Posted: January 2, 2012 Filed under: allison sommers, annika, becky johnson, Benjamin Clarkson, brendan monroe, camilla engman, Chris Pointon, chris van veghel, Courtney Cerruti, curtis walker/blunderspublik, danni, David Pensato, devon driver kerslake, Donna Hainstock, Elsie Jones, Emmie Tsumura, Eric Lesage, eryn thorey mackenzie, Fiona, gillian king, Grace Poulsen, jane housham, Karen Wardle, kathy tran, kelly ruth, kim largey, Kristyn Ann Woodfine, Lindsey Bond, lisa wood, lisa young kutsukake, Liz Jones, Mark Saunders, mary thorp, Meags Fitzgerald, Meb (Marie-Ève Bouchard), melody wong, mitchell akiyama, Natalie Fisher, nigel peake, paul robles, ravi shukla, Robert Pasternak, s. arden hill, Sarah Baird, Scott Vanden Bosch, Shoshana Chava Coodin Bernstein, steve roden, Takashi Iwasaki, tania lambert, ted barker, toybot studios, yomek
This is the final post of four things on http://www.fourfortheday.com but the site will remain open with updates on the things to come.
This has been a truly amazing year with this project. From day one I knew when I was organizing my studio and seeing how many small collections of things I kept and really loved, to Allison Sommers first post on January 2nd 2011, and in early November when all weeks had been assigned, and now when everything is all said and done that the concept of this project was something people really enjoy. We love our stuff and other peoples as well.
I can’t thank the Guest Editor’s enough for making this what it is. It takes courage to expose the things we hold onto. The Guest Editor’s did it and the internet has found out a little more about each of them.
I encourage everyone to keep checking back to find out what is next for this little project. My hope is a bound book and art exhibition. But I am open to other possibilites.
My humble thank you to everyone who made this possible and the collectors around the world, past, present, and future.
Happy New Year.
s. arden hill
Posted: October 23, 2011 Filed under: Chris Pointon, collectibles, creativity, inspiration, obessesion
Thought I’d wrap up the week with a sampling of my poster and print collection. The art & culture of movies, music and toys are my passion and daily inspiration. Welcome to the walls of my apartment.
“Dummie Car” by Doma Collective
“Made in Japan” by Tim Biskup
“Life is Sweet” by Buff Monster
“Uncle Boonmee” by Chris Ware
Posted: October 22, 2011 Filed under: Chris Pointon, collectibles, Grumble Toy, inspiration, obessesion, objects, toys
“Kaiju (怪獣 kaijū) is a Japanese word that means ‘strange beast,’ but often translated in English as ‘monster’. Specifically, it is used to refer to a genre of tokusatsu entertainment” (Wikipedia)
Above are four of my favourite Kaiju figures from M1go.
Left to Right:
M1 Woo from Ultraman
M1 Ragon from Ultraman
M1 Matango from “Attack of the Mushroom People”
M1 Chibull Seijin from Ultra 7
Posted: October 21, 2011 Filed under: books, Chris Pointon, collectibles, creativity, hand made, inspiration, objects
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the look and feel of a hand-bound, silkscreened and photocopied mini-comic! Every visit to a comic store results in a bag full of these miniature marvels heading home with me.
Moving clockwise from the top-left:
‘Trans Siberia’ by Tom Kaczynski
‘Three Bears’ by David Huyck
‘Adrift’ by JP Coovert
‘Robot Investigator’ by Vincent Stall
Posted: October 20, 2011 Filed under: Chris Pointon, obessesion, objects, toys
These toys have a very special place of honour in my vinyl collection. Each figure was hard won via auction, lottery, or sheer force of will.
The big guy in the back:
“5 Years Later” Companion by Kaws
Front Row, Left to Right:
Greasebat by Jeff Lamm
Cannibal Fuckface by Johnny Ryan
Monster by Grody Shogun
Posted: October 19, 2011 Filed under: Chris Pointon, creativity, found, inspiration, objects, packaging, products
This past year, my toy collecting has spun off into acquiring boxes and boxes of Japanese candy, toys, and gashapon. I’m a total sucker for kawaii culture and asian character design.
The cute lil’ bears shown here are known as Rilakumma or “Relax Bear“.
Posted: October 18, 2011 Filed under: Chris Pointon, creativity, found, information, inspiration
“Go on a Mission: Take a big paint brush or roller, along with squirt bottle or 1.5 gallon plastic trash can nested in a messanger or book bag. Paint glue on the surface you want to stick the poster to, slap the poster into the glue, smooth the paper out, and then follow up with a final coat of glue over the top of the paper. Work quickly, without looking overly suspicious — teams of 2-3 people are optimal. Pick targets wisely: high visibility can be good but risky, near other posters may be safer and less likely to be torn down, think about who owns/maintains the space you’re pasting.”
A Frightening Prospect, 2011