Art

A fun piece that has been beautifully reproduced from a series of little studies Stephanie drew and hand inked. This is a limited edition print of 40 pieces made, each will come signed and numbered with archival ink. Print measures 7.5″ wide by 9.75″ high and printed on high quality, heavy creme coloured stock Mohawk paper — via Etsy

Art

Germen Crew just completed what could be one of the world’s largest murals in a small Mexican pueblo. The colourful mural was Commissioned by the Las Palmitas, Pachuca District municipality in the state of Sinaloa, long known for its role as the Drug Capital of Mexico. The Nuevo Muralisimos of Mexico spent five hard months working with the community to realise this ambitious urban revitalisation program. A massive public art project comprising 209 homes and over 215,000 square feet, the Macro Mural reveals a hybrid style that leans heavily on the group’s graffiti background, deftly coaxing the country’s most recognisable art form into the 21st century — via Inhabitat

Art, Entertainment

Want some sixties style for your walls? You can’t get more stylish, or better typify the era, than The Avengers. They’re the inspiration for this new pop art print collection by Art & Hue.

The set of twelve prints have been produced in collaboration with StudioCanal — the official copyright holders of the show — and draw on the extensive archive held at Pinewood Studios. The print above, for example, is based on a publicity shot taken on the set of the episode called Never, Never Say Die.

Each print is designed employing half tone printing, and can come in a whole range of different colours. Add to that three different sizes, and the various sets of prints and there are loads of options for John Steed-ing and Emma Peel-ing your walls!

Prices range between £15 and £39 — via Retro To Go

Art, Politics
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris
  • The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris

The Pencilsword: On a plate / Toby Morris

A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris — via Wil Wheaton

Art
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing
  • Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing

Kevin Magee Replica / Gongen Racing

Gongen Racing reproduced the final Kevin Magee model, my favourite helmet design — via Gongen Racing

Art, World

No trip to a new country would be complete without experiencing the culture that makes it unique. Indulging in the local food, attending festivals and visiting museums is easy but getting to know the language is a great way to take your understanding and appreciation to a whole new level. Hotel Club asked Australian illustrator and animator Jared Atkins to depict some typical as well as some of the more quirky Australian sayings you might come across on your next trip — via Hotel Club

Art, Politics

The general election will soon be upon us so we thought we’d upload a new poster every day during the week’s run up.

All the posters are from the 1970s Watch Out! There’s a Politician About campaign.

Just before the Scarfolk election of 1975 the ruling party was keen to permanently eradicate all political opposition and set out to smear what it called a hazardous surplus of politicians and others suffering from civic delusional disorders. The incumbent’s aim was to bring about a state of emergency that would permit a legal postponement of the election, a postponement that could, in theory, become indefinite.

The smear campaigns knew no bounds as one politician after another was exposed for corruption, sexual and moral improprieties, and poor table manners. The media was awash with reports that many election candidates were telepathically controlled by immigrants, who, it was alleged, were all born of the same non-human mother and functioned as a hive mind.

As the campaign gathered pace, there were even false flag acts of terror. For example, when a bomb destroyed the headquarters of the National Health Service in May 1975, it was blamed on exploding lice carried by the children of liberal and intellectual parents, and in the same month a plot was uncovered to shackle the UK to mainland Europe with billions of tonnes of string below the waves of the English channel.

Use your vote wisely. Alternatively, vote for one of the parties currently on offer — via Scarfolk Council

Art, Entertainment

Don’t go looking for The Twilight Zone limited edition prints by Shag at his own online store. The only place to get any variation is at theDark Hall Mansion website.

The hugely popular artist is the the first guest to take on the challenge of the iconic TV show as part of a new and ongoing series of prints. There is, of course, a richly coloured edition of the artwork, but not only that — you can also get a black and white homage to the show as well as an extremely select, signed, foil edition of just 15.

All the prints are signed and numbered by Shag and measure 22 x 39 inches, with the standard in a run of 150, the variant in a run of 50. The standard will sell for $325, the variant for $450 ad the foil edition will cost you $575 — via Retro To Go

Art
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby
  • and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby

and now stories from 2nd grade / Shelby

shubbabang — via thefrogman

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Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge sets new record at auction

The Lockheed Lounge by Australian designer Marc Newson has retained its title as the world’s most expensive design object, after selling for more than £2 million.

