Friday, May 07, 2010

New Interview and "Banana Eater" Give Away!

"The Banana Eater" painting by Amy Crehore 2005
I want to tell you about a brand new, fun interview with me over at
Uke Can Play. (Thanks, Beatnik!)
In celebration of this new interview, I'd like to give away an artist signed, framed giclee on canvas by the famous printers at Pressure Printing. (printer of Porterhouse/Mark Ryden) This print has a value of $750. and there are only 23 framed prints in existence. (product shown above, click to enlarge)
This oil painting was the first painting in my Monkey Love series. It appeared in the very first Blab! Art Show at Track 16 in Santa Monica in 2005. It was also published in Blab! 17 by Fantagraphics.
MY MONKEY IN THE SAILOR HAT NEEDS A NAME.
NOTE: This particular contest is only for people who are located in the USA (preferably mainland due to shipping concerns). Please leave only ONE comment per person (if you leave more than one comment you will be disqualified). You can enter up to 3 names for my monkey in the sailor hat. The name that I like best will win the framed print (#21, unopened-mint condition-in the box it came in). You have until Wed, May 12th midnight pst to leave your entry in the comment section of this blog. Thank you and good luck. I will announce the winner on this blog by the end of next week. The winner will need to contact me by email.
recent boingboing about my ukes: here and here

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Etchings as Illustrations 1922


I like these. They are illustrations by Stefan Eggeler for a 1922 edition of Gustav Meyrink's Walpurgisnacht. From the collection of Richard Sica.
Read more at A JOURNEY ROUND MY SKULL blog. Thanks, Will.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Virtual Museum of Creative Design (Spain)


My friend Valerie in Barcelona, who loves vintage illustrations and packaging design like I do, sent me this great link to a virtual museum the other day : LINK The two images above are from the 1930s (Spain). Gotta love the European clowns with the pointy hats. Bellhop outfits are rad, too.
Valerie has started her own flickr stream of images from Spain that she finds and scans herself. They are wonderful and unusual. Please have a look: Valeshel on flickr.

Two pierrots in a studio