Simplicissimus - Eduard Thöny Exhibition at Museum Wilhelm Busch

For many years, German cartoonist Eduard Thöny (1866-1950) shaped the satirical weekly "Simplicissimus" through his expressive art. In February 2016 he would have turned 150, and Hannover's  Museum Wilhelm Busch currently has a number of pieces of his 1900s oevre on display in a special ex...

Mr. Dada: Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau and the Art of Lang-Katagö

Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau and his famous Ursonate have turned the artist into one of the main protagonists of modern European Art and an influential figure of Avantgarde. Starting in June, Sprengel Museum Hannover in a collaboration with Tate Britain and Kurt und Ernst Schwitters Stiftung h...

Pop Art of the 21st century: Shepard Fairey

Frank Shepard Fairey was born February 15, 1970 and is an American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He is famous for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermar...

Andrew Bell's "Mahakala": Let's fight the poisons that blind!

In Buddhism "Mahakala" represents a protective deity that although full of positive energy and quite helpful, looks rather pissed off. Obviously a lot of Buddhist deities seem to to that. Andrew Bell's new 8" Dunny "Mahakala" follows this line: looking quite demonic and not so friendly it...

Another way to the "Classics": Drama "light"

DRAMA LIGHT is a Berlin based group of comic and illustrating artist on a "literary mission". Their goal, to connect "The Arts" has brought about a quite impressive project: several classics of literature have been transformed into a series of 24-page comic books each presenting well known...

Comics take over Berlin

COMICINVASIONBERLIN – a brandnew comic festival featuring exhibitions, book tables, presentations, concerts and much more – welcomed Berlin visitors on April 19, 2012. Like with so many other cool Berlin art projects, admission was free. The festival went down at HBC (HaBeCe GmbH, situated...

Atropa: Designer toy evolution

Jason Limón, born 1973 in San Antonio, Texas graduated from Visual Arts & Technology Center in San Antonio and works as a Graphik Designer. His Artwork is quite "wanted", maybe because he usually prefers a brush to a computer. Kidrobot produced his latest amazing work April 2012: an 8 inch...

The "Trading Tortoise" Art Project

"The Trading Tortoise is a traveling art project by Souther Salazar & Monica Choy with the goal of creating a unique community experience while exploring America through objects and stories." Souther Salazar (* 1978 in Hayward, CA) graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. H...

Har Har! Beware of the Domo Quees!

Toy2r is a Hong Kong based company responsible for the creation of a number of very successful designer toys and collectables. Founded in 1995 by Raymond Choy it soon turned into an internationally recognized company. Toy2r were pioneers of supporting the designer toy movement as we know i...

Sam Gambino's Tiki Art - Taste is the enemy of creativeness

"Tiki" is a funny word which in Polynesian mythology represents the first man or personification of a man and also the God of the artists. It stands for a phallic symbol and in Maori lore names "the procreative power of the god Tane" (and it’s quite clear what this means), who is responsib...

Say "Hi" to the Bunny in the Moon

Tara Mc Pherson's work has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Juxtapoz. She is internationally known as "one of the leading lights of Pop Surrealism". Gods and devils, flesh and spirit, sacred and profane, "Bunny in the Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Vol. 3" is a collec...

Don't play with your Sushi!

Andrew Bell was born in England in 1978. His family moved to the U.S. in the mid 1980's. He has been working as an artist, illustrator, painter etc. in New York since 1996 and graduated from B.F.A. School of Visual Arts NY in 2000. His designer toys and sculptures made it into quite a few...

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