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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.
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.”
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.
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…
I recently happened upon what has got to be one of the coolest charities on earth: Nottingham-based The Music Exchange, “a not-for-profit social enterprise providing quality music at an affordable price and run by homelessness charity, Framework.” The shop is staffed by “individuals who have experienced a period of unsettled life” and helps them “rebuild their confidence and self esteem whilst gaining invaluable retail experience”. How awesome is that? Not to mention this:
The Music Exchange supports local bands by providing them with an outlet to sell their merchandise and recordings commission free. The only agreement is that bands perform at one of The Music Exchange benefit nights held through out the year. These nights celebrate new and exciting music, with any profit going directly back into the shop. The Music Exchange is also currently working with bands to release vinyl singles on our own label.
Jon created two T-shirts (blue and magenta) to support the charity. You can get them at the shop for £15, or with a little international finagling. (BIG THANKS to Jason from The Music Exchange and Molly from The Neon Hive!) Don’t forget to become a fan of The Music Exchange on Facebook. They are located at 18 West End Arcade, Chapel Bar, Nottingham, NG1 6JP and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Most albums and DVDs at The Music Exchange are priced at just £3.
You can also try to get one of the shirts in another creative way: Jon is currently running a contest on his website. Leave a comment HERE answering the question “What’s your favorite doodling music?” and you could win a shirt. Jon’s contest closes in 1 month on July 1st. While you’re there, scroll through the comments and get some ideas for new music.
Jon’s current Brain Drain solo show features some fresh fabric collaborations. These scarves were done in conjunction with Lin Fashions. You can see a few more of the scarves on Jon’s site (8th picture down) here.
A Jon Burgerman shirt without color is a rare shirt indeed. In fact, aside from 2007’s black on white On the Wall shirt, I’m hard-pressed to ID another completely monotone shirt in the artkive. Until now. Jon made this new all-over print “Grappin’ Money” shirt for La Painthouse, a division of the Paris-based The Dirty Cream. Definitely digging everything except the price, which is $65.25 USD before international shipping charges are applied. Ouch. If you’ve got the scratch, or maybe you’re located in France, check it out though. Cool shirt in S, M, L and XL. The La Painthouse line also features shirts by MCA, Reach and Shin Tanaka. FYI, entomology of “Grappin’”?
Were you wondering who made the burger sweatshirt (possibly called a “jumper” for our friends in the UK) Jon was wearing as he painted Bangalore in this AOL video? This bright yellow garment was lovingly crafted by the talented folks at London’s Lazy Oaf. It’s not a Burger Product, but it’s a burger product all the same.
Lazy Oaf is famous for it’s bright pop graphic T-shirts, reversible sweats and accessories collections. The company is driven by illustration, graphics, drawing, and fuelled by tea, hamburgers and Brian Blessed’s knarley foot. The Oaf’s have often contributed to print projects, exhibitions and events.
This East London based creative label was started by Gemma Shiel back in 2001 with hand screen printed tee’s and a market stall in East London, skip to the present and lazy Oaf is available in over 150 stockists worldwide. 2004 saw the opening of the lazy oaf store in Soho which houses all of the collections and further Oaf oddities sourced from Japan and the US.
Lazy Oaf products are designed in house by Gemma and the Lazy Oaf team from the Oaf HQ in Shoreditch, products range from their staple graphic tee’s to 80’s inspired bobble hats, greeting cards, jewellery and posters.
Everyone these days wants to dress like athletes and rappers. What about dressing like doodlers? They’re good role models, too. My only question: can I pull off bright yellow? You can get a unisex sweatshirt here, a girl’s sized sweatshirt here and a hat here. Rock!
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:
The jacket - £149.00
- 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
The pants - £100.00
- 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
The catalog - £15.00
France’s Artoyz ATZ clothing imprint has a new men’s hoodie and t-shirt with art by Jon. The designs and quality on these are great. The only sticking point is the price: 115 Euros for the hoodie (~ $159 USD) and 45 Euros for the t-shirt (~ $62 USD).