Tom Whalen’s use of colors, composition and subject matter is nothing short of fantastic.
Please take note, International Olympic Committee.
“Twilight of the Tiki” limited edition book, written and illustrated by Chet Phillips. Lettered edition- limited to 26 books. Each signed and lettered.
Discover the mystery and supernatural origins of this collection of unique Tiki figures. 36 portraits and lore, printed in glorious Tiki Colorvision. Book measures 4.5″ x 6.75″ and is hand bound by Julie Sullivan using an exposed spine sewn boards binding. The cover utilizes an attractive beige olive wood grain patterned paper and the spine construction uses hand-dyed linen thread.
Jim Denevan makes temporary drawings on sand, earth and ice.
Greg Peltz has imagined a fun series of Star Wars characters with a Steampunk and Victorian flavor.
Max Dalton has created a wonderful “inventory” piece that lays out all the elements from those wonderful spaghetti westerns. Looking at this, I can almost hear the whining ricochet of bullets and see the comically crooked lip syncing.
In conjunction with Etsy Dallas, now through July 8th I’ll be offering free shipping within the U.S. for all signed prints in the Etsy Shop.
Just released into the wild… Monkey Color! Coloring Book. This 8.5″ x 11″coloring book offers a collection of 24 monkey and ape portraits from both the Steampunk Monkey Nation and Society of Sinister Simians series.
Each portrait is printed in rich black lines on 80 lb opaque text paper, just begging for your artistic genius. Below is a small sample from the series of 24. Get out your crayons, markers or colored pencils and monkey around! Available here.
Jon McNaught has a talent for creating delicate and lyrical imagery from everyday scenes, such as the series shown above, titled “Jet Streams.”
If asked to choose an artist with a like-minded penchant for absurd silliness, all signs point to Ryan Abegglen.
I’m really enjoying the aged and elegant look of Rob Bridges work. Great expression and use of colors.
Seb/Niark1, a French graphic designer, is creating some fun kinetic work.
Austin photographer Adam Voorhes has a way of translating a tongue-in-cheek whimsical point of view into his work with beautifully sharp clarity. (Let’s face it, most of us either did or schemed of doing an autopsy on an etch-a-sketch in our youth.) Be sure and check out the refreshing approach for his “About” section.
A tip of the hat to Mike over at Thrillist for the great spotlight on my work today.
Shaun Tan’s magnificent work has been translated into a short film from his book “The Lost Thing.”
“The German artist duo behind Coarse, once again showcases their distinctive aesthetic. Their forms are dominated by smooth curves, hard lines and sharp edges, combined to point of a unity. “Coarse unveils their long anticipated ‘false friends’ series, a set of two original vinyl statues. The release incorporates key coarse characters ‘paw!’, a monkey cross rabbit, and ‘noop’, a human like being, as they portray another episode in the ongoing Coarse story.