Monday, February 28, 2011

Is this Banksy? Has the elusive graffiti artist been caught on camera in Santa Monica ?


His film Exit Through The Gift Shop was nominated for best documentary at the Oscars.

But while those hoping to see Banksy at last night's ceremony would have been left disappointed, drivers in California today caught a glimpse of a man believed to be the reclusive graffiti artist.

Exactly who the man is remains a secret - but the evidence suggests that these photos taken in Santa Monica are of him.

Elusive: Banksy didn't show up at the Oscars last night but a man thought to be the graffiti artist was spotted in Santa Monica today

Wearing a pulled-down green cap, a brown T-shirt and grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms, 'Banksy' scrambled to the top of the old container at the side of a busy highway, on which he had sprayed, 'This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant'.

Banksy is known to go back to photograph his art, as revealed in his book Wall And Piece - and the man here was carrying a camera.

Caught on camera: Wearing a baseball cap pulled down low on his face, the figure was spotted on the side of a road attending to his artwork

Banksy is thought to be the man behind this piece of modern art which compares an old container to an elephant.

The British artist has been prolific in the last few weeks, with artwork attributed to him springing up all over LA.

So what do you think is this Banksy ?

VIA The Daily Mail

Tons of new Jon Smith posters on sale

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Jon Smith continues his store migration over to Nakatomi, and they’ve just put up a ton of new and rare prints up in the Jon Smith section of the Nakatomi store!

Pictured above is the awesome Cave Singers print by Jon, and what you might not realize is that it GLOWS LIKE CRAZY. They also have a small number of this print on Wood as well!

One of the nice things about Jon sending all his prints down to Nakatomi is that by going through his flatfiles, he’s finding all kinds of rarities that haven’t been on sale yet, or were thought to be sold out, like this killer Spoon NYE poster from 2007!

Also on sale now is Jon's Ke$ha Poster

All these and more are in the Jon Smith store on Nakatomi HERE, and they’ll be adding new ones all the time!

Limited Edition Tim Doyle Sea Also Rises T-shirts now available!

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It’s been a while since Nakatomi had some new T-shirts and they’re super-happy to announce their new line! Based on art from Doyle’s ‘The Sea Also Rises’ series of prints, these 100% ring spun cotton t-shirts feature BIG BIG printing with machine-washable water based inks for that super-soft fit! (No plastic crackly ink!)

The first pressings of each of these t-shirts are limited to just 100 copies worldwide, and any future pressings will be different color/shirt combos. The first series has 4 different designs: Crab, Jellyfish, Squid, and the much requested Camino Cats.

Available in unisex sizing Small through 2X, these limited edition shirts are up for sale RIGHT NOW in the T-shirt section of the Nakatomi store HERE.

Lemurian Goddess Art Print by Dave Hunter on sale details

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Dave Hunter is proud at last to present the Lemurian Goddess print, an 11 color silkscreen art print. This project is the culmination of what amounted to a challenge. The image is a composite collage from many sources and is highly representative of beings sometimes encountered on the astral plane. The original was created as a gray scale con-tone, without any color concepts until the structure was finished.

The colors were then painstakingly melded from the different tonal values of the gray scale image using Gammalyte Aesthetic Technology™ and layering techniques developed by Dave over the last few years. He then went to film and printed over a 3 1/2 day marathon session at Hangar18. Most of the inks were custom created specifically for this project, including metallics and pearlescents.

Originally the edition structure was to be 50-60 printed on Strathmore Natural White, with a handful of artist variants on a series of different substrates. Sadly, the Strathmore prints encountered curing problems and were a loss when the ink started peeling off. This was due to a series of un-forseen circumstances, including freezing temperatures and changing print schedules. Luckily, the variant paper cured nicely and Dave is glad to offer 13 different variants…

On Sale Date is Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9AM Pacific Standard Time. Go to to purchase them and see all the variants.

