetis in his studio in New York City. Kostas discusses how he got his start initially as an animator and was rejected from all of the art schools that he applied to – but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream and becoming a successful painter. Seremetis discusses the importance of painting what he loves – and that includes super heroes, comic books, sci-fi movies and samurai movies. The interview is inspirational, gives you a great glimpse into Kostas’ studio and what inspires each piece. Watch the interview now at Walrus TV..."