Celebrating 18 years as the Comic Con of the North, Fan Expo Canada will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre August 23-26, 2012.
With over 80,000 fans expected and more than 700 exhibitors and retail vendors covering over 400,000 square feet, Fan Expo Canada is going to be the hottest event of the summer.
Some of this year’s celebrity guests, comprising some of the world’s most legendary names in
pop culture, film and television, as well as industry luminaries include:
• STAN LEE (Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as countless others)
• GILLIAN ANDERSON (The X Files)
• NELSAN ELLIS AND SAM TRAMELL (True Blood)
• PATRICK STEWART (Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men™ Feature Films)
• KEVIN SMITH AND JASON MEWES (Jay and Silent Bob)
• ROSE McGOWAN (Charmed and Grindhouse)
• JENNIFER CARPENTER (Dexter)
• CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Back To The Future)
• NORMAN REEDUS and JON BERTHAL (The Walking Dead)
• LUKE PERRY AND JASON PRIESTLEY (Beverly Hills 90210)
• JOHN CARPENTER (Legendary Director)
RZA’s canvas sits on the wall facing a display case full of original Picasso plates. Chuck D’s takes its place beside Salvador Dali’s celebrated Surrealist Piano sculpture. The Art Of Drums collection occupies the interior wing across from the Marilyn Monroe prints. This is the world-famous Andrew Weiss Gallery in Beverly Hills, home to “Come Together”, a two-month exhibition of the artwork of Los Angeles creativity house SceneFour and its iconic collaborators: RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Bootsy Collins of Bootsy’s Rubber Band, P-Funk and the JBs, Hieroglyphics Crew, DJ Qbert, Shavo Odadjian from System of a Down, George Lynch, Matt Sorum from Velvet Revolver/Guns N Roses, Frankie “Kash” Waddy from Parliament-Funkadelic, Angelo Moore of Fishbone and Page Hamilton of Helmet. With the help of their legendary friends, SceneFour partners Ravi Dosaj and Cory Danziger are spearheading a new movement in the art world: collaborative art. And based upon the September 14th opening night party, a kick-off to the exhibit which runs until November 1 at Andrew Weiss Gallery in Beverly Hills, the exhibition is set to be a blockbuster.
“Come Together” is unlike anything ever attempted in the art world, as a discerning group of musical icons from rap, hip-hop, rock, heavy metal, and funk worked together over the last several years on their own fine art creation with SceneFour. At the conclusion of each collaboration, the team releases artwork, all numbered and signed by the artist. Andrew Weiss, a legend in the art world for four decades, saw the merit in SceneFour’s collaborative art movement early on. “When Warhol had his factory, people thought it was a joke at the time,” says Weiss. “[The 'Come Together' collection] is reminiscent of that. You have the artists, designers and printers all involved in the creation of the art.”
This exhibition marks the first time all of these creations are available to see and purchase in one location. Viewed as a whole, the collection is sprawling, yet unified in tone and vision. RZA, ODB and The Genius reinterpret the American Revolution on Victory Or Death, named “The Greatest Painting Of 2010″ by Village Voice. Chuck D stands at the Arizona/Mexico border of an Orwellian America not too far into the future in “By The Time I Got To Arizona”. And the Art Of Drums collection takes a stab into the future of art, using a shortlist of the world’s most acclaimed drummers to literally capture sound on canvas. Opening night’s attendance was unprecedented, with artists like Danger Mouse, David Yow of The Jesus Lizard and Jurassic 5′s Chali 2na present alongside Chuck, Shavo, Q-Bert and the rest of SceneFour’s collaborators.
view the “Come Together” collection at SceneFour.com
download photos from the opening night at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10190414/awg.zip
additional photos by KylerLocke.com
Andrew Weiss Gallery online at AndrewWeiss.com
179 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212 | 310-246-9333
open Tuesday- Saturday 11am to 5pm
“Come Together” exhibit runs through November 1
From the mind of musician Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) with art by Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic), Orchid is the tale of a teenage prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her.
