Mike Slobot - over at Slobots.com - has released a new series of prints based on Mid-Century influenced robot designs. The series of 8 prints (4 with Radio heads and 4 with TV heads) come in a variety of sizes (8-inch x 10-inch; 11-inch x 17-inch; 13-inch x 19-inch). Larger sizes and prints on canvas are available as special orders. The prints range in price from $24.99 to $42.99.
Also, we have a coupon code for 15% off orders on Slobots.com (over $25) - just enter plastic15.
This Friday, artist Nathan Hamill will be taking pre-orders for his "Unca S."print. Available for one week only, the 11-inch by 17-inch limited edition print (Moab Entrada Natural 290 gsm archival cotton rag stock) will come signed. Pre-orders will be available beginning on Friday March 29th 2019 at 3PM PT. It'll be up for pre-order until Friday, April 5th 2019 at 3PM PT. You can pick one up for $35.00.
Lunartik (aka artist Matt Jones) has released a number of original ink drawings on A5 Bristol board. They're all signed Jones.19 and sell for £30.00 (about $38). Currently, there are eight drawings available, but look for additional drawings to be added.
The Bots and UVD Toys are set to bring the World of Luna in a bit of a stickier way than we're used to. At Designer Con 2018, they will be offering sticker packs, including five 3-inch die cut stickers, of characters from their expanding universe. You will find these cute bagged and carded packs at Booth #2431 for $5.00 each.
K.Olin Tribu - Art and Toys has released their new Aluminum Cut Donut Bear Blue Edition from artist Mr. Likey. The piece measures 24 inches tall by 21 inches wide, and is - of course - made of aluminum. This version is limited to a run of 12 pieces. Made in France, they are all numbered and signed digitally by the artist. You can pick one up for €336.00 (tax included) - about $386.
Gary Taxali has released a limited edition run of his "Superman/Clark Kent" Print. The 22.25-inch x 26-inch giclee is beautifully printed on Arches 100% cotton rag and is hand-signed and numbered from an edition of 400 pieces. Also, prints may be personalized upon request. You can pick one up now for $200.00.
Beyond The Streets, the definitive showcase of graffiti and street art, announces a partnership with Montana Colors as the spray paint partner for the LA-based show. To celebrate the partnership and commitment to graffiti and street art culture, Montana Colors is unveiling a series of artist spray paint cans from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and André Saraiva. The cans are currently available for purchase at the exhibition gift shop and website, for $39.99 each.
We often receive random press releases for all sorts of art-related causes, merchandise, disputes, etc. But I thought this would be one that would be of interest to readers. Personally, I'm a little torn over this. If street art is done illegally and anonymously on another person's property. Who is the owner of the art?
This week, fashion retailer H&M filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in New York, allegedly asking the court to essentially rule that any and all unsanctioned or illegal artwork, such as street art and graffiti, should be devoid of copyright protection and can be used by any brand or corporation, without any payment or even needing the artist's permission. This action taken by H&M is a full out assault on artists' rights and we must raise our voices. This could render millions of murals and important pieces of artwork worldwide completely unprotected and available for corporate use, without any payment or permission needed whatsoever.
We must not allow this company to use our artwork and appropriate our culture to sell their products, for their own financial gains, while at the same time allow them to devalue and delegitimize our artwork, our culture, and everything we work for.
This all began when H&M was caught using REVOK's artwork in an advertising campaign without permission. When REVOK asked them to stop, they responded by threatening him with criminal charges and filed this lawsuit declaring that all artists of unsanctioned artwork should be unprotected and have no rights whatsoever.
Gary Taxali has announced the release of his new book, “Happiness With A Caveat”. This 64 page, softcover book showcases a wide collection of Gary’s works. The book features quotes by Chip Kidd, Gary Panter, and Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert (co-founder, Hi-Fructose Magazine). Each book comes signed (and can be personalized upon request).
Also available is the Special Edition. This includes a signed, 5-inch x 7inch print on archival arches paper entitled “Friends With A Caveat”.
Pre-orders will begin shipping in November. The regular edition runs $20.00, while the special edition is $70.00.
Monsterdom is a premium wax pack sticker set and is limited to just 500 packs. An homage to classic monster trading cards from the 60's and 70's, Monsterdom features a variety of fantastically fiendish faces of aliens, monsters, ghouls and ghosts, as well as stories of their horrifying creation-- all packaged in a vintage wax wrapper as only SideKick Lab can make. The complete sets are available for $20.00 on Kickstarter, and include a special artist promo card featuring Ed Repka himself. Other rewards include autographed cards, uncut sheets, and original hand-drawn sketch cards.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.