Newson’s riveted aluminium and fiberglass chaise longue fetched £2,434,500 during a sale at auction house Phillips in London last night.

This surpasses the £1.4 million raised by a prototype of the design when sold by the same auctioneers in 2010, when it first became the most expensive object sold by a living designer.

We are proud to have set, yet again, the auction record for Marc Newson, one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century, said Alexander Payne, worldwide head of design at Phillips — via redwolf.newsvine.com

Art
  • Shut Your Damn Pie Hole / The Pigeon Gazette
  • Shut Your Damn Pie Hole / The Pigeon Gazette
  • Shut Your Damn Pie Hole / The Pigeon Gazette
  • Shut Your Damn Pie Hole / The Pigeon Gazette

Shut Your Damn Pie Hole / The Pigeon Gazette

I belong to a top secret organisation called Shut Your Damn Pie Hole — via thepigeongazette

Art
  • And nothing of value was lost / Melanie Gillman
  • And nothing of value was lost / Melanie Gillman

And nothing of value was lost / Melanie Gillman

By Mel Gillman [tumblr| website | twitter] — via Pigeon Bits

Art, Wildlife

At the SAMO space for contemporary art in Italy, the inventive art collective Truly Design have transformed a simple concrete hanger into a B-Movie set, as a giant jungle green coloured octopus spreads it eight tentacles over pillars and the ceiling. They use the space provided to them in ingenious ways, as the dips and cracks of the hanger become places to create perspective illusions — via Illusion Magazine

Art, Wildlife

This super-swell octopus tentacle wall art sculpture features a transparent aqua splash and a rusted porthole. Invite this critter into your home and observe how it wriggles its way through your wall and into your heart. The octopus arms are cast out of urethane resin in moulds from the original sculptures. They are polished and coloured with dyes and paint. The porthole is coated with iron and rusted, then sealed to keep the rust tidy. A hanger on back slips over a screw in the wall to mount. Protrudes about 22cm from the wall, porthole is about 11cm in diameter — via Etsy

Art, Wildlife

As Comic Arts Brooklyn approaches once again I find myself in a mad dash to screen print, draw, make, cry, draw some more, separate, ink, pull, and dry as much as possible. I’ll have some awesome new stuff to unleash on the unsuspecting public! The octopus above will be there in force and so should you — via CM Butzer Comics & Illustration

Art, Wildlife

Silkscreen Madness! or something like that as the March towards APE continues! 3 of the 4 colours are done! Just need to print the back and the cover! This is my second edition of this book — I’ve changed the colours up a bit and added a pattern to the back — via CM Butzer Comics & Illustration

Art, Wildlife
  • Tiny Moose / Ursula Vernon
  • Tiny Moose / Ursula Vernon
  • Tiny Moose / Ursula Vernon

Tiny Moose / Ursula Vernon

People look for meaning in things, but the truth is, I was out in the garden and suddenly thought I wish I had a tiny moose — via Squash Tea

Art, Wildlife
  • Pods / Chris Gugliotti
  • Pods / Chris Gugliotti

Pods / Chris Gugliotti

Pod art from Chris Gugliotti

Art

Square Kufic (kufi mrabba’), sometimes known as bannâ’i (masonry script) is a particular style of Kufic that is going to allow us to create composition using the basic structural forms of the letters. Indeed, Square Kufic (abbreviated SK) is the barest of all Arabic writing styles, and an interesting precursor to pixel art, although it was originally made up of bricks and tiles and used on a large scale in architecture.

This style is absolutely not concerned with legibility: it is understood that the message, the Word, is there, and gazing upon it is enough to receive its blessing. Literacy may have been limited in the past, but beauty was always accessible to all, and it is the beauty of the pattern that matters. In its simplest form, SK is austere, and derives its beauty from the purity of its austerity; but it lends itself to clever, even playful variations only limited by one’s creativity. More than any other calligraphic practice, creating in SK feels very much like solving a puzzle, giving it particular appeal for problem-solvers — via Tuts+

Art, Wildlife

I think I’m going to call him a quadtopus. Trying to experiment with adding depth and life to flat line drawings — via Dribbble

Art
  • Wolf + Declán / Chris Gugliotti
  • Wolf + Declán / Chris Gugliotti

Wolf + Declán / Chris Gugliotti

Wolf and Declán by Chris Gugliotti