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    Friday, December 25, 2009

    Merry Christmas

    I'm odd for the holidays...I think too much and smile too little. I drink too much before, but spend the day itself...just...contemplating. I've been listening to the Guillemots lately, though honestly my music selection has increased 3fold in the past month. But merry christmas, happy holidays, whatever you follow. While every day should be a time to come together, at least the commercialization of this one gives us a reason to -remember- to come together.

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    Brian Ewing Giclee Prints

    Brian Ewing Giclee Prints: "


    Brian Ewing has just released a couple of super limited edition giclee art prints.

    The top print is titled “Dead Spring” and was originally featured as a cover for IWYS #5. Very few copies of that print are still available. The second print, titled “Hasta La Muerta” is already sold out. So, get on it NOW, if you want the other print.



    Sunset Cotton Etching Paper 285g

    ltd to 25 pcs ea

    All the details here.


    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    “Skullhead #1″ Black Nickel A/Ps from Huck Gee

    “Skullhead #1″ Black Nickel A/Ps from Huck Gee: "

    Huck’s Fully Visual A/P Skullheads have finally arrived! They have 25 of these fellas and they are finished in a gorgeous Black Nickel. These pieces are large — for comparison’s sake, they are about three times larger than the first modernized Skullhead metal figure from Fully Visual, almost a pound and as big as a baseball. These paperweights of doom will each be signed, numbered and drop in Huck's store on Friday November 6th @ noon PST for $150 each.

    "Kong" Teddy Troop custom by Okedoki

    "Kong" Teddy Troop custom by Okedoki: "

    In the This amazing custom created by Tam aka Okedoki was done for a lucky Kidrobot forum board member. This, just like the rest of her customs, turned out simply amazing, and what a lucky collector to have this in their possession, and just like every amazing customs deserves, here is 'Kong's' backstory...

    'Year 625, after the great flood, 5 clans remained in the Kingdom of Tian. There has been peace throughout the Kingdom for almost a century, until a feud between Ren of the Human Clan, and Hiro of the Bear Clan ignited over the love of the beautiful Bijin. Jealousy and rage lead Ren and Hiro into battle. Hiro’s strength was no match for Ren’s speed and precision, as Hiro suffered a stab wound to the heart and bled to death. A dark cloud casted over the Kingdom of Tian as it fell into unrest. Sensing the unbalance, all the clans declared war on each other. Whole villages were torched and blackened. Thousands of innocent lives were lost. The Kingdom of Tian was in turmoil, as the darkness continued to reign.

    * * *
    From a dream, Kong woke up sweating with fist clenched. In his dream, the Gods visited and summoned him. They told him, it was his fate to restore peace in the Kingdom of Tian by revenging the death of Hiro. In his dream, the Gods told him he was to wear a helmet in reverence to Hiro. In the clutches of Hiro’s teeth was Ren. On the side of the helmet ‘Revenge’ was scrawled. He was to wear this helmet as he marched into battle.

    Kong, undefiant to the God’s wishes, casted a helmet identical to the one in his dream. He put it on, and walked in the direction of the West Wind where the Human Clan lived. His blue eyes darkened from the reflection of the clouds, were focused and ready.

    This is Kong’s journey...'

    Quick Slideshow

    Here are a few things I've been working on lately.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    “Empress of Death” print by Laurie Lipton

    “Empress of Death” print by Laurie Lipton: "

    Copro Gallery has just released a new print from Laurie Lipton. The print is from a drawing she had in her show “Day of the Dead” that took place at Copro last October. You have the choice to buy the print unframed or framed. I like the idea that the print is pretty much the same size as the original, this way you get to see all the amazing detail that Laurie is able to get. This print is 17″ x 22″, signed and numbered in an edition of 30 for $100, $300 framed and matted archival with plexi.

    Get it here: Laurie Lipton Print @ Copro Gallery



    Sunday, September 13, 2009

    Seen in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico (Under a Bridge in Downtown)

    Seen in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico (Under a Bridge in Downtown): "






    (Thanks, Samuel!)


