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This bike plastered with Jon Burgerman stickers was spotted out and about. Someone’s done a lot of ordering from Burgerplex, haven’t they? Looks rad.
I noticed that one of the more popular search engine queries that leads people to Doodlesplatter is “RipCurl.” This is all due to the great Green Goon gear by Jon. Burgerplex just added the 2008 orange RipCurl jacket and pants to its online store. I’ve always thought this all-over doodle aesthetic worked brilliantly on these garments (and I’m typically a detractor from the “all-over print” look). Sorry shorties and skinnies, but the gear is available in size Large only. Even though I’m a distinct Medium myself, I’d buy this in a heartbeat if not for the fact that 1) I haven’t seen snow in 10 years and 2) I’m looking out the window to sunshine, birds chirping and probably high 60s. I have no idea what a lot of the following means, although “goggle pocket” and “stink sack” sure do sound fun. If you’re genteel, like me, you may prefer the company of the 105-page Mountainwear Winter 2008-2009 catalog “smothered” in doodles by Jon instead. The catalog comes signed for £15. Tech specs on the winterwear are:
- Waterproof, breathable jacket with exclusive Burgerman artwork
- Polar fleece lined body
- Audio pocket, zip seal inner pocket, inner goggle pocket
- Removeable hood, detachable fake fur trim
- Waterproof inner seat, snow seal cuff, fultime drawcords
- Key hook inside pocket
- Waterproof, breathable pant (trouser) with exclusive Burgerman artwork
- Baggy fit, 40grs insulation, brushed tricot lining, fully seam taped
- Mountain Riders detachable stink sack
- Glove gripper system
- Pant waist gaiter, adjustable waistband, alcatraz closure system
- Waistband D-Ring, mesh backed ventilation
- Jacket pant connector loops, leg gaiter with boot hook
- Kick patch, boot splits
All Decks on Hand is a skateboard deck art auction to raise money for autism research. The show is a collaboration by After Hours Gallery, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, and nearly 200 artists.
These 200 artists are from across the country, Canada, United Kingdom and Arizona and have created custom, one-of-a-kind works of art on skateboard decks and donated their works to After Hours Gallery. The gallery will exhibit the boards and auction them off November 6 through December 4, 2009. On November 7th, the bidding started online. The final art auction takes place on First Friday of December 4th at 8 p.m. at After Hours Gallery.
Join the bidding for Jon’s board here. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction of the skateboard decks will benefit SARRC’s Vocational & Life Skills Academy.
Blank, wooden skateboard decks were provided to the artists, including participants from the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) Autism Artisans program. The artists then painted, decorated or otherwise covered the deck in art. The artwork styles range from paintings, and mosaics, to photographs, and more.
That’s right, posse: Secret Agent Doodle is no longer single. (I guess that makes me a double agent? Cool…) If you’re seeing this post, it means that 1) Greta and I got married, and 2) Wordpress’ scheduling robots published this. This most excellent doodle is by Mr. Jon Burgerman. I’ve done a little PhotoShop handiwork to incorporate it into signage for the wedding. These tags (below) will hang onto 6 DIY 8-inch Qees, which our guests will undoubtedly turn into “masterpieces.”
Not sure where I’d be without this incredible red-haired girl, but I can tell you where we’re going: to Japan! Doodlesplatter will be on hiatus for the next two weeks. I promise to bring you back tales from Tokyo and resume dishing out the doodles upon our return. Thanks to everyone who helped us with little things here and there these past couple months. You know who you are. Cheers!
I wish I’d been clever enough to do stuff like this in college:
Over the past few months, students Megan Riera, Joe Phillips, Sarah Franco Alves, Christian Carlsson and James Kay from the BA (hons) Design for Moving Image and Graphic Design courses at Ravensbourne College of Design have been sending their favourite designers and illustrators packages containing random objects scoured from London charity shops and car boot sales. 50 designers and illustrators including Milton Glaser, Jonathan Barnbrook, Michael Bierut, Paula Scher, Kate Moross, Jon Burgerman and Si Scott have agreed to take part. The final items were placed in a silent auction at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane on April 30th.
Jon contributed a mug and a skatedeck. For more info visit www.blankcanvasevent.co.uk.
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.
Jon was part of a guest range of designers for the UK’s Science Skateboards. The 100% Canadian Maple Ply decks were pressed in California and feature a new, lighter construction. Jon’s deck measures 8.06 inch x 31.75 inches. He has his own page with a brief interview here. You can get the deck for £41.00 here.
Jon customized a 1:18 die-cast scale Hot Wheels Volkswagen Bus for TOYS, a pop surrealist exhibit put on by Gallery 1988. The show took place in April 2005 with proceeds from the art benefitting the Children Affected by AIDS foundation. Jon’s VW bus was parked amongst customs by Greg Simkins and Bwana Spoons. Each Volkswagen bus was priced between $300 and $5,500.
“This exhibit exemplifies how the magic of toys not only inspire us at a young age, but remain a form of inspiration in our adult years,” said Richard Dickson, senior vice president, Marketing, Media & Entertainment Worldwide, Mattel Brands. “Mattel is home to some of the most popular and beloved toy brands and we’re honored to have the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels commemorated through this one-of-kind custom art form.” [via Reuters]
Jon designed a T-shirt, hoodie, cap, backpack, surfboard, snowboard and ski, surf and snowgear for Rip Curl Europe. All of the pieces in his summer and winter collections were made out of organic and recycled materials and have a unique Burgerman aesthetic plus a personal hangtag sticker with the Greengoon on it. Greengoon is Jon’s imaginary green friend that eats worms and recycles: “a classic Jon Burgerman character that fits perfectly in the Rip Curl Planet framework.” This gear is so awesome, it almost makes me want to be sporty. Here are tons of photos of the clothes, wall-doodling, the Greengoon and a video. Check it all out to get the full range of the range. If you stare long enough, you might have a Magic Eye experience.
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This has got to be one of the coolest collabs/customizations I have ever seen. In 2007, Jon painted an ice cream truck for the “Own Your C” campaign.
“Own Your C” is a campaign that seeks to help teens make the connection that their choices define who they are and who they will become. The campaign recognizes making individual choices empowers youth to make educated decisions, including the choice to become or remain tobacco free.
C-Ride is a branded ice cream truck, featuring a backlit chrome “C” hood ornament, airbag suspension and custom rims, custom lighting and sound, and a freezer for distributing C popsicles. Equipped with a street team, the C-Ride extends the brand to rural and mountain communities in America, as well as serving as a distribution point for tobacco cessation materials.
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