Selasa, 30 Juni 2009

Eddie Vedder 2009 tour Hawaii poster by Volcom

Here is the special Eddie Vedder poster for the shows in Hawaii, designed by Volcom.

Just been informed by Brad Klausen that he did not do the design for this poster, Volcom did. My apologizes for any confusion.

Official Statement about the status of Expresso Beans- yes it will be back

Although we had hoped that EB's downtime would be very limited (and thus no mention/statement need be made) it appears that we may be down for a bit and not quite sure what the timeline is at the moment.
However, the EB staff would like to make it clear that this is a server/programming issue and NOT something that stems from a financial problem. We are not "down for the count" and have every intent to have the site back up as soon as it can be managed. There is a solid group of people who work to keep the site running - not a single person.
While we don't have a timeline knowing when the site will be back up at this point, we are doing what we can to make it happen as soon as is possible from our end. We know that many people use the site but also please bear in mind that there isn't much we can do beyond where we are. Please try to be patient - if you're going thru withdrawl, breathe and you'll be fine ;)
Hope to see you all back at EB soon...
-Brendan (EB President)

Just passing the message along, I'am in no way connected to the inner workings at Expresso Beans. The photos are also my sense of humor and in no way connected to what happened.

UPDATE 7-1 10:30AM


NINE INCH NAILS Patent Pending Jeff Kleinsmith Sasquatch Festival Poster on STAINLESS STEEL on sale now

On sale now for $100 Nine Inch Nails poster on Stainless Steel. The paper version is badass, this will be even better. Designed and printed by Jeff Kleinsmith and Jesse LeDoux of Patent Pending.

Size 24 x 12

Buy it HERE.

UPDATE 9:30pm
Jesse just let me know there are 40 regular and 10 AP's in the edition

Shepard Fairey Obey Windmill poster on sale today

Shepard created this image with the hope that it will be part of some Green Energy Initiatives in the near future. Keep a look out as you might see this image around in the days to come.
To be released TODAY 6/30 at a random time on OBEY

Edition of 450, 18 x 24, Signed and Numbered, $45 each.

Good Luck

Mr. Brainwash King of Pop Michael Jackson art print poster on sale details

Well it only took him a few days to crank this one out.
Screen print and stenciled spray paint on textured archival art paper, with reflective silver paint. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 250.

Size: 22in. x 30in.

Price: $100

Available Wednesday, July 1st 12pm PST.

6" GID Anarchy Potamus by Frank Kozik x TOY2R for Taipei Toy Festival

From Frank Kozik comes the larger version of last year's TTF exclusive Potamus figure - the newly available 6" GID ANARCHY POTAMUS figure. Available for NTD$1200 / US$38.00 - this figure is limited to only 200 pieces and it marks the beginning of the POTAMUS 6" figure launch.

CLICK on image to view the TOY2R flyer-ad in full

Preview: Courtney Brims @ Black Maria Gallery New Artist from Australia

A relatively new artist to the scene, Courtney Brims, caught my eye with some preview images to her new show at Black Maria Gallery. Slated to exhibit her color pencil works on their project wall, the opening is on July 18th. This will be the Brisbane based artists first show in the US.
See the entire show here.

EINE Upcoming Show Preview Images from Carmichael Gallery

Here are a few preview photos of fresh work from EINE’s upcoming show at The Carmichael Gallery in L.A. This is one show that you really need to hit up if you are in L.A. Opening night is July 9 and the show runs through July 30

David D'Andrea Pentagram poster

David's newest poster for the band Pentagram. On sale details to follow

Mike Klay art print and art for laptops/ipods/iphones

Around mid July he'll be releasing a new art print entitled
Coastal Extinction
It's 19"X25" - 3 colors including a split fountain. They will be $30 plus shipping, so be on the lookout for that.
Not one print is alike and each one is very unique.

Mike has uploaded a new design to the Infectious site.
In case you're not familiar with them, they produce adhesive art for laptops/ipods/iphones, etc.
So if you have a sec, he would appreciate a vote on his new design which will incorporate a die cut of the apple logo on macs.
Crimson Crunch

Senin, 29 Juni 2009

Faith No More - Adam Jones Print Release delay

The Faith No More / Adam Jones print scheduled to go on sale tomorrow - June 30, 2009 at 10:00 will be postponed until the end of the tour. An exact date and time will be announced shortly. This will not effect the sale times of the other upcoming releases.

June 30, 2009 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Jubileeny -- Alan Hynes
(Web sale starts July 1st, 10:00 a.m. PST)

July 01, 2009 - Riga, Latvia - Dream Factory -- Brad Klausen
(Web sale starts July 2nd, 10:00 a.m. PST)

The official Jesus Lizard 2009 fall tour poster series by Secret Serpents

What looks to be another killer series by Secret Serpents following their great Faith No More series of posters comes Jesus Lizard.

Secret Serpents presents the official 2009 Jesus Lizard fall tour series.

