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The Bathtime Favourites tin is back at Lush! This very special and limited edition box of miniature bath ballistics is an essential collectors’ item for fans of our fresh handmade cosmetics. After a winning collaboration with Lucy, he doodled this masterpiece and she filled it with some of our finest ballistics for nine fizzing and fragrant baths. Bathtime Favourites is a brilliant gift for bathers; once you’ve used all of your ballistics, you can reuse it to store anything and everything.
The Bathtime Favourites: Jon Burgerman Edition is filled with nine miniature bath ballistics: Think Pink, Keep it Fluffy (orange), Geo Phyzz, Blackberry Bath Bomb, Honey Bee, Big Blue, Sex Bomb, Avobath and Butterball.
Of the project, Jon can be quoted as saying:
I thought I’d draw some new little characters. We’ve got some of my characters on there and we’ve got some of the characters made out of soaps and… balls? Is that what you call them? Well, they’re all having a lovely time - they’re all partying. It’s a party in a tin.
You can buy the tin and ballistics for £29.95 (~$50 USD) from LUSH online here.
What is Floppyswop? Why, it’s “a place for sharing any files small enough to fit on a conventional floppy disc (1.44meg High density), art, media, sound, noise, its up to you, all files are hosted here for taking and swopping…”
Have a most random weekend!
Computer Arts is a rather expensive mag as priced here in the US. Not to say it’s not worth each penny and pound, but just that I’m lucky I’ve got UK natives who send me their copies and scans (thanks!). That said, magazines are great. Don’t you love turning glossy pages? If you’ve been holding out on subscribing, CA has now sweetened the pot, and turned this browser into a buyer.
Straight from Computer Arts:
This is a truly great gift! Probably the best gift ever to be offered on Computer Arts magazine.
Straight from Jon:
If you subscribe to Computer Arts magazine you now get this nifty 2GB USB card adorned with my scribbles. They come pre-loaded with tutorials and interviews but you can delete those straight away and store all your illegal downloads and saucy photos on it.
$124.99 USD will get you 13 issues of CA and some slick new memory. Subscription info for various countries can be found here. Thanks to Amir for the hi-res scans below!
In the latest gang-up to try to entice me into finally ponying up for a Facebook account, Uniball is running a contest to win a laptop customized by Jon. Incidentally, I love you POSCA pens, but if you’re in the market for an editor, I know a good guy who could always use work. Your above ad is kind of a mash-up between Jon Burgerman and bulgur wheat. That aside, killer contest if you’re on Facebook, which I’m not. Don’t forget about these JB tags and avatars if you are. More details about the contest can be found here. Once again, well-played, Facebook, well-played…
I got a note from Jason Lefton that directed me to this great video. A long-time fan of Jon’s work, Jason realized they shared a mutual friend who used to be pen-pals with him. Inspired by the doodles Jon drew on the back of each envelope, and the fact he was going to be stateside in New York, Jason wrote Jon an email proposing to have some doodles etched into his laptop. The response:
He was very kind and open to the idea, so I formed a relationship with someone here in Richmond, Virginia who owns a couple laser engraving machines. He had never engraved a laptop case before so we ran some tests on a broken laptop and then hit mine with the final product shown in the little video I put together. I’m super happy with the result and am considering providing the customization for laptops, iPhones, and iPods, here in Richmond, using original artwork provided by some of my wonderfully talented friends.
I posed the question to Jason as to whether he could laser-doodle a stainless steel refrigerator. Jason thinks there may be a way, but suspects that Jon is “already planning and plotting to take over kitchen appliances in the near future.” If that’s the case, I’m on board and all ready with the tagline: Let’s put the ART back in Cuisinart.
Jason Lefton is a designer with experience in web development and animation, and he has recently been enjoying the exploration of the filmmaking process. He’s super fond of photography, traveling, film, ping pong, cats, postcards, riding his bike in sunny weather and collecting toys. The polar bear is his favorite animal. Keep in touch with him in moving images here.
It’s iPhone fever time again with the release of Apple’s iPhone 3GS tomorrow. I remember scrolling through a forum before Johnny Cupcakes released his rubber iPhone case, and reading all of these people saying: “This makes me want to buy an iPhone!” That pretty much sums up how I feel about this, with the caveat that I’ve already been fiending for an iPhone for quite some time. Jon made three iPhone cases for Côte et Ciel last year, and the Anton case has recently popped back up at a few online retailers. (I want “Oranges!”) If you pay for stuff in GBP, try Concrete Hermit and if you buy your gadget gear in USD, hit up Kidrobot. If you want to layer your iPhone in doodles, don’t forget that you can also get skins from Infectious.
As a follow-up to Jon’s microfiber screen-protector from the Lossy Data Lab installation swag, Concrete Hermit has a new crew of security guards for your laptop. The character-driven microfiber measures 29.5 x 12.5 cm, protects your screen when your laptop is closed, can be used to clean your screen and will experience “no color migration, even when the laptop gets hot.” You can get one for £15.00 here. (Note: they also have a small supply of the matching Neoprene laptop sleeves Jon made last year for Côte et Ciel.)
Infectious recently released a second adhesive art design by Jon. As the follow up to 2008’s Lunar Park car art, Rainbow Doodles has your iPod, iPhone and laptop covered for $14.99-$29.99. Fans will recognize this image as one also licensed to NINETEENSEVENTYTHREE for greeting cards. You know what would make a great gift? Get an iPhone, load it up with Inkstrumental™, encase it in Rainbow Doodles and affix the matching card.
As part of the Lossy Data Lab experiment in New York, Hamburg’s heliumcowboy (Jon’s collaborators/conspirators in the project) produced a limited edition T-shirt, buttons and a microfiber cleaning cloth/screen protector for laptops. Only 20 American Apparel shirts were made, and it looks like just girls’ size small is left here. You can pick up up the screen protector directly from Jon for UK buyer £16 / Non UK buyer £20 (inc. P+P) here while supplies last.
Infectious is a San Francisco-based company that makes adhesive art for your car, and more recently, your laptop and other small gadgets. Jon has a selection of blue, grey and black stickers called Lunar Park. My girlfriend gave me a big sheet of these that I will put on our car when the weather warms up a little.
It’s called Lunar Park. On one hand it’s a simple collection of characters enjoying each others’ company on a sunny day in the park. On the other, there’s a slight suggestion in the drawings that some of the characters have enjoyed themselves a little too much. I like the LP Dark Side of the Moon and the book Lunar Park by Brett Easton Ellis. I can’t say these have completely influenced this work but I think the idea of ‘lunatics in the park’ and the title of the book were in my brain somewhere while creating this.
- Infectious car art is designed for easy installation with just one or two people from a few minutes to a couple hours depending on the package.
- The art is durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions (and car washes) for up to two years.
- The art can be removed easily with a hairdryer.
- The kits come in Icons ($27.99), Accents ($79-$119), Hood Pieces ($79-$145), Door Kits ($159), Side Kits ($159-$379) and Full Kits ($299).
- The range of artists involved currently includes: Dalek, Buff Monster and Tara McPherson.
- The site features an exclusive interview with each artist including questions about cars, inspiration and music.