Sketch Cards Are Go

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A group of ChetArt 3 inch square “Land of Kaiju” sketch cards are marching their way  to
Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. (along with a whole bunch of other stuff)

Kaiju iPhone and iPad Cases-ChetArt

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A selection of characters from the new series “Land of Kaiju” is now available on a variety of iPhone and iPad cases. For the iphone, you can choose to display on the iPhone 5 Deflector,  5 Capsule,  4S/4 Deflector, 4S/4 Capsule, 3GS Capsule and iPod touch 4G Capsule. These fearsome characters can also guard your iPad on the (Retina) Deflector and iPad 2 Deflector style cases.

~Visit the Kaiju iPhone and iPad case section here~

Mail Me Art 3

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The third installment of Mail Me Art is the brain child of Darren Di Lieto. The art show will be comprised of pieces created on envelopes and mailed to Darren. Mail art is a unique form of creation that’s been around for decades. Some pieces are lost, damaged or doodled on along the way, so ultimately making it to its destination is an extra factor in its form of creation. I was honored to be a part of the first Mail Me Art show and subsequent book  in 2006. This time around the requested dimensions are a uniform and smaller size, thus the title of the show: Mail Me Art: Short and Sweet. For my contribution, I continued my recent theme of Kaiju, (strange beast) Japanese monsters with a wash and marker sketch on brown paper. The piece officially made it to England this week. (Darren’s scan of the envelope shown above.)

Read more about the event and see more entries on the official Mail Me Art blog.

Hubert Duprat

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Artist Hubert Duprat substitutes the typical building supplies of sand, minerals and plant material with gold leaf and jewels for caddis fly larvae to build their cases from. via Cabinet

Mint Condition 2 Art Show- ChetArt Entry

The Detective

“The Detective” was created for Ltd. Gallery’s “Mint Condition 2” show which opens March 1st and is presented in conjunction with Emerald City Comic Con. For this comic book themed art show I created a still life incorporating Batman’s 1940’s Batmobile… in kiddie ride form. Closer inspection reveals several references to some of Batman’s famous foes. This piece will be available for sale at the gallery as a 1/1 16″ x 20 framed Giclee and as an edition of signed and matted 11″ x 14″ prints (20.) If you can’t make it to the gallery the edition will be made available for sale through the gallery’s web site.

“The Detective” by Chet Phillips– “Fighting crime with a roll of dimes.”

LTD Art Gallery Link

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are expert in conjuring surreal dream-like imagery. Be sure and view their Architect’s Brother series.

Alan Friedman

Alan Friedman

Photographer Alan Friedman goes to great lengths to capture amazing images of the sun. His filtering system transforms them into beautiful studies in texture.

Land of Kaiju- Trading Cards, Book & Prints

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Introducing Land of Kaiju, a collection of Japanese-styled monsters created by Chet Phillips. Kaiju translates to strange beast or monster and has a long and glorious history in pop culture and on the silver screen with the likes of Godzilla, Rodan, Gamera and Mothra, just to name a few. Chet Phillips explores this fascinating world of humongous mutants and irradiated creatures with his collection of whimsical beings that are part animal, part fantasy and all in-your-face fun. Available in a portfolio of trading cards, signed 11″ x 14″ prints and in a limited edition (50) alphabet book. The first 10 copies of the book edition include a beautiful custom Japanese box.

 

Land of Kaiju- The Portfolio of Trading Cards

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24 cards in the set, each measuring a large 3.25″ x 4″ each.

Each pack of  cards is presented in a paper portfolio (signed on the back) with gold foil stamp on the label and red “Chet” Haragani red stamp designed by Sachi Greene of StampsbySachi. The card front sides display the monster portrait with a distinct Japanese woodblock flavor and the reverse provides the point of origin along with physical characteristics and historical information of each creature. Each card measures 3.25″ x 4″ and are printed on sturdy 14 pt. uncoated cover stock.

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~Click Here To Shop For The Trading Cards~

 

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~Shop For Signed 11″ x 14″ Prints Here~

 

Land of Kaiju- The Book

26 monsters represent each letter of the alphabet with a clever twist. Using alliteration, the repetition of a particular sound, each creature’s description follows the pattern of the letter of the alphabet represented. For instance, for the letter D: “Diredragon dominates and destroys daredevil dandies with dark determination.” The book measures 9.75″ x 8.5.” Each copy of the edition is printed  on heavy, bright white 48 lb cover stock, bound in a Japanese-styled binding design using beautiful Chiyogami paper and silk thread by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery.

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26 Monsters in this whimsical alphabet book with an alliteration theme.

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~Click Here To Shop For The Book~

 

Land of Kaiju Book With Box

The first 10 of the edition of 50 are encased in a hand crafted Japanese box decorated with Chiyogami paper, purple book cloth and bone clasps.

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~Shop Here For The Book With Box~

 

View a short video of the book with box below.

 

 

~Visit The Land of Kaiju Shop Section Here~

Sarah Mandell

Sarah Mandell

Artist Sarah Mandell creates a variety of whimsical objects, including this “HeartFelt” sculpture appropriate for today.

Alternative Posters- Gallery 1988

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Gallery 1988 showcases a collection of alternative movie posters based on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees. via Shortlist

Evan Lopez

Evan Lopez

Evan Lopez pays tribute to Picasso’s Guernica… Alien style.

The Academy

Beautiful retro feel from this short by The Academy.

Marko Manev

This series of superhero posters by Marko Manev exemplify mystery and noir.

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas has produced a fun series of travel posters with a Wizard of Oz theme.

Jim Kazanjian

Jim Kazanjian selects from a huge library of found photographs to digitally assemble a series of surreal architectural scenes.

Joel Robison

Joel Robison combines his photography skills and vivid imagination to great effect.

Matt Wisniewski

Matt Wisniewski creates surreal imagery by combining portraits with landscapes.

StampsbySachi

I recently had the pleasure of commissioning a custom stamp from StampsbySachi. Discovering her talents appears to have been fate. In my search for an artist to create a Hiragana name stamp, I posed the question to my good friend Ramsey to see if he had any ideas. He had just ordered a stamp from Sachi as a Christmas present for his wife Jane. After making contact through her Etsy shop, Sachi promptly responded with 3 great sketch variations to choose from. After making my choice I received her great craftsmanship, beautifully packaged with loads of fun extras included. I can’t say enough good things about her skills, customer service and professionalism. Be sure and check out her online shop HERE.

And watch soon for the new “monstrous” project in which I’ll use this great “Chet” stamp. It will be used alongside my signature on a line of prints, trading cards and limited edition book.