Archive for the ‘Live It’ Category
Jon recently installed this burgerdoodle in a grassy patch outside the Nottingham Castle Museum. His agency, Début Art, writes:
A walking burger in bloom perhaps will remind us that everything is ‘grown’ from dirt, from colourful pigments, fast food packaging and the fast food itself. Here a veggie burger is having a delightful trawl through a garden, mindful to deposit himself (and his wrapper) into a bin or compost pile once he’s done.
I dunno, man, looks like a crop circle done by aliens to me…
For the second time in two years Deadgood have teamed up with leading British illustrator Jon Burgerman, this time to create the ‘Doodle Rug’ in which Jon’s distinctive doodle scrawls have been transformed into this bold and distinctive product.
The new rug was unveiled at Design Junction last week. It measures 2500mm x 1500mm and is made of 100% hand-tufted wool.
In an interview with Breaks of 10, Jon refers to the rug as “fuzzy and warm”. He further states:
It’s great to make works that people will hang on their walls but it’s just as cool to have stuff people can walk all over or park their bottoms on.
There you have it! Pick up a Doodle Rug (and then put it down and park your “bottom” on it) here now for £1487 or ~$2,312 USD.
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.
I’ve been waiting to see what’s inside the colorful tin Jon recently posted to Flickr (and tagged “lovely” and “likable”). Thanks to a tweet from Danny, we have the reveal. I did a little more
stalking sleuthing and found out that what look like delicious scoops of sorbet and gelato are, instead, decorative soaps! The soaps are being produced by LUSH, international purveyors of “fresh handmade cosmetics,” and are due out this summer. So, in case you need to feel more confused when your early morning alarm goes off, here now are soaps that you will want to eat in the shower. Can’t wait! Click through to see the spoiler. Read the rest of this entry »
Somewhere in the UK, lucky students get to eat lunch in a cafeteria adorned with GREEN doodles by Jon. Be cool. Stay in school.
In my experience, tea-drinking in the U.S. is not as evolved or habitual a pastime as it is in the U.K., but our newest slogan is about change, isn’t it? Although mobility is a reality of our modern lifestyle, you might be looking to upgrade from this handy portable beverage tumbler to something a bit more fancy. This is a Limited Edition, who previously brought us the Trample and Scrum pillows, are here to help you be more like what Drake was talking about on the MTV VMAs. The California posse has been promised a sample for review, so we will post an update when we are suitably fancy with pinky pronation…
This is not a plastic crap cup. This is a limited edition. It is also a “Demitasse cup and saucer set made from Staffordshire Bone China”. The tea set comes in a handsome collector’s box with an A6 Fine Art Print (from this design, though bearing no relation to the Gary Numan song of similar name) and a certificate of authenticity.
The In the Park Tea (or Coffee) Set was produced in Stoke-on-Trent, England for This Is Limited Edition. Only 250 sets of this design will be made available, with a price of ~$60 USD reflecting its limited nature. Set up all your favorite dollies, and prepare to serve some tea. The set is currently available at Burgerplex here and at ClickforArt here.
If Marie Antoinette told Anxieteam to “let them eat cake,” both band and audience would probably be well fed. Between the Burger Men cupcakes by Crumbs and Doilies and these by Nottingham’s Star Bakery for the picture disc release party, we’re not worried about anyone going hungry.
How unfair to encounter this first thing in the morning! I blame you, Ken of Crumbs and Doilies! It seems that Crumbs and Doilies, the “spiritual home - or, at the very least, London pied à terre - of the cupcake” hooked up with Jon to create some doodled delicacies for this weekend’s Cake Britain show at the Future Gallery.
Sponsored by the good folk over at Tate and Lyle in celebration of their move to Fair Trade sugars a selection of the UK’s finest and funnest artists have come together with some of the country’s top bakers (and, er, us) to create the world’s first entirely edible exhibition. We paired up with illustrative supremo Jon Burgerman who was kind enough to provide us with this picture of some burger men (geddit?) as inspiration. A lot of baking, custom cupcake molds, sugarcrafting and a moderate amount of cursing later and here they are - Crumbs and Doilies x Jon Burgerman Burger Men!
This is all kinds of awesome from the edible art to the whimsical wrappers. I’ve come to understand that while we Americans may have the monopoly on hamburgers, the British truly understand cake. If you’re in the area, all proceeds go to charity.
After nearly two years, Jon makes a triumphant return to sprucing up your sofa. With doodled cushions last seen here, Jon is now working with ClickForArt on a new range of pillows. Lovingly titled Trample and Scrum, the cushions are approximately 46×46cm / 18×18″, constructed of super-soft faux suede and printed with non-toxic waterbased inks. The pillows are printed with a graphic on one side and a plain black back. They feature a feather-filled inner. Only 250 of each pillow have been printed. They will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Each cushion is currently available and costs £39 or ~ $60 at Burgerplex.
Oh, but that’s not all. I clicked over to ClickForArt and saw some exciting teasers. I’ve seen the quality of their merch through US stockist, Neon Monster, and it’s really quite impressive. From this ad I snagged off the CFA site, it looks like we may be seeing another pillow, a zippered (iPad?) case and an eye mask.
Here’s a bit about Click For Art from their website if you’re not yet familiar with their products: Read the rest of this entry »