We brought you the Vader Project back in 2007 . Here’s an update, 13 Japanese artists join the original Vader Project and premiere their customized helmets in a stunning exhibition for Star Wars Celebration Japan. Via the [star wars blog]
Japanese artist include:
Head over to midtown comics this afternoon between 4 and 6pm to pick up a free copy of The Lost Ones and have it signed by Steve Niles, Morning Breath, Kime Buzzelli, Dr. Revolt & Gary Panter. More info after the jump, plus other dates and times.
Anyone who grew up looking forward to the next issue of Thrasher, will love this walk down memory lane. Thrasher mag put out this poster for their 25th anniversary. Buy it now for $12.95
PopUp Gallery is holding there second annual “Pimp My Munny” event in New Zealand. (That’s a trip).
Competition starts second week in July 2008 – All entries must be in by 12pm 31st August.
Voting Ends 30th Sept 2008.
If anyone is going to the event please send us photos, we will send you stickers!
[via:Plastic and Plush]
Pick yourself up a pair of custom slip-offs. The blank canvas, a pair of Vans or Cons and your imagination. Check out there FAQ. It will only run you 180.00 bucks, it’s worth being original. The only problem you will have is deciding what to put on your shoes.
55DSL is starting something. Beginning from the Fall Winter ’08 collection, part of the T-shirt offer is dedicated to 10.55, a new special project of Tees designed by international artists. Every season 55DSL selects 5 artists from different Countries and gives them total freedom to design their exclusive graphic to be printed on a T-shirt.
The selected artists for FW’08 are: Brosmind (Spain), Andrew Rementer (USA), Luke Insect (UK), Arthur King (France) and Komatsu 1000 (UK). Check out 55DSL to learn more.
This Helloween, pick yourself up a Dr. Romanelli Be@rbrick. The clear skeletal design is a must, it will be available as a 400% figure, and also part of a 100% set. They went on pre-order June 24.
Undoboy now has a store and you can buy yourself some really cool objects such as…. Super-Bastard Box Art Characters consists of 16 unique toys in one set, with 4 unique characters on each face of the box. The toys are designed so that you can detach the head or the pants and interchange them.
[via Josh Spear]
Check out the very cool Lego Deathstar on its way to a cubicle near you. More photos here.
Customised AT-AT by EASE and JK5 for Suckadelic, the Hasbro toy is tagged in gin-u-wine Aurebesh language, and is expected to go for between $1,500 and $2,000. You can pick it up at the Christie’s Pop Culture sale on June 25 in New York. [Christie's via GeekAlerts]
Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica has a Travis Louie – “Stack of Demons”
11″x14″ image size, 23″x20″ framed size – giclee on fine art paper – archival rippled texture matte and backing – wooden frame with plexi – limited edition of 50 signed and numbered – $325.00
We told you a while back that LLardro was making some noise…
Lladro recently presented two of the latest editions in their Re-Cyclos collection at the Future Perfect in Brooklyn. The first series, by the British design team Committee, explored the evolution of love with three sets of porcelain figurines covered in a growing sea of ceramic flowers. Other re-interpretations of Lladros’ classics by Committee included Elephants Walking and The Monkey. Bodo Sperlein presented Equus, a collection of tableware that incorporated body parts from Lladro’s famous horses into each design. The presentation included a tea set, butter dish, letter opener and magnifying glass.
Design studio Look Down has created quite the impressive collection of handmade Adidas Stan Smith sneaks. Ranging in price from 230-300 €. Have a look at their site to get a better idea for the insane detail that went into these. [via Josh Spear]
Adidas Originals uses the highest quality premium materials in their latest Rod Laver Vintage Lux Series. Exotic snake leather and a light beige colorway is used throughout these sneakers. Release is set for June 2008.
“KISS, the infamously popular rock band, will be featured on Be@rbricks from Medicom due to drop in October. The KISS figures will be released under the I W@S MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU title named after their hit single of the same name (minus the ‘@’ of course). Each member of the original band lineup will have a Be@rbrick based on their character — The Demon (Gene Simmons), Starchild (Paul Stanley), Space Ace (Ace Frehley), and The Catman (Peter Criss). [from Toybeast].”
[Via vinyl pulse]
Well if you were one of the lucky freaky few who lined up today to get the Heath Dead Ledger action figure, your sick
“BATMAN fans have cleaned out New York toy stores’ entire supply of HEATH LEDGER’s JOKER action figure from Mattel, within minutes of them going on sale.
Devotees of the comic book series lined up early to clear shelves of the $9.99 (£5) toy, which shows Ledger in his final completed role before his premature death in January from an accidental drug overdose, aged just 29.
An employee of Times Square’s Toys R Us store says, “There are none left in the warehouse. You will be waiting a while if you want one.” Some fans are believed to be buying up stock, convinced the figure is a collector’s item – others are selling them on auction site eBay for up to $55 (£27.50) each.
Ledger will be seen as The Joker alongside Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight – which hits movie theatres worldwide from July (08).”
Via Toy News
TOYGIANTS is far more than just a book about toys and designer vinyl.
The second Silver edition, you can nab your copy with a few extra bonuses! Daniel and Geo teamed up with collector Sleim Varol to cull from his collection of over 10,000 pieces. The cast ranges from more contemporary American comic heroes, manga superstars and designer-vinyl creations to Star Wars heroes, movie characters and political figures. With a playful style towards their subjects, Daniel and Geo have brought a peculiar reality to their fantasy world: Andy Warhol’s famous haircut is trimmed by Edward Scissorhands and close-up portraits of fictional heroes like Batman, Hulk and Rambo sit alongside real life villains such as Hitler and Saddam Hussein. There are also monumental group shots, some of which fold out to be almost a yard wide. Organized by color, these reminiscent of traditional yearbook photographs – but with far more visually enticing alumni.
The second edition of TOYGIANTS is being published as a Silver Edition by Gingko Press. The Silver Edition includes previously unreleased artwork from the TOYGIANTS series, including a removable poster and an exclusive interview with the artists Daniel, Geo, and Sleim. To celebrate the book release, Daniel & Geo Fuchs are presenting in co-operation with artempus con-temporary gallery, Düsseldorf, the exhibition TOYGIANTS at Gingko Press’ own gallery Rebel Arts Gallery in Hamburg. The exhibition goes through July 31st.
Via Worship Worthy
Argentinean illustrator, Patricio Oliver, brings us a ghoul of a Dunny. Zombie Pet.
This GID, undead predator is made of translucent, blue vinyl and printed with glow-in-the-dark bones, for a distinctly ghoulish (but adorable) look. Sold out online only available in the store! Kidrobot
BTW Super Limited Toy Release and Signing by famed B-Boy and Graffiti writer East3! 118 Prince Street Thursday May 1 6-8pm
Updating his iconic NYC Subway Map 36 years later, Massimo Vignelli has incorporated the subway line changes into what can be deemed a collectible art piece. In an edition of 500 and selling for a modest $299, the mammoth 36″ x 45″ Subway Diagram is available for pre-order exclusively through Men’s Vogue publisher Condé Nast Store.