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Nice. I like how they’ve made a pair that’s got the JB flair on the outside for the daring and then another one with doodles on the inside of the frame for folks who delight in having little style secrets. I’m not sure who’s stocking the new shades right now, so Maek advises you drop them a note through their contact page. You can also bug them on Twitter @MAEKeyewear. Which I’m about to do in 1…2…3.
It’s getting difficult to maintain Doodlesplatter on my own, but when I saw these, I knew I’d have to find some time. Somewhat unbelievably, there are no other Jon Burgerman socks in the artkive! Clearly that had to be remedied, so Jon partnered up with Sock It To Me to produce a pair of doodled socks in women’s and men’s styles. Each pair costs an affordable $9. Check out the rest of their funky foot-enhancers here.
The era of that previously blogged Pens are My Friends New Era cap is finally upon us. Thanks to New Era Cap Talk, here’s previews of six classic 59Fifity and size-adjustable 9Fifty Snapback caps designed by Jon. The collection should be available this month at hat shops and all New Era flagship stores. The retail price will range between €40 and €50.
It’s Pens are My Friends for your head!
US lifestyle brand New Era launches a new cooperation with different artists from Europe. In line with the “Artist Series”, the creative minds design special editions. British artist Jon Burgerman kicks off the project. The 31-year-old illustrator became famous for his colorful artworks and cartoon figures. His artwork is admired in museums from New York to London and Paris. Apart from his cooperation with headwear brand New Era, he collaborated with well-known companies, like for instance, Pepsi and Apple.
The collection includes seven different styles. He designed the classic cap 59Fifity and the size-adjustable 9Fifty Snapback cap in a new way. One style for example, the “Pens are my friends”- cap is decorated with colorful characters allover. Burgerman especially attached importance to the detail. There is also some comic artwork on the lining of the caps for example. And on the bottom side of the screen, you can find his signature.
The collection will be available starting in June of 2011 at exclusive shops and all New Era flagship stores. The retail price will range between €40 and 50.
My wife says I don’t look so good in baseball caps, but there’s gotta be an exception for this bad boy. I can’t wait to wear this. I hope Greta is reading so she can ease into the idea of this on my head. It will also make a nice addition to Jon’s other caps in the hat artkive. [info via Sportswearnet.com]
Regenerate Clothing has launched a range of interactive limited edition organic t-shirts and bags designs with 100% of all proceeds will go towards caring for street children across Indonesia, through The Peduli Anak foundation. Build My Dreams is a project which was set up by Regenerate Clothing (UK) and Adikaka foundation (Indonesia). The project is a fundraising project to help children living on the streets of Indonesia through The Peduli Anak Foundation.
The designs have been printed by Dots Sports onto Earth Positive organic cotton bags and t-shirts and each item comes with a Posca pen so you can customise them and add your own style. All profits will go towards the Peduli Anak Foundation, which protects street kids by providing a new, happy and safe environment so that they can live and grow like any other children in the world.
“My drawing is inspired by the gooey, fluffy, malleable texture of dreams, where everything is possible yet clear and obscured at the same time. The intangible nature of subconscious dreams are explicitly linked to our imaginations, hopes and aspirations. We know they exist and have to believe that one day it may be possible to touch them.”
Jon provided two designs for sunglasses by Ogee. One is shown here. The rest of the designs in the forthcoming series of sunglasses are by other Nottingham-based designers.
Mystery solved! The metal mystery doodle last pondered here has been revealed to be Metal Niki, a “laser cut stainless steel keyring dongle character.” Metal Niki measures 1.5 x 2.3″ and is yours for £4.00 here.
Turtlehead are a collective based in Ireland with one eye on the establishment, another on the subversive and another on stuff they like. Their designs are part social commentary, part public art, part rant, part up theirs and part down with this sort of thing. Everything is limited to 500 pieces and all their t-shirts are printed in Ireland on ethically made and environmentally friendly 100% cotton t-shirts.
We know not what this Mystery Metal Doodle is all about. A member of the Dutch Posse received it during a chance encounter in a Vietnamese restaurant. He reports: “The object is around 5 cm x 3 cm, metal, about 2 mm thick and has a small hole in top for a chain or something.” Is it a pendant? A medal? A mark of the Illuminati? A secret Posse initiation rite? For now, it’s simply a metal doodle.