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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…
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Spy vs. Spy, MAD launched a Spy vs. Spy custom toy project.
First, we created a 6-inch “blank” version of our Spy action figure (right) — then we sent it out to a bunch of crazy-talented artists to customize however they liked! Suffice to say, the results were awesome!
The figures were on display at SDCC, although I never managed to find them despite being in the exhibition hall for four days straight. Luckily, The Idiotical is doing daily spotlights on the customs. This one’s by Jon.
Jon is live painting at Kidrobot’s pop-up location in Las Vegas at the Cosmoplitan’s P3 Studios. Starting today, Friday, June 24th, Jon will be customizing an 18-inch Mega MUNNY from 6-10PM. Jon will then paint a massive canvas on Saturday, June 25th from 12-3PM and 6-10PM. He finishes up on Sunday, June 26th from 12-3PM. I can’t see Mr. Burgerman loving Vegas, so if you’re in the area, stop in and bring him some snacks!
Curating LOVE MOVEMENT was one of the best experiences of my life. You may remember seeing Jon’s figures as a preview here. I’ve already pontificated about LOVE MOVEMENT plentifully on my own website, but I wanted to post that all of the work is now available online for purchase at StoreEnvy. Here is a direct link to Jon’s figures, Love Messes You Up & Broken-Hearted Bear. Check out this video from the art opening.
Jon is one of many artists involved in LOVE MOVEMENT, a very special project I’m curating with Shin Tanaka and Nao Shimojo. LOVE MOVEMENT is an art show using vinyl toys to deliver universal messages about love. American, Japanese and European artists were given blank versions of toys designed by recently married artists, Shin and Nao. The finished works will be exhibited and sold at SUPERFROG Gallery in San Francisco with an opening reception on December 11th at 7PM. Many artists will be in attendance!
I met Shin and Nao in Tokyo while on my honeymoon. I was freshly married, Shin and Nao were engaged, and Japan felt like the most welcoming place in the world. Love was everywhere, and I promised I would get the two artists a show in San Francisco. Shin and Nao are now married, and LOVE MOVEMENT is that show.
Jon’s custom T-BOY is called “Love Messes You Up,” and his custom Dankeschoen bear is called “Broken-Hearted Bear”. More images of his work are available upon request.
You can see all the artist’s designs for LOVE MOVEMENT here.
Find out more information about the show and join the LOVE MOVEMENT here!
Jon was recently in Newcastle to go big on a wall at Hoults Yard, “a funky and flexible office complex with character”. Unfortunately, rain appears to have made a more macabre mural than perhaps intended. The Hoults Yard team tweeted a promise to repair the project as soon as the “sun shines”.
A member of the Posse snapped these photos during Jon’s recent lecture at Analog Fest. Taken out of context, these pictures are hilarious. If you didn’t really know what was going on (which, come to think of it, I don’t actually), a stage has been made up to look like a living room, complete with couch, lamp and oriental rug. On it, sits a guy wearing a bright yellow Burger shirt with matching sneakers. He appears to be talking about abstract doodles and salads, while some sort of moderator looks on. Awesome. I wish stuff like this happened in my country.
Jon doodles on clothes and also on skin, so it only was a matter of time before he pulled a Gallagher and painted on what appear to be rain-slicker-like-coveralls. Actually, come to think of it, don’t these folks look a bit like Woody Allen’s sperm in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask? And I mean that in the politest way possible…