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August 22, 2013

"Music to My Ears" Birthday Art Show by Super Cooper


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Music to My Ears is a group show curated by, now teen, Super Cooper Berella. A yearly birthday celebration and art show, previously held at the Munky King retail store, is opening at Toy Art Gallery in LA on August 24th. Every year, Super Cooper manages to gather a great group of artists to create both 2D and 3D pieces of art, all around a unified theme. This years theme revolves around the influence of music to each artist, or his/her interpretation of the term "Music to My Ears". It's not uncommon for artists to post a picture on Instagram/twitter/vine/etc, while also commenting on the music he/she is listening too, zoning out to whatever genre seems to fit with the current mood.

From Super Cooper: 

“As an artist and curator myself, I love music because it helps me power my creative circle. In other words, it helps me think of ideas and controls my art. Music can soothe me through trance, or pump me up with dubstep. This can cause effect on my characters and ideas by giving me expression. The expression leads to many ideas that transfer into my art. I hope that this show, “Music to My Ears,” will take you through that same journey and through a trip of music wonderland.”


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Super Cooper is going to be 14 years old and in the past few years that I've known about him, his passion for art in general, never ceases to amaze me. While the young Super Cooper is an already accomplished curator, Super Cooper is also a budding artist and avid collector, with his collection being a finalist for 2013 Designer Toy Awards. If that wasn't enough, Super Cooper is also a philanthropist, with some proceeds for his curated shows typically getting donated to a charity or two. Proceeds this year will benefit CHAMPS and Book Bridge.


For anyone who can make it, the opening reception will happen at Toy Art Gallery on August 24th from 7-10PM. The show will run until September 10th and many local artists are sure to be in attendance. It'll be a great party, so arrive early and hang out with all of those in attendance.

Galactic Empire T-Shirts by Sket-One x Silent Stage Gallery

After a successful initial release in May, the "Galactic Empire" T-Shirt designed by Sket-One and produced by Silent Stage Gallery, is back by popular demand. Customers are once again going to have 1 week to pre-order the T-Shirt, starting August 22nd and closing August 29th, on the Silent Stage online store. The Galactic Empire shirts are available in sizes from small to 3XL, in both black and white T-Shirts. The California flag inspired Galactic Empire design by Sket-One is featured on the front of the tee, while the Silent Stage logo appears on the upper back of the T-Shirt.



Not ones to ever limit available colorways, Silent Stage and Sket-One are also released a grey scale colorway of the Galactic Empire T-Shirt. Pre-order for the grey scale T-shirt is available during the same time as the colored version.
 

Both t-shirt designs are going for $25 plus shipping and handling. Be sure to pick up one or more of these t-shirts in the Silent Stage Shop while you can because there is no guarantee that this design will ever be made again(unless a new colorway gets produced or if demand warrants bringing it back).

Eye-Popping Eye Guys by MonsterForge


MonsterForge announce via Facebook their new hand sculpted and painted Eye Guys, five unique 1" figures with crazy eyes and even crazier colors.  Grab a few at MonsterForge's store, just $10 each.


BEFORE ED-IT: B5100 by Tesselate


The 2068 ‘Law of Awareness’ granted all non human creations the same right as humans themselves, and changed the way the working world existed. The B5100 series (pre 2068) were primarily employed to work on governmental architectural projects as an electrical maintenance engineers. The work was sometimes dangerous and often involved working around Class Q Construction Platforms, which were never known to be very caring about their movements, and this shows in the outer modular ‘Toughskin®’ of this B5100. 
Many B5100 bots were happy to keep any damage to their working kit as a sign of what a tough series they really are.

Tesselates' B5100, the first in his BEFORE ED-IT series, is limited to just one nearly 7" tall resin figure and will be available Monday, August 26th at 8pm BST.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

Steelbeets x SoKo Cat


 Limited to only 5 pieces, “Steelbeets” is the first of many heavy metal releases scheduled for SoKo Cat!

Always ready for action, these brawny babies have the bravery and boldness of beets twice their size!  Don’t tread on these mean dudes or you’ll be sorry!  Steelbeets are available for purchase in her store for US$25!

Each piece stands approximately 1.5 inches tall and is hand painted using acrylic paint. Hand signed and numbered by SoKo Cat!

If you'd like to know more about SoKo Cat, you can visit her blog , follow her on Instagram , and check out her store!

Product of the Day - Jacob JAMS x Davemarkart Mutation 4L60 custom Skull


This piece is one of a series of resin Mutation 4L60 figures made by our youngest artist, Jacob JAMS, and sent to Davemarkart (Dave Webb) for customization. This is a one of a kind custom: hand-cast resin, custom sculpted and hand painted.The piece is 3 inches longand available now for $60 on the Tenacious Toys online store.