When the seas rose, genetic codes were smashed. Human settlements are ringed by a dense wilderness from which ferocious new animal species prey on the helpless. The high ground belongs to the rich and powerful that overlook swampland shantytowns from their fortress-like cities. Iron-fisted rule ensures order and allows the wealthy to harvest the poor as slaves. Welcome to the world of Orchid.
The House of Givenchy is pleased to announce that Riccardo Tisci designed all artwork featured in JAY-Z and Kanye West’s newest album to be released worldwide in August 2011.
After designing the cover for the album’s first outing, ‘H.A.M’, in 2010, Riccardo Tisci chose to create this new artwork to celebrate one of the biggest joint efforts in music history.
The artwork’s bold colours and angular lines are symbols of masculinity for two of the most iconic rap figures of our time. Riccardo Tisci naturally incorporates references to his long time signature codes, from meticulously engineered prints to blurred religious images, the strength of these visuals being to bring his Couture techniques and vision to image printing. Therefore, the ‘Watch the Throne’ cover seems to be embroidered while the inside artwork looks painted and printed.
Other symbols are featured, such as architecture and layering, raw materials and animal faces, symmetric shapes combined with bold prints or American obsessions, all part of Riccardo Tisci’s aesthetics, translated to the music world.
I am honoured to have been asked to be part of this incredible music moment with such amazing artists. I am impressed by the amount of respect they have for music and art. We share the same way of working : like a family.
By designing the artwork for JAY-Z and Kanye West’s first collaborative album, Riccardo Tisci wanted to channel America’s most traditional value : respect.
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Following the successful launch of the ‘Americana’ collection by Dave White earlier this year, artrepublic are proud to announce the exclusive launch of the latest Limited Edition Prints at their Soho based gallery.
Available in two formats, the Eagle features as a standard edition and as a larger version hand finished with gold leaf. Details are as follows…
Eagle Standard Edition
Giclee with silkscreens and varnish on Aquarelle Watercolour Paper
Edition of 50
83cm x 73cm (33″ x 28″)
Signed and numbered by the artist
Full bleed with hand torn edge
Eagle Hand Finished Edition
Giclee with silkscreens and varnish on Somerset Tub
Hand finished with 24 carat gold leaf
Edition of 10
127cm x 112cm (50″ x 44″)
Signed and numbered by the artist
Full bleed with hand torn edge
Montreal author and photographer Paul Labonté aka Paul 107 will be presenting Sometimes I Take The Pictures at Catalog Gallery (100-56 Powell Street) from August 16th to September 4th. This will mark Labonté’s first show in Vancouver.
A measured departure from his seminal work as an author and photographer, the show will premier original material spanning from photography to multi-media items. Following Vancouver, Sometimes I Take The Pictures will tour through select Canadian cities and then internationally.
Labonté characterizes the works in this show as the direct product of the writer’s block he experienced while working on the great Canadian novel. As he set out to write the new book, Labonté channeled the energy from the affliction of this process to serve as a bed for most of the work in this show.
“I had started work on a new book project, a work of fiction about three generations of a family trapped in Canada’s first industrial slum,” explains Labonté. “It wasn’t going well. I got all blocked up about six months in, writers block I guess. I needed something to distract myself so I started making things. Taking photographs. Basically smaller less daunting tasks. Things that wouldn’t take a year to complete. Most of the stuff in this show was made out of that initial frustration.”
While this frustration may have fueled the initial inspiration behind the work, another more fortunate element illuminated his vision for the show’s dynamics: the reappropriation of his work by others throughout the web.
“A few years ago, I started getting emails from friends about my work showing up on Tumblr’s and mood board blogs. What I tried to do with this show is recreate that web mood board experience in a gallery setting.”
Having always reflected on the notion of tradition as a central theme in his work, Labonté toys with the idea of restructuring the digital experience in a traditional setting, whether it be with his published works or today with the very nature of this new show.
