On m’a souvent demandé si le jeu Docteur Maboul m’avait inspiré mes créatures. A vrai dire, non. Ce weekend j’ai trouvé une vieille boite de jeu dans un vide-grenier. Voyons ce qu’on va pouvoir en tirer.
Many times, people asked me if Operation was a source of inspiration for my creatures. To be frank, not at all. I found this box last weekend. We’ll see what I’ll end up doing with it. May be my own interpretation of the game…
As a tribute to the King of nothing, I created a little tribe of monarchs, wandering around Oakland. I can’t wait for the opening of Stand Up Tall part. II, it should be a great experience. Have a good weekend my friends.
Good news, Teratology is doing it local!
Teratogy is still available online.
You can also find it in two locations in Oakland, CA:
– At Old Crow Tattoo and Art Gallery for the show Stand Tall part. II
362 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
(photo taken from here)
And if you want to have a preview of the Zine, here is a second video, slighty faster than the first one.
Voici le premier volume de Tératology, un kit qui vous permet de créer votre propre monstre à partir des différents membres proposés. Découpez les morceaux, assemblez-les et amusez vous. C’est libre alors laissez vous aller.
I just finished the first issue of Tératology. This zine is a kit, providing you all the body parts you will need to create your own monster. This is pretty easy: get a copy, look at it, cut it, glue it and be creative. It’s all about having fun!
Get a copy HERE
Oakland a la chance d’avoir une belle scène autocollante, indépendante de San Francisco et riche d’artistes très variés. Pour commencer l’année 2011 en beauté, voici une liste de ceux qui auront toute mon attention au cours des prochains mois. Pour certains d’entre eux, j’attends même avec curiosité de voir leur évolution. Les californiens ont tendance a se contenter du noir et blanc, je suis plus adepte des couleurs. Pourvu qu’ils s’y mettent.
Pour avoir un bon aperçu de ce qui se passe dans la Baie de San Francisco, voici une quelques Flickr qui en donnent un joli panorama.
The Bay Area of San Francisco is full of street artists. Oakland has its own talents. There are various sticker artists that I particularly like. To start 2011 with positive vibrations, here is a list of a few artists that I am curious to see evolve in the next months. Californians seem to enjoy black and white stickers. I tend to prefer colors. Of course, a lot of artists are missing, so don’t hesitate to send me pictures or link. I am always happy to see more creative stuff!
Also, I don’t take that many photos, but some guys in the area are doing a great job at it. You can start with these Flickr, they would give you a good idea of what is going on.
Donc je commence, sans ordre particulier:
With no particular order:
BEER IS GOOD
I can just agree.
He is new, he is cool, he became visible really fast. I love his faces/masks.
Je me permet de lui emprunter cette photo, étant donné que je n’en ai aucune de récente. Quoi qu’il en soit, il a un véritable style, son propre langage, une identité très marquée et je suis assez fan de son originalité.
I feel a shame, I don’t have any recent picture of his work. I took this one from his photo-stream, I hope he won’t mind. Anyway, keep an eye on his stuff, that’s just great. He has a real universe, his own aesthetic, his own language, that’s totally original.
I don’t know why he is called creeptopus on Flickr, given that he never signed anything else than G. That’s quite funny. The octopus is super fun. I love logos and this one works perfectly.
If you have some of his sticker to trade, just tell me. I’ve been trying to get some of his stuff for a while.
The only thing I know is that he appeared one day and was all over the place. I love the special Halloween bomb.
I saw that last week. I am already a big fan.
This is the real purpose of this post, to make a tribute to all these anonymous artists whom I see the work all around without really knowing who they are. My favorite thing is to find new stickers, new images, new logos, with no real artistic meanings but with a fascinating results.
This post is not meant to be a best-of, this is a sample of what I see around. I would love if you have links are names to share about artists of the Bay Area.