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)!
January 24th, 2012
Thanks again to everyone who came out to the opening of New Moon 2012. Today, we’re looking at the piece submitted by LA-based Phil Lumbang, who has made a serious mark on the art community with his signature bear character. For this piece, he’s chosen a graffiti inclined feline. Read his mini-interview after the image, to see why.
What zodiac sign have you chosen to represent? And why?
I wanted to represent the tiger mainly because it is my Chinese zodiac sign, and I wanted to represent my sign to the fullest!
Tell us a bit about your piece and the process for creating it.
Well, my piece is of a tiger leaving his mark on a big concrete wall. When I was first thinking of what to do, I thought of my sign and how tiger’s traits are bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability. I think street artists carry those same traits as well. With my style of pop art, I wanted to keep it iconic, so I figured the most iconic thing about a tiger is its stripes. So I made him create this nasty tiger stripe piece on the wall. I love painting literally and I think the message of this piece is pretty clear: “Tigers get up!”
What is your zodiac sign and do you think it is accurate?
I really do think my tiger sign is indicative of my own personality; I’m a go-getter by nature and love to pounce on any project that comes my way. I remember when I was first asked to participate in this show. I didn’t second guess it at all and before I knew it, I was pressing “send” on a confirmation email!
Thanks so much to Phil for answering these questions and as a bit of a hint on an announcement we’ll have coming up soon… Phil’s usual character of choice will be joining a group of other furry creatures in an upcoming show… curated by me! Stay tuned for more info!
January 23rd, 2012
New Moon artist, Kelly Denato
New Moon artist, Tati Suarez
New Moon artist, Leontine Greenberg
New Moon artist, Naoko Stoop
Thanks to all of the artists and everyone who came out to the opening of New Moon 2012! We’ll be featuring more mini-interviews with artists and giving you a closer look at art in the show this month. And if you didn’t make it to the opening or want to go back for a second look (I don’t blame you!) then you can check out the show until February 19th. Also, have a look on the mph Flickr for more images from opening night!
January 19th, 2012
Shawnimals, myplasticheart and Squibbles Ink want to wish you a happy Chinese New Year with a special Pocket Pork Dumpling to celebrate this joyous occasion. Available blind boxed, you will receive either the golden tinted Chinese New Year Dragon or the luck emblazoned Lucky Fu Dragon in bright yellow. Both dumplings are decked out with a traditional dragon symbol, the Chinese zodiac sign for 2012. Limited to 60 pieces each, it will be available online for $12 starting Monday January 23rd at 2PM EST at shop.shawnimals.com and myplasticheart.com to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese New Year. In store purchases will be available the following day (Tuesday January 24th) at the myplasticheart nyc retail store.