The SHAOLIN JAZZ – Album Cover Design Contest is a month long competition (Wednesday July 6th – Monday August 8th), whereby participants can submit designs or “graphic remixes” of the album cover with the winner receiving footwear courtesy of VANS OTW and apparel courtesy of Staple Design. The winner will be announced Wednesday August 10th.
Designers can submit up to two (2) album cover designs only
A design collective can only participate as one (1) designer – submitting only two (2) designs
Size specs: 8.3 x 8.3, 72dpi
Acceptable file formats: jpg, png, pdf not to exceed 2mb
Deadline for submitting work – Monday August 8th
Submit work to email@example.com
To see the album cover click here
Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality and creativity, usage of typography, and connectivity to the theme of SHAOLIN JAZZ.
Eligibility: the competition is open to everyone worldwide
Prize: the winner will receive footwear courtesy of VANS OTW and apparel courtesy of Staple Design
SHAOLIN JAZZ – Art is an original series of art works commissioned by Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones (the creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ) where the two brought in longtime collaborator, artist Aniekan Udofia, to create an exclusive series of works for the project, with the only direction given for Udofia to simply develop a visual interpretation of SHAOLIN JAZZ.
The installation was featured in its entirety, at the SHAOLIN JAZZ – NYC Listening Party and visit SHAOLIN JAZZ – Art to see the full range.
it’s here: CHUCK D releases “By The Time I Got To Arizona” | fine art collaboration slams Arizona’s anti-immigration law
learn more at theartofchuckd.com
Each canvas in the series measures 60 by 33 inches, but the statement each makes looms way larger. Arizona’s SB 1070 law, which many feel encourages police to racially profile Latinos, takes America a large step towards fascism. Ultimately, the decision to allow America to turn on the come-one-come-all philosophy that once made it the most progressive country in the world rests with we, the people. And it is the people whose minds Chuck D seeks to move with By The Time I Got To Arizona, his limited edition fine art collaboration with notorious Los Angeles creativity house SceneFour that was released to the public March 4th and has rapidly become their fastest-selling piece in a line of artwork that includes collaborations with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and Bootsy Collins. “This statement of artwork is maybe reminding people that they gotta have more of a voice,” says Chuck. “We can’t rely on the people who are scrutinized – quote unquote ‘illegal immigrants’ – to speak up, because they’re terrified by some sort of terror law that has been enacted upon human beings. And the United States has bogarted their territory under the Manifest Destiny principle which basically doesn’t speak to human development as far as sharing the planet. Where do we go with that? Make a statement in art, and hope that they will stick.”
Few figures in music are better suited to tackle this topic than Chuck D. From the moment he stepped on the world stage in the ‘80s with Public Enemy he has crusaded relentlessly in the name of America’s oppressed. Arizona in particular has drawn Chuck’s ire in the past, from Public Enemy’s 1991 song “By The Time I Get To Arizona” which slams the state for not recognizing Martin Luther King Jr Day, to last year’s “Tear Down That Wall”, the musical counterpart to the art piece. Chuck stresses, however, that he doesn’t consider Arizonians bad people. “I think [all this] is a coincidence over the last 25 years. For years [Arizona] was a refuge for a lot of people to take their attitudes, build a space apart from each other, and just go down there in a different type of climate and kinda sit still without having to capitulate to other beliefs, just like a lot of places in the West. So I think a lot of those beliefs happened to travel with people wanting to get out of areas where they didn’t really feel like living with people as much. It was a latter-day coincidence that Arizona turns into the Alabama of now. Arizona is a beautiful state, people know it’s beautiful. I think the people who are actually taking these attitudes in the wrong places, they actually know it’s beautiful too and they want to keep it.”
Each canvas in this limited series of 300 is signed and numbered by Chuck, comes with an authenticity placard, and bears an aerosol stencil of the Public Enemy logo. Hidden within the piece are more than 30 various figures, lyrics, and messages for viewers to find, making it an artifact that reveals itself fully over time.
