Sunday, 30 June 2013

SOB Soul Sunday #31

Week #31 - Nelson Sanders - I'm So Lonely

Don't know much about Nelson Sanders and haven't yet found any samples but loving what I'm hearing so might need to do some more diggin'.

Works by Japanese artist, Manabu Ikeda

Monumental in scale, the works of Japanese artist, Manabu Ikeda generally take years to complete and are tackled inch by inch with no idea of how the drawing will be resolved. Learn more about the artist by reading this exclusive interview with Hi Fructose or hit the jump for more images of Ikeda's stunning work. 

Pawn Star's Chumlee Vs. Sean Price's Potato

$100 000 for a potato???......f*uck outta here.

Sean Price visits The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, home of the History Channel's 'Pawn Stars.' At the shop, he attempts to pawn a historic potato that he values at six-figures.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

'Kansas' by Justin Van Genderen - available today from Galerie F

18″ x 24″
3-colour Screenprint


Both prints will be available from Galerie F today (Saturday June 29th) at 2pm Central time HERE.

Bishop Nehru - 'Muffled/M.I.C' video

I really enjoyed Bishop Nehru's last mixtape 'Nehruvia', so was excited to see that on July 23rd we're set for the second instalment 'strictlyFLOWZ'! He's also hooking up with Wu-Tang for their 20th Anniversay Tour.

Bruce Lee custom PAW

WOW! Amazing Bruce Lee (Enter The Dragon) custom PAW from Pause. Love this!

Manipulated photography from Michal Karcz

You may have seen some of Polish based Karcz's work before as its incredible and has therefore been featured in many publications as can been seen by visiting his porfolio HERE. Check out more after the jump.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Super Mario level skulls by Tobias Wüstefeld

Super Mario level sculpted on top of animal skulls by German artist, Tobias Wüstefeld. They where exhibited a few weeks ago at the '8bit Artshow' in Vienna.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Custom DOOM Munnys by Kokeshi Clan - available now

Toy customiser and DOOM fan, Kokeshi Clan has just released 5 masked Mini Munny's for you to pick up via his Etsy store for $65 per piece.

Kokeshi Clan writes: 'Being a huge Hip Hop fan, MF Doom is one of my favorite MC's of all time. He has a unique vision and original style as an MC as well as producer that is nothing short of legendary. To honor his legacy, I have produced a series of 5 custom Munnys based on my interpretation of his persona, the Supervillain, MF Doom. I poured not only my time but also my heart into creating these original works of art that I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.'

Oh and this is the perfect excuse to check Joey Bada$$'s latest offering, 'Amethyst Rockstar' which was produced by the one and only DOOM and is sounding tight!

Man of Steel and World War Z GIVEAWAY on XombieDIRGE

I'm sure most of you are aware of the always excellent art blog that is, XombieDIRGE (if not, now's the time to bookmark the sh*t out of it). Well, they have recently announced a free giveaway in conjunction with Titan Books. Can you guess what the prizes are? Yep, you got it...books! They have a copy of Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman and World War Z: The Art of the Film to giveaway so make your way over there now to enter - you have until July 4th.

New 'Sabretooth' pieces by Michael Latimer

Hand painted and hand sprayed original
22 x 30 inches
Edition of 20

Also, look out for Michael's 'Beast 2' pieces [previously featured HERE] which are available at the very affordable price of just £28 ($42). Both artworks can be purchased from Lowercase Industry now.

RZA x MONTREALITY - interview

Haven't even watched this yet, but you know when RZA speaks you gotta listen up!

Pixel Pancho, 'The Dead Heroes' @ Soze Gallery

Work from Pixel Pancho's solo show, 'The Dead Heroes' at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mondo News! A Band Called Death poster by Jay Shaw

A Band Called Death
18"x24" screen print
Hand numbered
Edition of 100

Tomorrow Mondo will be releasing their poster for Drafthouse Films' documentary, 'A BAND CALLED DEATH' which we recently reviewed HERE. Its been designed by prolific film poster designer, Jay ShawFollow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. This poster will be available online at a random time on Thursday, June 27th.

