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Toy Break Episode 218 : Shame Shelf

Signing: Luke Chueh – Bearing the Unbearable

We’re super excited to hear that the awesome artist that is Luke Chueh will be releasing a book featuring lots of his work from his first 7 years as a full time painter “The Art Of Luke Chueh – Bearing The Unbearable”!

To celebrate the launch of the book Luke will be appearing for signings all around the Southern California area between June the 9th 2012 – June the 24th 2012.

Watch out for the exclusive prints that will be available at some of the locations!

“Saturday June 9th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM)
GALLERY 1988 (MELROSE)
7021 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 90038
For the first signing, Gallery 1988 have put together a show featuring the original sketches from these first seven years. This show will only be up for ONE WEEK. Also, the gallery will also be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
www.gallery1988.com

Additional Signings

Saturday June 16th, 2012 (6PM – 9PM)
NUCLEUS GALLERY (ALHAMBRA)
210 E. Main Street. Alhambra CA 91801
I simply had to represent in my own ‘hood, and Nucleus is the only gallery book store in the area that has been there to support likes of me and many other like minded artists. We’ll also releasing an exclusive print to compliment the book and the signing at this location.
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sunday June 17th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM)
GALLERY 1988 (VENICE)
214 Pier Avenue. Santa Monica, CA 90405
That’s right, Gallery 1988 has two locations. Representing the West West side. We’ll also releasing an exclusive print to compliment the book and the signing at this location.
www.gallery1988.com

Sunday June 24th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM)
GIANT ROBOT (WEST LOS ANGELES)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard. Los Angeles CA 90025
And just in case you missed the first three signings, we’re doing one last signing with my friends at Giant Robot d. Again, we’ll also releasing an exclusive print to compliment the book and the signing at this location.
www.giantrobot.com
www.gr2.net ”

Joe Ledbetter / Kid Robot – Veggie Burger Bunny 10″ Wood Figure

To celebrate the release on the brand new figure from Joe Ledbetter, on the 1st of June Kid Robot LA held a signing and release party!

Not only was Joe there but he also brought 50 limited edition ”Nice Buns!” prints with him for some lucky customers to get their hands on.

“The new 10-inch “Veggie” Burger Bunny stacking wood toy is packed with all your favorite fixins’ which include two savory garden patties, mustard, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss cheese all on a whole wheat bun.”

The new Veggie Burger Bunny will be available to buy on the 7th of June 2012 from all Kid Robot stores and online via kidrobot.com!

To see photos from the release party check out the Kid Robot blog HERE.

New Release: Squink! – From The Silent Tree – Series 2

"As each tree is cut, a spirit escapes. Now you can give a home to what was once hidden within."

These outstanding custom Jibibuts from our homegrown UK artist Squink! are ready to be unleashed on the world!

Each made from 100% wood and hand painted using acrylics, these will look extra special in your collection. As always the attention to detail is superb and each character has it’s own fantastic personality!

There are only 6 of these available meaning each ONE is unique.

1. Sprinkles     2. Tinker     3. Sabuki     4. Silver     5. Mysterious Totem 2     6. The Happy Thief

Each Jibibut will be blind boxed, signed on the back and come accompanied by a signed logo slip. These will be available from tonight (June 5th 2012 @ 8:00pm GMT +1) straight from the Squink! online store for £45.00 each + P&P.

Needless to say these will go extremely fast so be ready for them to drop and grab one!

Toy Break Episode 217 : Get To The Choppah!

Lego fans this one is for you!

Enjoy :)

New Release – Summer Sunset Cavey

News just in from Cavey HQ, a new limited edition tie dye design called Summer Sunset Cavey!

Made from white cotton jersey and tie dyed by hand ensures that every one will be unique and one of a kind. This cavey will be limited to 75 pieces so you better be quick when it’s released, these guys sell out fast!

As if you needed any more reasons to add one of these to your collection, each Cavey will come accompained by a glitter enamel Cavey badge and a tie dye bag for him / her to hide in!

You can grab yours for £16.00 from the Cavey Shop on Thursday the 7th of June @ 8:00pm GMT. 

Holly will be making sure that no one misses out on the chance to grab one of these cuties and will be tweeting a count-down in the run up to them going live, so if you aren’t already following Hey Cavey, follow them HERE@heycavey

Exhibition: Jon Burgerman – I Want To Eat Myself

Ever wanted to see Jon Burgerman working in a pizza restaurant? Well now you can!

On the 1st of June Jon will be heading down to Carmine’s Pizza Factory in New Jersey for the “I Want to Eat Myself” exhibition presented by Mad Mad Media!

Jon will be an employee for the day making “special pies“, doodling and be an all round cool guy.

