Archive for 2009
It’s probably too late to get this in time for Christmas, but if you haven’t decided what to get for the little people in your lives, Burgerplex just got some stock of the kids’ shirt Jon made as an exclusive for Yoyamart. The shirt is red with a monkey and Yoyamart logo and comes in child’s sizes for £15.00 here.
P.S. Check out the festive holiday makeover on Burgerplex:
I must have completely missed the memo on this one, but I was over at Giant Robot in San Francisco tonight for the Buff Monster book signing, and lo and behold, Printed Matter 7 is up on the walls, including two pieces: Voices 2 and Together Alone by Jon. The pricelist doesn’t indicate that they’re sold out, and both are listed at $99. Call GR-SF for availability. Closeups after the jump.
No, it’s not (yet) the title for a new book by Jon. Rather, it refers to this fantastic parcel we received in today’s mail. Even as Doodlesplatter approaches its 500th post, there are still gaps in the artkive. I’ll be warming up the scanner and adding in gems going all the way back to 2001 as time permits. There’s some awesome stuff here. I can now frame my Broadway beer coasters like Amir! The pièce de résistance, however, is the Autumn 2009 issue of Anxious Times. How is it that the UK has a magazine called “Anxious Times” and I am not its editor? (Call me!) Anyhow, stay tuned for Jon’s Top 21 Anxieties. Apologies for the blurry pic. I was excited. Thanks, Jon!
In case you missed last month’s Paralysis of Choice show at Elektrik Sheep, all is not lost. Although you can’t partake of what can only be fondly described as Absolute Doodle Claustrophobia, or touch those spectacular Deadgood chairs, you can still buy a few things. Check out the available items (at press time, 14 pages!) here. Or print your own catalog (worth it for the titles alone, not to mention artwork you can use to outfit your little dollhouse) by opening up this PDF.
Thanks to the quick twitpic action of Ryan Crippen, and despite the best red herrings of Mr. Jon Burgerman, here’s a photo of Jon’s contribution to Gallery1988’s LOST Underground Art Project show. The poster project parked at Damon, Carlton and a Polar Bear.com has been leading up to the show that caused a rumored 15 people to sleep outside the LA gallery last night. It was only recently that I found out my friends at Pretty In Plastic had sculpted and cast LOST statues for customization by great artists. “What lies in the shadow of the statue?” you ask? Doodles, in part. The statue is hand-painted resin, and it’s in terrific company with customs by Reactor88, Motorbot, Jesse Hernandez, kaNO, Dave Pressler, Brent Nolasco, Nemo and 64colors to name a few. (And that doesn’t even begin to cover the 2D art by Alex Pardee et al.) Love the TV show, the artists, the sculptors and the gallery. The only misfire in this whole process was G1988 holding it in their LA gallery rather than their sister gallery in San Francisco! Ryan posted the first images of the customs, and until they get bumped by newer twitpics, you can see them here. G1988 will surely have a subdomain up with all of the art and prices sometime very soon.
Many people assume that the posse is centered in and around the UK. Not true. We’re global. But if you do happen to be in the London area, go visit Jon at Kidrobot on 12/17. If anyone can save these Munnyworld figures from boring blank banality, it is Jon. Free stickers and accolades for anyone who goes to this and will pick us up a “Trikky” doodled by Jon for the DS HQ!
Join UK artist Jon Burgerman at Kidrobot London on Thursday, December 17, when he’ll be signing and scribbling with all his fans! Get your hands on your favorite Burgerman toy or pick up a brand-new MUNNYWORLD figure for him to doodle and scrawl on!
Remember our heavy metal friend, Cheesey? Jon’s all-metal sculpture finally gets a proper release from FullyVisual in the complete color spectrum of brass antique, black nickel, copper antique, silver antique and gold. The silver edition (modeled below with my cat) was previously available only through Burgerplex. Each of the 5 colorways will now be available at FV online for $120 each in an edition of 20 pieces beginning tomorrow, Thursday, at 10AM PST. Cheesey comes with a metal cheese accessory and is about 3.5 inches tall. What’s your favorite flavor?
Spotted at a a hardcore/punk CD stand at the Persistence Festival in Eindhoven, Holland. This is the pattern we’ve seen before here and also as a cat-friendly tablecloth during Jon’s American Summer. Fashionable scarves and punk rock vending, it’s all posse-approved.
Here’s an oldie, but greatie, that Jeps got as a little A5 bonus on a big Burger order he recently placed. Jon illustrated this small book of helpful tips for the NHS a couple years back. Although his name doesn’t appear in the publication, his distinctive and full color doodles enhance every other page. I don’t drink much, myself, but I left the book out for a while to be helpful to my houseguests, because, as you know, intoxicated houseguests sure do love PSAs… Thanks Jeps for sending these scans.
[UPDATE 3/2/10: Via a serendipitous tweet, I've found the firm co-responsible for these. They are Raw: "A tightly wound coil of creativity, working as a dynamic force in the rejuvenated heart of old, industrial Manchester." They received a brief that stated: "Offer young people a wealth of information on alcohol to help them make informed decisions when it comes to drinking." And the resounding result? "A huge thumbs-up from follow-up focus groups and positive engagement with the target audience." You can read more from Raw (as well as see the original location of the new pictures I have pilfered for this post) here.]
This is a great booklet. And Jeps, I still have your scans in the artkive! If anybody out there has anything, however big or small, for the Doodlesplatter, we’d love for you to send it in!