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Popular Naughty finally on your torso in LA.

 

Popular Naughty and Lethal Amounts Gallery

At this joint! The most cutting edge gallery I have ever visited. It is a slaughterhouse of edge. Someone yelped that it was “not a safe space.” Hell, “not a safe space” should be their slogan! This side dimension of a gallery is the best thing that could ever happen to to the sedated and subdued masses. The ultra-progressive art on the condensed walls, rattles the cages that our failed attempt at  society tries to create, as the experimental imagery they play with stimulates you into expanding your perceptions. Wake up. It isn’t always pretty, but it will still, somehow, be unbearably beautiful.

We will have lovely streetwear such as THIS!

Picture of a Tiki-space-invader-t-shirt-black-pop-culture-urban-streetwear

Lethal Amounts Gallery Los Angeles
And THIS…
Burlesque t-shirt from Popular Naughty at Lethal Amounts Gallery black xmas pop up shop

lethal amounts gallery punk safety pin logo

There is going to be a LOT of really great ultra-alt merch and massively creative gifts here.  You need to put this on your radar.  If you don’t buy something from me, at least get something with the psychotically awesome punk rock, safety pin logo they use for Lethal Amounts.  Too perfect.  It makes me want to punch someone.

Then it’s off to the COREY HELFORD GALLERY · 571 S Anderson Street (awesomely about 6 blocks from the Danger Factory Lair in Boyle Heights), Los Angeles for an ULTRA POP evening with

art original by Ron English, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear, massive psychedelic painting

 

Ron English / Miho Hirano / Attaboy, Lauren Marx & Relm

In the gallery’s own words…

Opening Saturday, December 2nd, 7-11pm
Show Runs: December 2nd – December 30th, 2017

You’re invited to join us in celebrating the opening of “TOYBOX” an exhibition of all new works by Ron English. Also opening the same night in Galleries 2 and 3 – “Beauties in Nature”, a solo exhibition by Miho Hirano, and a multi-artist exhibition featuring new works by Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm.

Ron English art alternative art shopping

On view in our main gallery is artist Ron English’s fantastic new solo exhibition of 36 new paintings, “TOYBOX: America in the Visuals.” The exhibition deconstructs the search for new meaning in a culture that is based as much on the imagination of its participants as on the physical realities these human concepts are played against. The toy based childhood imagination aesthetic of the work allows for a playful new look at a society in the throes of reinventing itself.
Featuring 36 new oil paintings, as well as sculptures and installations, the exhibition examines the creation of the self, and thus the greater society, as an act of imagination, a skill developed in childhood largely through the activity of play and the use of toys.

Ron English Show
For this exhibition, English has also co-produced a musical soundtrack to be performed by new character DJ Popaganda. The exhibition will also include a new outdoor mural and a pop-up store selling Ron’s limited-edition toys.

Gallery 2: Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm

original art for gallery show by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

collectible Vinyl figure by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

Attaboy Vinyl Toy

 

Attaboy’s new crop of paintings for the show will feature a hand-painted garden of trippy mushrooms and other decomposing delights.

Attaboy shares: “I can’t stop painting these mushrooms, mainly to take a break from the constant barrage of news. I think it’s my own way of taking back control of my mind, remind myself that, while we must fight the recent tide of awful, it’s important to keep an eye out for the unexpected things, those little absurd buoys of wonder, we mustn’t lose them, they’re more important than ever.”

Here is a great interview with THAT over-achiever… https://www.insidetherift.net/art/2016/12/16/interview-with-artist-and-co-owner-of-hi-fructose-magazine-attaboy

Gallery art original by Lauren Marx, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Lauren Marx creates beautiful vignettes that speak to the cycle of life. Combining pen and ink with various mixed media, her paintings offer a raw depiction of birth and death.

On her choice to depict animals, Lauren has shared, “my work definitely plays upon the newly romanticized view of nature as this pure, beautiful, and distant world. Nature in art has steadily increased since the acceptance of global warming, deforestation, and the greater understanding of the human influences on delicate ecosystems. I feel that this is one of the reasons humans do not, nor will ever, appear in my work.”

