JillCostumes.com appears to be a site for "Furries". If you're into that...we're not here to judge you. But the artist who creates those suits also has released a number of handmade Sock Kittens through their webstore. Currently, there are three designs available - each one will run you $20.
Toy2R USA has joined with Park Middle School of Lincoln, NE and invited sixty 8th Grade art students to submit their own custom 2.5" Qees to be displayed alongside the 70+ international professional artists customs being exhibited next weekend at the Qeeology 2.5 Exhibit. I'm interested in seeing how the art students' works look alongside some of the pro artists - since they'll probably be coming at these customs without much background of the designer toy scene.
Shawnimals is set to release the next (May) Ninja of the Month: Dark Forest Ninja. "The Dark Forest is filled with countless evil things, so Ninjas dare not venture into it. If they do, they may end up like the Dark Forest Ninja — a literal shadow of his former self, ensnared and consumed by the darkest of vines, thorns and branches, dripping of Dark Syrup."
Available on Wednesday May 5th, 2010 at 1PM CDT, this handmade 7" × 7" plush Ninja is limited to 100 pieces. Each plush includes "A horribly evil Dark Forest leaf", a character sticker and character button. And as with each Ninja of the Month, this Shawnimals will run you $30 each.
The Poster Cause Project has made Andrew Bell's Screamin’ Bird print available for pre-order. This 18" x 24" screenprinted poster will not be available until May 10th, but you're able to pre-order it for $65 each (including shipping). This is a limited run of 50 prints, each one being signed and numbered by Andrew Bell. And 100% of the profits go to ACF/Action Against Hunger.
Sephora has announced a line of tokidoki beauty products - inspired by the work of Italian artist Simone Legno. Launching in May 2010, the line includes products for your eyes, lips, face, body, nails, among others. Unfortunately - as a guy - I really have no need for any of those things. But if you've ever walked past the tokidoki booth at SDCC, you'll notice a demographic trend that makes this the perfect pairing.
This is one of the Greek Mythology inspired creations submitted to Patch Together for their current Creature Challenge (running until May 1st 2010). The Cyclopes - Arges, Brontes and Steropes - are designed by The Pixels (Kasia Piotrowska). If you want to get your design entered into the contest, you still have a few days left.
Corey Helford Gallery in collaboration with Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery present Art From The New World - A Big Brash Exhibition of the New American Art Scene. The show opens on Saturday May 15th 2010 at Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery (running until August 22nd).
Art From The New World presents a diverse range of artists, spanning the spectrum from pop surreal and neo-figurative to street art in the exhibition. Virtually all of the works have been specifically created for the show and will infiltrate not only the exhibition gallery, but most of the ground floor of the museum. There will be a full program of events accompanying the exhibition and visitors will have the opportunity to buy a limited edition set of prints signed by the artists.