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Jon made three new prints for the Thursday, October 6th opening of High Above the Street, a retail space in Leeds, UK featuring over 80 brands and over 40 artists. The prints are signed and numbered in an edition of 25 each. They’re printed on Photo Rag Satin, 308gsm, size A2 (42cm x 59cm) for £100 (a 20.0% VAT will be removed for non EU customers). You can pick up Eeeny Meeny, Never Let Me Down Again and Love & War online here.
We haven’t spotted a sign of the Posse in a while, but this sticker in Tehran, Iran makes it worth the wait. The Posse is in The Middle East! Iran! (”I ran so far awayyyy…”) Right in the center of the photo, you can see the Milad Tower, aka the tallest tower in Iran. Super cool. The anonymous stickerer sent footage to the JBVLA for some “provenance”. Somehow this makes the world feel just a little bit smaller and better. Thanks to Amir for sending this my way!
Jon created this poster inspired by Devendra Barnhart’s “It’s a Sight to Behold”. From The Independent UK:
For the past five years, the Yellow Bird Project’s Montreal-based founders, Matthew Stotland and Casey Cohen, have made it their mission to connect, as they say, “indie musicians, charitable organisations and T-shirts”. They have now enlisted 30 leading illustrators to create an artwork each, inspired by 30 songs – all, naturally, by cool indie bands – and collated them to create The Indie Rock Poster Book (Chronicle Books, £15.99). The royalties from every copy sold will go to a series of charities, all supported by musicians with impeccable taste. The book is, of course, a perfect addition to your coffee table, but it’s also a potential cure for a bare wall.
I’m late on the game reporting Jon’s Totem print for SAFEWALLS, but I did just find out that if you order now, you can get 10% off by entering “AM10POFF3D” at checkout. Does that make up for my tardiness?
Enjoy this feast for the eyes alternative poster by Jon Burgerman for Cirque du Soleil ® TOTEM™. Giclée on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm. Paper size 24″ x 36″, image size 22″ x 33 1/2″. Printed in Canada.
Here’s a bit more about SAFEWALLS:
Each month, SAFEWALLS is pairing up with three cutting-edge artists to create original art posters inspired by Cirque du Soleil shows. With these artworks, SAFEWALLS tours the world following the trail of Cirque du Soleil shows to hold a monthly exhibition that grows in size as works from previous cities are added to the collection. By bringing Cirque du Soleil and visual artists together, SAFEWALLS celebrates street art and culture—the very roots of Cirque—and breathes new life into the time-honoured art form that is the vintage circus poster.
The term “safe walls” refers to legal spots in the urban landscape for local graffiti artists to do their work without the fear of sanctions.
Jon’s print is available now for $55 (don’t forget the discount code!) here.
Jon has a new print at the Victoria and Albert Museum:
The print, entitled ‘We Play at the V&A’, is about the exploration experienced by visitors to the museum. There are references to modern day culture and fashions in the characters as they dance around a selection of exhibits from the museums collection. The characters are caught contemplating the worth of the trinkets and clutter they surround their modern lives with and whether they will hold any value in hundreds of year’s time. Perhaps that’s not important now though; perhaps we should enjoy, learn and play whilst we still can.
The print was created exclusively for the V&A, and every purchase supports the museum. It’s an A3 risograph print (which translates to 11.7 x 16.5 inches), signed and numbered in an edition of 200 for 25 Euros (which translates to ~$36USD) available here.
The Picture Book Project Foundation presents Art Blocks for Ghana – a charity art auction of original works created by top artists within the animation and illustration community to provide boarding and education for orphaned children in Ghana, West Africa.
Jon’s 10×10 Posca pen on wood panel contribution to the project is up for auction on eBay now HERE.
The Art Below and The Sun newspaper in London invited Jon to participate in a group exhibition and charity event for Breakthrough Breast Cancer on December 13th. His piece is called “I Melt In The Sun”. More about the event, which took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum, can be found here.
Jon contributed to the Never Judge a Book by Its Cover show at StolenSpace with his re-imagining of A Confederacy of Dunces:
The age old proverb is easier said than done, when choosing a read who can’t be swayed by good cover art, the cover after all has the job of explaining thousands of words in an instant. Think of the classic covers that grace the jackets of thousands of books and the names of the truly great artists that have put their artwork to novels, creating iconic classic covers for these classic books, but is the book cover dying? With the advent of the iPad it’s now questionable how long the printed novel and its cover will be around, just like the album cover, it’ll be resigned to a thumbnail in iTunes.
StolenSpace in association with Penguin plan to celebrate the art of the book cover with a show titled ’ Never Judge? this December.
The broad and varied spectrum of artists were inviting to paint, print, etch, sculpt, photograph, whatever their medium, whatever their style… create a book cover for a novel of their choice, a book that has inspired them, a book that has had a profound impact on them or a book that they remember fondly as a child … all that we asked was that they create their original artwork to the traditional format and size of a Penguin book 198mm (h) x 129mm (w)
For this exhibition ‘Never Judge?’ we will be exhibiting these artworks and fill the gallery with original book covers from our favourite artists from around the world. As well as originals we will be producing limited edition prints of a selection of the artwork. The show promises to be a visual feast and working in conjunction with Penguin and their upcoming Penguin Essentials project the show will be a guaranteed block buster.
The show ran in London from December 3rd to December 19th.