Sometimes Blue, Periodically Red, Intermittent Gray Art Print by Dave Kinsey on sale today

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BLK/MRKT Gallery will be releasing Dave Kinsey's newest art print today at a random time. The print is 12 x 16 inches ea. 4 color screenprint on 100% cotton rag signed and numbered.

Check Out BLK/MRKT Gallery today

Ty Mattson Dexter Show Posters

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Season 1-4

To commemorate DEXTER, award-winning graphic designer (and die-hard DEXTER fan) Ty Mattson has created an original poster inspired by the iconic elements of each season of Dexter. Seasons 1-4 are now second editions. He changed the scalpel to a cleaver to indicate the second edition for seasons 1-4

* One of a series of second edition, individually numbered prints.
* Signed by Ty Mattson himself.
* Three color silk-screen on black paper.
* Measures 18 x 24”.

Season 5 is limited to 200 silk screened posters signed and numbered.

Check out Ty's blog to see how he created them and purchase them on the Showtime Website

MAU MAU Wolf in Sheeple's Clothing Art Print on sale today

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Souled Out Studios will be releasing MAU MAU's latest art print titled Wolf in Sheeple's Clothing. Start check around 10:45 am EST for it to be on sale at

Enter Through the Stall Door with Banksy and Shepard Fairey

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A look into one of the most infamous characters in the secretive world of street art.

Mike Giant Toy Punk Figure on sale

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The Toypunk vinyl figure, which was designed by Mike Giant. Made in Japan, this is the first and only vinyl toy that's based on a Giant illustration. With the artist's custom lettering printed on the baseball bat and the back, the figure stands at over 8 inches tall, features a removable baseball bat, and is poseable at the wrists, feet and head. Produced at the venerable Obitsu toy factory, the figure sells for $99, plus shipping. Buy it at

Sunday, February 27, 2011

WINNER of the Armando Chainsawhands Print

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We have a winner for the Armando Chainsawhands giveaway. And unlike Banksy who did not win an Oscar, Gino Pambianchi did win the print with comment #31.

YO Gino send me your address, my email is to the right.

Thanks to everyone that entered and to Armando Chainsawhands for providing the sultry print for the giveaway. Be sure to checkout his work at

Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop wins Best Documentary Spirit Award Mr Brainwash video

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Banksy and Mr Brainwash won a Spirit Award last night from Film Independent for the Best Documentary. Check out Mr Brainwash's acceptance speech. Hopefully they will win the Oscar tonight.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Steve Miller Band, live on Austin City Limits Poster by Chuck Sperry

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Steve Miller Band
Austin City Limits
Season 37 – KLRU – The Moody Theater
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Edition of 100
8 colors on archival cream paper
22″ x 33″
Signed and Numbered

Poster will be made available by Austin City Limits at the live taping for Steve Miller Band on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at The Moody Theater.

Mark Pedini gave CHuck the opportunity to make a poster for rock legend Steve Miller Band for his live appearance on the television program “Austin City Limits” on Saturday, February 26, 2011. What immediately comes to mind for Steve Miller is Stanley Mouse’s Pegasus logo, so with Stanley Mouse “the man who drew the face on rock music” inspiring Chuck, he looked for another archetypical big rock image to chrome-up Steve Miller Band with, and landed on the scarab. The scarab rolls Ra the sun across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls, meanwhile, Steve Miller rises every day like the sun from a 1,000,000 radios. Chuck colored the Ra symbol with psychedelic EyeFry blue and magenta, and overprinted with two separate coats of very translucent interference blue which catches the light ever so delicately and refracts in prismatic rainbow sparks, ever so gently slanted toward blue.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Free Friday Poster Giveaway featuring Armando Chainsawhands


Well the snow just wont friggin stop. Hopefully if you win this hot little number she will keep you nice and warm.

This weeks giveaway is from Armando Chainsawhands, titled Caught in Her Web. Armando just released this one this week and was nice enough to give you my loyal readers a shot at winning a variant edition of this killer print.

These are printed on 22"x30" 250 gsm Stonehenge archival paper with 2 deckled edges, with a gray background and metallic silver spraypaint handfinishing.

