Posts Tagged ‘metal’
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.
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.
Budget blocking you from picking up one of these Pickle Pig Plush Collabs With Felt Mistress? How do you like little, metal and free? These exclusive pickle pig pin badges will be added to any Burgerplex purchase made within the month of June.
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.
Worryknott and Gumps diecast metal pin badges are briefly back in stock at Burgerplex for £3 each. Whereas Jon refers to the method of attachment as a “spikey bit on the back,” we civilized sorts call it a “tie tack.” The Worryknott pin originally accompanied Jon’s resin Worryknott sculpture. These 1-inch Worryknotts are about an inch tall and come in red. On the subject of worry, wise words from the Burgerman:
Worry really does solve nothing. Just think of all the previous times you’ve over worried about something… did it really turn out that bad? It can’t of done too much else you wouldn’t still be here. Focus on the good, not on the possibly bad.
Rock the pin as a reminder.
Remember our heavy metal friend, Cheesey? Jon’s all-metal sculpture finally gets a proper release from FullyVisual in the complete color spectrum of brass antique, black nickel, copper antique, silver antique and gold. The silver edition (modeled below with my cat) was previously available only through Burgerplex. Each of the 5 colorways will now be available at FV online for $120 each in an edition of 20 pieces beginning tomorrow, Thursday, at 10AM PST. Cheesey comes with a metal cheese accessory and is about 3.5 inches tall. What’s your favorite flavor?
Jon is about to join the respectable ranks of the FullyVisual roster with this hand-cast limited edition metal “Cheesey” figure. I’ve been waiting patiently as some other awesome artists (see also FullyVisual figures by Joe Ledbetter, Bwana Spoons, Buff Monster, Huck Gee, Gary Baseman, Frank Kozik, Luke Chueh and Amanda Visell) got their characters rendered in metal, all the while suspecting Jon’s time would come. The time is now (or more accurately, “coming soon”).
The Cheesey figure is 3.5 inches tall and features a metal cheese accessory. I can’t imagine it’s an easy task to represent Jon’s characters in a medium like metal, so I eagerly await seeing one in hand. Like the rest of FV’s figures, I suspect the edition of 100 pieces will feature 99 siver and 1 chase gold. You can get one now at Burgerplex for £70, but Jon assures me that for those of us in countries with weak dollars, FullyVisual will also be offering them in USD soon. And bonus for you metalheads, may I suggest pairing it with this pendant from Metal For Monsters?
Jon did two designs (Lars and Munchy) for Metal for Monsters a project by Vivian Cheng and Eric Jean-Louis of Blend Creations. Vivian and Eric asked: “How do I save the world with a really great piece of jewelry or an illustration?” The answer evolved into jewelry collaborations with designers including Stefan G. Bucher, Anna Chambers and Brian Taylor. Each designer supplied Blend Creations with monster art to be made into pendants. The laser-etched, stainless steel pendants feature an illustration on the front with the artist’s signature and number (out of 100) on the back. For each pendant purchased, $16 will be donated to UNICEF. You can currently order Lars and Munchy for $81each here.
Jon customized a 1:18 die-cast scale Hot Wheels Volkswagen Bus for TOYS, a pop surrealist exhibit put on by Gallery 1988. The show took place in April 2005 with proceeds from the art benefitting the Children Affected by AIDS foundation. Jon’s VW bus was parked amongst customs by Greg Simkins and Bwana Spoons. Each Volkswagen bus was priced between $300 and $5,500.
“This exhibit exemplifies how the magic of toys not only inspire us at a young age, but remain a form of inspiration in our adult years,” said Richard Dickson, senior vice president, Marketing, Media & Entertainment Worldwide, Mattel Brands. “Mattel is home to some of the most popular and beloved toy brands and we’re honored to have the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels commemorated through this one-of-kind custom art form.” [via Reuters]