Tag Archives: Art

Shepard Fairey Does Showtime’s Dexter

Shepard Fairey is known for his OBEY street art featuring such icons as Andre the Giant and Barack Obama. Now he’s been hired by Showtime to produce art based on their cult TV series “Dexter.”

Is teaming with the cable TV network a bit “corporate” for the underground artist? Or with a thriving business selling T-shirts and prints, is Shepard Fairey really that underground anymore?  Has he been embraced, to a degree, by the mainstream?

You’ll eventually be able to purchase the “OBEY Dexter” art on Showtime’s website.

(via The Beat)

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Barbie Doll Parts Jewelry

Looking like a cross between pop art and a doll-parts massacre, these unique earrings and pendants from Margaux Lange certainly will make a statement. They’re carefully cobbled together from actual Barbie dolls and sterling silver and are available for sale on Etsy.

The Brooklyn resident writes in her profile:

“Barbie™ was immensely important in fueling my creative life as a child, and ironically continues to be such for me as an adult. My “Plastic Body Series” jewelry stems from a desire to re-purpose common materials in combination with metals. I am inspired, terrified and fascinated, first and foremost by humans. I’m drawn to patterns and repetition in all forms.”

The Dark Knight Speed Painting

Speed painting of Batman and the Joker from “The Dark Knight”

St Michael The Archangel Sculpture Falls At The Met

A late 15-century terracotta sculpture of Saint Michael the Archangel by Andrea della Robbia fell from the wall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Animal New York reports. It was not specified as to the extent of the damage to this priceless antiquity.

Wanted for questioning:

Psychedelic Music & Movie Posters of Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo is one of Japan’s most prolific graphic designers and has been described as “the Japanese Andy Warhol.” More posters at the link, or visit his official site.

Video: Jack Sparrow Speed Painting

I find this fascinating — especially how he draws the actual bone structure/skull first. Do artists usually do this?

Obama + Abe Lincoln = “Abama”

Artist Ron English’s interpretation of a mix between presidential candidate Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln:

(via The World’s Best Ever)