Posts Tagged ‘customs’
A basic Google search never fails to unearth something Jon Burgerman doodled while I blinked to sneeze. Right here we have a goodie from the Spanish Piggy Bank Blog that was originally uploaded in December of 2008. It’s a ceramic piggy bank. Banks are a new item for the artkive, hooray! Here’s some bilingual bits about the project:
What is a Piggy Bank? ¿Que es un Piggy Bank?
Its a ceramic pot in the shape of a pig with a slot on the top so you can store your coins. Es un recipiente de ceramica en forma de cerdito con una ranura en la parte superior para almacenar monedas.
What is it for? ¿Para que sirve?
Its used to teach children the value of money and the illusion to be able to buy something special and a litlle more expensive with the money saved up. Se utiliza para enseñar a los niños el valor del dinero y la ilusion de ahorrar para comprar algo mas caro con el dinero ahorrado.
How is it used? ¿Como se utiliza?
The idea is not to be able to access the money inside the pig untill the day comes when you wish to buy your object wich you have saved up for. To do this you must brake the pig. La idea es no poder acceder al dinero dentro del cerdito hasta el dia que deseas comprar el objeto por el cual has ahorrado.
How is it made? ¿Como esta hecho?
Its handmade in ceramic. Artesanalmente en ceramica.
Made in Spain not in China. Hecho en España no en China.
Made by an adult not a child. Realizado por un adulto, no un niño
Why this website? ¿Por qué esta web?
The idea is to create the biggest collection of pigs in the world. La idea es crear la colección mas grande de cerditos del mundo.
The idea, website, logo and othe bits and bobs are by… La idea, web, logo y otras cosillas han sido creadas por…
The exhibit for which the pigs were being customized has already happened, and it looks like (sadly) the website has not been updated in a while. You can still download the piggy bank template to design your own here.
Jeps, leader of the Dutch Posse and half of the music duo known as Darker, is now also proud parent to two of Jon and Stu’s recent Munnyworld customs. I was such a fan of “Tim-Sam the bad kitten” that I must salute Jeps with a hearty rendition of South Park’s “You bastard!” But there’s no such thing as bitterness in Burgerland. These customs couldn’t have found a better home. Jeps also sent in this animation of the new fellas breakdancing with some pieces by Felt Mistress and Joe Ledbetter!
Jon released the 8-inch Tea Bear Dunny with Kidrobot in 2008. Two years later, toy customizer, WuzOne, has painstakingly recreated the details of the 8-inch figure (above left) on a 3-inch Dunny (above right). This is a hand-painted tribute to Jon’s Dunny by another artist. It would be a unique piece to add to your collection of Jon’s three 3-inch production Dunnys, and is currently listed on eBay here.
Following up their 2008 Heroes of Burgertown Dunny/Munny Mashups, Jon joins forces again with Stu Witter on these one-off Kidrobot Munnyworld customs. If you know only three things about me, you probably know that 1) I love the color green, 2) I dislike the majority of platform toys, with a particular disdain for Munnyworld and 3) I am a huge fan of Jon Burgerman. With the #3 bias noted, I can say that Stu’s sculpting and Jon’s doodles have made these the first Munnyworld customs I have seen and liked. Perhaps its the clean solid application of color that reclaims them from the saturated dismal domain of stark white DIY toys? (Read a little thought-provoking article I wrote about all that here). Or maybe doodles really can fix even the most problematic platforms?
This blogography had its beginnings in Jon’s toys, and now, nearly 600 posts later, I’m still digging them. Writes Jon of these toys:
They’re just some customs made for fun with my friend, Stu Witter who I’ve done a lot of customs with in the past. And now we’ve made them. We want to offer them to anyone who’d like to buy them.
These are all one-off, custom pieces. If you’d like to get one, please contact Jon directly: http://www.jonburgerman.com/contact Blank Munnyworld figures cost between $7.95 and $9.95 and are available here.
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Check out this video from the Kicks-n-Canvas show. We like when non-traditional art objects are given the fine art treatment. Cheers to SoleHeaven and Zero Cool Gallery for making this event happen. Love to see these end up as production footwear in our Sneakers category. Just sayin’.
Jon has customized a Diana camera for a traveling exhibition arriving in London this week to celebrate the Lomography camera.
‘Lomo’ cameras have gained cult status in recent years thanks to their ‘imperfectly perfect’ images, which are typically colour-drenched, low-fi and with unpredictable contrast, giving a retro, authentic feel. The manufacturer, Lomography, has capitalised on the cameras’ hipster status, releasing a slew of special editions and customised versions.
The Diana World Tour started in Hong Kong and has travelled to Tokyo, Seoul, Porto, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, New York and now London. It is at the Lomography Gallery Store April 2-30.
A nice excuse to add “cameras” to the list of canvases in our tag cloud! Thanks to Digital Arts for the head’s up.