'Master Plan Series' (a sand castle suburb consumed by the ocean) by Chad Wright

"I was raised in Orange County—a sprawling suburb of Southern California built by disciples of Levittown. We lived in a tract house, a symbol of the American Dream, just like our neighbors. Dad, a realtor, and mom, a preschool teacher, met while working at JCPenneys in 1970. We spent our summers in Breezy Point, New York, at the yellow beach bungalow that my grandma Stella bought with war bonds, unknown to grandpa who was stationed in Iwo Jima soon after they eloped. As children, my big brother Christopher and I would build cities in the sand, beneath the bungalow’s slatted porch floorboards.

In a series titled Master Plan, I am conflating a child’s sandcastle with architecture typifying postwar American suburbia. This three-part series culls artifacts from my childhood, investigating suburbia in its vision and legacy.Phase One focuses on the mass-produced tract house, re-examining it as symbol for the model American Dream."

Photography by Lynn Kloythanomsup of Architectural Black

'Porter Chops Glasper' - Mr. (Denaun) Porter

Denaun Porter instrumental hip-hop album inspired by jazz musician Robert Glasper.

Luke Chueh x Hi-Fructose Exclusive SDCC Red Skull silkscreen on wood

Red Skull Hi-Fructose exclusive SDCC print
Silk screen on birch 3/4" wood
Limited edition of 50
12" x 15"

El-P and Killer Mike, 'Run The Jewels' - free download

New El-P and Killer Mike album and guess what?.....its a freebie! 'Run The Jewels' features the two MC's exchanging barz with EL-P handling the production. Hit this link to download and bump that sh*t like they do in the future!

oOoOO - free 30 minute FADER mix

SOB favourite oOoOO recently spoke with FADER as promo for his new album 'Without Your Love'. Read the interview HERE and download this free 30minute mix featuring his own tracks alongside others including, James Ferraro, The Crystals and Biblo.

CREATURE (deep blue sea colourway) - new print by Brian Ewing

Deep Blue Sea Colorway
Signed & Numbered edition of 50
Screen Print

Printed using a special metallic ink combo, this print actually changes as you walk around it for an optical illusion that’s not to be missed! Purchase now HERE.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A Band Called Death

Any regular readers out there in blog-land will know that SOB love us some gooood music documentaries. So when we were offered the opportunity to watch A Band Called Death earlier this month we jumped at the chance.


 The film starts in 1970s Detroit where the three Hackney brothers who made up DEATH grew up and began their musical journey. Led by the eldest brother, David Hackney, the group shun the Motown sound which surrounds them and focus their attention on rock or as its described in the film, 'white boy music'. From this point on however their path is fraught with set-backs if for no other reason than the controversial name, which the record companies at that time, would not tolerate. Deals could have been struck if compromises were met, but integrity kept them from changing anything. A key thread that runs throughout the film is the importance of having belief in your own ideas and not allowing anyone to dilute the work that you want to create.

The sound that they created all those years ago is indisputably punk which now earns them the accolade of having created, 'punk before punk'. But this story is as much about the relationship of the three brothers and their loyalty to each other as it is about the music. It is difficult not to get emotionally involved as the remaining members talk about the premature death of David who was the creative force behind the band and the one who predicted that 'one day the world would come looking for this music.' 

Ultimately whether you enjoy punk or not, if you have the slightest interest in music and its history we recommend that you to watch this film. We found A Band Called Death emotionally draining yet very inspiring, uplifting and life affirming. 

A Band Called Death opens in selected theatres this Friday 28th June. It is also available on VOD and for digital download. Hit the LINK to find the best place for you to see it.

New video from Prodigy (Mobb Deep) x Alchemist track 'Give 'Em Hell'

Slum Village - 'Braveheart'

Slum Village get their evil on in this new video for the single, 'Braveheart'. Taken from their new album, 'Evolution'.

Work from Joseba Eskubi

This is a small example of works from Spanish based artist Joseba Eskubi, hit the jump for more.