Gallery art original of "Fauna" by RELM, alternative art gift shopping

“Fauna”, a beautiful new painting by Relm, for her new series, entitled “Peculiar Tales”. Relm shares: “I incorporate creatures, plants, and all kinds of life through the use of patterns and textures into the hair of my girls. My goals are to show the powerful relationship between humans and nature, whether it be good or bad. All the while simultaneously creating a new story with each piece.”

Gallery 3:
Miho Hirano, “Beauties in Nature”

shop for original art by Miho Hirano, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Miho’s dreamy images are inhabited by ephemeral spirits at one with their natural environment. She adorns their hair with accessories made of flora and fauna like swarming bees, hummingbirds, and goldfish, each carrying their own weight as elements of beauty and symbols of the artist’s identity. In essence, each of her paintings represents a world where humans and nature can coexist.

COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Nerdy Internet Marketing! For Geeks, Punks, and Evolutionarily Progressive Chaos Magicians!

Burlesque fan dancer t-shirt, Burlesque Angel of the Stage, Popular Naughty burlesque t-shirt, vintage performer

Sooo swamped with setting up the shop.  But really, I have gotten a lot of complaints about not doing the modern online shop thing.  A SUPER pain that deserved my procrastination, although Godaddy and SHopify have made things a lot easier.  It WILL be done by June 15, 2017 and we will be also do pre-orders for the new design production to bring to the San Diego Comic Con in July.  Remember, these are the original style of printing.  Screen printing.  Not the ooky on demand stuff that feels like a rubber badge and weathers so poorly.  This is forever print.  Even though I have been doing this kind of design for decades, I  am in search engine competition with all of those insty-print joints.  Especially for the word burlesque, and burlesque t-shirts.

Burlesque fan dancer t-shirt, Burlesque Angel of the Stage, Popular Naughty burlesque t-shirt, vintage performer

 

As a result, I have to kinda lay it on thick here with overly descriptive terms.  I will try to at least keep it entertaining though.

Once the site is fully functional we can better create this sharing site for Geeks, Freaks, the Tongue in Cheeks, and other explorers of art and music.  Comic News too.  There is some great alternative stuff out there not getting enough attention.  We’ll help.
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Post Everything Action Wear for the Sophisticated Monster

They gypsy booth of tiki, burlesque, punk rock, hot rod, pin up t-shirts for cool cats, top-notch ladies, and jerks is getting ready to hit Comic Con this 2017 summer.  At least 3 new t shirt designs should debut.

The Danger Factory /  Popular Naughty online store is finally gestating and will burst through your computer’s chest at you June 3, 2017.

Popular Naughty T-shirts, pin up, hot rod burlesque / punk clothing booth at Comic Con

Shop for your burlesque pop monster action crap when it is live… shop-punk-burlesque-monster-streetwear-t-shirts.dangerfactory.com

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Popular Naughty and Golden Tiki

Join us for the party of the year during Tiki Oasis 2016!!

Monster sounds by Frank & Deans, Señor Amor, and Professor Rex Dart!

Live Performances by Jose Sinatra and a special performance on Saturday by the Fink Bombs!

sinbad golden tiki party

 

After midnight! We get Greek Goddess performances brought to us by Bachelor Pad Magazine! With Rum a flowing from Pusser’s Rum!!!

Special gifts for anyone wearing Popular Naughty-burlesque t-shirts!

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Tiki Oasis for Popular Naughty – kounterkulture punk rock monster burlesque style!

It is y’know

monster island tiki oasis partyMadness.  Monster madness, tiki and polynesian design everywhere, surf garage punk everywhere, hotties by the pool, stiff drinks flowing, a hotrod show in the parking lot… add comics to the mix and it’s the world if I was God.

