Monday, January 25, 2010
NYC-based artist Tara McPherson’s body of work both draws from and spans comics, rock posters and toys. Cut & Paste caught up with Tara during the Perth stopover of the Semi-Permanent design conference. This is a really great interview and it gives alot of insight to where Tara comes from as an artist, and how she got started in the scene! Watch and enjoy, it's a good one!
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From this first series, the Elementals, Stone and Wood, represent your Qee guardians and protectors. Cherish these forces as they bring you luck and happiness sharing the living spirit of nature. Dropping in February, this 25 piece assortment comes blindboxed and includes patented keychain attachment. Stay up to date with the Qeevolution at www.toy2rusa, on Twitter @QEEBEAR or at our Facebook Fan Page.
Panzer Ace is one of Combat R Zero's ally in the battle against the evil Tyran invaders. Officially designated as "CR-1" in the developing background story "GO-BOLTS", Panzer Ace is actually one of the first five super robots developed before Combat R Zero. CR-5 (yet to be named) was the first to have been built.
Unlike Combat R Zero, Panzer Ace is more of a land based mech specializing in heavy weapons such as missiles and its very powerful main cannon on it's chest. Not capable of sustained flight, CR-1 does have a very powerful jump pack enabling it to leap across great distances. Stay tuned for a possible comic book series on the adventures of Combat R Zero, Panzer Ace and the rest of the GO-BOLT robots!
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"After about four years of computer shit I got real tired and I just had to get back into the rawness."
In this feature from “Dithers”, Ricky Powell interviews his longtime friend, ‘70's New York graffiti writer Team. Led on a tour through Team's NYC apartment, Walrus TV gets an inside look on works that were in progress, the development of Team’s tagging and piecing styles, and his attraction to the practice of painting and installation art. Watch the interview from "Dithers," available for the first time to the public for free, on Walrus TV.
Artist Lecture with Gary Taxali
Mon Feb 22 from 7-9pm
This will be an in depth lecture with Gary with limited seating available. $10 admission, $5 with a valid student ID. Please rsvp to 647-346-5317 or email@example.com to reserve a ticket.
Money does go back to the artist and after today, this t-shirt will be Gone FOREVER! Today artist earns $1 for every tee sold. So make sure you get over there if yer diggin the design!
The launch event will take place here in New York City on April 2nd, 2010 (Good Friday) and will run from 4pm - 9pm. The location for the event is 268 Mulberry Street between Prince St & Houston St.
At the moment, they're accepting applications from all vendors/people who would like to secure a booth at the event. Please send an email to Toystreet@bakedinny.com to receive an application and more information. Booth space is limited and will be done on a first come, first serve basis. An official flyer for the event will be released soon as well as ticket information.
Reuben Rude and Lauren Venell to bring Mitch to life. In addition to exhibiting his own art, Reuben has worked as a product designer for STRANGEco and a colorist on over 100 issues of Savage Dragon and early Spawn comics. "Reuben has been a remarkable asset in the production of the visual aspects of the Neon Monster brand. His combined experience in the designer art and illustration community has made him a wonderful resource for our company," said Jacob. Neon Monster also worked closely with Lauren to develop the three-dimensional pattern and plush prototype from Reuben’s design. Lauren is the founder of sweet-meats.com, whose humorous hambone plushes can be seen in shops around the world. She is recognized for combining a unique knowledge of product development with a highly skilled ability to sew and create complex patterns. Co-founder Kristy Klinck referred to working with Reuben and Lauren as "the perfect collaboration," saying: "Bringing Mitch to life has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Everyone involved in the process has really worked hard to give Mitch a unique personality...
The Bestiary. The Mitch toy measures 14 inches when standing and can sit due to his bean-bag bottom. He is available in two limited edition colorways: albino-pink and grey. The plush is made of 100% recycled fleece and meets environmental and kids' safety standards. Each plush comes packed in a signature kaiju-style reusable plastic bag. For further details and ordering information, please see: www.neonmonster.com. Grey Mitch is now available HERE for $39.95 and Albino-pink Mitch is available HERE for $49.95.
Limited Edition Experiences retail environment held in conjunction with Art Basel. Their Cave of Wonders installation, which featured a life-size “candy-coated” high-density foam sculpture of Mitch, was well-received by high art and high fashion shoppers. Upon returning from Miami, Neon Monster was voted Best Amalgamation of Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Toys, Records etc. by SF Station. "The move to launch our own brand has been part of the Neon Monster plan since the beginning," said Kristy. Stay tuned for more!