This is big news for us. We're proud to showcase the original art Tristan created for Alabama rapper Yelawolf's brand new tour bus! Yelawolf just got signed to Eminem's Shady Records and is set to blow the f@#k up this year! The bus is currently on the Warped Tour, so keep an eye out! Tristan and Yelawolf worked quite closely to create and execute the concept for the bus, video skyping multiple times to hash it out. Check out the pics below and a behind the scenes video of the process!
If you're not familiar with Yelawolf, check out the music video below (Featuring Gucci Mane) which served as inspiration for the tour bus!
Continuing our collaboration with Brisk and Shady Records, Thunderdog was commissioned to create the branding for the upcoming Brisk Bodega! Keep an eye on the site to see what's coming up...they have some big things planned for the summer!
After almost 10 years of work in the 'designer toy' sub-culture, artist Tristan Eaton is branching out for the first time into the mass-market toy world with a new action figure for kids called B-BOT. B-BOT is inspired by the popular iPhone app created by Eaton and Art Director Peter Cortez which allows users to create their own characters using Eaton's art. The inherent play factor of the app plays right into the features of the toy. The B-BOT action figure has multiple pieces that can be switched and reconfigured to make dozens of playful, silly and unique characters, adding a building block feature to the already popular 'platform toy' style.
Eaton already made a major impact on toy culture with his previous Platform Toys for Kidrobot including the Dunny and Munny (both of which are now featured in the MOMA permanent collection) as well as the Thundermutt and S.P.U.D. toys on his own Thunderdog brand. Moving forward, Eaton says 'I've always wanted to take my style to a wider audience and find a way for kids to be able to collect as well as play with my toys. The B-BOT action figure is the perfect platform for that.'
A limited edition prototype of the B-BOT action figure will be released for the first time at this year's San Diego Comic-Con through the newly formed Plastic City Toys (A subsidiary of Super Rad Toys), with a wider release slated for Christmas 2011. The B-BOT app for iPhone and iPad is available in the iTunes store.
For more info, visit: www.plasticcitytoys.com & www.thunderdognyc.com
Friday, July 22nd @ 2:00pm
B-BOT Action Figure Release & Signing
Plastic City Booth #4835
We're so excited! Tristan will be signing copies of the super popular, mind melting 3D Art Book at the Hi-Fructose booth for a limited time this Thursday at SDCC.
We're happy to announce that artists Buff Monster and Travis Louie will be signing too! Look below for their contributions to the book.
Also check out the never before released 3D print of Tristan's 'Geisha & The Swan' painting below, which will be given to the first 10 people to buy the book!
Come early guys!
Thursday, July 21st @ 3:00pm
3D Art Book Signing
Hi-Fructose Magazine Booth #4939
Featuring Tristan Eaton, Buff Monster & Travis Louie!
The 3D Art Book: $35.00
The first 10 guests to buy a 3D ART BOOK will receive a free 3D art print of 'The Geisha & The Swan' by Tristan!
It's Art Fair time again and we're proud to announce that we'll be involved with Contra Projects at Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland! Tristan will be showing 17 paintings along side How & Nosm and TrustoCorp. We're very excited to See Contra Projects continue it's path of exhibiting and promoting street artists in a high art environment - we're honored to be on board!
Below is a preview of the Tristan's work for the exhibit.