One great thing that I always love to point out about our little art community is that most everyone has a HUGE heart, and is always willing to give... more on that later. Mike Kelly aka Le Merde had a huge show that went down at Super 7 SF this past weekend on 5/15/2010 and thanks to Kirkland Jue of Toybot Studios we got some fantastic pictures and coverage from this show. This show had a little bit of everything from resin pieces, ton of custom vinyl toys, some 2D art, buttons, postcards not to mention some rad Iron Man masks that Le Merde painted up! A ton of works are still available for purchase so head on over HERE and check it all out! Also, hit the jump for many more pictures, and Toybot Studios for more in-depth coverage!
Now back to the previous mentioned good deeds... the reason I mentioned this is because Mike's son Hondo is 3 years old and was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last June at the age of 2. Now this really does not have to do anything directly with the show (to my knowledge) but Mike was wearing a shirt(left) that was created for his son and the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Now I don't have any kids of my own, but plan on one day and I can only imagine medical costs to support something like this, that being said if you have some extra cash, and can do without that "vinyl toy" hit the link HERE and help donate to a worthy cause!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Rob Ingellis aka OsirisOrion just completed his custom 8" Mr. Power vinyl figure from Phalanx Studio for ToyQube's upcoming custom show titled "Power Arts for Power Ups: Mr. Power Custom Show". This show is going down this Friday, May 21st 2010 at 6pm-9pm. This custom titled "Space Junk Marauder" pretty much resembles nothing of the OG figure because Rob added sculpting medium over the entire figure, transforming it into a crazy 3-eyed creature. The paint on this is figure is super nasty (in a good way), mixing every color possible really bringing life to this figure, great stuff man! Be sure to check out the above video that Rob put together, and visit his site HERE for many more pics!
The Romanian designers behind Eldercut have just posted up pictures of all the of the custom collectible resin Sando figures that are now on display at the Orange concept store, on Victoria Avenue. 41. There are a ton more pictures via their website HERE, along with the prices for these customs. Some of he designs on these figures turned out great, some top-notch line work! For more info on this show as well as some fantastic photos of the process of the making of this figure hit up their site HERE!
Pocketwookie titled "Mini-Cakes". This design, just like all the stuff that Peter creates will most definitely make your mouth water as he has a way of emulating food to the T! The vector illustration is nice, but the actual custom is going to rock your socks! Keep your eyes peeled for more images, and info in the weeks to come!
This is the third part to Kidrobot's National Stop Smorkin' Month series featuring Smokey and his gang... from the KRonikle "It’s always good to have friends around when your feeling down in the dumps. Check out the new Mongers animation short, Low Down & Brown, featuring deep thoughts with Winston the smorkin’ poo."
This is the first time Lev from Toy Tokyo will have his collection on public display. Along with the special display, Toy Tokyo will have some other special figurines available for sale. Sneaker Con will take place in Soho on 151 Sullivan St New York, NY. Get there early, the event will be starting at 12:00 pm and will end at 7:00.
Source [Sneaker Con]
"Baby Wajue de Ruchong" Back story:
"These are Baby Wajue de Ruchong or Baby Digger of the Worms and will one day grow to about a foot tall. Their mother was unearthed in China’s Gobi desert last week while searching for rumored sand worms. Locals had been telling stories for decades of a small race of dinosaur-like creatures that use the sand worm’s tunnel systems. Only rough drawings and rumors had ever been shown of this great discovery until now. Sadly the team of explorers thad made the discovery were caught off guard and killed this specimen on contact. Further excavations have been approved by the Chinese government to continue the search for more of the Wajue de Ruchong."