Sunday, August 31, 2008

Oh darling, do behave!

This book cover I recently illustrated and designed for Alto Books is out in September. Call me old fashioned but I like people with nice manners, but there is always room for a little misbehavin'.

more op delights

These circa 1950 Courier covers are fantastic. I especially like the swallows, and the Dali-esque acorn is kinda crazy. All signed by H C Paine.

And Chinese wooden picture cubes. 6 sides of the cutest little illustations you have ever seen. Love that walkin' panda.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

latest op shop find

I've been without a camera for a while so I haven't been able to share my latest ace op shop finds. First up, a great addition to the crap art wall, a crimson lipped lady to go with queenie (right).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

spot the difference

While we are on the subject of copies, check out My Graphic Garden's blatant rip off of my Bloom girl (plus there were more!) I approached them via email to point this out only to receive the rudest email in reply. I thought about posting their response but basically they said "whilst I do acknowledge similarities, there are significant differences". There you go peeps just copy someone's work, change it slightly and make some cash. Not so funny.

fake on fake

My friend Janet spotted these in an Asian grocery (yeah weird right). I know that fraudulent copying should not be laughed at, but we thought it was curiously funny that they are combining Paul Frank plus a Bloom rip off together...on undies. I'm not really sure what Bloom has to do with undies or monkeys but funny.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

more buxom gals

I've just finished 14 new Buxom Lips gals, in all of their burlesque glory. I'll post these when they are launched but here are some that are currently available - beach babes and mod girls. (sorry-it's a little chilly in Melbourne to be looking at those swimsuits.) A full coverage range (put your clothes on young lady!) is out now at Sephora.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

exhibitions I'd like to see

...that is of course if I could get to London, Cy Twombly would be on my list at the Tate Modern. 19th June- 14 Sept. Canberra, Utopia:The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the National Museum of Australia, Fri 22 Aug – Sun 12 Oct. I'm not usually that into Aboriginal Art but I love her abstracts and use of colour, plus she started painting in her late seventies!

nice things

Awww aint the internet grand. Look what nice things Paisley St Claire and Frockwriter have to say about me.

Monday, August 11, 2008

marvin the art critic

My cat marvin has a new career as art critic. Apparently he didn't like one of my paintings and showed his disapproval by pooing on it. It was in fact a canvas I had just painted black so maybe he was telling me to get a hurry on. Either way it is now in the bin. Thanks Marvin for the constructive criticism.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Coca Cola and the Olympics

I just received some t shirt samples in the mail for the Japanese Coca Cola Olympic giveaway campaign I worked on. You can see my original post here. These funny photos (people clearly lovin' life with Coke and a freebie) are on the Japanese Coca Cola site. I'm wondering if there are some performing enhancing drugs in those bottles.