On February 19th, DJ Q-Bert’s first foray into fine art was released exclusively through When Art Imitates Life(W.A.I.L.), the art imprint spearheaded by Sway Calloway of MTV and King Tech of the World Famous Wake Up Show. The deejay known to many as ‘the Jimi Hendrix of turntables’ pays homage to the album art for Hendrix’s 1967 Axis: Bold As Love, and sprinkles 50 hidden elements throughout the piece reflecing his life, interests and career, making it a work that reveals itself through multiple viewings. When asked about similarities between himself and Hendrix, Q says “we’re both so free, and we express animal instincts when playing our musical instruments.”
Two editions of the 250 pieces exist in this limited run of 60″ x 25″ canvases – Chromeo, boasting a metallic, hard-edged color pallette; and Spectrum, which stays true to the original Hendrix color format. Every piece is numbered and signed by Q-Bert, making each a one-of-a-kind collectible. Additionally, each bears a unique set of Q-Bert’s handprints in acrylic paint atop the design. “Diskstroyer is a spiritual representation of how order can be created out of chaos,” says Q. “It all falls within the title of the piece. Sometimes you have to destroy something to create something beautiful.”
WAIL was founded in 2010 by King Tech of the World Famous Wake Up Show and MTV’s Sway Calloway in conjunction with notorious L.A. creativity house SceneFour.
preview/purchase at qbertart.com
The Dread & Alive comic book introduces innovative and interactive music feature in the new issue, Dread & Alive #5.
The Dread & Alive comic book introduces an innovative, interactive feature that allows anyone with a barcode reader on their smartphone to stream and purchase Dread & Alive music on iTunes.
Use your phone to scan the barcode on the image below, taken from the inside cover of Dread & Alive #5. Watch and listen to what happens next…
Dread & Alive’s The Lost Tapes on FB : preview
Dread & Alive on FB : WEB
Dread & Alive #5
It’s been 24 hours since Drew encountered Gryphon and his men and now things are about to heat up. The nefarious poacher and his boys have return to the Haight-Ashbury carrying a mysterious cargo disguised in a convoy of vans. Sensing something sinister about their arrival, Drew follows them from above while officers Paz and Williams do their best to give pursuit from the ground. Don’t miss what follows as Drew catches up with Gryphon and his men and ultimately discovers the real reason behind his presence in the Bay Area.
Dave has been working with Inglewood High School in Los Angeles this week on a mural project with art students and was invited to the school’s prep rally earlier this week. For further in-depth reading please visit www.solecollector.com and www.jumpman23.com
To celebrate the launch of this programme during All Star week in Los Angeles, only 23 pairs of Dave’s Air Jordan I Retro designed sneakers are being made. They are being auctioned via auction.solecollector.com this weekend, with all proceeds being directly benefiting WINGS for the Future.
Featuring a totally unique design that interprets the movement, dynamism and texture of Daves canvas work and even capturing brush strokes of paint, these shoes feature premium materials and are presented in an exclusive box, with Dave’s own interpretation of the Wings logo in gold leaf print.
The live auction with bid amounts and times remaining, in addition to all further information, are available to see now at http://auction.solecollector.com/
March 4th: CHUCK D of Public Enemy’s fine art collaboration “By The Time I Got To Arizona” premieres
Where does racial profiling end when it’s the law? This is only one of the many questions Public Enemy founder and music visionary Chuck D poses with By The Time I Got To Arizona, an explosive fine art collaboration created under his specific direction that foreshadows the future of America if policies based on profiling continue. For his first foray into fine art, Chuck has worked hand-in-hand with artist Ravi Dosaj of creativity house SceneFour – whose recent art project with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan was named “The Greatest Painting Of 2010” by Village Voice – re-engineering a variety of traditional 20th century American imagery to create a frighteningly accurate portrait of a country eating itself. With a release set slated for March 4th, those interested in learning more before the public unveiling are encourage to sign up exclusively at www.theartofchuckd.com.
