This is a pretty random post, but I thought I’d share it anyway.
Jim Mahfood is an LA based artist who I’ve been a fan of for quite a while. He’s got a great comic book style that’s like a hip hop version of Jamie Hewlett. Somehow, I stumbled across the Colt 45 website… yeah, the janky beer. Anyway, it turns out they hired Jim to draw that whole damn site, including buddy icons and desktop wallpapers, the whole nine yards.
I guess Colt 45 is going for a younger demographic, which makes sense, and Jim Mahfood’s website is titled 40oz Comics, so I guess it makes sense that he drew it!
Poketo, the fine makers of artsy fartsy wallets, has teamed up with artist PCP to release some really awesome looking plates! PCP, who was born as Heisuke Kitazawa, has created some really simple, beautiful plates featuring close ups of thread.
The plates come in two packs, and go for $32, which isn’t bad at all for such great work.
Who had the Best Week Ever? Turns out I DID!
I contribute to LAist every now and then, and one of the writer’s asked me to make a picture of Kathy Griffin holding a statue of Jesus, because of the controversy over her saying that she didn’t want to thank Jesus, haha. So I spent about a half an hour bootlegging a couple pictures together, and there you go.
Well, Best Week Ever, that show you see on VH1 all the time, ha a blog, and the blog decided to run the picture with the headline! WINNER!
Click here to read the LAist article that started it all.
I bought this for Jeff’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and had to share it. Jeff Soto has released a 2008 calender called ‘Lucky Thirteen’, featuring 13 of his paintings from the last few years. It’s a petite sort of size, probably only about 10 x 10″, but the images are super crisp and clear. Not only that, but you also get an awesome mini-zine he created as well. Inside he has some sort of custom sketch or potato print inside, and he also signed it! In addition to all that, it also comes with a sheet of stickers. Pretty awesome stuff.
You can pick this up over at Murphy Marketplace for $33.
Also check out a shot of the sketch he did inside of the zine, as well as the stickers under the cut.
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After previously collaborating with Stussy, the Wilson Brothers have now released the Hextable, “an occasional table for home”.
The Hextable is made of recycled cardboard, which is popped out of the packaging, folded, and pieced together to create a table. The table was silkscreened with a repeating Stussy pattern all over the top of it as well.
Sadly, the Hextable is only available in Japan and London, and go on sale this weekend for Â£55, which is $112, or Â¥12754.
The flavors have been released! 22 Flavours is a collaboration between the folks over at Lifelounge and a bunch of great artists like Buff Monster, Emil Kozak, and Rinzen, just to name a few. The t-shirts turned out really great! The Buff Monster shirt above is so friggin’ cute! I really think it should say ‘Stwabewwies and Cweam’, hahaha…
Sadly they haven’t been released yet, but my guess is that they’ll be out sometime next week, so be sure to check back in with them soon, or sign up for their e-mail list to snag one!
Although his site is definitely not the greatest thing ever (we’ll call it minimal, haha), William Exley is a superb illustrator and designer. A lot of his work includes silkscreened posters, which all use a lot of heavy, black lines with a large amounts of color added in. Really excellent stuff.
Link via Nascent Ideas
Check out this amazing commercial from Dassault Systems, a company that makes 3D software. Not only are the tiny characters cute, but I love how the white on white looks when they step in the subway/tram thing. They sort of remind me of the tiny figures on the front of the AIR album, Pocket Symphony.
Click here to watch the commercial!