Oct 14 2009 - Casbah - San Diego, California - Alan Hynes
Oct 15 2009 - The Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, California - David D'Andrea
Oct 17 2009 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, California - Alan Forbes
Oct 22 2009 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon - Mike King
Oct 24 2009 - The Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC - Nat Damm
Nov 5 2009 - The Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, North Carolina - Lil Tuffy
Nov 6 2009 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, Georgia - tba
Nov 12 2009 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto - Bobby Dixon
Nov 16 2009 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - New York, NY - Stainboy
Nov 19 2009 9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC - Jay Ryan
**more dates to be announced

Jeral Tidwell KID ROCK & LYNYRD SKYNYRD poster

Well I showed you the concept drawing a few weeks a back and here is the finished poster. Very cool Kid Rock poster for the show in Florida.

22.5 x 30 inches, 4 color screen print, signed and numbered edition of 120 pcs.
available as for order now email him artboy (at)

Ryon Xavier Smith Ankh Warrior bust

Another cool design sculpt by Ryon Xavier Smith. I'm hoping he does his Hockey Samurai Warrior soon as real figure.

Black Eyed Perez shirt by Pop Monkey

Awesome new design by Pop Monkey. When are you going to be selling them ?

Read about it by clicking his name.

"Black Eyed Perez" t-shirt by Jared Moraitis. And if you don't get the joke, well, I applaud you for knowing less about Perez Hilton than I.

Woebots SDCC “Fur & Fangs” Exclusive Print

From Silent Stage

Looks like we got an SDCC exclusive print from Angry Woebots. After seeing the original piece in person, we were blown away and had to make an exclusive print. The “Fur & Fangs” Series 1 Print will be a signed & numbered edition of 35, measuring 12″ x 12″ on archival museum paper. Retail is $60 & will be released at SDCC, but we will be offering up pre-orders to our Discussion Board Members that cant make it out to SDCC. Please PM us for payment details, we want to make sure our members are taken care.
Angry Woebots
“Fur & Fang” Series 1
12″ x 12″ Archival Museum Paper
Edition of 35


See more of his work here.

Minggu, 28 Juni 2009

Yes Expresso Beans is down

Yes, Fans of the poster site Expresso Beans EB is down right now. I sent an email to one of the admin early this afternoon. Must be pretty serious since they have not got it back up yet. But since its the weekend tech support from hosting companies sucks donkey balls. Have a look around, drop a comment or go over to and see whats happening you might have a chance to talk to your favorite artist.

Oh yes RIP Farrah Fawcett sad to see she past away. One of the truley beautiful women of our time.

Jeffery Smith

Google more of the legend.

Hajime Sorayama ‘Sexy Robot’ Print

It's been a big week for aritst Hajime Sorayama, with the release of the KAWS No Future Companion figure and now check out this stunning print by him available at Colette. “The spotlight is on cult Japanese artist, Hajime Sorayama this limited edition print, exclusive to colette. In the late 1990’s, Sorayama was approached by the Sony Corporation to design an organic robotic form. It became the famous “AIBO” dog, now in the collection of the MOMA and then Smithsonian Institute of Technology. Intrigued by the effects of light on various metallic surfaces, and always ready for challenges to his technique and imagination, he began to produce a series of female robotic figures in the late 1970’s; anatomically correct in form, but appearing to have been fashioned of molten silver. The term “sexy robot” was coined to describe them.” These prints are 70 x 100 cm and cost €250 each.

Thunderdog Bruiser bike by Tristan Eaton

I know some of you are big time cyclist so I thought you would dig this. Check out this awesome creation from Tristan Eaton of Thunderdog. Designed for battle on the streets of New York City this bike will be on display at the Joy Ride Art Exhibition as part of the Bicycle Film Festival happening at the moment in New York. It's a beautifully put together bike. Stand out features on this brutal cruiser include the brass knuckles on the handlebars as well as the lightning bolt blades attached to the wheels for anyone who gets too close for comfort. The final touch is the armour for the rider. Looks a bit over the top to me but depends how many fights you expect to get into. Personally i'd settle for just the baseball bat and think that would make me on the winning side of most arguments.

Arkiv figure Instant Pre-Order

The Arkiv Instant figure (11”) created by Indonesian artist Arkiv has made the jump to vinyl and is available for pre-order directly from adFunture for $60 + shipping. The run size of this first edition will be based on the number of pre-orders received by June 30th + 42 that adFunture has pre-allocated for the artist, pr, and events. So if you want one, don’t snooze. Adfunture expects to ship the Arkiv Instant figs the last week of July.