So go to the top of the page above the pictures and click on comments to leave a comment and have a chance at winning poster. Don't worry if your comment does not appear immediately I have to approve them before they are published. I will use the random number generator to pick a winner. Entries are limited to ONE PER PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD. Please leave your name with the comment, comments without names will not be accepted. Entries will be accepted until midnight Saturday February 26, with the winner announced on Sunday.

Thanks again to Armando for providing an outstanding poster. Be sure to checkout all his work at

Malleus Swans Los Angeles Poster

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Malleus is now done with the Swans poster in LA.
They've worked out a 3 color print, inspired by the idea of a woman changing her body into a tree (a theme they've already worked several times in the past) and by the Wiener Secession covers of the Ver Sacrum magazine.
The print is limited to 150 pieces and it's totally handprinted 3 color silkscreen on hand stained paper.
They used a sprayer filled with gold ink to make this process.

On sale first at Secret Serpents and then in the Malleus Store

Daniel Danger The Black Keys and Star Wars posters on sale today.

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Kinda like the ground hog, Daniel Danger has popped up with another poster sale. His Black Keys posters will be hitting the Tiny Media Empire store tomorrow, Friday the 25th at 2pm EST.
New Years Eve - edition of 125, 24x36" 4 color prints. $125.
12/30 & 1/1 - each an edition of 75, 18x24" 4 color prints. $125 for the matched pair.
12/30 & 1/1 - edition of 20, 24x36" 4 color UNCUT sheets. $200 each.
...though less than the stated edition size will be available.

An hour later, at 3PM EST, he'll be putting his Artist Proof copies of his official print for Star Wars 'Sanctuary Moon' up for sale. This is a signed edition of 30 AP copies (though less will be available), and some are randomly doodled with additional small ewoks within the image. thats right, MORE EWOKS for the ewok enthusiast.

Buy them at

Steamboat Willie Movie Poster by Tom Whalen on sale today

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MondoTees will be releasing their first Disney related movie poster today featuring Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie. The poster is 18"x24" inches w/ metallic inks. And an edition of 200. On sale at a random time today at

KAWS x A Bathing Ape MILO figures on sale today

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The KAWS x A Bathing Ape MILO will be available today, February 25th at noon EST on

They are 8" tall vinyls. Be quick they wont last long

KAWS-blogged: "Once again I teamed up with A Bathing Ape to work on a new project. The first piece I made with Bape was ten years ago for my exhibition "Tokyo First" at Parco. Nigo has supported my work from then til now and I'm happy we continue to do projects together."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

8 New Movie Posters by David O'Daniel / Alien Corset Dark Knight ChinaTown Se7en and MORE !!!!

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WOW David O'Daniel has released 8 more just stunning movie posters for showings at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. David designs and hand prints all his own posters and the quality is just top notch.

The Dark Knight
The 39 Steps -Hitchcock
The Lady Vanishes- Hitchcock
The Princess Bride
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Head to to buy them and see the details. Click the pictures above to see them larger as well.

3 New Releases by David Welker Swans, Trey Anastasio Band and Justin Townes Earle on sale details

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This Friday at 11am EST David Welker will be dropping 3 new gorgeous posters.

"Trey Anastasio Band" Terminal 5 Show Poster
sold out at the show)
4 color metallic screen print
15x22" on 100lb French Paper (madero beach)
Edition of 150
Only 20 available

"Justin Townes Earle" 2011 Winter Tour Poster
(also sold out)
5 color metallic screen print
12.5"x19" on 100lb French Paper (cement green)
Edition of 120
Only 15 AP's available

"Swans" Denver Show Poster
4 color metallic screen print
12.5x19" on 100lb French Paper (steele blue)
Edition of 100
Only 50 available

Buy them at

Arik Roper The Burning Frost Art Print

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Monolith Press sent over word about the first installment of the Shadowscapes Series created by seasoned NYC artist Arik Roper. The first print of the series, entitled “The Burning Frost” is a 17”x22” giclee, printed on 330 gsm Arches Aquarelle watercolor stock and comes packaged inside a screenprinted manila envelope. The print and envelope ships flat, packed securely inside a screenprinted box. Signed and numbered edition of 50, available now in their store.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011



