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New Moon Artist: Sho’nuff Love

January 26th, 2012

We spoke to New Moon 2012 Sydney-based artist Sho’nuff Love about her work in the show! Sho’nuff Love has always had an affinity for drawing and is especially inspired by characters from 1950’s cartoons and ads. Have a look at what she had to say about her robotic rooster!


“Savior”

What zodiac sign have you chosen to represent? And why?


I chose the Rooster. A couple of reasons why I chose this sign: I wanted to do something different, and I knew the Rooster wouldn’t be a popular choice. A lot of the drawings I do are based on robots and woodland animals so I thought the Rooster would be a great way to challenge myself in creating something that wasn’t obvious and I could get a bit more creative on the Roosters form.

Tell us a bit about your piece and the process for creating it.

My piece is called “Savior” the moral behind this is “keep your friends close but your enemies closer”. I had this whole idea planned out for the piece and as usual I changed it at the last minute! The concept stayed the same but I thought I would keep the illustration a lot simpler than my original plan, and have more detail on the Rooster. I thought it would be more powerful that way.

What is your zodiac sign and do you think it is accurate?

I’m a Rat, some things are true and some things I think I’m just the opposite! Apparently, they’re supposed to be quite talkative and outgoing, I love to stay at home and I’m quite shy so I think I keep to myself a bit, however the words “perfectionist” and “stubborn” sound a bit familiar 🙂

“Savior” in progress in the artist’s studio

Thanks, Supriya! Check out “Savior” as well as other pieces from the show for sale online.

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New Moon 2012 – Available Online

January 26th, 2012

Just a reminder that the pieces from the New Moon 2012: Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac show are now available for purchase online! The show features work from a great group of talented artists including:

Lorena Alvarez
Scott Belcastro
Jonathan Bergeron
Luke Chueh
mr clement
Nanami Cowdroy
Kelly Denato
Daniel Elson
Leontine Greenberg
Martin Hsu
May Ann Licudine
Philip Lumbang
Allison Reimold
Shonufflove
Tati Suarez
Naoko Stoop
Andrew Uy
Lawrence Yang

We will continue to run mini-interviews with the new Moon 2012 artists here on the mph blog throughout the month. If you haven’t had a chance to check those out, have a look at the first one we did with artist Leontine Greenberg and make your way through them! The artists talk about their work in the show and their own zodiac signs. Stay tuned for an interview with Shonufflove later today.

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FatCap Series 3 Release Tomorrow

January 25th, 2012

FatCap Series 3 will be available tomorrow (1/26) at 11am in our online store and at our brick and mortar location at 210 Forsyth St. in NYC. Series 3 features 18 designs from the likes of a stellar lineup including – Devious, Flying Fortress, Jon Paul Kaiser, Julie West, KaNO, Kronk, MCA, Montana Colors, Pez, Queen Andrea, Quisp, Scribe, Shok 1, and Sket One. WHOA! This series focuses on customization, which makes for some really interesting pieces. There are also 3 mystery figures… to keep you guessing! Each blind box will be $9.99 and each case will be $198.99. You might as well splurge on the case, since all case purchases will include the “Cover the Cap” Sket One figure while supplies last!

“Cover the Cap” – Sket One

 

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New Release Rundown: Week of Jan. 23

January 25th, 2012

This week has been an exciting one in the toy world, with the release of FatCap Series 3 and the Chinese New Year Pocket Pork Dumpling. Here’s a rundown of everything we have new in the store!

  • FatCap Series 3 – This series is a doozy! The lineup is Devious, Flying Fortress, Jon Paul Kaiser, Julie West, KaNO, Kronk, MCA, Montana Colors, Pez, Queen Andrea, Quisp, Scribe, Shok 1, and Sket One! This series focuses on customization, which makes for some really interesting pieces. Also available in a case – which comes with the *Cover the Cap* Sket One FatCap while supplies last.
  • Pocket Pork Dumpling: Chinese New Year Blind Box – Happy Chinese New Year! What better way to celebrate the year of the Dragon than a blind boxed Pocket Pork Dumpling from Shawnimals, Squibbles Ink and mph?!
  • Leroy C. in White – This Leroy C. colorway is perfect for the winter time. Cast in white Japanese vinyl with blue, yellow and silver sprays, this figure is ready for some chilly winter fun in the snow.
  • Dokuduo in Pale Green – This ghostly yet delicious looking figure is a great companion for Leroy C. since they are both cast in cool colors for winter. Or if you you’d rather warm up with some fire, you can always check out Dokuduo in red.
  • Casket Cruiser in Black – Josh Herbolsheimer’s Rose Vampire is ready to cruise around in these sweet other worldly wheels. Ships the week of Jan. 30th.
  • Yummy Donuts Eraser Packs – As a stationary nerd, I am pretty stoked for these. Kidrobot and the master of cute foodstuffs, Heidi Kenney, are bringing you cute, collectable, yummy donuts that are ready to lend a hand when you make a mistake.
  • Mini Qee 5″ in Love White – Even though this Qee looks pretty cold, this figure is covered in a fuzzy winter coat, to give you warm cuddles. Also, it sort of reminds me of those tasty coconut covered snowball treats. Yummmm.
  • Mini Qee 5″ in Love Green – Fuzzy green cuteness, just in case you’re missing Spring after all of this winter talk.
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Loving to Hate You: Gloomy Bear

January 25th, 2012


As we drift into February, love is in the air. Well, at least for some of us. Others might be feeling stinging anger mixed with rage and bitterness, causing distress enough to want to strangle that chubby, flying baby. No matter what feeling you’re having about the impending holiday, Gloomy Bear has got your back. We’ve got the classic Gloomy in pink, blue and even albino, and then of course the enraged and bloody Gloomy in pink and grey.

For those of you who are more into hard, plastic tech instead of squishy, soft plush, check out these iPhone 4 covers in Gloomy Eats A Pomegranate, Mass, and Baby Gloomy & Pity.

And for those of us who might be spending the holiday feasting on bonbons and champagne, here are some Gloomy lunch boxes (Bloody Gloomy in black and Baby Gloomy) and tin coasters (in Memories w/Pity and Gloomy faces)!

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