Come by and buy some Popular Naughty- clothing for the inner hooligan.

www.TikiOasis.com

Tiki Oasis 2016 with Popular Naughty, Boo-Tiki, Last Gasp, and the Golden Tiki

I am SO looking forward to this madcap event!

Monster island tiki oasis design poster

We will be vending all weekend, well, my lovely assistant will be vending all weekend while I carouse by the pool, seek creatures, and bask in the zillions of pieces of art, craft, design and style that is the world of Tiki Oasis. All weekend, a complete takeover of a hotel, bar, and pool, with dozens of parties and bands going on all night in the suites after the seminars, tutorials, performances and rum tastings are over. Baby Doe and Otto von Stroheim have a real cultural phenomenon here.

monster design and clothing

Join us in the vending room where we will have some amazing tiki, kustom kulture, and pop-art books from Last Gasp Publishing, a selection of Monster Tiki Mugs from Boo-Tiki, the hot t-shirt action of burlesque/punk born Popular Naughty, AND a rare Limited Edition Mug from neo-legendary Las Vegas tiki nightclub The Golden Tiki. This mug will guarantee admission to their penthouse soirees on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sinbad cyclops tiki

 

 

Here’s a teaser of one of the rare mugs from Boo-Tiki!

boo-tiki logo, monster tiki mugs

 

lo pan tiki mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uh huh… LO-PAN!!!

http://www.tikioasis.com for more

Tiki Oasis 2014 in San Diego

Man, it LOOKS like we are a world-class pop metropolitan, what with Comic Con followed up by this coolness. It’s not. San Diego is still a frat-brat, binge-drinking, bro-town. We just have these breaks to cultivate our culture and talent (that ultimately heads north to LA or SF).

We will be VENDING the Danger Factory and Popular Naughty collections here over the weekend while we alternate our drooling over kustom kars and hula girls. Come see our pop subversive streetwear!

Tiki Oasis collectible poster for kustom kulture tiki event in san diego 2014

Tiki Oasis Limited Edition Screenprinted Poster

We Won!! Now let’s keep Geeks in charge by doing it right.

Geeks rule the world, well not the ENTIRE world, just the fun bits. We have the reins of pop culture and if we keep doing it right with loads of vim and tons of vigor, we can slowly transform the world into a cool, loving, super-colorful, exciting place. We CAN have our jetpacks. Get to work team geek!

Comic Book Girl 19 at the San Diego Comic Con

How do I start. Holy Cthulhu this was a whirlwind of a show. THIS is the year I start taking the clothing line thing seriously and build the shop and promote and sell my patoot off. I lucked into discovering the beautifully opinionated pleasure of Comic Book Girl 19s online existance and immediately looked into becoming a sponsor. Perfect timing! I had an extra room in this big live/work loftspace I operate called Industry Showroom in downtown San Diego and they had no tickets or room to crash in. Boom! We put together a punk rock, Comic Con summer camp and I brought down CBG19 to help work our booth (and boost her profile). Her lovely, bearded assistant Tyson (the robot/videographer/editor/loved one) came with and we had all the makings of a good show.

Here is her take on it.

(On a horrible note; your Danger Factory host- me, Rex Edhlund, is in there but- WOW do I look like crap in this thing. Remember, zero sleep, I had massive responsibilities with outside parties this year, I am building a clothing line, I do marketing, I promote geek stuff, I run Industry Showroom and use these as lame excuses to eat crappily ever after. Ugh, I look like a ripe grape and can’t bear it. My vanity has taken a hit. Frackit! Midlife crisis starting…NOW!)

Our big collaborative booth creative mess was pretty much the island of misfit toys for us locals and luminaries that couldn’t get their own big space. Well, I had the booth but I like to be sharing. So, Danger Factory hosted Comic Book Girl 19 and shared the booth with Platt College and Nerdular. Both of which I will have more to say about later.

