Posts Tagged ‘Kidrobot’
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!
Kidrobot posted a slideshow of photos from Jon’s recent Doodle and Scrawl signing at KRNY. The event looked well-attended, and Jon added colorful doodles to many a Munny. Although the bulk of the objects tended to be Munnyworld, I really dig this one person’s customized hat. A few photos follow. Click through for the slideshow courtesy of KR’s Flickr set.
Jon will be live doodling and signing toys at Kidrobot New York next week on Friday, June 11th. He’ll be signing for fans from 6-8PM. Heroes of Burgertown mini-figures and blank DIY toys will be available at the event.
Jon is back in his home-away-from-home of Brooklyn, New York for three appearances (so far). He’ll be doing a signing at Kidrobot NYC on June 10th sandwiched in between two Anxieteam gigs. Anxieteam will perform “ballads and salads” at 11PM tomorrow, June 2nd, at Pete’s Candy Store. Then, on June 13th, Anxieteam concludes “the last of a three month residency with art/low-fi techno superstar, Jim Avignon,” at Goodbye Blue Monday. This news is as fresh as the lettuce on your salad, so check back for more info as we get it. As always, pictures from the gigs are appreciated!
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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I really wasn’t feeling these new Munnyworld figures from Kidrobot until I saw these pictures from Jon’s recent signing at the KR London shop. Maybe it’s that I’m biased toward Jon’s art, or maybe it’s just refreshing to see something other than the same old Munny (even if the new Munnyworld shapes aren’t exaclty “new”). But whichever way you slice it, I’m really digging these doodles. Lucky Londoners. Photos from Kidrobot’s Flickr set. You can see all the customized objects from Jon’s signing in this post.
On December 17th, Jon did a signing at Kidrobot’s London location. Beforehand, he used twitter to encourage people to “bring crazy things along to be doodlearized, sillier the better!” The fans really came through with toys, clocks, cups, cars, clothes and even a plastic pigeon. And Jon gamely doodled it all. Looked like a great time. Photos via Kidrobot, The Daily Street, and Elektrodrop. Posts about the individual objects to follow all morning, so stay tuned to Doodlesplatter!