Everybody at Doodlesplatter is always excited when there’s the potential for a new Jon Burgerman toy. We think that the rumored collab with Amanda Visell may have been just that (a rumor), so the current fate of new JB toys lies in the hands (hooves) of an Italian horse named Rody. Rody was licensed by a Japanese company called Jammy, turned into a vinyl toy by intheyellow and is now the subject of a group custom toy show sponsored by the great folks at Paradise Toy Land in Taipei. Jon is representing all of England amongst an excellent roster that also includes Bwana Spoons, Uamou and Tim Biskup (and Tim Biskup’s daughter). The show is currently up and running (trotting) in Taipei.
For those of you keeping count, this is actually Jon’s SECOND custom horse toy. The first was Pizza Face Pony for the My Little Pony Project in 2008. Perhaps if Rody is successful overseas, we’ll eventually get a production version. But let’s not put the cart before the horse. OK I’ll quit horsing around with the puns now!
I’ve often said that sneaker collectors and toy collectors have a lot in common, chiefly: recognizing art and value in something most people regard as disposable. The sneakerheads at SoleHeaven got together with the art crew of Zero Cool Gallery to merge their passions into the Kicks ‘n’ Canvas exhibition. The show is set to open in central London on April 8th and will feature artists such as Goldie, INSA, Dan Baldwin, Meggs, Ben Frost, Mr. Jago and Dickchicken alongside Jon.
SoleHeaven presents Kicks n Canvas, a fresh concept on the art scene. The idea for the event is to bring together two of SoleHeaven’s most loved pursuits - Kicks & Art. We’ve locked down a scorching line-up of 21 artists primed and ready to paint. The concept of the show is to confront traditional graffiti writers and artists with a new canvas, and thats a pair of pristine all-white Nike kicks. We are throwing down the sneaker gauntlet to see them transfer their styles from the metal shutters, concrete bridges and underpasses on to a pair of trainers. Every artist will be hand painting and customizing a pair of kicks and teaming it up with a 50×50cm piece.
The Doodlesplatter posse knows that Jon is no stranger to footwear. These are especially cool-looking kicks, in my opinion. I’m digging the backs (or is that called “Heel Counter” in sneaker-speak…). Thanks to Anthony at Zero Cool for providing the photos. Unfortunately, I’m an ocean away from attending this event, but if you’re on the right continent, check out Kicks ‘n’ Canvas by RSVPing here.
Head’s up! Remember this Hoody prototype from 2008? Matt Pattinson (Culpritart/toys, an illustrator based in Edinburgh) and Vijay Paul (Dotsan, product designers based in Glasgow) are producing the figure through Shapeways, a company that uses a 3D printer to “turn your designs into reality”. Culpritart and Dotsan met Jon at the seminal Free Lunch exhibit at Analogue Books, and the seeds for Hoodie were planted.
I dropped Dotsan a note to try to understand the technology of this new toy. He promptly responded:
As product designers, the challenge for Dotsan is to help creative people realise their ideas and introduce them to a new medium and dimension whilst keeping their artistic intent. The photorealistic computer renderings are great for visualising concepts without the expense and time of traditional sculpting and manufacturing processes. Computer modeling allows for many quick amendments and when applying textures and colours there are no limits because you don’t have to worry about manufacturing constraints. The 3D full colour printing allows for complicated artwork to be created. The surface is like fine sand paper and has a waxy matt finish. There are many ways the CAD model can be materialised, Shapeways offers reasonable prices and ordering. No need for tooling, Far East mass manufacturing or stock; the figure gets made on demand and delivered in 10 days.
[Jon's] illustration would be very difficult to create using traditional methods such as painting, decals etc, the 3D printing method works brilliant at this size. To have something that small with that amount of detail gives great pleasure. On Shapeways there is an option to customise the colours or submit your own pattern for the hood.
Culprit and Dotsan are waiting to see the response to Hoodie. This is a new process, and there is lots to learn and understand about how best to use it. Dotsan are working on creating new Culprit characters. There is a large body of work to choose from, the most exciting challenge will be to create Culprit Tech stuff: the renderings and models will be mind blowing.
Well, to be honest, my mind is already kind of blown. I had a second round of emails with Dot, in which I asked about the potential for color customization. He wrote back immediately with a link to the “Jeremy Hoodie” colorway, which features matching green hoodie and green trainers! Well, color me stoked! Naturally, I purchased one immediately. The material is listed as sandstone, which is a new one for the artkive, so that’s exciting. The 5cm (2 inch) figure (currently the only customizable size) costs $23.06 and the 7cm (2.8 inch) figure is $25.76. Shapeways has a minimum order of $25, so if you buy the 5cm, you eat $1.94. No biggie, since you’re already committed to spending this much on a tiny figure anyway, right? There’s all sorts of other fine print about VAT and taxes, that I probably should have read, but really, you had me at “Jeremy Hoodie.” Jeps ordered a 7cm Hoodie, so we’ll post updates when the figures arrive. The Shapeways site says there’s about a 10-day turnaround on production + shipping time. Stay tuned! Lots more photos after the jump.
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