'The Passage' - upcoming release from Coarse Toys (July 6th)

This is one of Coarse's weirder releases. I must say, I really like the above aspect of the toy, but unfortunately, that is where my love affair with this one ends. Sure, it looks stunning in the photos (hit the jump below to see more pics) but would it look half as good on my shelf at home I wonder?

Despite my whinging I have to applaud Coarse for bridging the gap between toy and art. Their pieces are always elegant and well considered so I certainly wouldn't blame you for being tempted by this latest offering. Follow this LINK to read the full story behind 'The Passage' and for further details about the drop.

FERG X Brandt Peters 'OOZE [oilish]' Squadt. Pre-order now!

For all those who missed out on FERG's latest Squadt, [previously posted] here's your chance to grab an alternative version titled, 'OOZE [oilish]'. He's available to pre-order now from insidetherockposter for $105. I'm enjoying the red eyes on this version but sadly, this poor sucker's been robbed of his boomstick!

Product blurb: 6" vinyl, ABS and cloth. Includes: 2 sets of arms (classic and 2.1), 2 sets of lenses (black and red), worn wool shirt, dual machetes, and a removable hood and helmet. Note: just for fun, 10% of the run will feature a random alternate ooze helmet colour, it's the light coloured one. The chase OOZE petroleum helmet is a translucent light grey with black spray inside.[petrolium]. Hit the jump below for more images!

'Pacific Rim' posters by Gabz for Odd City Entertainment

Odd City Entertainment are set to release a series of limited edition screen prints designed by Gabz for the upcoming summer blockbuster, 'Pacific Rim'. Follow this link to find out how to snag yourself one of these beauties.

Monday, 24 June 2013

The illustration of Guillaume Singelin

So, I was about to sit here and take handfuls of images from Guillaume Singelin's blog but I've come to the conclusion that you really need to make the leap over there yourself in order appreciate his work, page by page. If the above image isn't enough to entice you, theres really nothing more I can do for you...

The Passing, The Fall and Fear - 3 new prints by Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford brings word of three new limited edition prints which have just dropped in his online store. They are 300gsm high quality digital prints, A3 in size, signed, stamped and numbered. Purchase HERE for £25 a piece.

Wu Wisdom - Back and Forth with Wu Tang Clan - Round Two!

So here is the second instalment of the Mathematics and Inspectah Deck interview, where they drop knowledge on all sorts of Wu-related topics and more.

Ashley Wood Scott Eder SDCC limited edition screenprint

Scott Eder SDCC screenprint
Limited edition of 50
Signed and numbered
20" x 31"

No word on price yet but HERE's what the main man himself said on the matter of availability etc.

Two new prints by DABS & MYLA

Moonlight Fantasy
7 color screen print, size 43 x 61cm.
Printed on 300gsm, high quality cotton art paper.
Edition: 150 prints.
Signed and numbered by the artists.
Price: £100

Good Times
7 color screen print, size 43 x 61cm.
Printed on 300gsm, high quality cotton art paper.
Edition: 150 prints.
Signed and numbered by the artists.
Price: £100

Purchase from Handmadeposters tomorrow (Tuesday 25th June) at 8:00am.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

'The Minus World' by David Harlan

'The Minus World'
Oil & gold leaf on lithographed board & frame
Inspiration: Super Mario Bros. series
52 x 28 ½ inches

Part of the retro gaming tribute show on now at iam8bit.

Nardwuar - Do It Yourself!

.....and speaking of Nardwuar (see post below), here's an inspiring talk he gave a couple of years ago about his career in the media, from humble beginnings to interviewing the biggest names in music. I would encourage anyone with an interest in journalism to give this a go.

'Palm Trees' by Flatbush ZOMBiES

Have a listen to this new Flatbush ZOMBiES track and tell me you ain't feeling this beat? Its from their upcoming mix tape, 'BetterOFFDEAD'.  Unfamiliar with this crew? Hit the jump below to watch them take on the eccentric Nardwuar.

Images from French photographer Julien Coquentin

Just come across the incredible photography of Julien Coquentin here. Hit the jump for way more.

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