    Martine Johanna

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    Martine Johanna, as she said about herself, is floating between contemporary illustration, art nouveau and victorian lowbrow. True catching portfolio full of handmade drawings, artworks and canvases.

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    Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    20 Interconnected and Semi-dependent Factors Contributing to the Creation and Promotion of Sustainable Culture – by cypher13

    20 Interconnected and Semi-dependent Factors Contributing to the Creation and Promotion of Sustainable Culture – by cypher13: "

    1. 20ideas.11. Compulsion for Creation:

      We have an innate compulsion to create.  This compulsion perpetuates our very existence.  It also potentially hinders our longevity. Our propensity to create has taken us right to the brink of sustainability. Now, as like never before, we need not only to create, but to create responsibly.

    2. 20ideas.22. Trust in Vision:

      The desire to create is deeply connected to our capacity to visualize the future. The ability to trust our vision is tantamount to creation. The greater our ability to visualize our ideas, the greater the likelihood we’ll bring them to fruition.

    3. 20ideas.33. Belief is Power:

      The clearer our vision the deeper our belief. Belief empowers us and provides a platform from which action can be taken. It contributes to our feelings of confidence. The confidence arising from belief provides power and leads to action.

    4. 20ideas.44. Willingness to Risk:

      With both vision and belief willingness to risk is increased. The clearer the vision, the greater the belief. The greater our belief, the more confidence we experience. Confidence leads to increased risk taking, and essentially, a heightened sense of power. The more willing we are to take risks the more powerful we become.

    5. 20ideas.55. Failure is Necessary:

      Failure is typically associated with a negative outcome, or the idea of underachieving ones aim. It becomes a much more valuable idea when flipped and applied to the more positive concept of suboptimal, but necessary experimentation. Regardless, of how we perceive and define failure, we must entertain the concept as our willingness to risk increases. It is from failure that ideas are honed, visions clarified, and the power of belief deepened.

    6. 20ideas.66. Determination Drives Progress:

      The more determined we are to improve, or offer alternatives, the more likely we are to progress. The closer our failure, or suboptimal, but necessary experimentation comes to producing desirable results, the more determined we become. Determination propagates creation and results in progress.

    7. 20ideas.7

      7. Equality Promotes Growth:

      Progress in the context of sustainable cultural creation is anything that improves the human experience and has the potential to impact all within the realm of influence equally. As resource allocation and opportunity are brought into balance equality becomes a reality and growth begins.

    8. 20ideas.8

      8. Strength in Community:

      As determination increases and progress is experienced, equality arises and community can be formed. Community like progress rests upon the premise of equality. As community grows, a new, reinforced platform for both ideation and creation is established.

    9. 20ideas.99. Value in Collaboration:

      Community rests upon and contributes to reinforced bonds between its members. The connectivity brought about by community leads to collaboration. Communal bonds are in turn renewed, and strengthened through collaboration. Collaboration increases vision, deepens belief, builds power, hedges risk, mitigates failure, heightens determination, perpetuates equality, and adds real value to work, its’ byproduct.

    10. 20ideas.1010. Work Speaks Volumes:

      Culture comes from work. The more sustainable the production of work, the more sustainable the culture. The stronger the community, the greater its collaborative potential to do work. Work done right, be it individually, collectively, or communally – speaks volumes.

    11. 20ideas.1111. Responsibility is Required:

      As the scope of our work grows and its impacts are felt on a larger scale, a greater degree of responsibility is required. We need not only take responsibility for the final outcome of our work, but for the entire creation process to create responsible, sustainable, culturally significant work.

    12. 20ideas.1212. Forget About Money:

      Concern for money, while valid, has a tendency to hinder the creation and attempted execution of some of our best ideas, ideas that lead to the production of exceptional work. We occasionally need to forget about money, albeit responsibly, and follow our hearts if we’re to prompt sustainable creation.

