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Jeremy Brautman:

The Plasma Dunnys

Posted on September 24, 2009 Under Design

Dustin Cantrell's handmade Plasma Dunnys (as seen here on JS last February) sent a ripple through the art toy community--and beyond. First appearing on custoMONDAYs (a series of 20 emerging toy artists curated by yours truly), Dustin's Dunny quickly attracted…

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LOST Underground Art Project

Posted on August 19, 2009 Under Art

Fans of LOST who also happen to be underground art aficionados now have something to spend their time and money (and conspiracy theorizing) on til the TV show returns in 2010. What began as seemingly a prank on the part…

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Pinkghost x Chubby Book Series

Posted on August 14, 2009 Under Books

pinkghost just announced the latest (and least exploitative) expression of fandom for all things round and chubby since Dance Your Ass Off. In collaboration with artists Julie West, Helena Garcia and 64Colors, pinkghost will debut the Chubby Books Series. The…

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New York + Google Maps = Font

Posted on July 24, 2009 Under Design

You can already check out Google Maps by Josh Spear, but what about Josh Spear by Google Maps? For this, we've got British researcher Rachel Young to thank. Inspired by the Google Maps Typography of Rhett Dashwood, she created this "font"…

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iPhone Brushes for Artists

Posted on July 22, 2009 Under Art

Last month, the iPhone Brushes app made headlines with The New Yorker cover, which Jorge Colombo finger-painted in less than an hour. New Brushes paintings are added to the Brushes Flickr group daily. So far, one of my top finds…

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Pilemon T-Shirt

Posted on July 20, 2009 Under Fashion

Of all the wacky cross-culture mash-ups that come out of Japan, this one gets serious chutzpah points: Phenomenon paired seminal post-punk band, Public Image Limited, with animated feline time-traveler, Doraemon on two new T-shirts. The graphic mixes PiL's logo with…

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Deinos Debuts

Posted on July 13, 2009 Under Art

Born in Norway, educated in London and now back in Oslo, Bard Hole Standal aka Bard Vandal is a designer, illustrator and unofficial educator. The tutorials on his blog, and photos on his Flickr have inspired would-be toy artists to…

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Zakka Brooklyn

Posted on July 7, 2009 Under Design

Nestled beneath the Manhattan Bridge overpass in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn is a haven for fans of Japanese art and subculture. It's called Zakka, and it's home to an awesome array of art books and more. We're talking tomes…

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Deadgood Doodle Chair

Posted on July 7, 2009 Under Design

      Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook are the directors of UK-based design firm, Deadgood, where everything they make is "deadgood". The young company has already made Elle Decoration's "˜Brit Talent Hot List' and Design Week's '50 People Making a…

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Re-Ment Sushi Bar

Posted on June 22, 2009 Under Design

Re-Ment's Puchi Petite Collections are tiny, incredibly detailed, and often food-focused toys from Japan. The global cuisine includes assortments ranging from Luxury French to American Kitchen. One of my personal favorites, The Re-Ment Sushi Bar, features campy titles like "Wasabi…

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