Mark Christopher Lawrence at comic con booth for Danger Factory with Popular Naughty and comic book girl 19

San Diego Comic Con T-Minus 2 Days and Counting

invite for comic con 2013 Comic con industry night for media and geek professionals brought to you by nerdular, danger factory and chris gore

 

Comic Con has re-invaded San Diego, out streets team with Hollywood special effect goons, pop-up shops are peeking out of their nooks, and the party atmosphere begins to coalesce.  This lil’ ol’ blogmediasite- Danger Factory, is getting ready too.  This is really our official launch and we are teaming up with Nerdular: a new online geek community for collectibles and networking, the clever, opinionated and gorgeous ComicBookGirl19, and the rambunctious and talented PodCrash/G4 host, Chris Gore, for our Industry Night for the Comic Con and Media Professionals.  Friday Night of the Con.

There will be about 500 to 700 of you coming through our office loft on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter and we hope to say hi to you all.  We’ll also be hosting the Free Gaslamp Quarter WiFi during the Con.  We hope to announce some booze sponsors later today, so hang tight.

Come by our booth AT comic Con (#1617) and see our geek friendly, bad ass, punk rock, social monkeywrenching streetwear and meet our superstar co-host.

 

Yolandi Visser & the indie film madness of Cookie Thumper

Yolandi visser geek chic angel of death

Pre-Apocalyptic music impresarios Die Antwoord have unleashed another short musical (music video just doesn’t do it justice).  Again we see the uber-hot Yolandi Visser push the envelope. In fact she pushes it way off the table, into the next room, out the door and into the street.  This is going to offend many sensitive pansies.  Don’t be one of them.  Enjoy the shock. It is the work of beautiful monsters.


LOVE Yolandi Visser! She has so many looks (most of them sinister) and the art direction Ninja brings to the table is magnificent in its horrific beauty.
petty little yolandi visser

Then there is the SUPER sinister look. Still kinda hot though.
yolandi visser as demon

Smart, sexy geek… Comicbookgirl19

White-trash-zombie apocalypse sexy geek comicbookgirl19

You know, I’m a dude. I could go on a bit about this uber-hip, quick-witted, alabaster-skinned, authentic geek with strong opinions, sexy tattoos, hot pink mohawk, and tantalizing sexiness… BUT I am going to focus mostly on her opinions. The chicks got great taste! I love going to her webcasts cuz I know I am going to get some thorough, educated opinions from someone who has paid attention and put things through an OCD wringer. Although I totally dug the movie Prometheus, her way-the-fuck-too-indepth reporting and analysis made the experience a zillion times more fun. I look forward to watching the movie, re-listening to her rants, and watching it again.

comicbookgirl19 as tank girl comic and geek culture
Okay, yeah she is also crazy hot. But even if she was just a highly opinionated brain in a jar, she’s a keeper.

At the beggining of this post is  a painting of her by  Dan Dos Santos for Diana Rowland’s,r White Trash Zombie Apocalypse book.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/Comicbookgirl19 to keep tabs on her adventures, she is gonna be a massive superstar.  I told you first.

Streetwear for the Uber Fashionable Geek.

Popular Naughty is a streetwear company that specializes in that kinda dive bar, burlesque club, vintage, punk rock in yer frackin’ face designs We are toying with bringing the online shop here. Hey, if it is good enough for Miss Mia Vixen, it should be good enough for anyone.stiletto-popular-naughty-streetwear-miss-mia-vixen

Speaking of CATS! Then also speaking about art.

Gorgeous right? They are art. They are also going away. Hardly any left in the wild and very few sanctuaries capable of dealing with their meaty needs and space requirements. There are some though and we should all chip in as much as we can. Lions Tigers & Bears, A Big Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue! in San Diego is one such place.


I have been wanting to do more for these folks forever.  But the hand to mouth existence that often comes with a career in art and design has hindered the helping hand.  We will soon though, some art prints would be nice.  And when we do, we hope you help them sell out immediately.
Pop Art doesn’t need to save the planet, at least not the whole planet, it just needs to save the cool bits.