    13. 20ideas.1313. Honesty Breeds Integrity:

      The first step to being honest with others is being honest with ourselves. Forgetting about money in the context of creation is often a very important and necessary step to being true, or honest with ourselves. Honesty is conveyed through our actions and it’s through our actions that we convey our integrity.

    14. 20ideas.1414. Magic is Real:

      When we’re honest, unencumbered by money, assuming responsibility, working collaboratively within our communities, promoting equality, determined to progress, ready to risk, full of belief, and looking ahead, magic happens.

    15. 20ideas.1515. Communication is King:

      Whether or not you’re ready to believe in magic, we can all agree on the importance of communication. Communication is the interchange of thoughts, opinions, and information. To promote and create anything sustainable an ongoing exchange of information is necessary, both publicly and privately. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely is central to creating and maintaining sustainable relationships. Sustainable cultural creation can not happen in a vacuum.

    16. 20ideas.1616. Commitment Conveys Legitimacy:

      The more committed we are to our ideas, our community, and to sharing and communicating to the best of our ability, the more open we become. Openness leads to honesty, and honesty breeds integrity. Honesty, integrity, and visible commitment collectively contribute to establishing legitimacy.

    17. 20ideas.1717. Transparency Shows Authenticity:

      Once an individual, group of individuals, or community achieves validity, it’s the provision of transparency that shows real authenticity. The greater the access we’re provided, the more likely we are to connect, believe, promote, and be inspired.

    18. 20ideas.1818. Trust Breeds Influence:

      Individual belief and vision are necessary to achieve communal belief and vision. The idea of individual equality is vital to communal equality. The work of the individual is as important as the work of the community. We can not have communal responsibility without first possessing individual responsibility. The community can not honestly put the concept of money aside for the greater communal good without first conveying the commitment, legitimacy and authenticity required to evoke the trust of its’ members. Be it on an individual level or a larger communal level, trust must be earned. With trust comes the potential to influence.

    19. 20ideas.1919. Education Cultivates Sustainability:

      Possessing Influence enables an individual, group of individuals, or community the power to educate. The exchange of new information is the cornerstone of sustainability. The more informed we are, the better our decision making and the better our decision making the more likely we are to make choices that promote sustainable outcomes.

    20. 20ideas.2020. Love is Everything:

      To properly consider the idea of sustainability and sustainable cultural creation we must address the concept of love. To love another we must first love ourselves. To love our fellow man we must possess a greater communal love for our surroundings and all of the entities within. After all, it’s our innate ability and longing to love that initiated and continues to the sustain the creation of all those who create.


    Sunday, July 5, 2009

    Mortal Plush @ Art Whino

    Please Join Us!

    Art Whino and Licorice Tree Present:
    Mortal Plush:
    I Am Not Your Toy


    Art Whino and Licorice Tree come together for a unique and innovative take on art and plush
    creations. The exhibition will include original handmade soft-sculpture
    works submitted by artists worldwide, each attempting to convey the
    variety of emotions experienced by their human creators.

    Saturday, July 11th, from 6pm – Midnight

    173 Waterfront St.
    National Harbor, MD 20745

    Show runs through Aug 7th

    Music by DJ Fleg

    The event is FREE and open to the public.






    Food Samplings and After party by Public House!

    Food Samplings and After party by Public House!
    join Art Whino at Public House for the official after party! Public
    House is your friendly neighborhood pub, serving comfortable food and
    casual cocktails. On Friday and Saturday nights, Public House
    transforms itself into a relaxed lounge atmosphere with live DJ
    performances. Satisfy your late night cravings with food from our
    kitchen until 1am then we invite you to indulge, or even over indulge,
    in cocktails and company until our bar closes at 3. Public House will
    honor all Art Whino patrons with a 20% discount on their entire tab
    from 11pm until close. We hope to see you here!

    199 FLEET STREET MARYLAND 240.493.6120



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