On Saturday, I showed up to the Might And Magic exhibit held at Kulturez‘ flagship store in Harvard Square, where tattoo artist Rueben “Horikei” Kayden — whose talents can be commissioned at Chameleon Tattoo — had several pieces on display. From producing traditional prints to having his work grace the surfaces of skateboards, Kayden’s artistry is greatly informed by Japanese themes, the result of frequent visits to Japan and his tutelage under Japanese tattoo master Horimyo. Those in attendance were also treated to food, drinks and a raffle that rewarded winners with apparel and a select number of Kayden’s unframed prints.
Might and Magic will be on display until August 1st.
36 John F. Kennedy St #2 (located in The Garage)
Cambridge, MA 02138
Celebrating 30 years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gallery Nucleus is working with Nickelodeon to host an exhibit within its space that pays tribute to a franchise which originated as a comic book before branching off into various other forms of entertainment, the latest being a feature film set to be released on August 8, 2014. 30 artists, including some who’ve worked on previous incarnations of this series, will unveil their own take on the turtles and other characters that are central to the story. Production art from the new television series and other memorabilia will also be on display. And for an added bit of nostalgia, visitors will be able to play the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game.
Heroes In A Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute Exhibition Where: Gallery Nucleus - 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 When: July 12, 2014 – August 3, 2014 (Opening Reception / Jul 12, 7:00PM – 10:00PM)
In addition to all manner of activity taking place on the field at the World Cup in Brazil, even a stadium and the towering statue of Christ the Redeemerare represented in this inspired take on the alphabet by Majorca-based illustrator Gustavo Berocan Veiga. Goalies lunging at the ball, referees wielding penalty cards, rowdy fans cheering their teams on, and more have been creatively transformed into each letter that makes up what he’s called the Association Ball Cup Typeface.
London bus riders were in for quite a surprise this weekend when they attempted to hop a ride from this Regent Street location sitting outside the toy shop Hamleys. The entire stop was reconstructed with over 100,000 LEGO bricks, an ambitious undertaking celebrating 200 years of London buses, thanks to the collaborative effort of Transport For London, LEGO, and design firm Trueform.
To celebrate the start of MEDICOM TOY Exhibition 2014 in Toyko, where the toy maker welcomes collectors and distributors to view its upcoming designs, the company has collaborated with a handful of clothing lines — Stussy, fragment design, A Bathing Ape, and NUMBER (N)INE — to release a limited edition set of shirts featuring each label’s take on its popular Be@rbrick mascot. The exhibition is currently underway at the Parco Museum in Shibuya and will run until June 30th. Any shirts remaining from the event can be purchased off MEDICOM TOY’s online store on July 5th.
Parco Shibuya Part 1, 3rd Floor
15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya
Our friends Amanda Curtis and Gemma Sole have launched an invite-only beta of Nineteenth Amendment, their online platform that connects up-and-coming fashion designers with consumers like you. Participants in this beta will have exclusive access to never before seen offerings from emerging talent before it’s unveiled to the public. Not just an opportunity to purchase clothing, Nineteenth Amendment is a bridge that facilitates a meaningful dialogue between designer and consumer, making your input a valuable contribution to the final design.
To request an invite to the beta, visit Nineteenth Amendment here.
From illustrating various species of birds with flower petals and turning food into snapshots of everyday life, to recreating the landscapes of China with makeup, Shanghai-based artist Red Hong Yi is never one without a unique medium through which to channel her imaginative talent. She continues to defy convention in her most recent project, taking part in the celebratory kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup by painting the portraits of three superstar players (Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Lionel Messi) with just a soccer ball. Against a white canvas, using paint that sat in eight different buckets, she gracefully kicked around the ball until the faces and uniforms of her subjects materialized with incredible accuracy. The video below shows how this was done.
With the first kickoff taking place almost a century ago, the World Cup has welcomed the best soccer teams from around the globe to vie for a chance to emerge as champions of the most popular sport in the world, and the latest tournament is well underway in Brazil. Italian illustrator Davide Bonazzi has paid exceptionally unique homage to the history of this event with a collection of drawings that capture the most pivotal shot in every World Cup final. From the first tournament hosted by Uruguay in 1930 to the 2010 competition held in South Africa, the winning goal of every final game has been drawn by Bonazzi in a manner that captures the intense drama of that particular moment.
Not only one of the most recognizable characters from Greek mythology, Medusa is also an enduring cultural icon that has made appearances in numerous mediums over the years, from video games to fashion. The latest recreation comes by way of a mural to celebrate the opening of Versace‘s new flagship store in Honolulu, Hawaii. The brand collaborated with Jasper Wong of POW! WOW! and acclaimed street artist Tristan Eaton. Five days of spray painting culminated in a large and strikingly lush depiction of Medusa, replete with multiple textures and a brilliant use of color. The video below shows Tristan working on his creation.
The mural can be viewed at the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd. and Keawe St.
Yesterday evening, Kulturez held a show for graffiti artist Brandalizm, and we showed up to view his work and enjoy a festive night of networking and Narragansett Beer with everyone else who came out to support him. Much thanks to Eddie, Mayan, and the rest of the Kulturez crew.