P.E. frontman Chuck D has made a career out of saying the kinds of things that, even, twenty years later, mainstream America still isn’t ready to hear. 1988’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back album revolutionized music, had the entire world shouting fight the power, heralded hip-hop’s ‘Golden Era’, and has made every critic’s best-albums-ever list since. It also set the tone for Chuck’s ascendancy to the self-appointed post of hip-hop’s elder statesman, during which he has answered to the titles of writer, producer, label owner, orator, radio host and narrator. He has testified before Congress, and was responsible for releasing one of the first albums in the mp3 format. He has collaborated with Janet Jackson, John Mellencamp, Rage Against The Machine, Sonic Youth and Henry Rollins among many others.
Though the piece won’t be shown publicly until March 4, 2011, the concept behind the work is described as “a future Arizona border created in a sophisticated collage utilizing a cache of recognizable figures (created over the last 100 years) to show how our “nation of immigrants” has been lost to legislation. Hidden within the piece are more than 30 various figures, lyrics, and messages for viewers to find. Arizona, which takes its name from Public Enemy’s classic 1991 song “By The Time I Get To Arizona”, picks up where Chuck’s recently released track “Tear Down That Wall” left off, keeping the spotlight on what he feels is one of America’s most important issues today, in a style guaranteed to raise some eyebrows. Each piece in this epic release comes with an authenticity placard, is numbered and signed by Chuck, and features his original handprints on the canvas in acrylic paint. Only 500 drafts will exist in the world.
He changed the face and tone of radio for a raw, edgier generation and then set his sites on TV, movies, books and satellite broadcasting. Howard Stern, the pioneering “shock jock” and self-proclaimed “king of all media” was selected as the first subject to be featured in Bluewater Productions’ latest biography comic title “Orbit.”
Howard Stern News announced the upcoming April 2011 issue on the January 26th broadcast of the “Howard Stern Show” on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
“Orbit: Howard Stern” lifts the veil on the man behind the microphone by examining his rise to fame, his assault on the status quo of broadcasting, his over-the-top, sometimes crude persona and his ground breaking move to satellite radio.
“He is the voice of a generation, the voice of dissent, the voice of the people. He says what we all want to say and does what we all want to do…and people love him for it,” said writer CW Cooke. “He’s been in the public eye for years, but he’s still an enigma.”
“Orbit,” according to Bluewater president Darren Davis is a natural extension of the biography comic division established by Bluewater’s “Female Force,” “Fame,” and “Political Power.”
“We are launching ‘Orbit’ with a skew towards a more male demographic. When we weighed the possibilities of featuring people like Stern, LeBron James, Gary Gygax and JRR Tolkien into our existing titles, the tone and tenor didn’t match. Their enduring popularity and contributions to popular culture are worthy of coverage, but they needed a different voice in which to present the material. ‘Orbit’ fits that bill”
The inaugural issue of “Orbit,” penned by Cooke and illustrated by Kent Hurlburt, retails for $3.99 and will be available through local comic book shops and various online venues such as Amazon.com. Two alternative covers for the issue were designed by Micha_ Szyksznian and Juan Mar Studios.
The suggested retail price (SRP) for the upcoming comic book is $3.99. To make sure you get your copy, contact your local comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com. The comic will also be on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/hQjmYP
Zebbler, Vermin Street video artist and one half of the audio/visual act Zebbler Encanti Experience, designed a 3 story scaffolding unit with custom screens, 3D video mapping and a DJ booth for Spongle’s upcoming US tour.
This unit, dubbed Shpongletron, debuted at Shpongle’s 2 NYE shows -1 in NYC with Infected Mushroom and 1 in Philly with The Disco Biscuits.
- Four fully customizable case types: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4and iPad.
- The Speck Fitted case is a high quality, durable, lightweight case with custom-fit contours and openings allowing access to all ports, sensors and controls.
- Form-fit, fabric-wrapped hard shell adds maximum device protection and creates a tailored appearance.