DRENCH YOUR CHEST IN TEMPORARILY-REDUCED-PRICED MAGIC!! According to our unorganized schedule scribbled on the back of two different pizza boxes, IT'S CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK AGAIN AT ZEROFRIENDS! And THEY know YOU love your chest, so now they are gonna share some love for it too. They appreciate your chest! And your support! You are all human bras! So they say thank you. As of today and lasting thru Sunday, Feb 27, ALL T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE ON THE ZEROFRIENDS ONLINE STORE WILL BE ON SALE FOR $20 EACH! That's 8 entire dollars off of each one. That means if you buy 75 shirts, you can save $600 and go buy an iPad! SICK!

So yah, what are you waiting for, sale only applies to the shirts we have in stock on the store so run (with your finger-clicks) over to ZEROFRIENDS.COM and SET SAIL!

Jon Smith's KE$HA Poster details

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Jon Smith talks about his latest poster for the party Queen KE$HA:

Wake up Internet, I think I got something to say to you.

As a designer of posters, one of the most common questions I get is “How does it work? Do you talk to the bands or do they talk to you or what?”.

The answer is a little bit of both. When you’re just starting out you have to blindly ask anyone you can think of, and build off of the generous souls who allow you to design anything for them. Be it a band, a club or a label, whatever. Then if you’re lucky, once you get to a point where people have seen your work then you’ll get asked back by previous clients or bands and venues will contact you out of the blue.

It’s like anything else really. If you have any degree of talent and are willing to put in the work, you’ll be fine.

So in the case of this Ke$ha poster, I was asked by the Showbox if I could get a poster done in ten days in time for the show. Not a lot of time considering I have a day job and other projects on my plate and I had no idea if it would fit into the schedule at D&L*. Not to mention I’m not that familiar with Ke$ha’s music, didn’t seem like a great fit. I declined.

In an effort to grease the wheels of production they offered to pay for the art and the printing. It was apparent they really needed this thing to happen and I was happy to help them out now that I was going to make a couple bucks off of the job rather than potentially losing a couple hundred which…happens when you have to foot the bill for printing and don’t sell enough of the posters on your own.

Okay so now I’m in but I still don’t have a lot of time and not a great frame of reference. Luckily Christina from Perfect Laughter was more than helpful throwing in various aesthetic references via twitter. I really wanted to use as many as possible, especially Rodman but I could really only work in one of them BUT the big thing is it helped me get in the proper head space designwise. Big ups to Perfect Laughter or as I say in my head “Perfy Ha Ha”.

The point of all this is, it’s not just about doing posters for your favorite bands. It’s still design work most of the time and I personally like the challenge of creating something for a client(or subject matter) that I don’t know much about at the outset because it’s fun starting from scratch. And in situations like this I’m really trying to please the client rather than myself, which is healthier than building a mountain of weirdness that only I can understand ;)

As far as I’m concerned, this is how poster making should happen. You get asked, you get payed, you do the work(don’t over think it), please the client. I heard Ke$ha loved the poster and grabbed a ton for herself. Everybody wins!

*See kids, you not only have deadlines to get your design done but screen printing takes time and if you’re not doing it yourself you have to give you’re printer time to squeeze it into the schedule.

Nakatomi will have this on sale in a few days along with moire new items from Jon.

Gasoline Goddess Art Print by Tom Sanford

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Gasoline Goddess
Art print by Tom Sanford, $80 USD + shipping.
Available @ 1pm EST / 10am PST this Thursday, February 24th.

NOWhere Limited is pleased to announce the exclusive release of a new, signed and numbered archival pigment print edition by Tom Sanford: Gasoline Goddess. I love this

This high resolution archival pigment print measures approximately 24 x 29 inches. The artist's signed and numbered edition of 30 is printed on acid free paper and is priced at $80 US Dollars per copy, plus shipping.

