I grabbed a link from Deanne Cheuk’s twitter last week and it lead me to the work of Rilla Alexander. Rilla is an Australian illustrator currently working in Berlin and she’s also a card carrying member of Rinzen. Browsing through all of her beautiful work I came across these Sozi toys she created with her mother and sister about 8 years ago. They’re made of embroidered wool and are some of the coolest dolls I’ve ever seen.
I really love that they did different versions like the gray one who looks kind of sad and the lightning struck skeleton version is amazing. Look at the “oh shit” look on the cats face! I wish these were for sale, I would snatch them all up.
Evan Hecox has a new exhibit up at The Joshua Liner Gallery in New York called The Last Thousand Years which is inspired by a recent trip to Vietnam. Yet again he’s created another beautiful body of work just like his previous exhibit here in L.A. which centered around Mexico City. His pieces yet again are filled with bustling life of a big city, with people on bikes, power lines zig-zagging the sky and many of the pieces filled with deep reds and yellows.
Fall in Los Angeles doesn’t really seem to hit until early Novemeber, but every now and then you have to wear a hoodie and you remember it’s not always summer here. I’m actually looking forward to fall and winter and getting bundled up, and the illustration above by Jon Ashcroft is a suitable reminder that it’s gonna be getting cold soon. I love how vertical this is, for lack of a better word, and the colors are totally spot on and beautiful. I want a print of this Jon!
Last Saturday I spent pretty much all day traveling. I got on a plane in Chicago at 1pm and landed in Los Angeles at 8pm. Did that stop me from going to the Where The Wild Things Are pop-up shop at Space 15 Twenty? Nope. This time around they totally tricked out the space, filling ti with all kinds of trees and branches and even made a giant log nest kinda’ thing. Scattered around that were all kinds of Wild Things merchandise like t-shirts with Geoff McFetridege drawings, books, toys and stuffed animals. Max Records, the kid who plays Max in the movie, was even there running around and wearing a big silver crown.
I thought this was a fun idea so I thought I’d share it. Riceboy Sleeps, aka Jónsi from Sigur Rós and his boyfriend Alex, are having a coloring competition and you can win some fun Riceboy Sleeps stuff. All you need to do is go to their site and download the Coloring Book they’ve created. From there you can color it traditionally or digitally and one grand prize winner and 5 runners up will be chosen.
The grand prize winner will win a Riceboy Sleeps’ Special Edition Box signed by J&A, a signed Jónsi & Alex’s Coloring Book, with one picture colored in by J&A, a Jónsi & Alex tote bag and badge, a signed Riceboy Sleeps poster, and a signed ‘Rain Down My Favorite Songs’ mix cd by Jónsi & Alex. That’s a ton of rad stuff.
I’ve already starting working on mine, and if it turns out any good I think I’ll release it as a desktop wallpaper. That could be fun, right?