- Fabric area covers the complete backside of your device and is 100% customizable with your own unique designs, images, or photos.
- Fabric printing and case assembly with Zazzle’s proprietary technology results in an extremely vibrant and long-lasting design.
- All cases are produced and shipped within 24 hours, and satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.
Fred E Fame and the 5th Artist Development Agency presents Legends of the Fame: The Great Canadian Hip-Hop Card Collection sponsored by HipHopCanada.com. The cards will promote every spectrum of the Canadian Hip-Hop movement. Whether you’re a rookie, MVP, DJ, producer, promoter or industry socialite, The Great Canadian Hip-Hop Card Collection will present you to the nation through the most unique marketing Campaign to ever hit the Canadian Hip-Hop scene.
A modern version of the original sports trading card, The Great Canadian Hip-Hop Card Collection provides important statistics so you can follow your favorite artists throughout their career. The cards include artists’ picture on the front with micro biography, sites and affiliations on the back. Cards will be sorted and wrapped in packages of 5, complete with the traditional stick of gum.
Based in Toronto, Fred E Fame is an ambassador for Canadian Hip-Hop culture. For over a decade he has created opportunities for artists by putting on showcases, album launches and utilizing his development and marketing skills through full press kit packages. Now, sponsored by HipHopCanada.com, Fred E Fame offers an opportunity to promote and unite Canadian artists coast to coast.
With the Cards quickly creating awareness throughout Toronto, Fred E Fame recognizes the opportunity to utilize its impact to give back to the community. Fred E Fame has teamed up with Derek Jancar aka Drex, the Co-Founder and the Director of Resources of The Remix Project, to support this incredible organization. The Remix Project was “created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities.” Their mission is “to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms.”
On January 11th, 2011 Fred E Fame will host the Official Industry Auction at Andy’s Pool Hall, 489 College Street. Toronto Hip-Hop historian and long-time supporter, Addi Stewart aka Mindbender, will be the auctioneer of the first signature Canadian Hip-Hop Card. DJ Law has been honoured as the representative for the first rare signature card and cover package.
Fred E Fame explained that DJ Law’s “dedication to the Toronto Hip-Hop scene has been consistent throughout the years and his true passion for the industry has been proven time and time again.” Fred E Fame hopes to raise awarness “to support the future of Canadian Hip-Hop,” that both The Remix Project and The 5th Artist Development Agency embrace.
The Toronto edition of the campaign ‘Legends of the Fame’ is underway with hundreds of artists already set to have their own card. On January 14th, 2011 the official release party will be held at Suba Lounge, 292 College St W. The goal of the event is to network your way through featured artists to obtain your own card, trade and collect. The Cards will increase networking opportunities and create a dialogue amongst Canada’s Hip-Hop generation.
Fred E Fame and The 5th Artist Development Agency powered by HipHopCanada.com will then be scouting the nation for the next Great Card Collection release through a photo shoot tour…For the opportunity to have your very own card and be a part of the official Great Canadian Hip-Hop Card Collection sponsored by HipHopCanada.com, contact Fred E Fame at 647-880-6332 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your stage name, age, contact information and city of residence.
“We’ve added different caps, drips, a new interface, and a lot of other elements the fans asked for,” says a spokesperson from Elite Gudz. The studio read through user comments on the first Graffiti Spray Can, which has been #1 on iTunes in Entertainment and Free Apps, and added many requested features to the new iPad version. “With Graffiti Spray Can 2, the only limit is your imagination.”
New Features Include:
* 5 New Tips/Brushes – Including Drips! * Classic Shake Animations and Rattle Sounds updated in HD * Easy to use color wheel with millions of choices * Full Featured Music Player with 3 FREE tracks * Enhanced Touch-Screen Interaction * All New HD Backgrounds to choose from * Variable Cap/Brush size from fine to thick * Save and Share through Facebook, Twitter & Email
Updates to Graffiti Spray Can 2 will include new backgrounds, hand-made text fonts, stencils, new music, and artist packs from famous graffiti artists from around the world.
