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.
Bitbots is circulating a teaser for their new Jinny ‘Bigtop’ figure. ‘Bigtop’ Jinny sees the first release of their character with the discordant head in a new 6-inch size. Based on the image above, it looks to be a Burgerman. The figures will be released on August 1st in an edition of 500 pieces at $65 each. Will it look anything like Jon’s custom Jinny from 2010? Who knows, but it’s been a long while since I’ve gotten my fix of Burgerman vinyl. I predict that despite my criticism of this platform, I will want to own this figure. Well played, Bitbots, well played…
For his former home city of Nottingham, Jon has created:
a series of drawings and projections in response to Street Art; Contemporary Prints from the V&A forming a semi-permanent presentation of his trademark character creations.
Papering Over The Cracks opens at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery on July 2nd and runs through September 25th.
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.
Jon created this poster inspired by Devendra Barnhart’s “It’s a Sight to Behold”. From The Independent UK:
For the past five years, the Yellow Bird Project’s Montreal-based founders, Matthew Stotland and Casey Cohen, have made it their mission to connect, as they say, “indie musicians, charitable organisations and T-shirts”. They have now enlisted 30 leading illustrators to create an artwork each, inspired by 30 songs – all, naturally, by cool indie bands – and collated them to create The Indie Rock Poster Book (Chronicle Books, £15.99). The royalties from every copy sold will go to a series of charities, all supported by musicians with impeccable taste. The book is, of course, a perfect addition to your coffee table, but it’s also a potential cure for a bare wall.
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 »
I’m late on the game reporting Jon’s Totem print for SAFEWALLS, but I did just find out that if you order now, you can get 10% off by entering “AM10POFF3D” at checkout. Does that make up for my tardiness?
Enjoy this feast for the eyes alternative poster by Jon Burgerman for Cirque du Soleil ® TOTEM™. Giclée on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm. Paper size 24″ x 36″, image size 22″ x 33 1/2″. Printed in Canada.
Here’s a bit more about SAFEWALLS:
Each month, SAFEWALLS is pairing up with three cutting-edge artists to create original art posters inspired by Cirque du Soleil shows. With these artworks, SAFEWALLS tours the world following the trail of Cirque du Soleil shows to hold a monthly exhibition that grows in size as works from previous cities are added to the collection. By bringing Cirque du Soleil and visual artists together, SAFEWALLS celebrates street art and culture—the very roots of Cirque—and breathes new life into the time-honoured art form that is the vintage circus poster.
The term “safe walls” refers to legal spots in the urban landscape for local graffiti artists to do their work without the fear of sanctions.
Jon’s print is available now for $55 (don’t forget the discount code!) here.
Jon has a new print at the Victoria and Albert Museum:
The print, entitled ‘We Play at the V&A’, is about the exploration experienced by visitors to the museum. There are references to modern day culture and fashions in the characters as they dance around a selection of exhibits from the museums collection. The characters are caught contemplating the worth of the trinkets and clutter they surround their modern lives with and whether they will hold any value in hundreds of year’s time. Perhaps that’s not important now though; perhaps we should enjoy, learn and play whilst we still can.
The print was created exclusively for the V&A, and every purchase supports the museum. It’s an A3 risograph print (which translates to 11.7 x 16.5 inches), signed and numbered in an edition of 200 for 25 Euros (which translates to ~$36USD) available here.
Jon contributed a design for a custom Cavey plush for Cavey’s birthday party. Holly from A Little Stranger transforms the designs of UK artists into special one-off handmade Cavey plushes. The plushes will be available by auction the week leading up to the party:
It’s Cavey’s 1st Birthday and he wants to party with you! Join us at the Fleet River bakery for a unique night of fun, food and fantastic custom plush. Twelve of the UK’s top artists have created exclusive designs for Cavey, and Holly from A Little Stranger has transformed them into stunning one-off plush pieces. The auctions for these unique creations will conclude on the night so come on down, enjoy yourself and maybe you’ll get to say “Hey Cavey” to your favourite artists and artworks alike. Facebook event page.
Instead of posting silly thoughts on Twitter I thought I’d create a song a day, of 140 seconds or less instead. I intend to do this for a week. The project is called A Week of Audio Tweets.
First up is “I’m a Pigeon”. You can listen to and download the new songs HERE.