Video Interview with Stephen Eichhorn

Kitsune Noir reader Jessica Paulson sent me a link earlier today to an interview with Chicago-based collage maker, Stephen Eichhorn. He studied drawing and sculpture, but now makes these really incredible collages out of plants and flowers, combining these cut outs to make these really simple and elegant pieces of art. I always love hearing about people’s method of working and this is a really nice glimpse into Stephen’s head.

Bobby

P.S. I love when he uses the word ‘detritus‘, it’s such a great word.

Bobby Solomon

June 25, 2009 / By

No Future Companion by KAWS and Hajime Sorayama

Oh holy crap. This is by far one of the most amazing “toys” I think I’ve ever seen. Vinyl toy/graffiti genius/focus of Japanese accolade KAWS has teamed up with legendary Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama to create the amazing No Future Companion you see above. The figure was based on Soriyama’s painting he did back in 2006, and as you can see they did an amazing job. The whole thing is made out of metal, and features articulation and ton of little details.

But of course, in typical KAWS fashion, the figure is $980. That’s more than my rent. Nonetheless, if I had money to burn I’d buy this puppy in a heartbeat. Check out a ton more photos and detail shots under the cut. Such a beauty.

Found through Complex

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Bobby Solomon

June 25, 2009 / By

GHOSTSHRIMP

Ghost shrimp are these tiny little transparent shrimps that are supposed to be good at keeping fish tanks clean. These guys are totally unrelated to Dan James, who also happens to work under the moniker, GHOSTSHRIMP. Dan is a 28 year old illustrator who’s worked for companies like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, as well as doing a ton of band illustartions and worked for the New York Times as well.

It’s hard to sum up what Dan’s work is like, though I want to say weird and slight effed up. I mean those descriptions as a complete compliment. I love people who can draw weird shit and make it look brilliant. His style also looks slightly inspired by wood block printing, which is kind of interesting as well. Definitely have a looksie at his portfolios, he’s got a ton of great work to check out.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 25, 2009 / By

Allan Sanders

How great are these superheroes by Allan Sanders? Allan is a Brighton based illustrator who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1999. His superheroes are a personal project he’s working on, and I think they’re delightful. I love how kitschy and fun they all look, not a bit of seriousness to them. Plus look at those colors in that grid at the top, how could you not want a poster of that?

He also did some larger images of Captain America and Batman & Robin which I’ve put under the cut, so be sure not to miss those as well.

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Bobby Solomon

June 25, 2009 / By

Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’

There have been a lot of great movies that have come out this year so far, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. But I think I may just be most excited to Ponyo on a Cliff, or just Ponyo here in the States. Ponyo is the most recent movie that has sprung from the creative mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of my absolute favorite directors. Miyazaki is kind of like the modern day Walt Disney, creating amazing animated films that engage children and adults alike. My favorite film of his is Spirited Away, a tale of a girl who gets separated from her parents and gets stuck in a magical land where she has to work in a bath house for the gods. If you haven’t seen it yet I suggest you do so, quickly.

Ponyo is based off the Hans-Christian Andersen book, The Little Mermaid, though I’m not sure to what degree, as I really don’t want to know too much about the movie. What I do know is that the film, as eveidenced by the trailer above, looks stunning, and the voice actors they got to be a part of it are top notch as usual.

I’ve taken a ton of screen captures and put them under the cut, as so many of these frames are works of art in and of themselves.

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Bobby Solomon

June 24, 2009 / By

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