If you tuned in to HBO for the first episode of Little Britain USA, you were probably entertained. The sketch show had more hits than misses in its initial thirty-minute episode for US audiences. And while it often goes for lowest common denominator humor, sometimes that’s the funniest.
In an attempt to get the word out about the show, HBO, Cornerstone Promotion and Mimoco teamed up to produce a set of Little Britain USA Mimobots. The Vicky Pollard, which we’re looking at, and Carol Beer Mimobots are not for sale. They are only available to collectors through contests (like the one we’re running) or if you know someone who works for HBO. They each are limited to runs of 4,000 pieces.
Each Little Britain USA Mimobot comes pre-loaded with a number of video clips from the show. Plenty of them were not included on the first episode.
And while we’re not sure who the artist responsible for the designs is, they did a pretty good job recreating the characters with an illustrated cartoon-like look. So this review is a little different from usual, because you can’t really buy these anywhere (although I did find a few on good ol’ eBay). But you can go ahead and enter our contest and win them for free!
The Dia de los Plush Show (a Day of the Dead plush art show) will take place on October 11th through November 7th, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 11th from 7PM through 10PM. Taking place at Red Hot Robot, the show includes over 20 international plush artists.
Red Hot Robot
14 W. Camelback Rd.
Images below include:
Jared Deal, USA - “Six-Point Sugar Skull”
Heidi Kenney, USA - “Rosa and the Devil”
Serena Kuhl, AUSTRALIA - “Mamcita”
Music Sound Research is an art exhibition, now in its third year, that features pieces from North Carolina musicians. The artists will present their creative visions through sculpture, photography, drawings, serigraphy, woodwork, and painting.
Participating Artists and their Visual Compositions: Maria Albani of Organos; Laura Ballance of Superchunk; Anna Bullard; Catherine Edgerton of Midtown Dickens; John Harrison of North Elementary; Reid Johnson of Schooner; Nathan Oliver.
The show runs from Friday October 10th (opening reception at 7PM) until November 10th. Music to be supplied by Uzi's "Family".
200 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
If you're in NYC tomorrow, you'll want to make it to Kidrobot to see Jeremyville sign his new Dunny - The Nightmare in Jeremyville - from 6PM until 8PM. The Soho store is located at 118
'The Nightmare in
Jeremyville' box set comes with a comic story poster and 8 inch Dunny
with carrot. It follows the story of a young Bunny who does not eat
her carrot at supper time, and gets transported into a nightmare by the
angry carrot, who is offended that it was not eaten.
Anno Domini has announced the debut solo exhibition by internationally
known street artist Know Hope (Tel Aviv, Israel). Young, thoughtful and
determined to share his message, Know Hope has garnered much attention
over the past year with his paste ups and in situ installations as well
as successful group shows in the U.K., NY, L.A. and Norway.
The Artist's Reception will take place on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 8PM until "late". Live music will be by The Ferocious Few. And the exhibit will be viewable through November 22, 2008.
The Pink Saddest Devil is the newest colorway created and
designed by Devils Head Productions founder Toby Dutkiewicz. This version is limited to 175 pieces and will retail around $60 each. Wholesale inquiries can be directed to DKE Toys.
And Toby Dutkiewicz hand painted and customized 10 individually
signed and numbered "Kiss of Death" Saddest Devils for retailers. So the only way you'll be able to get your hands on one of these is if you're a retailer (and act fast) or you know one.