March 7th, 2013
Slick’s brand DISSIZIT is releasing a Sriracha hot sauce-inspired tee. I couldn’t help but immediately think about Sket One’s hot sauce Sketracha Dunny, so I was excited to see Sket sportin’ one of these tees and holding his Dunny on the DISSIZIT blog. No word yet on exactly when this shirt drops but I’ll be excited when they do. Love hot sauce and love these tees!
Images from DISSIZIT blog except for Sketracha Dunny (standing alone) from Sket One’s webstore
March 4th, 2013
Philip Lumbang is inviting us into the world of his Awesome Bear character in his solo show The New Adventures of Awesome Bear, opening on March 15 from 6 – 9pm. We’ve seen Awesome Bear as Yoda, Voltron and even as a Ninja Turtle, and now we’ll take a further look into the depths of this character’s world. Philip has been creating bear creatures for awhile now, recognized for this in our bear-themed show last February, Rabid, Wild & Docile. Early on in his work as an artist, Philip’s bears were used to channel the noise, traffic and bad habits he found in LA, but over time, his bears shifted from rude to charming and served as a counter to the world’s problems. We can see that shift in the happy demeanor and wide grin of the Awesome Bear character, which we are excited to celebrate in Philip’s solo show.
To learn more about Philip, have a look at his home studio in this post. Also, keep your eyes on our blog for sneak peeks of the work from this upcoming show.
The New Adventures of Awesome Bear
New works by Philip Lumbang
Opening night Friday, March 15
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until April 14
210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
March 4th, 2013
This past Friday, March 1, marked the release of Junior: Hellfire Edition. The figure, a collaboration between mph labs and Lou Pimentel is now available in store and online. Read an interview with Lou about the figure here.
More about Junior: ‘Before he was Cranston Fellows Jr., this little devil bat was just known as Junior. Small, egg shaped and lovable, he was born in the underworld and was a prankster from day one. Junior likes to dance, paint, and play practical jokes. His favorite pastime is hiding in small places and jumping out to scare his mom. Yes, he’s living his toddler years to their fullest. He does not make his bed and loves making a mess. He prefers peanut M&M’s and is always looking for new adventures. Speaking of adventure, Junior would love to come home with you to start one together. You bring cookies and a map and he’ll bring the ruckus.’
Thanks to Lou and everyone who attended the release party!
See more images from the release party here.
March 3rd, 2013
Brutherford Industries have been busy lately and it looks like their fans will reap the benefits. Their Ice Scream Man figure is becoming a touch fancier with the addition of an ornate bowler hat with a waffle pattern. No word yet on a release, but you can enjoy the work in progress pics below. If you are looking to get your ice scream fix sooner rather than later, mph still has some Brutherford figures available including Ice Scream Man in Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Bean, and Black Sesame.
February 28th, 2013
L’amour Supreme released his first ever letterpress cards. Each one was individually signed and available for $10 + shipping. Not sure if there are any left, as they were posted earlier today, but the artist is asking for you to email him at email@example.com with your email address if you are interested. Speaking of L’amour Supreme, him and Buff Monster have an upcoming show in NY in April at Cotton Candy Machine. Here’s an image of one of their collabs for the show based on an Iron Maiden graphic.
The Original by Derek Riggs
I’m a fan of this metal homage! Since we are looking at Iron Maiden-inspired art, below is an image conjured up by artist, EVOKER, followed by the original.
Check out the many faces of Eddie, Iron Maiden’s mascot.