At 1PM Eastern Standard Time (that's 10AM Pacific / 18:00:00 UTC) Thursday, February 24, 2011 the link to buy with PayPal, Visa, Mastercard or Discover will appear here:

About this piece, Tom says:

"I painted this picture during the summer of 2010. Oil was still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and our national political discourse was overwhelmed by the inconsistent and often incoherent rhetoric of the Tea Party movement. From my studio, our national situation seemed horrifically absurd, and so I endeavored to make a painting that might capture how things looked to me at the time. Perhaps the image is a little heavy handed, maybe a bit unfair to Sarah Palin, but I do not think of this picture as an activist image. It is undeniably satirical, but I don't think of it as merely a caricature. I guess I made the picture because, like many others, I find the ex-governor from Alaska to be a very poignant figure in the American cultural lexicon whose importance shouldn't be underestimated. I wanted to see if I could make a comically ridiculous painting that was also beautiful; a portrait that is at the same time both garish and soothing."

Tom Sanford is a New York-based artist whose work is exhibited around the world. His paintings, which range from historical works depicting celebrity assassinations to portraits of gangsta rappers and teen pop tarts to elaborate cosmologies weaved together from Hollywood movies, reflect a deep ambivalence about the American cultural condition.

For more information about Tom Sanford, please consult his website at:

The Guns of Brixton (Paul Simonon) Art Print by Shepard Fairey


Well Shepard has once again feminized another guy. But this time its Paul Simonon of The Clash. Paul Simonon never looked like model from a clothing ad, this is just sad.

18 x 24″ Screen Print Signed by Shepard Fairey and Kate Simon. Edition of 450. $75
Photograph by Kate Simon
Release Date: 2/24/11 at a random time at


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It's finally completed, the long awaited silkscreened print for the "On My Shield" mixed media illustration by J. Bannon. This illustration was originally used for the highly sought after Converge "On My Shield" 7" single. Printing this one was truly a labor of love and collaboration between Burlesque of North America and J. Bannon. Ben LaFond used 8 colors to bring the original mixed media illustration to life here in its final form. Measuring in at an impressive 25" X 25", the final product is presented on a high end All Cotton Coventry Rag paper stock. Each print is hand signed, numbered, and embossed by Bannon.

Three separate editions were created of this print:

1) Standard edition of 300,
available only through Jacob Bannon's site

2) Burlesque edition of 125
available only through Burlesque

25 x 25"
7 color screenprint on Coventry Rag
(100% white cotton paper)
Signed, embossed, & numbered by Bannon

$80 includes shipping in the US / $85 international

3) Ice Blue limited edition of 40
only 20 copies available through Burlesque

Variant colorway created by BRLSQ's Ben LaFond
25 x 25"
4 color screenprint on Coventry Rag
(100% white cotton paper)
Signed, embossed, & numbered by Bannon

$80 includes shipping in the US / $85 international

On Sale Thursday at 2pm CST at

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

3 Monkeys Art Print by Mau Mau on sale now !!

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Three Monkeys

By Mau Mau.

Edition of 12 Originals Signed Stamped and Numbered by the Artist.

On thick Recycled stock.

Size: 77cm by 40cm.

Price: 225(GBP)

Buy it at

RJD2 poster by Chris Cernoch

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Chris Cernoch has released his newest Gigposter, this time for the "band" RJD2.

RJD2 with Audio Ammo @ The Canal Club, Richmond, VA 2/10/11.
18 x 24, 2 color (metallic silver & gold) screenprint on heavy French Black Stock.
Edition of 75 signed and numbered.

Buy it HERE

New Prints from Derek Hess on sale today

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In what Derek Hess is claiming the last time these images will be used or for sale. This is the last edition he will make of these prints. They are printed on a brushed aluminum and limited to editions of 50.

Edition of 50 on Brushed Aluminum
Signed and Numbered on back
size 11" x 32"

Burned Out
Edition of 50 on Brushed Aluminum
Signed and Numbered on back
size 32" x 11"

On sale at noon eastern time today at