Tag Archive for alternative art

It’s a Mega OBEY!!

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.)

Obey Giant mural in las vegas

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.

(first 3 shown bottom, keep scrolling)

brandon powers, shepard fairey t-shirt for evel pie

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.

evel pie in las vegas

Outside and Inside

inside evel pie in las vegas

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    We the people, shepard fairey poster We the people, shepard fairey poster

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

Comic Con 2016

San Diego comic con group photo of dc heroes and villains
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.

Sadness filled with Pop Pin-ups.

SOOOOOOOOOO sad and depressed at the loss of ol’. Hershell on the Walking Dead last night. So I will drown my sorrows in a wave of weird-pop.
sexy anime chracters for a delicious pop culture treat

Aah, here’s some now. I am completely unfamiliar with this, but there are giant holes in my anime education that I need to work on. Here’s what HobbySearch in Japan has to say about it.

Popular Anime ● “Queens Blade” than in the pitch-black outfit – a veteran mercenary Echidna]
We will send.
Popular addition to our previous work ●, we also repainted skin and facial expressions.
● Mr. GIGANTES archetype of course! Please enjoy daily!
Sword ●, the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable. 16,020 yen

Wassat? “the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable?” I see. Yep, weird pop. I love you Japan. You’re my special guys! I especially love the recommendation to “enjoy daily”. eye popping pop culture

We still miss you Hersh.
We missw you Hershel from the Walking Dead.

Industry showroom lobby

Industry showroom lobby

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

I am a Kitty of Doom!

Re: Cat Graphic Gate
Here is a graphic I made in the 90s. We used it occaisionally in HYPNO Magazine. It was of this PSYCHO loft cat that was simply called “The Gray”. He was a rat chaser at 6th and Broadway around 1994. I am old school. I am older-than-I-will-admit school.pop art kitty

Art, Chaos, Destruction, Beauty and Doom

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?