Vinyl Pulp: Arcane Divination Dunnys

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We have been waiting a long time for this Kidrobot Dunny series and it is finally here! Being the first Multi-artist dunny series since 2014, Arcane Divination is curated by none other than the talented J*Ryu and features artwork from himself as well as Camilla D’Errico, God Machine, Jon Paul Kaiser, and Tokyo Jesus.

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Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix

abstractdesignI’ve just finished watching The Crown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  So what is next for me Netflix?  I think I’m going to change it up a little by watching this new docu-series dropping February 10, 2017, Abstract – The Art of Design.

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Pallet Box Art

konemai00Walk around Costco and you’ll probably find wooden pallets lying around the aisle.  Artist Kone Mei turns these ordinary pallets into works of art.  It looks great on an empty wall for you interior home designers.  Check all his pallet art on his Facebook page @ Kone Mei.

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Superhero Body Paint

kaypikemodelingCosplayers usually design and build costumes and props.  Well, this cosplayer doesn’t need it.  Just paint it on the body.  My Retrenders buddy Steve Jang sent me this YouTube video a few months back.  It was on my I’ll watch later, but I finally got around to it and was blown away.  Artist/Model Kay Pike is known for her detailed body paint of superheroes on her naked body.  She is taking superhero body paint to the next level.

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Stormtrooper Piece of Art

stormtrooperporcelain001HK toy maker known for making detailed collectible action figures makes a collectible work of art – the Star Wars – Stormtrooper – Porcelain Pattern Version.  Hot Toys redefines the classic Stormtrooper look with a Chinese porcelain floral pattern on this 1/6th scale figure.

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Custom 3D Illustrated Maps by Sara Drake

3dmapssara01These colorful and vibrant illustrated maps just inspire you to travel around the globe or daydream at your cubicle workstation.  Created by sculptor/artist and mapmaker Sara Drake.

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Model City Made From Paper by Charles Young

paperartcity00Paperholm is the model city of paper and a wildly imaginative project by artist Charles Young.  Each day, Charles creates a new urban building out of paper and photographs it and publishes it on Instagram.  He uses 200gsm watercolor paper and PVA glue when building these models.

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Edible Candy Art by Shinri Tezuka

candyanimals00candyanimals01Move over Willy Wonka.  There is a new sweet man, and this Candy Man can.  “Amezaiku” is a form of candy sculpting art form and this 27-year old Japanese artist Shinri Tezuka displays his amazing candy sculpting skills.  Shinri is also owner of his own candy store Ameshin in Japan.

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Vinyl Pulp: Junko Mizuno x Woot Bear

img_1821Vinyl Pulp interviews artist Junko Mizuno at Woot Bear on her “Junko Woot Bear” silkscreen print, T-shirt and upcoming projects.  You can grab the colorful graphic tee at Woot Bear and the 8×11 silkscreen print is limited to 50 copies, so don’t wait to pick it up.

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The Art of Atari by Tim Lapetino

therealataricoverIf you were that kid that grew up with the Atari 2600, you will definitely remember the distinctive box art packaging.  As a kid seeing the Atari video game box art made me go to my mom and say to her, “I want you to buy me those games!”  This October 2016, Dynamite and author Tim Lapetino take Atari fans on journey of video game artwork with The Art of Atari.

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Custom Old School Nintendo-Style Action Figures

The 1980s was a heyday for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and what if they had action figures made.  This is what it would look like!

deathbytoysnintendostyleToy fanatic Dan Polydoris aka Death by Toys makes these custom 1980s Nintendo-style action figures and packaging.  It’s like Super 7/Funko ReAction line-up.

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Osaka Skyline with Twists and Turns

osakaskylineRemember that 1980s cartoons “Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors?”  Watching this video “Spatial Bodies” reminds me of the Monstermind plants swarming over space, planets and skies above.  The madness of architectural shapes and patterns run amok.

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Vinyl Pulp #14: The Andy Warhol Dunny Collection

krandywarholThe latest episode of our Vinyl Pulp is out!  Episode 14 takes at quick look at Andy Warhol Dunny Series that was just released.  The 3″ Dunnies get an artsy design twist from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Kidrobot x Andy Warhol Dunny Series

krandywarholThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts collabs with Kidrobot for this fun artsy toy series.  The Kidrobot Andy Warhol dunny series drops today online and at stores.

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World’s First 3D Printed House

3dprintedhouseThe housing and rental market is crazy here in the SF/Bay Area.  Insane to the membrane.  Time to find a 3D printer and build a house.  Yes, that’s what is happening in Beijing, China.  Chinese company HuaShang Tengda created a two-story 4,305 square feet house using a 3D printing technology.  The building job took 45 days and it supposedly withstands 8.0 earthquakes too!

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The Hundreds: Making of a Graphic Tee

davidkinseycoverOne of my fav streetwear companies that produce cool graphic t-shirts is The Hundreds.  Over the years I’ve bought and rock The Hundreds tees and this Hundreds episode interviews Artist/Designer David Kinsey as he gives his insights and thought process in making a graphic tee.

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Art/Design: Taiwan’s Upside/Down House

upsidedownhouseA couple of hundred visitors now visit Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan to take a look at an upside down house.  The art project involved a group of Taiwan’s architects and American inspiration.  They built a 3-story American-style house, but just everything upside down.  It cost about $600,000USD and took around 3 months to build.

For more details, go to:  CBS News – Taiwan’s Upside Down House.

Foody Art: Fictional Food by Joshua Budich

foodartcoveroneArtist/illustrator Joshua Budich makes me hungry with this “Fictional Food” series of drawings.  Joshua is known for his “pop culture” movie and TV artworks.

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Teaching Young Architects with Arckit

arckitdesigncoverMore than just playing with LEGO bricks, Arckit winner of many toy and design awards in 2015, Arckit is about making kids learn design elements, modifying structures and free-form thinking to build amazing houses or buildings.

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Vinyl Pulp #12: Fad Dunny Signing with J*Ryu

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Kidrobot recently released the 8in FAD Dunny and host a signing with its creator, J*ryu!
Join us as we interview J*ryu and talk about the meaning of the name FAD and what went behind creating the dunny.

For more on Jryu check out:
Jryuart.com

 

Skullbunnies by Ben Seto

skullwarsIf you’re a vinyl toy collector looking for something cool, then check this out by artist Ben Seto, his tribute to the Star Wars Stormtrooper!  Ben is known for his Black Sheep Comics‘ Usagi Jane and the Skullbunnies creation, has turned his Skullbunnies into Skull Wars Buntrooper.

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Meet the Stormtrooper Prop Master

stormtrooperpropdudeMeet Hollywood prop maker Andrew Ainsworth.  You might ask, “Who is he?”  Well, he’s the creator of the most iconic character helmets in film – the original Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet.

 

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Viral Video Friday: Mind Trippy Animation MV

ontemyesterdayShapes, objects and designs come collide in this trippy rock’n’roll infused animated music video.  The journey begings:

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The Drive-In Theater Painting Experience

andrewvalkopaintingsDuring the 1950s and thru 1960s, all across America with robust car market, the movie drive-in theater was also at the height of it’s popularity.  Artist Andrew Valko’s series of drive-in theater paintings gives us a taste of Americana and through the “eyes” of the drive-in movie customer.

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Viral Video Friday: Cardboard Built Places for a Cool Music Video

janeluicoverEvery once in-awhile, you watch a music video and say to yourself, “Wow, that is really cool.”  This “Southern Winds (Revisited)” music video taken from artist Jane Lui’s album Goodnight Company took a year to make.  It her a long time to build the cardboard world of sets and places.

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