Time is slow when waiting… am I immortal yet?
I am still gathering data, still meeting important people in self-important people meetings, still waiting for answers to other questions that allow me to put together time commitments, THEN I can really work on this (here) online project.
In the meantime. Check out this stunning record-setting mural my old buddy Shepard Fairey did in Las Vegas, where he was met and gifted by yet another old buddy Branden Powers with pizza. (Yes it IS a small world.)
Street artist Shepard Fairey’s mural on The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.
Yes. I am killing time and sharing excuses while showing my friends achievements that don’t seem to have those to whine about. EVERYONE knows about Shepard and Obey and will know even more with whatever he’s about to do next, since he’s a super political activist and I am sure the Trump thing will not sit well. Already Shepard has issued some beautiful Women’s Rights posters. There will be more.
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That’s Shepard on the left and Branden lurking.
Branden? Oh he’s just the serial entrepreneur and serial that’s-just-so-crazy-it-might-work idea man that brought Vegas- The Golden Tiki AND teamed up with the son of Evel Knievel to bring EVEL PIE to the Fremont District in downtown Las Vegas.
Outside and Inside
Maybe that is why I am subconsciously thinking of them as I’m somewhat mired by circumstance. Shepard is the hardest working artist, hell maybe even the hardest working person of all, that I have ever met. And Branden? That cat is one of the old school people responsible for the EDM scene as it is. He was a GIANT rave promoter before EDM became an uhh, abbreviation (?), and since has been a juggernaut of weird throughout the wastelands of Nevada. They are two of my heroes and should be yours too.
Back soon, Rex
For the 8th year or so, maybe 9 who knows or cares, we from Danger Factory, Popular Naughty and friends will be displaying our wares and personalities at booth 1617 within the mind-boggling Comic Con International! Besides the clothing line thing (all designed by raconteur, Lothario and artist-type, Rex Edhlund), we will have a selection of super rare TIKI MUGS from Boo Tiki, and the most recent releases from legendary alt art and underground publisher LAST GASP! Please come by. Please enjoy.
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.
Just a few of the topics covered in this maladapted vintage image. This grungy and streetworthy graphic has been roughened up and infused with the kind of troubling wordplay that makes life interesting. Plus it has a mystery ancient language Cthuhu-y message on it that will remain indecipherable for millions of years. Yes, this edgy bit of streetwear looks good on anyone.
Popular Naughty, Royal Armageddon, and Fashion Kult. Your choice for alternative cool ass streetwear and edgy clothing and thingy design. Got it? Streetwear T-shirts? You good?