Just finished this new piece. Sarah mailed me an awesome children's book from 1966 called "That's Our Cleo! And Other Stories About Cats". There are some rad illustrations in it so I made this new drawing based off one of 'em. Also, my scanner is a piece of shit, totally dulled the colors and made things less sharp, oh well.
JACOB ESCOBEDO Jacob is the creative director for Adult Swim and just so happens to make some art of his own. What I'm really digging are these awesomely detailed drawings in which he interprets his friend's favorite animals. Right on! Still a couple prints left here but get 'em while they're hot.
KAVEL RAFFERTY Hilarious series called "Spam Head" -- Kavel took the totally bizarre names you get spam e-mails from and created faces to go along with them. Rad idea. BLU Finally, I will share with you breaking news on the Blu front -- here is one of his new murals! In Belgrade! Hooray! (Found it out here)
I was also surprised to see that one of my favorite murals, Blu's collaboration with JR in Berlin, has had a bit of a facelift. This is how it used to look: And this is how it looks now: (via flickr) I guess the eyes JR pasted on didn't hold up.
My eyes have recently been opened to the wonderful world of embroidery.
JANE MOUNT Totally cute and cuddly. I mean, look at that precision, makes me wish I was even mildly competent with a needle and thread.
SASHA FOSTER These are part of a Zodiac series and, once again, totally adorable. Love the tangled thread detail on the second boy's red sweater. I also think it's pretty cool that asides from the Zodiac "mittens", the embroidery looks more like line drawing then thread on canvas.
RICHARD SAJA Saja wryly embroiders over the pastoral scenes on French Toile de Juoy to create unusual, often anachronistic, narratives. Really funny and wonderful use of color here.
On another note, recently I have been ALL ABOUT this music video: Track is called "Gee Wiz" by Kindness, sooooo booty-shakin'. Unfortunately, the song is less than 2 minutes long and the info on this band and where to get more of their tunes is pretty scarce.