Friday, September 28, 2007

Sexy Pick - Very sensual oil-on-wood paintings by Audrey Kawasaki..
Read an Interview





Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dunny Series 5 is out today! - My great friend Denny from California is gonna buy five blind boxes for me and well, we will see... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Tara McPherson's one...
Dunnys Info

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Amy Sol - born in Korea, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she still lives and works. She is a self-taught artist greately inspired by a combination of manga, folk-art and modern design. She is currently having a show together with Stella Im Hurtleg and Oksana Badrak in the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seatlle, WA.
Laptop Skins

Dream of a Distant Cousin


Land of Dreams - laptop skin

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sophie's Pick - Semafor (Semaphore) - the nickname comes from Latin 'sema' - sign and 'phoros'- bearing. A Polish artist, based out of Warsaw who is one of the most talented illustrators and graphic designers I know. Apart from doing great illustrations he is also very passionate about logo design and has quite a few great ones in his portfolio.
Much of his art has appeared in many cool magazines (and Playboy).

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sexy Pick - Stella Im Hultberg - New York based artist, trained in industrial design and toy design. She creates incredibly seductive ink sketches and watercolour paintings. See it for yourself..


Your Endless Miles


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jeff Soto - If i could choose any painting for my apartment, it would definitely be something by Jeff Soto. Born and raised in Southern California, he began his career as a graffiti artist finding his inspiration in 'Robotech' and 'Star Wars'. Eventually he became more interested in painting and drawing and since then he has shown his paintings and installations throughout the United States.
In his spare time he likes reading comics, taking care of his cacti farm and playing with his little daughter Shannon.

Jennifer - an installation on wood and cardboard

Mushroom Cloud

I Guess Riverside is Ok


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sexy Pick - Booty Babe Art is a project run by L.A. artist Spencer Davis. The first Booty Babe was conceived in 1998 when Spencer started to add some material to skinny 12" fashion dolls. He believes that 'real women have curves' and should be proud of every inch of their body.

Kiss the Cook - Franken Babe Halloween 2003

Cotton Candy


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mori Chack - Self taught japanese graphic designer and illustrator. He is most famous for creating the Gloomy Bear - the antithesis of cute plush toys. Gloomy is an abandoned little bear that is rescued by a boy, Pitty. As he grows up, he becomes more violent and ends up attacking his owner. That's a lesson for us right there - bears will be bears and can't be tamed by people...
The Article about Mori Chack

Gloomy Bear and Pitty

Gloomy Bear plush

Gloomy Bear keychains
Leia Bell - 'I began my art career in the mid-1980s by selling crayon sketches door-to-door to my neighbors in Tennessee. Sadly, I spent all of these profits on pop rocks and pixy stix, but I was not discouraged. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer sometimes came back roller skating champion or Solid Gold Dancer, but somewhere thrown in on the side was always 'artist'.
Years later, I moved from Tennessee to Utah. I learned how to snowboard (well, sort of), went to many rock shows, and spent a lot of time at the University of Utah taking classes in Photography and Printmaking.'

Tilly and The Wall poster

Weasel skate deck

Forbidden Romance art print

Los Angeles New Year's Eve

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sophie's Pick - I met Taylor Vieger (a Texas native) a couple of years ago during my stay in Los Angeles. I think that he is a really talented artist..
so, check out his website and get to know his art.

You - Vegot to Fight


Breast and Blue Hair

World in Your Arms

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sexy Pick - the beautiful, colorful, sexy world of an italian artist Simone Legno, the creator of Tokidoki brand.
No sexy asian guys, though...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Takashi Murakami - one of the most provocative and influential japanese artists (currently living in New York). He got a doctorate in Nihonga (a style of painting that has been made in accordance with Japanese traditional art), but gave it up focusing more on contemporary art influenced by anime or manga. That influenced him to create a new art movement called 'superflat'.
"The term is Murakami's own, his manifesto on the way various forms of graphic design, pop culture and fine arts are compressed -- flattened -- in Japan. The term also refers to the two-dimensionality of Japanese graphic art and animation, as well as to the shallow emptiness of its consumer culture. Murakami first used it to label an exhibition he organized for the PARCO department store museums in Tokyo and Nagoya."
Murakami is also known as a great businessman who runs his own production company - 'Kaikai Kiki LLC'. He openly admits that Bill Gates is one of his biggest influences and that he incorporated some ideas from Gates' book 'Speed of Thought' into his business.
So, it doesn't matter if you want to spend a couple of thousand dollars on one of his Louis Vuitton bags or just a buck on a key chain - he's got it all.

KaiKai Doll

My Lonesome Cowboy

Flower Ball

Kaikai With Moss

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Jason Sho Green - (last week's 'sexy pick') based out of Seattle, a self-taught designer and illustrator with an engineering degree. He is actually having his show opening tomorrow in New York City. So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood, drop by and show him some love. But for those of you who are too far to enjoy free wine&vodka (and his art of course), here are some of my favourite pieces.

Skinned Tight


Poser Pandas

Monday, September 3, 2007

Luke Chueh - born in Philadelphia, raised in Fresno, California, currently living in Los Angeles. He is a graphic designer, illustrator and painter. He is also the author of a zine dedicated to Intelligent Dance Music (IDM). One of his most popular creations is a cute yet masochistic panda bear, who seems to love the sight of his own cut limbs covered in blood.

Roses Are Bled

The Queen is Dead

Me Play Joke

Possessed Toys

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Book of Bunny Suicides: Little Fluffy Rabbits Who Just Don't Want To Live Any More (2003) - this is a collection of black comedy cartoons drawn by Andy Riley. It became a bestseller in England and it was followed by a sequel in 2004 'The Return of Bunny Suicides'. You've got one or more white rabbits that are trying every possible way to end their lives. We don't know what's driving them to do this, but i have to admit that they're very inventive (sleeping pills or sticking their heads in the oven is just too boring for them).
I laugh out loud on almost every page!
More Bunny Suicides