Daily Archives: May 28, 2009

Guillermo del Toro x Travis Louie

We gather that Travis Louie‘s new book will be available in the next few months, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Guillermo del Toro (of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy) graces the back cover with a dramatic take on Louie’s work:

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“Meticulous, photo-realistic irreality. Dimensional daguerreotypes oozing through the wrong end of the looking glass. Respectable monstrosities in their best Sunday clothes. Travis Louie is the absolute master of his own askew domain . . . His genuine love of the bizarre infects each subject in this gallery of prim, prissy Misfits and Respectable Rogues.”  -Guillermo del Toro

Source: Travis Louie’s blog.

The Clown Just Keeps Gettin Fatter

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Ron English and Ronald McDonald have a tumultuous relationship to say the least. The miserable clown mascot has become Ron’s icon for obesity, corporate evil, and a diseased society. This deluxe edition fiberglass figure is 3 feet tall, easily becoming the most terrifying of all Ron’s McBig Boy renditions. This yellow beast was crafted by Hobby Master’s Rommel Chua and brought to life by MINDstyle. There will be no clownin around this June when MINDstyle’s Delux McSupersized Me hits the market.

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Travel Diary: East Coastin with Erik Otto

This month Erik Otto flew across the country to install two exhibitions: a solo show at NYC’s Charmingwall and a joint show at Philly’s Shadow’s Space. He had many adventures while on the East Coast, and we were lucky to grab a tidbit from his travel diary:

“I had the most productive time out there and was fortunate to both meet and work with some heroes in the art world.  SF will always be my home, but the inspiration I get in NYC keeps me coming back for more.” -Erik Otto

Some shots of Charmingwall:

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