Sunday, June 29, 2008
And with all those speech bubbles, I could hardly resist...
Parents just don't understand by Kevin Lyons @ Monster Children Gallery. 20 Burton St, Darlinghurst Sydney NSW. Call (02) 9332 2040 for more information. Exhibition continues from 27th June til 16th July 2008.
Check out his site Natural Born for more of Kevin's work.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Today I was reminded of just how amazing his work is when I stumbled across his beautiful style applied to the Urb Magazine masthead (via Esper).
Which led me to have a bit of a search for what he's up to at the mo. Amongst other things, he has some beautiful prints available from Cosh (UK). He's definitely a talent to watch.
And - he reminds me why I love type!
It's kind of kitsch, but that's the look I'm going for. Scarface meets French revolution... Tony meets Bougie hehe.
Tomorrow the stripped bathroom walls are being rendered with concrete - which means the tiling should begin on Monday - which hopefully means the bathroom will be ready by next weekend! I can't wait for the bathroom to be ready. Hurrah for toilets and showers!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
And yes, that is a whole wall chalkboard (which probably needs repainting now!).
Now for the next conundrum... what colour to paint the kitchen. Cripes.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
An Exhibition of new works by Kevin Lyons.
Opening night Thursday June 26th, 6pm.
Monster Children Gallery.
20 Burton St, Darlinghurst Sydney NSW.
Call (02) 9332 2040 for more information.
Exhibition continues from 27th June til 16th July 2008.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
They certainly make very pretty bookends too... Without giving too much away, there is a pair of turquoise Foo Dogs available on a certain auction site at the moment and I might just try to get those puppies!
1. Foo Dog, 2. Foo Dogs, 3. Foo Dogs with Lantern, 4. mini foo dogs, 5. Foo Dog, 6. my foo dogs, 7. Foo, 8. foodog4, 9. 061, 10. Foo Dog in Bookcase, 11. Foo Dog's Boo Boo, 12. foo dog All photos are from my Flickr favourites.
Can't wait until it's installed.
Friday, June 20, 2008
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery... but where do you draw the line between flattery and plagiary?
I can't say exactly which came first (but I think it was the work by Eelus - anyone who cares to share production dates?) - so maybe it's just a game of chicken or the egg. You have to admit though that some of these themes and even colours are pretty iffy. Although the 2 below are not exactly the same theme, the colours teamed with other work by the artists makes you wonder...
Below: WHATYOUOOKIN-AT by Eelus
Below: Puppy Love by DOLK
Below: SHAT-AT by EElus
Below: Pappa by DOLK
Some more similar themes...
DOLK: (Grenade Lovers)
There are heaps more... you get the idea though.
Which again begs the question: when does flattery become plagiary?
Arguably, Banksy took, for want of a better term, a great deal of inspiration from Blek le Rat. And I suppose biting in one form or another is the street art way. Someone forgettable once said "There are no original ideas in this world, only ideas to be evolved"... and perhaps that's true.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I think I posted these before and if I did, I'm posting them again. The bathroom reno has begun... which is great and all, but having no toilet and no shower really sucks. Although... looking at these photos, I'm really glad the old bathroom room is gone.
And when I say gone, I mean GONE. Check this out...
It's all E.T. and shit behind that plastic.
See - it's really really gone.
Today the plumber started fixing the pipes... so fingers crossed it'll be pretty much done in 2 weeks. 2 weeks without a toilet or shower? Ohhh man....
Tomorrow night (8pm Tuesday 17th June) at the PACT Theatre Newtown (which is actually located at 107 Railway Parade Erskineville!), Fagette present LiveZINE. Fagette describe it as 'making the stage a page' - an infotainment printacular - where audience and presenters alike contribute to an instantaneously published magazine. And you'll get to take home your own copy of the LiveZINE at the end of the night!
It's just $7 entry and cheap drinks - I'm there!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Design Milk is featuring the new Nintendo wall graphics from Blik. I want!
TORC is featuring Karl Grandin's amazing mosaic tiled artwork for Tranan restaurant in Sweden. The mosaics are in the restrooms at Tranan.
TORC is featuring The Inner City Snail: A slow moving street art project. Just when you thought street art couldn't get any bigger... it got smaller, thanks to Slinkachu.