Japanese pop and anime artist Takashi Murakami added some modern art to the world’s most popular Thanksgiving Day Parade. Studio mascots, Kaikai and Kiki came to life as 30-40 foot tall “balloonicles” in this year’s 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade joining Snoopy, Sponge Bob, Buzz, Kermit, Spidey and other perennial favorites. Read more
above: detail from “Grosse”, Matt’s zombie take on Grease, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
Zombies keep popping up in popular culture; books, movies, tv series.. and now, in movie posters from classic and cult films by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Rob Reiner and more. If you’re not familiar with Matt Busch and his re-imagined movie poster collection, Hollywood Is Dead, you’re about to see such lovable characters as Holly GoLightly and E.T. rendered as cataract-wearing, flesh-eating, blood thirsty monsters. Read more
On a sheer river bank, amongst birch, aspen, pine and nature-sculpted boulders, lies The Juvet Landscape Hotel, Europe’s first landscape hotel and spa, conceived of by Knut Slinning. Read more
Sanchez & Friends is a new collection of perverse plush toys and accessories recently launched by Andy Tider of Brooklyn, NY and the first four products in the line are now available for purchase, just in time to make for fun shocking stocking stuffers.
If you don’t know the meanings of the names of the following products, I suggest you google them or look up their definitions on urbandictionary.com. Because as hip as this blog is, it’s not as crass as the terms after which these hilarious miniature stuffed toys are named and therefore will not expound upon them to protect the innocent.
Sanchez & Friends are four small felted plush toys named after deviant sexual acts; The Dirty Sanchez, The Golden Shower, The Donkey Punch and The Cleveland Steamer.
At only $10 each, they make great stocking stuffers for your friends- but only those with a sick sense of humor and an open mind. Let’s just hope they don’t come out with an Alabama Hot Pocket.
above: detail from the Jasper Johns Beach Towel for 2011
Works on Whatever and The Art Production Fund have just released their 2011 Artist Series Beach Towels whose proceeds go toward funding public art. This year they have reproduced the art of only two artists (as opposed to four in previous years) on the 60″ x 70″ limited edition cotton towels. Read more