The walls of the restaurant will be covered in Jons crazy doodles and characters, so if you haven’t had a chance to see them for real before you should definitely go and check this out if you’re in the area.

Not only that but there will be a live performance by “The Pizza Kid”, the world’s youngest pizza dough spinner!

A link to the facebook event page can be found here.

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Carmine’s Pizza Factory

366 8th St

Jersey City, NJ

Video: AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series “It’s Official, Nobody’s Sicker”

Upcoming UK streetwear brand AnyForty has teamed up with T-World and a whole host of amazing designers to produce the “Australian Invasion” t-shirt series!

All of the amazing artists who have contributed have been hand picked from “down under” (Australia!) including Meggs, Numskull, Purdi Petunia, Travis Price, Ken Taylor, Deb, Ben Brown, Dale Bigeni, Ben Bigeni and Beastman.

If you’ve never tried an AnyForty t-shirt before this is a great time to, the quality of the prints, material and packaging are second to none. The ranges that they’ve been releasing have always been excellent but this latest one is extra special with each t-shirt also coming with a 24 page artist specific version of T-world!

Head over to http://blog.anyforty.com and find out all about the artists and the new range, while you’re there grab one of the sweet new tees too!

“To celebrate the recently released AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series, we got our mate, and all round director/animation/design genius Broken Antler to cook us up some visual candy to help promote the new drop.

Filmed on location at White Duck Screen Print in Bath and at Broken Antler HQ just outside of London, with some lovely Rick Nunn shot images from our lookbook shoot thrown in the mix, it truly is a family affair!

Seeing as us, a UK brand, hooked up with some great Australian artists to make the range, there was only one choice for the soundtrack, when UK producer Beat Butcha remixed one of our favourite Australian mc’s Brad Strut’s track “Official”, we needed it badly! We got the rights to use it a few months back and the whole promo was built around that head nodder.

Everything about this whole project screams official, we don’t fuck around, we hope you enjoy the promo and more importantly the tees!”

Jon Burgerman / Anxieteam @ Sidewalk Cafe NYC

The fantastic duo that are Jon Burgerman and Jim Avignon aka ANXIETEAM will be playing their penultimate NYC show on the 2nd of June at the Sidewalk Cafe from 8:30pm!

If you happen to be over Manhattan way, hop over and have a listen!

New Release: Patricio Oliver x Abell Octovan – 8″ WereSkunk

An awesome new resin figure is on the horizon … the WereSkunk! A joint project between Patricio Oliver and Abell Octovan displaying traits from both designers styles being produced by My Royal Ego.

This 8″ tall figure is limited to only 30 pieces and will be released on June 1st 2012. Keep an eye open for a price and place to buy this beast!

Exhibition: Squidballs at Osaka and Harajuku by Rumpus Animation

We’ve just found out about an ultra exciting exhibition being held by Rumpus AnimationSquidballs!

There will be 2 exhibitions, the first will be in Osaka at the Loop A Gallery on the 28th June – 1st July with the second taking place in Tokyo at the Irie Yawd Gallery in Harajuku from Friday July 6th – July 8th, so if you’re one of our Japanese readers or heading over to Japan, be sure to check it out!

 

The exhibition will include  plenty of work from Rumpus Animation such as music videos, short-films and character animation. There will also be character designs and illustrations on display from collaborations with designers including Matthew the Horse, Jon Boam, Kate Hindley, Peskimo and Le JamBonBon!

Fancy adding to your collection? Good news there will be loads of prints, original paintings, limited edition books & zines, t-shirts, post-cards and toys available to buy.

Not only will you be able to buy a whole hoard of goods but Seb from Rumpus will be at the shows doing live drawing, chatting and handing out sweets!

Competition: Design the Dubai Mall MEGA

The guys over at Foo Dog in Dubai are currently holding a competition where you can win the chance for your design to be crowned the official “The Dubai Mall’ MEGA“! You will also be featured along side all of the other 150 artists that are taking part!

 

To be entered into the competition all you have to do is:

1. Send your design of a custom MEGA along with a short bio about yourself to thepeople@foo-dog.com.

2. Friend MEGA on Facebook and Like The Dubai Mall www.facebook.com/thedubaimall

3. Follow The Dubai Mall on twitter @thedubaimall

4. Tag MEGA on facebook and twitter with you submission

 

You can download the template / starter pack from the Foo Dog site here.

There’s not much time left to get your entries in as the closing date is the 10th of June 2012, so get your designs in asap! Winners will be announced on the 11th of June 2012.

 

Unfortunately this competition is only open to residents of the United Arab Emirates.

 

The final exhibition ‘Project: MEGA | The Dubai Mall‘ will take place on the 28th of June 2012 at The Dubai Mall.