Graffiti Spray Can 2 is free for the iPad. A version for iPhone and iPod touch is in development and will be out later this year.
Elite Gudz is a creative studio founded by artists and creators from graffiti, comics and designer toys. Their first app, Graffiti Spray can, was a creative experiment for the group that climbed to the #1 spot in Entertainment and Free apps around the world within days of its release. The success of Graffiti Spray Can shifted the focus of the studio onto app and game development. Elite Gudz uses apps as a living medium where design and technology work together seamlessly in an interactive experience.
Download Graffiti Spray Can 2 at www.GraffitiSprayCan.com
Users find themselves at Sullie’s Jerk Chicken Diner, where the establishment’s name and main dish directly represent the owner. Sullie doesn’t much care for the likes of you or your friends; at his diner, anyone is fair game for a virtual food fight.
*Choose any face from your photo album
*Variety of gooey sprayable condiments
*Easy jerk and spray action
*Share the picture with Twitter, Facebook & Email connect
Drawing on talent from comics, street art and graphic design, the artists from Elite Gudz create applications that are surprisingly rich in wit and backstory. This is especially prevalent in their latest Entertainment app where the main objective is to plaster your friends faces with cream, mustard and relish.
Spray Face is available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Elite Gudz is a creative studio founded by artists and creators from graffiti, comics and designer toys. Their first app, Graffiti Spray can, was a creative experiment for the group that climbed to the #1 spot in Entertainment and Free apps around the world within days of its release. This success of Graffiti Spray Can shifted the focus of the studio onto app and game development. Elite Gudz uses apps as a living medium where design and technology work together seamlessly in an interactive experience.
Download Spray Face from iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spray-face/id411447586?mt=8#
The Black Eyed Peas made history in 2009 when its singles I Gotta Feeling and Boom Boom Pow held the top two spots in the Billboard Hot 100. Only 11 artists, including the Peas, have managed this feat in the Hot 100’s history.
The Black Eyed Peas will make history of a different sort this February. That’s when Bluewater Productions will ship its latest comic, Fame: The Black Eyed Peas to comic shops and online retailers across the country.
The Peas will become the latest artists to hit the pages of a Bluewater-produced comic. The company’s Fame series, which profiles the biggest of celebrities and artists, has already featured biographies of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, David Beckham and Taylor Swift.
The Black Eyed Peas comic will trace the history of one of the country’s most popular bands from its humble roots all the way to its Grammy winning successes. Along the way, readers will discover a variety of previously unknown facts about the talented musicians that make up the Peas.
“It was impossible to get away from the Black Eyed Peas in the last two years,” said Darren Davis, publisher and founder of Bluewater Productions. “This group is exactly the kind of band we want to showcase in our Fame series, one that has captured the attention of the country. This comic does a tremendous job of showcasing the band’s rise, and should provide plenty of new information for even the most devoted of its fans.”
M. Zachary Sherman wrote the script for Fame: The Black Eyed Peas, while Kristopher Smith handled the pencils. Smith also contributed one of the books’ two covers.
Fathead®, the industry leader in officially licensed sports and entertainment graphics, has just launched four new murals of “The Greatest”, Muhammad Ali, just in time for the holidays. These vibrant murals include a stunning black and white photo of Ali’s underwater training session, shot by underwater photography pioneer Flip Schulke. Also included in the collection, three incredible works of famed pop culture photographer, Joe Petruccio, that absolutely captured The Champ in all his “Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee” glory.
In all Fathead offers six images of Ali in various sizes with more slated for release in 2011. Fathead® is a bold, colorful, life-size wall-graphic of sports and entertainment stars. Fathead products are designed with a special adhesive backing that enables them to be moved from wall to wall with no damage to the surface which is the perfect touch to decorating rooms where nails, tack and tape are a hassle.
Fathead® can be purchased at www.fathead.com where thousands of images can be found or by calling (877)-FATHEAD.