Monkey On My Back

Fabric butterfly

Hm, not sure about the kind of lace thing. Not much inspiration lately, I promise, I'll try to do better next Sunday ^^'.

fabric butterfly

Super Fatcap

I just found these photos in my archives yesterday. I made this custom 20" Super Fatcap back in 2008 for a charity group show at KIDROBOT in New York. Unfortunately it got damaged on the mailing route.... So these flix are all that's left of it.

Jelly Belly C...olor Beans

"Vampire Bat" / customized 1000% Bearbrick

I made this customized 1000% Bearbrick for a friend this year. It is ready to drop the bomb!

Cactus Trooper / by Nick Knite

Got this nice paper folded Teddy Trooper tribute sent in by Nick Knite. Follow his cactus characters on his website.

We Play All The Crab Music... In Amsterdam

A quick trip from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam after my show at TOYKIO. Visited my friends TheLondonPolice over there. Also done some quick things with Dries, IvesOne and Bustart inside while it had been raining tigers and wolves.

Making Of...

So... I promised to upload a little post about the making of that Indiana Jones jacket. Because people still asking me about this and the JBCB crew jackets i finally took time to show you some secrets from the magic shop. But there is no big magic at all about it...
For the patches i used regular white cotton fabric you can get from any draper's shop available by the meter. To give the thin material an additional strength and to make it more easy to paint on it and to sew it on later i put a layer of felt fabric to it (that felt material that you can iron on onto the cotton fabric's back). After making the layout of the patches on the jacket on paper sheets i traced the drawings to the cotton pieces on a light table. Then adding some stencil spray parts first using regular spray paint. Most of the rest of the designs are handpainted with acrylics and brushes. This won't last for any washing in a washing machine... but you shouldn't ever wash a denim or leather jacket at all! So then there is this little "magic" to give the whole thing a more "vintage" and "used" look. Before sewing the patches to the jacket i put them into a bowl of hot strong black tea. You can also put some little drops of black acrylic to the tea water. Let it soak for 20 minutes. Also put some more dirt spots on the patches with some cold coffee after the patches have dried from the black tea. The tea soak will also crumble the cotton material and frazzle the edges of the patches. Last but not least i sew the patches to the jacket with tea-soaked sewing cotton. Stitching through that god-damn leather until my fingers bled... Worth the pain. Lucky you if you're still living at your Mom's house so she could help you out on this...

The Kraken Wakes

... Under Water Music.

Rare Sightings....

Sex, Drugs and ROCK'n'POCH

I still enjoying this more than any cloudy-liquid-lava-diamond-cracked-stone-faded tapestry pieces. So damn good work from my french companions ROCKY ROCK and POCH! Photos from here.

"Admiral Ackbar" customized 10" Teddy Trooper

I made another custom 10" Teddy Trooper for my show at the TOYKIO gallery. Like mostly everybody else my age grew up with the Star Wars movies and maybe more important: the Star Wars Kenner toys. I had been thinking for a long while which of the classic SW characters i could pick. Some of them are obviously fitting on the teddy and helmet.... Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Biker Scout, Death Star Gunner.... etc. Most of them have been remixed a hundred times. Somehow at the end i came up with the lamest and uncoolest character of the whole universe: Admiral Ackbar. And the Kenner's Ackbar toy figure even came with the most useless weapon of all time. A stick. "Hey! Look at my new stormtrooper figures i just got! Those big blaster they have! They can shoot down everything. What have you got?" - "Admiral Ackbar! He can destroy the Death Star! With this... äh,... stick... thing." (To not offend Ackbar's dignity any further i haven't given him a stick... thing.)
Available at the TOYKIO Shop&Gallery.

Pricks On Bricks

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I have the feeling I already saw something like this somewhere (probably better, this was done without reference so the shading is a bit weird)
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