In a couple of weeks, Chicago is going to be getting a Busy Beaver shop, you know, those folks who make the great badge/buttons and stuff? Along with opening a new store, they’re also releasing a sweet line of badges that have been curated by Dustin Hostetler, aka UPSO, as a part of their Button-O-Matic series. The badges all come in either 24K gold or nickel and feature the artwork of Tim Biskup, Travis Millard, Damien Correll, Jennifer Daniel, Nicholas Gazin, Ginette Lapalme, STEAK MTN, Spacesick, Luke Ramsey and Geoffrey Todd Smith. I really want a set of these, I would look so much classier when I left the house!
Check out the work of Momorobo, aka Morris Lee, who’s a designer over at Widen + Kennedy in Shanghai. He’s got this really slick balck and white style that I would describe as extremely graphic. It kind of reminds me of Charles Burns’ work, but with more of a cutesy, Asian influence to it. The images above are from the windows of the W+K offices in Shanghai, which covered the entire top floor of the building.
I’m a bit behind on this one, but last month the amazing Jim Mahfood and Scott Campbell teamed up for a gallery show called Supreme Broship. While their both amazing artists in their own right, their styles are basically the absolute opposites of each other. Jim Mahfood is very much over the top, with influences from comic books and graffiti, while Scott is very simplistic and uses water color and your mom thinks his art is cute.
As it turns out they work together really well, their two styles coming together to make some really fun and even beautiful pieces. Scott has a ton of the pieces up on his Flickr, I highly recommend taking 10 minutes to browse through all of the insanity. I’ve also posted some more of my favorites under the cut.
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David Huyck’s wonderful Cloudy Collection is already back again with a second edition of beautiful two color silkscreened prints. This time around the artists involved are David, my old chum S.Britt, Scott Campbell, Bwana Spoons, Chris Eliopolus, Vera Brosgol and Vincent Stall. The theme of this series is Hovels & Hideaways, which is such a cute idea and the artists really nailed the concept.
Pick up some for yourself, their only $35 for all of ‘em, plus free shipping in the U.S. and Canadia.
More previews under the cut.
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New York art darlings Faile have made themselves a fancy a new site and, along with it, has updated it with fresh new work. They’re also posting photos from their shows as well, as you can see in the images above, which is nice for those of us who may have missed out. The photos are of Faile’s show last year at the Tate Modern in London. I’m currently madly obsessed with that amazing flag image they’ve created, like I want it tattooed on me I’m so in love with it.