NemO’s is a street artist based in Italy. He works across multiple mediums, including illustration, digital design, spray paint and old newspaper pasted to walls. He is known for his thought-provoking, dark comedy murals inhabited by characteristic human figures.
He paints skeletons as a base of his murals, which are then covered with layers of old newspapers. This newsprint skin erodes and peels off over time, revealing the innards of his creations underneath. In such way, the artist creates evolving and living art pieces, a proof and exploration of the fleeting nature of street art.
Barry Blankenship is dragging the art of the comedy show poster into this century. He is a self taught screen printer trying to live his dream job of telling cool stories through design and illustration. Blankenship makes posters that are a legitimate visual enticement, an aesthetically appealing advertisement that doubles as a comedy nerd collector’s item.
Besides his posters he has a series of personal illustrations. What’s compelling about Blankenship’s work is that he doesn’t go for funny ha-ha, but instead reaches for something genuinely evocative.
How many characters can one man play? Here’s a cool throwback to the 90s for nostalgic TV Junkies and sitcom fans of Sheneneh Jenkins, Roscoe, Otis, Dragonfly Jones and more. Available in two colorways, in store and online at upperplayground.com.
We don’t normally agree with award shows, but we can agree in 2011, that “Modern Family” winning an award for best comedy at the Emmy’s makes sense. Even though Curb Your Enthusiasm should win every award every year Larry David graces us with his comedy.
In response to the wonderful display of human emotions at the 49ers vs Raiders preseason shit show this weekend, we turn to George Carlin, who gives us a bit of insight on the wide world of football and baseball…
This is a picture of Warwick Davis filming a scene for Ricky Gervais‘ new show, Life’s Too Short, “which revolves around midgets working in showbiz.” There is so much in this picture and sentence that is so incredible and life-affirming, we can’t think of any better way to end the day than that. Apparently the show is going to air on HBO in 2012… can’t wait for that…