Sabtu, 27 Juni 2009

Jono Kivex

Jono Kivex from Auckland, New Zealand

New Alex Pardee T-shirt Handful on sale

New Alex Pardee shirt on at Zero Friends $28

The following story by Alex Pardee is printed on the inside of the shirt:

"I went to school with a kid named Tommy Revenge who had an abnormally large right hand. Not just abnormally large for a 12 year old. Plain old abnormally large. He couldn't wear both gloves so his Mom wrapped his huge hand in a towel when it was cold, but the extra weight made him lose balance a lot. One morning we were all playing chicken with the groundskeeper and his ride-on John Deere like we always did, but Tommy's hand must have weighed a lot that day, because he got real close, and then just collapsed to his right, and fell under the lawnmower blades. Ironically, after the lawnmower completely diced him like a carrot, his huge right hand, the last thing to enter the blades, jammed them, destroying the machine. We always said that at least his last name suited him, as Tommy got his "Revenge". Kinda."

Upper Playground & Juxtapoz Magazine’s “São Paulo Super Summer” Contest

Issue 102 of Juxtapoz Magazine, the Brazil Issue, reviews the contemporary art scene in Brazil. To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, and to coincide with Juxtapoz’s Brazil Issue, Upper Playground is giving away a paid trip to São Paulo, Brazil. The trip includes:
• Round trip plane tickets for two to São Paulo, Brazil;
• 4 nights at a hotel in São Paulo, Brazil;
• Day tour of São Paulo with local artists William and Herbert Baglione;
• Private tour of the Choque Cultural (Culture Shock) Gallery with the curators;
• $500 Upper Playground Online Store Gift Certificate;
• There is only one Grand Prize and one winner who can choose a travel guest.
The São Paulo Super Summer trip will be scheduled for early August. To enter, fill out the registration form online. The winner can take a friend so the more friends you tell to enter, the more chances you have to win. The contest is open for 2 weeks and a winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 8th. For details, rules and more information please visit the Upper Playground website.

Relevant Links
Entry Form:
Contest Rules:
Upper Playground:
Juxtapoz Magazine:
Choque Cultural:
Herbert Baglione:
William Baglione:

About Upper Playground:

Based in San Francisco, CA, Upper Playground is the leader in today’s progressive art movement with its innovative apparel and accessories line and art galleries. Since 1999, Upper Playground has been recognized as a catalyst for the fusion of fashion with fine art. UP apparel and accessories are designed by local and international artists including Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Estevan Oriol, David Choe, and Alex Pardee. The Upper Playground collection is sold in over 300 boutiques worldwide and online. In addition, Upper Playground has stores and galleries in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, New York, Mexico City and London.

About Herbert Baglione:

“The basis of my work is speaking about the coldness and competitiveness present in people. I like to be ironic about individuality and death, and the paths in which to reach or escape these themes. I find it funny when I walk on the streets and see people with their eyes open but dead inside. This makes me think and wonder if I’m still alive.”

About William Baglione:

William Baglione is the Guest Editor of the Juxtapoz Brazil issue. He is a Brazilian-based independent curator and also represents Herbert Baglione, Tinho, Flip, Sesper, Flavio Samelo, and Thais Beltrame. Baglione has curated events in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, England and Japan. He also curates the Youtube channel, BaglioneTV.

About Choque Cultural:

Choque Cultural (Culture Shock) is a contemporary art gallery based in São Paulo with strong links to underground culture, showing pop, outsider & young art in original style. Since 2004, Choque Cultural has a remained a safe harbor for artists coming from different places such as tattoo art, graffiti, graphic design and illustration. Based in the heart of São Paulo, the gallery is an ever-changing space with a rich program of exhibitions and installations across three floors. Choque has an important role in valuing new art forms, which have developed on the street or from street culture. Its secret is the respect it has for the artists, even if they don't have a conventional professional background, or their proposals are sometimes subversive.

Free Silk Screened poster from Obey Clothing

Buy $150 worth of stuff from Obey Clothing and get the poster free while supplies last. No these are not signed but they are screened prints. 18 x 24 size

Squadt Jamungo Chipp Specimen 002 [Launch Party]

Woot! Ferg's SQUADT train rolls right along and we couldn't be happier. Next up, the Launch Party Squadts which come with a new weapon -- RPG, baby. First out of the door is Chipp Specimen 002 with day-glo orange accents. Dig the snazzy and stylish attire, complete with tie ?!?! Rocket propelled grenades start flying on July 13th @ Noon CST.

Jumat, 26 Juni 2009

Martijn van Dam

Flyer - front

Dam doin work

Adam Turman Breast Cancer Shirts Pre-Order

My buddy Erba over on EB is having some really cool shirts designed by Adam Turman made that will benefit the fight against breast cancer.

The logo will be printed on a navy blue or red t-shirt. Shirts are going to be $20 for S-XL, $21.50 for XXL and XXXL shipped to anywhere in the world. All shirts are in mens sizes. Shirts will probably be ready to ship in about 4 weeks.

Depending on the number of shirts people want to buy, $10 to $12 from each shirt will be donated towards the walk in your name. You will also get a tax receipt if you request it.

So go over to Expresso Beans and send him a message. Or email him erba2 (at)

He is taking order until July 3